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Pictured clockwise from top left: 2015-2016 Board Members; Ken Bailey; Treasurer, Joe Pearce; New Generations Chair, Leigh Willett; Secretary & Immediate Past President, State Senator Russell Prescott; Vocational Service Chair, the Rev. Bob Fellows; Club Service Chair, the Rev. Mark Pendleton; International Service Chair, Attorney Mae Bradshaw; Rotary International Chair, Rachael MacDonnell; President, Fred Emmanuel; Membership Chair. Not Pictured: Rob McGregor; President-Elect Jennifer Morse; Community Service Chair, Jim Rolston; Exeter Rotary Foundation Chair and Dave Yanofsky; Fundraising Chair. Photo Courtesy Phil Chura.
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The Exeter Rotary Club has been a non-profit member of our Exeter Area Community since 1959. Rotary is one of the largest international humanitarian service organizations in the world, with more than 1.2 million Rotary members worldwide. Rotary joins leaders from all continents, cultures and occupations. Rotarians exchange ideas, bringing their expertise and diverse perspectives to help solve some the world’s toughest problems, like the eradication of polio. Rotarians take action to bring lasting change in their communities around the world. The Exeter Rotary Club conducts many community projects and supports local non-profits who’s work benefits those that live and work in Exeter area.
The new President of Rotary International, K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran chose the theme “Be a Gift to the World” as a way to express his approach to moving through life, by paying it forward. The act of paying it forward recognizes that nobody makes it on their own. Any success in life is enjoyed because of the network and community that surrounds us.
The Exeter community is an incredibly special place. There are people here that want to continue to see this community thrive; in business, education, socially and artistically. When you have an idea that will make progress in Exeter, there is a group of people that are ready to get behind you and make it happen. The Exeter Rotary Club has been that for me and I believe we will fully demonstrate what it means to ‘Be a Gift to the World’ in 2015-2016.
The Exeter Rotary Club meets each Monday at the Exeter Inn. We are looking for established professionals wanting to make positive changes in the Exeter community and around the world. Meetings are open to the public; cost is $20.00. If you are interested in attending, or learning more about our Club please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yours in Rotary,
2015-2016 Exeter Rotary Club President
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Sheila Rollins- District Governor
Andrew Glazier - Assistant District Governor
Rachael MacDonnell- President