2019 Shrimp Feed

Our annual club assembly on July 11 was a great event and provided a lot of feedback on club operations for this year's officers.  President Patrick Harrington hosted the Shrimp Feed, which was prepared and served by new members under the direction of some experienced members.

Sarge takes charge

President Patrick Harrington introduced his sergeant-at-arms for 2019 - '20 at our meeting on July  18.  He's Past President Bob Hammerschmidt.  He comes with a high rate of interest in our club, which means we can bank on some good times, so make sure you account for the accomplishments of yourself and others this year. (Photos by Dan Emrie)
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Snake you very much

Jason Brown had a chance to meet one of the residents of Dickerson Park Zoo on July 18.  Judge for yourself whether the snake or Jason is warier of the other. (Photos by Dan Emrie)

Recognition lunch 2019

Our club celebrated its successes in the 2018-'19 Rotary year, honored the Volunteer of the Year, thanked its leaders for the past  year, and installed its 2019-'20 leaders at our annual Recognition Lunch on June 20.

Tammy Mast presented the Volunteer of the Year Award to Mark McNay.   Bill also honored our club's executive secretary, Kim Pittman, and assistant executive secretary, Linden Mueller.

Past Assistant District Governor and Past President Brad Bodenhausen installed our new officers.

The event then included the ceremonial passing of the gavel from our club's first president, Sam Hamra (1967-68), down the line through subsequent presidents to our newest president, Patrick Harrington (2019-20).  Patrick thanked Bill Squires for his service this past year and gave special recognition to Bill's wife, who had to deal with his extra absences from home in the past year as he dealt with Rotary business.

Dan Emrie took these photos.
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What "Rotary" Really Means

Rotary Club of Springfield Southeast 2017-'18 President Lori Barnes and 2018-'19 President Bill Squires discuss what people should know about Rotary and why it matters.