UNION — The Union Rotary Club had a very special visitor recently who not only came to address the club but also to honor several of its members.
Each meeting of the Union Rotary Club is held on Tuesday at Covenant Baptist Church. The meeting begins with a delicious meal served by the church. Afterwards, Rotarians have prayer and recite the Pledge of Allegiance before beginning the business portion of each meeting which includes “Fun and Fellowship,” special announcements by individual Rotarians, and the introduction of visitors and guests.
The highlight of each meeting is a presentation by a speaker brought by the Rotarian in charge of the week’s program who addresses the club on a particular subject.
At its Oct. 4 meeting, the club’s special guest was Rotary District Governor Lance Young who was making his official visit to the club.
In addition to addressing the club, Young honored several Rotarians for their service to Rotary and through it the community.
Those honored included Rotarian Lynne Burnett who Young presented with the “Rotary Challenge Coin” in honor of her long-time service as the club’s Secretary and Treasurer.
Young presented a District Rotary pen to Rotarian Wayne Wallace for his “Thin Blue Line” Service Project. The project involved Wallace painting blue lines on Neal Shoals road in front of his and other homes and other properties as a show of support for law enforcement.
Rotary is a service organization and its motto is “Service Above Self.” Rotary Clubs and individual Rotarians act on that motto by engaging in community service activities like Wallace’s Thin Blue Line project.
Young also presented a District Rotary pen to Union County High School student and Interact member Mary Beth Haney. Rotary supports the Interact Club, a service organization for high school students.
Also honored were Club President Torance Inman, President Elect/Public Relations Chair Annie Smith, and Membership Chair Glenn Ivey, each of whom Young pinned the Governor of Excellence award on.
The criteria for a Rotarian receiving the Governor of Excellence award is induct a new members, organize a service project, and give to the Rotary Foundation.
Rotarian Lynn Mornane was also awarded the Governor of Excellence award but was not present to receive it.
Also attending the meeting was Rotary Assistant Governor (Area 10) Renee Stubbs.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.