Local residents receive Alpha Tau scholarships

The Alpha Tau Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International recently awarded scholarships to Kaitlynn Grevell, of Naples High School; Corrine Perry, of Red Jacket High School; and Amy Wylot, of Bloomfield Central School District

Grevell and Perry are graduating seniors planning to pursue a career in education. Wylot, a teacher, received the scholarship to use toward an additional graduate degree.

Each $750 scholarship helps implement the society’s mission to promote the professional and personal growth of women educators.


Geneva Rotary Club installs new officers

Geneva Rotary Club recently installed its offers for 2017-18.

Tara Rago, of Geneva, was named president. She served as president-elect in 2016-17.

Rago is assistant vice president and Geneva branch manager at Lyons National Bank. Her community involvement includes sitting on the board of directors for Geneva Community Projects. She received the Rotary Paul Harris Fellow Award for community service in 2014.

Other officers include Shad Cook, president-elect; Mary Lawthers, VP; Ford Weiskittel, secretary; and Harley Roberson, treasurer.

Newly elected members to the board of directors are Charlie Bartishevich, Jim Dickson, Karl Hagen, Karen Luttrell and Elaine Pufnock. Other board members include Dick Austin, Phil Beckley, Dave Cook, Jim DeVaney, Paul Kirsch, Mary Luckern, Ron Telarico and Margaret Wiant.


Canandaigua Chamber manager completes IOM program

Elisha Everson, manager of communications and events at Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce, recently graduated from Institute for Organization Management and received the IOM recognition.

The IOM graduate recognition signifies the individual’s completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management. Participants can earn credit hours toward the certified chamber executive or certified association executive certifications.

The program educates association, chamber and other nonprofit leaders on how to build stronger organizations, better serve their members and become strong business advocates. The curriculum consists of four weeklong sessions and five university locations in the U.S.


Naples native named Librarian of the Year

Naples native Karen Kratoville recently received Librarian of the Year from Houston Independent School District.

Kratoville is the librarian at J.P. Henderson Elementary School in Houston, where she has worked for 25 years.

She was nominated for Librarian of the Year in 2015, and received Librarian Intern of the Year in 2006 and Teacher of the Year in 1997 and 2007.

Kratoville received her Bachelor of Arts in geography from SUNY Oneonta and her Master of Science in education from Nazareth College.