Area Rotarians advance to new level of giving
Seven Rotarians from the Mt. Vernon Rotary Club were recently recognized for advancing to a new level of giving to the Rotary Foundation. Ken Terry received his first Paul Harris Fellow recognition, Kay Zibby-Damron, Rob Dismang and Wayne Asberry received their Paul Harris Fellow plus 1 recognition, David Overstreet and Carl Miller received their Paul Harris Fellow plus three recognition, and Kevin Settle received his Paul Harris Society recognition.
Doug Kroeschen was presented with the Club’s Honorary Paul Harris Award. Each year the Mt. Vernon Rotary Club awards one honorary Paul Harris Fellow to a member or friend of Rotary who has demonstrated service above self. The honoree is selected by a committee of past recipients, and members are only eligible to receive the award once. It was Doug’s eighth Paul Harris Fellow recognition.
Incoming Rotary President Megan Schmidt received the rotary gavel as an emblematic symbol of her office from outgoing President James Flagg at her recent inauguration. Prior to this passing Mr. Flagg talked about the club’s accomplishments during his term including participating in numerous fund raising and community service projects. He also advised the club Ms. Schmidt was a third generation Rotarian and is the youngest Rotary president ever inducted in the district. She then shared her vision of Rotary during her tenure.
Rotary Assistant Governor Dr. Kevin Settle, was recently honored with the Rotary Presidents award. Outgoing President James Flagg recognized Dr. Settle for his service to both local Rotary Clubs and the Rotary Foundation. Dr. Settle’s daughter, Rotarian Hillary Esser, assisted with the award ceremony.