Exiting South Campbell County Rotary President Nancy Green (right) passes the gavel to new Rotary Club President Rayma Daugherty (left.)

By Charlotte Underwood   

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – LaFollette Librarian and outgoing South Campbell County Rotary President Nancy Green was honored at Rotary on Tuesday. 

Green recieved the Paul Harris Fellow certificate for her commitment and dedication to Rotary over the past year as 2020-21 club president. Despite the pandemic, the South Campbell County Rotary Club finished the year in the top 10 percent in performance level out of around 60 clubs. 

Green said it had been an “honor and a distinction” to serve as Rotary president. 

Rotirian Debbie Farmer (right) presents outgoing South Campbell County Rotary Club President Nancy Green (left) with a Paul Harris Fellow certificate on Tuesday.

Rayma Daugherty is taking over as president of the South Campbell County Rotary Club for the 2021-22 year.

Daugherty is the vice president at United Cumberland Bank. David Hickman is president-elect and will be coming on board next year.    

Daugherty said she was looking forward to the upcoming year and working with everyone. “It’s the members that make the club, and we have an excellent one,” Daugherty said.

Before passing the gavel to the new president, Green gave the report for the club’s accomplishments over the past year, which were numerous. Despite the pandemic, the club managed to meet 37 times over the last year, missing only about a dozen meetings. During this time, the club participated in multiple projects.

Outgoing South Campbell County Rotary President Nancy Green (left) gets a recognition pin in honor of her time as president. Rotirian Debbie Farmer (right) placed the pin on Green at Tuesday’s luncheon.

For the 2020-21 year, the South Campbell County Rotary Club received six awards and had one project recognition. Awards included the Star Club Award, which was achieved by donating $100 per member to the Rotary Foundation; the Globe Award, which was achieved by contributing to an international service project, making a financial contribution to Polio Plus. Also received was the Polio Eradicator Club Award, which was achieved by donating $50 per member to End Polio Now, as well as the Community Service Award. Other awards included the YES (Youth Event Sponsor Award), and the District Governor Citation with Distinction Award. 

The club also had a successful dictionary project, in which members distributed dictionaries to local third grade class rooms across the county. 

The grant project for the year was a success as well with 40 beds being built with non-profit Sleep in Heavenly Peace. Beds benefited local Campbell County kids. The club will participate in this project again this year in October via a grant, which has been approved.

Green said she had been “honored to serve as president” and thanked club members for their efforts and support.

“Due to the pandemic, this year has been different than any of us have ever experienced and we hope never to again. But, in spite of all the setbacks we have encountered, it has been a very successful year and we have accomplished much. One person didn’t do this, it was a group effort,” Green said. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/07/2021-6AM)