Rotary honors community health educator, musical director

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – The Albion Rotary Club honored two people last night as Paul Harris Fellows, the highest award given out by Rotary.

Cindy Perry and Gary Simboli were both recognized and the club will give $1,000 in each of their names to the Rotary Foundation to fight polio and do other humanitarian projects in the world.

Perry is the director of health education, wellness and outreach for Orleans Community Health. She served as the Rotary Club president the past year. Last night was her final meeting as president. Bill Diehl will take the reins from July 1 to June 30, 2015.

Simboli was recognized for his success as a teacher in Albion and his efforts to bring the music program out into the community. Simboli directs the high school musicals and plays, and is a vocal instructor.

He started as a special education teacher and developed the music program at Camp Rainbow for The Arc of Orleans County.