Rotary Scholarship Student and Single Mom Julissa Maldonado Given a Car

Weekly Meeting August 14th, 2019

Pictured above are Michelle Balaun with Wheels from the Heart, Club President Vanessa Havener, Club member Art Polacheck, Julissa Maldonado who is receiving the keys to her car which was awarded by Wheels from the Heartand, lastly, Steve Muschlitz, a Founder of Wheels from the Heart who arranged for the gift to Julissa.

Julissa is Rotary Scholarship recipient and is graduating in Product Management later this fall from Palm Beach State College. She has been also working full time for the Social Security Administration while finishing her degree. Art was Julissa’s mentor.

Julissa and her mother were sharing a car so Art contacted Steve to make the arrangements for Julissa to receive the car.

A lot of credit for Julissa’s success and support comes from Rosemary Krieger who is married to club member Ben Krieger. Julissa was awarded the Rosemary Krieger Community Service Award. This was the first time the Julissa had met Rosemary in person.

Pictured above are Art Polacheck, Rosemary Krieger and Julissa Malgonago.

The Club gave a rousing applause to Julissa and to all those who helped make this heartfelt event happen.