Rotary presents Pride of Workmanship Awards


PIQUA — The Piqua Rotary Club recently presented the prestigious 2023 Cheryl Stiefel-Francis Pride of Workmanship Award to three individuals who excel in their careers.

The January presentation was made by Committee Chairman Randi Pearson during the club’s luncheon meeting at The Crooked Handle in January.

“Since 1999, the Piqua Rotary Club has been recognizing local individuals with the Pride of Workmanship Award,” noted Pearson, a press release said. “This award was developed as a way for club members to honor individuals in the Piqua area for the pride they take in their work.” Beginning in 1918, he explained, it was renamed the Cheryl Stiefel-Francis Pride of Workmanship Award to honor the memory of Cheryl, a former Rotarian.

Award recipients included the following:

• Mallory Johnson, a law office paralegal employed by Buecker, Davis and Gunter Co., LPA. Rotarian Tom Buecker nominated Johnson for “always being present and willing to go the extra mile … especially when we have been short staffed”. He described the award winner as “always pleasant,” having a “a positive attitude which carries throughout the office” and “very professional and skilled.”

• Robert Cianciolo, owner of Bridge Street Glass, LLC. Rotarian Glenna Fulks nominated Cianciolo based upon his examples of leadership, entrepreneurship and volunteer work “that he tirelessly performs with dedication, professionalism and focus.” The award recipient, she noted, spends endless hours on the board of directors at the Tecumseh Woods Swim Club. Fulks noted Piqua is exceptionally fortunate to have Cianciolo as a member of the community adding “He exemplifies what it means to be a caring, considerate and compassionate citizen.”

• George Staley, co-owner of Staley Plumbing Co. Rotarian Sharon Semanie nominated Staley describing him as “hard-working,” “accommodating,” “easy going” and “just a super nice guy.” She provided background on Staley’s career which dates back to working as a respiratory therapist to joining his late father, Tom Staley, in the plumbing business in 1988. Today Staley works with his brother, Tom, in the long-established business. Besides his daily workload, Staley serves on the board of directors at The Bethany Center and remains active at St. Mary Church and Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce.

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