Rotary Club installs new officers, recognizes Rotarian of the Year
The 2015-2016 president, officers and directors for the Claxton Rotary Club were sworn in during the club's weekly meeting on Wednesday, June 24, at the Veterans Community Center.
Rotarian Paul Peterson was sworn in as president of the club, accepting the gavel from past president (current vice president) Dr. Joy Collins. Harold Roach will serve as president-elect and a director, Tom Kilday will serve as treasurer and Jonathan Dutton will serve as club secretary. Carroll Anderson will again serve as sergeant-at-arms.
Stephen Watkins, Steve Flowers and Sarah Gove were also sworn in as directors for the coming year.
After all officers were sworn in by Judge Darin McCoy, President Peterson presented outgoing President Collins with a plaque for her service to the club. He then presented club members with the new Rotary International flag reflecting this year's theme: Be a gift to the world.
Alfie Cofield was recognized as Rotarian of the Year. Collins also presented outstanding business awards to Paula and Ronnie Joe Todd (Mrs. Roger's Restaurant), The Claxton Bakery, Claxton Poultry, Claxton-Evans County Chamber of Commerce, City of Claxton and The Claxton Enterprise.
Eighteen Rotarians received service above self awards and 25 club members were recognized for perfect attendance.