Rockford Rotarians took their local paper along on a trip to visit their German friends from the Gifhorn Wolfsburg Rotary Club. Pictured in Berlin are Rick Schroder, Rockford Rotary Club President; Reinhart Kohler, of the Gifhorn Wolfsburg Rotary Club and Thomas Scharnhorst the Gifhorn Wolfsburg Rotary Club president. Rockford and Gifhom Wolfsburg Rotaries have had a long friendship and visit each other every other year. Last year members of that club came to Rockford and enjoyed visiting the town, including a party in their honor at Herman’s Boy.
This is a picture taken in Boynton Beach, Fla. on February 9 at the Olive Garden. Readers will recognise Betty and Thomas Combs. (Betty was the mayor of Rockford) and they also owned “The Motel.” This is the celebration of their daughter, Paulette’s birthday. Paulette Kovich is on the right in the back and friend Karol Koopman is on the left in the back.