Highlands Rotary installs Scott as new president


HIGHLANDS– The Highlands Rotary Club held their installation of new officers and board for the upcoming year last week, and installed Patricia Scott in her second term as club president. Scott follows in the footsteps of her father, Dr. W. L Herndon, who was a member and club president in 1956.
Also installed by visiting Assistant District Governor Bob Gebhard were 1st VP/PE Robert Woodall, Secretary Michelle Lomazoff, Treasurer Jeremie Rosenkranz, and Sergeant at Arms Aaron Cole.

Charlie Ward was awarded the Rotarian of the Year for the accomplishment of the club in his year. The presentation was made by past president Johnny Gaeke. Ward reviewed the past year’s activities in his parting remarks.
Activities included hosting an exchange student from Taiwan, helping pay for a defibrilator for the fire department, achieving 100% Paul Harris Fellows in the club, increasing membership from 19 to 25, pledging money to the Rotary Foundation to make Highlands the second highlest per capita in the world, participating in the Crosby 4th of July celebration, including helping serve dinner to the veterans, holding a washer tournament and a chili feast as fund raisers and community events, helping the district with a worldwide book drive, distributing food baskets at the holidays, and awarding 16 scholarships totalling $26,000 to local students for college.
In accepting the challenge of another term as president, Patricia Scott outlined her goals: hands on projects with local schools, bicycle give-away to encourage perfect attendance, bicycle helmet give-away for safety, establishing two new Rotary Interact clubs at Crosby and Memorial High Schools, a blood drive, and a local beautification project in Highlands, as well as continuing the traditional Highlands Rotary events.
The installation dinner, held at the Boat Club, had about 50 Rotarians and guests.