Rotary SM South club member Chet Prezkop being recognized by District Governor Wade Nomura (2011-2012) for fifty years of perfect attendance in Rotary!  
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Chet Prezkop, long time Rotarian from Santa Maria South, who passed away this week on June 28. We encourage all club members and friends to honor Chet's amazing Rotary spirit by attending his upcoming memorial service to be held Saturday, July 9th at 11:00 am at Dudley Hoffman Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial gifts be sent to Santa Maria South Rotary Foundation, P. O. Box 89, Santa Maria, CA 93456.
Chet Prezkop /Music
With fellow club member Ken Parker (l) and son Glen Prezkop (r). Chet in 2011 at the microphone with his famous pitch pipe, leading club members in song. 
Chet was known for his extraordinary love for and commitment to Rotary, as well as an unmatched attendance record. He was also known for his serious commitment to keeping our club a "singing club", leading the opening song every week by starting us off with his pitch pipe. Even when he began to use a walker, Chet attended our Winter Wonderland event to show his support, cheering from the sidelines decked out in his Santa hat. In 2011, just after Chet had moved to Merrill Gardens, we invited him back to a Rotary club meeting where he got quite a surprise. Not only did he enjoy leading the club in song once again, but District Governor Wade Nomura, who was visiting that evening, surprised Chet with a Rotary "Transformer" pin honoring him for 50 YEARS of perfect attendance in Rotary!!! Rest in Peace Chet.