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Rotary swears in new officers

The Denver/Lake Norman Rotary club turned over a new leaf at last Wednesday’s meeting as new officers were for 2005-2006 were installed.
At that meeting, Joe Lampron, then-current president, handed over his title to Marty Smith.
Smith said he was honored to be named the new president of the Denver/Lake Norman Rotary club.
“I look forward to serving as your president,” Smith said. Smith’s motto for his term of office will be seeking to improve human conditions worldwide through “Service above Self.”
A tribute to Lampron was also a part of the ceremony. In appreciation of his year as president, a clock was presented to him.
“Thank you all for a great year,” Lampron said. “I truly enjoyed it.”
This year also marks the beginning of its second 100 years of service for Rotary.
Other new officers implemented included Jack Funk, president-elect (after Smith’s term is completed); Stuart MacSherry, secretary; Lou Cloninger, treasurer; Peter Browne, vocational service director; Amanda Barker, club service director; Bill Baker, international service director; and Eric Hagler and Harry Hawkins, co-community service directors.
“During the end of June and early July, Rotary clubs around the world will be making the transition of new leadership,” said Ann Sperry, assistant district governor. “From the Rotary International president to the presidents of local clubs, Rotary is going through this annual rite – which is probably one of the largest annual turnovers of leadership and power in any organization in the world.”
Sperry said more than 30,000 leadership positions will turnover at the start of the new Rotary year which, only includes district governors and club presidents.
Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar, Rotary International president, has five goals for Rotary:
• Literacy in the community and the world where every club carries on a project
• Upkeep of water management
• Increase membership
• Maintain a high, public image
• Contribute money to the organization.

Joe Lampron, outgoing president of the Denver/Lake Norman Rotary club, presents fellow outgoing officers with gifts from the club’s membership. Chris Dean / LTN Photo
by Amy Wadsworth

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