Cen­tre­ville Ro­tary in­ducts new mem­bers

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CEN­TRE­VILLE — In June, the Cen­tre­ville Ro­tary Club in­ducted its new of­fi­cers for the 2016-2017 year at an even­ing event held at the Gun­ston School in town. The lo­cal Ro­tary In­ter­na­tional Club is an in­te­gral part of the Queen Anne’s County and Cen­tre­ville com­mu­nity, which started 89 years ago and is go­ing on its 90th year.

Ev­ery year the Ro­tary Club has qui­etly helped the com­mu­nity in many ways, with the motto of “Ser­vice Above Self.” That tra­di­tion con­tin­ues to­day with close to 40 ded­i­cated ro­tar­i­ans work­ing for the com­mu­nity.

The newly in­ducted of­fi­cers to serve are as fol­lows: John Walden, pres­i­dent and di­rec­tor of the Queen Anne’s County Li­brary sys­tem; Leigh Dil­lon, vice pres­i­dent and at­tor­ney with the county’s State’s At­tor­ney’s Of­fice; Lee Wright and Brent Car­roll, trea­sur­ers; and Justin Smith, sec­re­tary. The Board of Di­rec­tors are Chris­tine Perkins, La­monte Cooke, Karen Mar­shall, Carol Wil­liamson and Henry Brandt. The club con­grat­u­lates all who con­tinue to lead the Cen­tre­ville Ro­tary in contributing to the com­mu­nity through schol­ar­ships for stu­dents, the Ro­tary House shel­ter for vic­tims of do­mes­tic abuse and for rec­og­niz­ing lead­ers in the com­mu­nity.

As Perkins, last year’s pres­i­dent, said: “Last year was very in­ter­est­ing,” es­pe­cially with the es­tab­lish­ment of a new Ro­tary In­ter­na­tional Club on Kent Is­land. In one fell swoop the num­ber of ro­tar­i­ans in the county was dou­bled, now at 70 mem­bers.

In 2016 the Cen­tre­ville ro­tary added six new mem­bers: Judy Price with the Aspen In­sti­tute, Michael Lu­cas with Queen­stown Bank, Vicki Wood Dean with Shore United Bank, Eleanor Welsh, a Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege pro­fes­sor, STEM ad­vo­cate Robert Hardy and Kather­ine Hager with the Queen Anne’s County Cir­cuit Court. Hager is a fourth gen­er­a­tion ro­tar­ian.

The Cen­tre­ville ro­tary is look­ing to grow. The ro­tary is founded on the motto of “Ser­vice Above Self,” which for an in­di­vid­ual means fo­cus­ing on the needs of oth­ers rather than the needs of one’s com­pany or or­ga­ni­za­tion to con­trib­ute to the com­mu­nity. The op­por­tu­nity to be­come a ro­tar­ian is a sim­ple process.

The Cen­tre­ville Ro­tary holds its meet­ings ev­ery Thurs­day at the Cen­tre­ville United Methodist Church be­gin­ning at 7:30 a.m. Septem­ber is mem­ber­ship month in ro­tary.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the club, join the group for a spe­cial meet­ing on Thurs­day, Sept. 22, at its nor­mal meet­ing time, or con­tact Chris Perkins, mem­ber­ship chair­per­son, at 410-978-0198.

CON­TRIB­UTED

New mem­bers of the Cen­tre­ville Ro­tary were in­ducted into the club dur­ing a meet­ing at the Gun­ston School and are as fol­lows from left to right: Judy Price, Michael Lu­cas, Kather­ine Hager, Vicki Wood Dean, Eleanor Welsh, Robert Hardy and mem­ber­ship chair Chris Perkins, for­mer club pres­i­dent.

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