TOP PHOTO: New South Campbell County Rotary Club President Brandon Johnson, left and Rotarian Kenny Baird clap for outgoing Rotary Club President David Hickman as he concluded his term at Tuesday’s South Campbell County Rotary Club luncheon.
By Charlotte Underwood
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Outgoing South Campbell County Rotary Club President David Hickman passed the gavel to new president Brandon Johnson on Tuesday at the club’s luncheon held at the LaFollette United Methodist Church.
Before passing the gavel, Hickman did a power point presentation about the multiple projects that the Rotary Club has accomplished over the past year, including its celebration of its 50th anniversary.
Rotary projects included the Tommy C. Stiner Golf Tournament, which is Rotary’s largest annual fundraiser of the year. The club also did its annual distribution of dictionaries to area third graders. The 2022 Rotary pancake breakfast was also a huge success with nearly 300 meals served up.
Rotary also participated in its Purple Pinkie Donut drive with funds going towards the eradication of Polio.
Rotary also contributed nearly $2,000 in donations to the Campbell County Children’s Center, as well as a $5,000 grant to the Caryville Cares Playground project, which was matched by district rotary for a total $10,000 contribution.
Other projects from the past year included Jacksboro Middle School’s supply drive, awarding two CCHS students with $1,000 scholarships, teaching a personal management course for area BSA Scouts with Troop 435, among others.
Rotary currently has 39 active/honorary members. New members that joined in the past year include Zane Joyeuse, Caleb Leach, Noah Smith, Campbell County Mayor Jack Lynch, Keisha Howard and Laura Ripperger.
Hickman also recognized Rotary board members at Tuesday’s luncheon and said he was “happy to be part of the club” and he had enjoyed his time serving as president.
“I just want say thanks to everyone for their support,” Hickman said.
Johnson said he looked forward to the year to come and working with fellow Rotarians. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/28/2023-6AM)