Laurens Rotary Reviews Year, Installs New Leadership

Jennings, Dixon, Seymour

The Presidential Gavel was passed today at the Laurens Rotary Club. 2016-2017 President Michael Seymour wrapped up the Rotary year by reviewing some of the highlights of the just completed year for the local club. He noted the club’s achievement of having reached 100% of members being “Paul Harris Fellows.” Members receive this designation after $1,000 or more has been donated to the Rotary Foundation in their name. The foundation uses the money to fund efforts around the world to promote healthier living and encouraging communication between peoples from various parts of the earth. Highlights of the Laurens club noted yesterday included funding “Shelter Boxes” for victims of crises all over the world, placing two defibrillators in Laurens High School and purchased an Amazon Echo for the Bell Federation Center for the Blind. The Laurens Rotary Club this year also received word of completion of a water project in Las Legunas, Honduras which the club helped fund in recent years with a donation of $3,750.

Former Rotary District Governor King Dixon this afternoon installed Jaselyn Jennings as Rotary President for 2017 – 2018. She pledged to continue building on the service work of the club.

Other officers and board members were installed by King Dixon during today’s program.