Brundidge Rotarians hold club assembly

Published 3:00 am Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Brundidge Rotary Club held a club assembly Wednesday and discussed information that was both important and interesting. The Rotarians also shared information that was not considered important but interesting. So, the Rotarians left the assembly with much food for thought and a chuckle to last them through the afternoon.

Club President Don Dickert discussed upcoming projects with the club members. The club’s annual raffle of Auburn/Alabama football tickets is one of the club’s largest fundraiser.

Dickert encouraged the Rotarians to make this year’s raffle one of the largest.

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The Brundidge Rotarians are bell ringers for the Pike County Salvation Army each year. Dickert expressed appreciation for the support of the Brundidge Lions Club and the high school students who rang for community service hours.

The Brundidge Rotarians’ ongoing Adopt-a-Mile project has won the Rotarians acclaim throughout the state. The Rotarians are dedicated to keeping their adopted mile, on North Veterans Blvd. beautiful. The club is divided into teams and the pickup day is Saturday, year around. The Rotarians respectfully ask motorists to assist them in keeping the roadway litter free.

Jennifer Garrett, who has been a counselor at the Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly for three years, said the four-day camp is outstanding in developing leadership qualities and focuses also on teamwork.

She suggested that the club encourage more young people to participate.

Lamar Steed, chair of the club’s International Service Committee said District 6880 of which the Brundidge Club is a part, supports the Heart 2 Heart Recognition. One of the district’s global grants last year supported Heart 2 Heart projects in Mexico. The district’s contribution of $2,500 helped provide training and equipment for a computer room, library and media room in Tepeji Del Rio Hidalgo, Mexico.

Garrett reported recent news that, if no cases of polio are diagnosed in Africa in the next two years, the country will be polio free.

Dickert said that, like many year before, District 6880 contributed 20 percent of its District Designated Funds toward polio eradication.

Rotary International became involved with the polio eradication initiative in 1979.

In closing, Dickert reported that District 6880 was the top district in Zone 30 in attracting new members this year.