Rotary Club Installs New Officers

July is usually a busy month for Rotary Clubs and this year is no different for the Rotary Club of Tryon. On July 2nd, the Club installed a new President and a few new Board Members.

As her final act as the 2019 Rotary Club of Tryon President, Stacey Lindsey directed the installation of Skip Taylor as the 2020 Rotary Club of Tryon President. The oath of office for the new President was administered by District Governor David Waechter via Zoom.

President Skip Taylor

After his installation as President, Skip took a few minutes to recognize the work Stacey did as President last year. The year started off pretty normal with all of the activities and meetings you would expect as part of Rotary, but then in March everything changed. Stacey oversaw the transition to online Rotary Club meetings and the cancellation of many of our traditional activities. Stacey’s leadership ensured the Club members stayed involved even when they couldn’t come together each week. In recognition of her guidance, the Rotary Club of Tryon gifted Stacey with a beautiful pottery vase. The vase was created by local potter Jim Cullen of Roundhouse Pottery in Campobello.

The next official act for the new President was to install the new group of officers that will help run the Rotary Club of Tryon for the coming year. This year’s officers include:

  • Doug Fowler – President Elect
  • Kam Kammerer – Treasurer
  • Fred Hartley – Past President
  • Barbara Smith – President Nominee
  • Beth McCallister – Youth Services
  • Stacey Lindsay – Membership Chair
  • Bob Lair – Rotary Foundation Chair

This meeting of the Rotary Club of Tryon involved a few members who were physically present at Tryon Presbyterian Church and a much larger group that joined via Zoom. The Rotary Club of Tryon would like to recognize the hard work of Rotarian Allan Purtill for keeping the Zoom calls going smoothly. His leadership has helped keep all of the members involved even when they couldn’t come together physically.

Rotarian Allan Putill (seated) and President Sip Taylor

A recording of this week’s meeting is included below.