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Friday, June 12, 2015


Wicomico Public Libraries is pleased to announce that Executive Director Andrea Berstler has received the 2015 Rotarian of the Year from the Rotary Club of Wicomico County. This award recognizes Rotary members who exemplify the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self”. Club President Kevin Les Callette recognized Ms. Berstler’s contributions to the club over the 3 years of her membership, including service on the social, fundraising and scholarship committees, transitioning the club from paper records to an online records and file management system and overseeing the clubs initial issue of the “Report to the Community” fundraising project.

“I am truly fortunate to work with the individuals in this club.” states Director Berstler. “They are dedicated, community-minded leaders who consistently focus on meeting needs and solving problems. I believe that their contributions make this community a better place.” Over the past 12 months the Rotary Club of Wicomico County has participated in ramp builds, provided $14,000 in scholarships, issued their inaugural Report to the Community, and joined with their sister clubs, Sunrise Rotary and Salisbury Rotary, to provide over 600 backpacks to school children, and 300 dictionaries to local 3rd graders. Additionally, they have provided supplies to the Fruitland Community Center several times throughout the year.

The Rotary Club of Wicomico County meets Tuesdays at 12 noon in the Da Nang Room of the Wicomico County Youth and Civic Center. Visitors and new members are welcome to join the group. More information can be found at or on their Facebook page -

Wicomico Public Libraries has locations in Downtown Salisbury, the Centre at Salisbury, Pittsville, and the Library Bookmobile. Not only do Wicomico Public Libraries offer numerous free resources such as Internet access, a variety of classes, programs and events, public meeting rooms and an online virtual library with eBooks, movies and music; but it engages with the community by supporting learning, building community, and enriching lives. You Belong @ Wicomico Public Libraries!

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