San Miguel’s Midday Rotary Club is proud to announce that the 16th annual Farley W. Wheelwright Citizen of the Year is Red Cross Board President Lety Fernandez de Noyola. She was selected for her outstanding service above self, which is the motto of Rotary International.
The ceremony was held on Tuesday, March 7, at the Biblioteca’s Teatro Santa Ana.
“Lety is deeply committed to serving 24/7/365 happily and effectively,” said Rotary President Lee Carter. “She has transformed the Red Cross in her 19 years of dedication,” he concluded.
In her volunteer capacity, Fernandez manages 21 staff members including a doctor, an ophthalmologist, a dentist, a psychologist, a podiatrist, and 250 volunteers. They offer13 programs, not just the fleet of 14 ambulances, medical supplies, and training programs. Fernandez also manages a meeting facility for up to 70 people, a pharmacy, an optical center, a COVID test site, and temporary housing for people in emergencies. “I am proud that we have collaborations with the Polytechnic of Mexico and UNAM as well as with a team of 20-30-year-olds who provide services for as little as $30 pesos,” said Fernandez, who began with the Red Cross as a fundraiser. “My passion is caring for people in San Miguel,” she concluded.