K. Robert Tshchaggeny Jr., a member of Salt Lake Rotary Club 24 since 1973, has been named the Rotarian of the Year.
Tshchaggeny has served as chairman of the Rotary Sergeant-at-Arms Committee, Club 24 Rotary Foundation Fellow counselor and Youth Exchange Committee chairman.
He is the middleman for much of the heavy communication traffic that takes place between the students, parents, and foreign diplomats. He meets the exchange students at the airport, drives them to their host homes and helps them settle any problems they may have. He also remains in contact with nearly every student following their return home.
He and his wife, Arlene, also do a lot of community-service work on their own, with the help of their three daughters and son.