New Rotary Club President David Hickman is joined by some of his family members; cousin Martha Hill, Hickman, and parents Jonnie Lou and Logan Hickman.
By Charlotte Underwood
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Rotarian David Hickman was inducted as South Campbell County Rotary Club President on Tuesday. Outgoing president Rayma Daugherty passed the gavel on to Hickman at Tuesday’s Rotary Club luncheon at the United Methodist Church.
Before passing the torch, Daugherty recognized and thanked Board and Committee members for all their hard work over the past year. “We have had a lot of achievements and accomplishments both on a local level and an international level, and I’m very proud to be part of that,” Daugherty said. She also reported that all of the goals set by Rotary for the year had been met, with some goals exceeded, including the membership goal.
Daugherty said Hickman had shown an impressive work ethic in participation in Rotary’s projects, which played a part in his selection as president. “On behalf of the members of your club and all who are here today, I congratulate you and wish you a happy and rewarding year,” Daugherty said. Hickman said he was happy to be starting his term as president of the club and excited about the upcoming year.
“This is a big year for Rotary with our 50th anniversary coming up in November. I appreciate the opportunity to serve as president in the upcoming year and look forward to working with all of you,” Hickman said. As an outgoing Rotary Club President, Daugherty was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow award by Hickman to recognize her as a “dedicated humanitarian” in her efforts in helping Rotary make an impact locally and globally through the past years projects.
Several projects completed by Rotary over the past year include monthly donations to the Campbell County Children’s Center, the Tommy Stiner Memorial Golf Tournament, building bunk beds for Sleep in Heavenly Peace, the Purple Pinkie Donut fundraiser to help end Polio, collecting supplies for students at LaFollette Middle School and distributing dictionaries to every third grader in Campbell County. Hickman said Daugherty had done a fantastic job leading Rotary and the club in these projects over the last 12 months.
Board and Committee members recognized at Tuesday’s Rotary include:
Nancy Green, Past President Elect 2020-2021
David Hickman, President Elect 2022-2023
Cyndi Russell, Secretary
Kenny Baird, Treasurer (2009-2022)
Terry Bray, Foundation Committee Chair (2019-2022)
Regina Blankenship, Service Project Committee Chair
Larry Tanis, Membership Committee Chair (2019-2022)
Shirley Rogers, Scholarship Committee Chair
Rhonda Longmire, Youth Service Committee Chair
A very special thank you was also extended to:
Debbie Farmer, District Assistant Governor
Logan Hickman, District Leadership Academy Dean
(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/06/2022-6AM)