Congratulations to Drew Ritchie and Linda Phillips on becoming Rotarians at last week’s lunch meeting.  Drew’s sponsor was Dr. Tom McGillick and completing the induction ceremony was one of our club’s founders, Past District Governor, and Grandpa to Drew our own Dick Ritchie.  Drew was born and raised in Lacey, he works at Lacey Auto Care and is a Realtor at REMax working with George Broome’s group.  In his spare time Drew like the outdoors camping and canoeing.  He’s looking forward to using the 4 Way Test in all that he does.
            Linda Phillips knows and is a friend of Don Bochicchio from his days in education and has sponsored her to become a member.  Linda was born and raised in Monmouth County and received her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, she went on to receive her Masters in Educational leadership from Monmouth University.  She has also worked in Banking, before deciding the Education was her true calling.  Linda was the principal at The Education Academy in Lanoka Harbor, before becoming an owner and director of the business.  Her pride and joy and crowning achievements are her family.  She hopes that becoming a Rotarian will allow her to work with community members to educate, remediate, and foster positive changes through volunteering and creating events in the Lacey community.
            Great to have new members, welcome to our club!!!