Incoming Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta urged members to become more involved in service projects, saying that caring for and serving others is the best way to live because it changes not only other people’s lives, but also our own.

For the 2021-22 Rotary year, Mehta wants members to focus their efforts on empowering girls and ensuring their access to education, resources, services, and opportunities so that future generations of women leaders will have the tools they need to succeed. Mehta asked members to use Rotary’s belief that diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical in all we do as a compass to guide this work.


Rotary Club of Tryon in Action:

YMCA & Polk County Partnership

The YMCA of Greater Spartanburg’s presence in Polk County started in 1954 with Camp Skyuka, an “outdoor paradise in the clouds” at the top of White Oak Mountain. The camp closed in the 1980s, but Polk County remains a part of Spartanburg YMCA’s service area. Now, Spartanburg YMCA runs much of Polk County Parks and…

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Michael Crater visits Rotary

The Rotary Club of Tryon was very pleased to have the Polk County EMS Director Michael Crater at last week’s meeting. During his presentation, Michael explained how EMS provides emergency, pre-hospital advanced life support and transportation for Polk County. Rotarian Carol Bartol knew Michael when he taught EMT courses at the Polk Campus of Isothermal…

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Outreach Landscaping Project

Members of the Rotary Club of Tryon turned out Friday afternoon to help plant flowers and shrubs at the two new housing units at Outreach. The housing units are being readied for occupancy very soon. This was the first in a series of community service events the Rotary Club of Tryon will be sponsoring. A…

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