Sarah Nolan (left) one of Emporium’s newest residents, was the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon meeting January 23rd.
Sarah grew up in Michigan, and after graduating in 1995, she enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. She has quite an impressive military background with 20 years of military service. During her service, she has lived many places in the U.S. and overseas including, Okinawa, Iraq & Afghanistan After her retirement as First Sergeant/USMC, she was looking for a place to put down roots. After visiting a friend in Emporium one Thanksgiving, she fell in love with our quaint little town and states that “Emporium is the friendliest place she has lived”. She decided to move here, along with her son, who is in ninth grade, and purchased the big home on the corner of Fifth and Walnut Streets (former Rishell property). Sarah is not only a beautiful artist, but she is also learning to renovate and restore the home herself with the help of “You Tube”. She spoke to the club on the generation gaps between the Traditionalists or Silent generation born 1945 and before up to and including Gen Z or Centennials born 1996 and later. Sarah is also a beautiful artist. Pictured with Sarah is Rotarian, Diana Boden.
Also attending the meeting was Sally Guloien, guest and wife of Rotarian, Dave Guloien.