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End of the line: Cheney Rotary Club comes to order for final time

After 50 years, local service club disbands


Paul Delaney

Steve Schwalbe briefed the members present at the final club meeting with a history of the club.

The day seemed appropriate for the final meeting in the 50-year run of Cheney’s Rotary Club last Friday, Aug. 2.

It was a steady downpour, as if there were tears coming from the skies, club president Steve Schwalbe said after he presided over the gathering at Gattos Pizza.

Like other service clubs in today’s busy, busy world, the Cheney Rotary club slowly saw the writing on the wall and it was just not worth it to have a small handful of people try to accomplish the big things the club had done over the years.

“I’m in a state of denial as the president,” Schwalbe said. “I would...

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