Cheryl Bullington was recently elected to be president of the Hastings Rotary Club.

Bullington is the owner and publisher of Coffee News Hastings, a weekly publication offering advertising for local businesses. She and her husband Tom also host the community site www.Hastings Happenings. They live in Hastings with their two sons.

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"It's an exciting time for the Hastings Rotary as we launch our first season of offering boating excursions with Let's Go Fishing," she said. "Our club works hard all year to fund dozens of programs including Hastings Family Service, scholarships for local students, and the eradication of polio through Rotary International. This is a great group of people committed to our ideal of service above self, and I am honored to serve as their president this coming year."

VanderPoel has been the administrator of Augustana Care Center in Hastings for four years and has been involved with rotary for many years.

"My involvement with the Hastings Area Rotary Club has been very exciting," he said. "The launching of Let's Go Fishing and the start of our new web page for Rotary has been great progress. The members of our club are definitely community minded and certainly put service above self."