July 11 – Installation of New Officers and Board Members
Micah Fox, with great sorrow, called his final meeting as President to order. Cliff Parker provided an invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
- Micah welcomed our guests: Chris Bryan with BB&T and Rodney Herring with Apple Bell Johnson, both guests of Dale Greeson; and Michael Mustian, a guest of Pete Beck. He also welcomed our newest member, former Rotary District Governor Phillip Brown.
- It was au revoir to Pierre, our outgoing exchange student; and bem vinda to Anna from Brazil, our incoming exchange student as Ed Woodall updated us on student exchange activities.
- Condolences were expressed by the club to Sid Little on the death of his mother. A card was circulated to club members.
- Charley Cobb was happy, and paid a buck to prove it. How about celebrating your 70th high school graduation, for one!
Installation of New Officers and Board Members
Micah then took a moment (uh, maybe 2 or 3) to review his year as President, and offer thanks. He started by expressing deep remorse for only having had 15 months to serve as President. He then thanked the outgoing board for their service, recognized several club members for their advice and guidance, and highlighted a number of club accomplishments during his tenure. Micah the Bun was certainly a highlight….
Micah then recognized Randy Perkins, District-Governor elect, who stepped up and led us in thanking Micah for his service with a standing ovation.
And then it was Brian’s turn. Randy swore in our new club President, Brian Dement, who in turn called forward the incoming board officers and directors for a swearing-in of their own. Brian then talked about his Rotary service, goals for the upcoming year, and ended by challenging all of us to step up, get involved, and put service above self.
Thank you to the following 2017-2018 Rotary Club of Alamance Officers and Board Members:
Past President: Micah Fox
President: Brian Dement
President-Elect: Jim Cartner
Foundation: Debbie Porch
Service: Kathleen Patterson
Public Image/Newsletter: Angela Parham
Youth Service: Ed Woodall
Fundraising: Ben Wooten
Treasurer: Kelly Carlisle
Membership: Susan Watson
Secretary: Carolyn Rhode
Brian then adjourned the meeting and we all stood to recite the Rotary Five Way Test. Until next time….