Centreville Rotary inducts new members
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.
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.