Posted by Lelion Elledge
The Club was pleased to hear from Ron Millender, Chair of The Greenwood Promise.  He shared encouraging data that more high school students are registering to attend PTC to obtain a two-year degree.
District Governor Carol Burdette made a special visit to “pin” 50-year member Dr. Jack Parham at our recent club meeting.  Pictured are President Angelle LaBorde, DG Carol Burdette, Dr. Parham and his special guest, Danilo Rodrigues Deoliverveira, who is a Rotary alumni and former exchange student from Brazil.
Danilo received a “Successful Rotary Alumni Award” from District Governor Carol Burdette. He is a former exchange student from Brazil who was in town visiting Dr. Parham and other Rotary friends.  He provided brief remarks after the presentation.
DG Carol Burdette also recognized long-time member Bill Stevens with the Governor’s Inspiration Award for inspiring her with a personal message of support for club leaders at the beginning of the new Rotary year. Also pictured is Angelle LaBorde.
Two Recognitions in One Meeting for Mamie Nicholson
Mamie Nicholson was surprised to be honored with the “Be the Inspiration” recognition for her efforts in the community and for her continued service to our Rotary Club.  She also received a Paul Harris +1 Pin.
Thank You Strategic Planning Committee!
Watson Dorn, Assistant District Governor and Club Strategic Plan Committee Chair, convened two meetings of the ad-hoc Strategic Planning Committee.  Club members reviewed the plan, suggested revisions and provided the plan to the Rotary board for adoption.  Pictured are Sam Leaman, Eric Taylor, Fred Latham, Angelle LaBorde, George McKinney, and Watson Dorn.
Steve Dorn was presented with his Paul Harris +2 pin.
DG Carol provided Governor’s Leadership Society pins to Richard Whiting and Angelle LaBorde for member recruitment, positive public relations, community service, and supporting the RI Foundation.