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Rotary District Governor visits Westfield/Mayville Rotary

August 25, 2016
Westfield Republican

Newly installed Rotary District Governor Marlee Diehl visited the Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club last week and announced the club's 2016-17 goal this year "Rotary Serving Humanity."

Two of her favorite undertakings during her visit were recognizing long-time members and exceptional associates of Rotary. Those who were "pinned" for their 50-plus years were Jim Mead, Steve Elliott and Jack Dean.

Noting that there always is an "unsung hero" in Rotary, District Governor Diehl recounted reasons why one member who joined in 1939 "served about everything. His efforts were steadily increased in this club."

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At top, Waiting to cut their cake were three Rotarians who were recognized for 50-plus years of service as Rotarians. They are, from left, Jim Mead, Jack Dean and Steve Elliott. Rotary District Governor Marlee Diehl awarded each a special pin to recognize their longevity and service.
At right, Rotary 7090 District Governor Marlee Diehl was greeted by Westfield/Mayville club President Mike Harrington last week. She honored three 50-plus years Rotary members and one who, until this time, is an “unsung” hero — Jim Wakeman.

Among his contributions to Rotary, his 2010 visit along with his wife Sue to Niger was to observe the completion and dedication of water wells in 17 remote villages near the capital city of Niamey. Two of the wells were sponsored by the W/M Rotary Club through a district grant.

That man was Jim Wakeman, Rotary Club's Foundation chair, who promotes giving to the Rotary Foundation's Annual Program Fund (APF).

Also recognized was Adele Harrington, who became an assistant representative to the district, having spent the 2015-16 year as president of the W/M club.

District Governor Diehl continued with a video-showing of her "hopes and dreams of what she would like to see happen in all district clubs during her tenure. We are going to grow," she said, noting that the way to do that is for every Rotarian to invite a non-Rotarian to join a club."

There will be a big party at headquarters Oct. 21 to 23 to celebrate 100 years of Rotary, she concluded, adding that a Memory Album of 100 special events is expected to also be a distinct District 7010 proof of activity.



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