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District 6880, A Banner Conference!

Some were hanging and some were handed out. Mayor Strange even coined DG Sam Adams with the City's Challenge Coin.

Rotary District 6880 recently celebrated its Midyear Conference in Montgomery with over 100 top Rotarians from 30 different cities in central and south Alabama.

DGN Jerry Blacklaw, Fairhope RC, emceed the Awards night. Some people think RI stands for Rotary International. Friday evening in Montgomery it stood for Recognition for Individuals (and clubs) doing great things for last year and so far. The DG Chain Awards were as follows:

DGN Award: AG Ken Robinson, Mobile, for work with clubs.

DGE Awards: P Maggie ,Troy Rotary Club, Leadership.

P Gordon, Chilton County RC Little Engine

PP Mickey, Event Execution in Biloxi and more

DG Awards Jackson RC for Diversity.

Demopolis RC, Recognition of Rotary Veterans.

Dothan RC, Membership Growth 1st Half

Rotary International presented approximately 20 awards and certificates to many clubs for everything from EREY to polio contributions and more. Montgomery RC topped all clubs (appx 650 clubs) in Zone 30 with its giving per capita for the polio plus program.

District 6940 Governor John Medina, Panhandle of Florida, gave special recognition to Clubs in Fairhope, Fairhope SS, Point Clear, Tallassee Opelika and Montgomery RC for their Hurricane Michael relief efforts.

Many unsung Rotarians contributed to the overall success of this event but two deserve special recognition: PP Rosemary Blackmon for beautiful table decorations and Eric Lewis for handling all of the IT requirements before and during the Conference.

Montgomery and polio survivor Dr. Susan Barfoot described her life long battle with polio. She thanked Rotary for its 40 year eradication effort and asked all to financially support this world wide cause.

Musicians Gypsy Cornbread from Prattville added just the right touch for the attitude adjustment time.

Former two term State Treasurer, Rotarian and PHF Young Boozer, III, inspired our Midyear attendees Friday evening by sharing his work philosophy couched in terms of the 4 Way Test.

He ran the Treasurer's Office with wisdom, efficiency, and integrity by following this simple phrase: 1-Do the Right Thing; 2- Do It the Right Way; 3-Do It Right Away.

He recited from his childhood memory Rudyard Kipling's famous poem "IF" Young Boozer is a wonderful example of a servant leader and an exceptional Rotarian.


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