Akron Rotary Camp and the Akron Area YMCA continue to grow because of the dedication and commitment of our many volunteers.  We are very pleased to congratulate Scott Stutler and Alyssa Whitehead that were recognized as Akron Rotary Camp’s 2017 Volunteers of the Year at the recent Akron Area YMCA’s Annual Dinner and Recognition event.
Scott received the award for his longtime commitment to the Akron Rotary Chili Open Golf Classic. For the past 23 years, he has served in multiple leadership volunteer positions. During his tenure as chair, he secured Wayne Homes as the Presenting sponsor and Whitey’s Chili as the Official Chili sponsor. Today, both continue as major sponsors.   
He is referred to as the “Superintendent” of the Chili Open golf courses. He oversees and assists with setting up and tearing down of the golf courses. Not an easy task as the Chili Open is winter golf, held in February. The weather is usually freezing temperatures along with snow.
Scott, as VP of Stutler Leasing, generously donates the annual storage fees for the Chili Open trailer along with providing the tractor to transport it to and from the event location.
Alyssa has been volunteering at Akron Rotary Camp since 2016 during our Respite and Summer Camp programs. Her favorite thing is assisting campers with arts and crafts projects. Allyssa really takes time to make a personal connection with every camper she interacts with. She also enjoys camp cookouts during the summer camp season.
She also volunteers at Akron Children’s Hospital, Victory Gallop and is an avid Girl Scout. Her Girl Scout Gold Award is to build a mobile hydroponic garden for Rotary Camp to provide campers the opportunity to learn about gardening during Nature activities. They will begin with planting lettuce to be harvested to serve on the salad bar during Camp’s lunch and dinner meals in the dining hall. 
Thank you Scott and Allyssa for your tireless service above self in helping Rotary Camp to “Create a world where there are only abilities!”