The Rotary Club of Cheyenne
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The Food Bank of Wyoming

The Food Bank of Wyoming
February 22, 2023
Rachel Bailey - Executive Director
The Food Bank of Wyoming

Food Bank of Wyoming is the Wyoming Distribution Center of Food Bank of the Rockies, the largest hunger relief organization in the Rocky Mountain region. That makes us uniquely suited to answer this enormous challenge that affects 1 out of 6 people in Wyoming. We put the power of community to work for our neighbors in need. Through partnerships. Through programs. Through people. Through you.

New Rotarian Introduction
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Jean Chrostoski was introduced to the club by her sponsor, Lori Garrison:

Jean Chrostoski grew up in Christopher, a small town in Southern IL. She has a degree in Speech Communication and a minor in Journalism from Eastern Illinois University; a master’s degree in Adult Education from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale; and a Specialist Degree from Illinois State University in Educational Administration. She also received a Certificate in Event Management from George Washington University in March 2020.

Jean spent 28 years in school administration in Illinois, and 5 ½ years in Wyoming, before taking her job as Chancellor for the Diocese of Cheyenne.  She is a member of the Cathedral of St. Mary Church in Cheyenne, serves on the board of St. Joseph’s Children’s Home and is treasurer of Catholic Charities of Wyoming.

Jean has two married sons. Eric lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri as a band director for the Kirkwood School District and Philip lives in Tracy, California and works as a researcher for Sandia National Laboratory in Livermore. She has one grandson, Jonah.

Jean has been a Rotarian for over 19 years. She moved to Cheyenne in December 2019 right before the pandemic and it has taken a while for her to reinstate her membership to the Rotary Club of Cheyenne. She is very grateful for connecting with President Elect, Lori Garrison, upon the recommendation of a mutual friend.

Having the opportunity to be part of several Rotary Clubs over the years, Jean has appreciated the networking and knowledge provided by Rotary and the opportunity to participate in multiple service projects. She has held the position of Treasurer in two of her prior clubs. She has stayed in Rotary this long because those who join, have a true commitment to the 4-Way-Test.

Paul Harris Award
Larry Walters is presented with his PHF +1 by President Traci and Foundation Chair Lori.  Thank you Larry for your support of the RI Foundation.
Rotarian of the Week
Our Rotarian of the Week was born in Indianapolis and for the first few years of her life she lived  within eyesight of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Her family moved to Cheyenne when she was 4 years old. 
She attended Central High School in Cheyenne, home of the Indians, and graduated in 1973 with around 450 fellow students.  Following high school, she accepted a scholarship to Mount Holyoke College in Western Massachusetts, the oldest women’s college in the US.  Not finding connection in Western Mass, she came back to the West by transferring to Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, where she obtained an undergraduate degree in Political Science. 
After obtaining her undergraduate degree, she returned to Wyoming to attend the University of Wyoming College of Law, where she obtained her law degree.
She recalls that her first job was serving as an assistant public defender and her salary was $14,000 per year. 
Along with Roslyn Baker, she was a member of Zonta Club of Cheyenne.  On a long road trip to a Zonta meeting in Lamar, Colorado, she spent a fair amount of time discussing Rotary with Roslyn’s husband Dick.  Dick encouraged her to join the Rotary Club of Cheyenne, and proudly served as her sponsor into the club. 
Sylvia Hackl has much to be proud of in her career and one of her proudest achievements has been becoming the District Attorney of Laramie County. 
She loves the Rotary Club of Cheyenne for numerous reasons, but first and foremost is the camaraderie and friendships she has made over her 26 years as a member of this club.  She has been involved in several committees over the years, and it will come as no surprise that she has been the leader of the music committee for 26 years!  She has also fondly been part of the “Read to Me” committee, the Christmas Party committee, and the Peaches committee.  She also served as a board member for our club. 
Her most memorable experience with Rotary was the first time her team, “The Barbarians,” participated in and won the Cranium Cup.  In fact, that first victory also came with a first place in the Spirit Award.  With the energy of that evening, she said she felt like Miss America. It is notable that The Barbarians have since won 4 additional titles of the Cranium Cup, and although they took 2nd place last time, they hope to restore order this year with another title.
Given the opportunity to have her choice of a meal, she would enjoy a venison pot roast with roasted potatoes, carrots, and fresh dinner rolls. 
Sylvia loves to sing and has appeared in a variety of plays at the Cheyenne Little Theatre, as well as at LCCC.  In her very limited free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter Amanda (born exactly 2 weeks before she joined Rotary, so it is easy to keep track of how many years she has been a member), reading murder mysteries, and, weather permitting, taking a nice walk outside.
Fellow Rotarians, please stand and honor our Rotarian of the Week, Ms. Sylvia Hackl.
Armed Forces Award
Will Jones was presented with a Rotary Armed Forces Award by President Traci.  Will served in the Air Force for 24 years.
New Member Application
Heather Morgan has applied for membership in our Rotary Club.  Heather is sponsored by Lori Schoene and is employed as an Assistant Vice President at ANB Bank.
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