The Rotary Club of Five Points has named Toby Chaffin as the winner of the “Service Above Self” award for 2012-13.
Chaffin was honored for his work as Club Program Chair. In making the award, Club president Louis Dessau stated that the past year’s speakers were “absolutely superb” due to Chaffin’s efforts. Louis noted that Toby even continued booking excellent speakers during a period in which he was ill– clearly Service Above Self. Chaffin was unable to attend the award ceremony due to a prior commitment, so president Dessau, with the Club cheering on in the background, informed him of the good news by voice mail from the ceremony.
The Rotary Club of Five Points has named L.E. Spradlin the Rotarian of the Year for 2011-12.
L.E. Spradlin and Patty Cavanaugh Representing Club in St. Patricks’ Day Parade in March 2012
Spradlin was honored for his dedicated service to the Club for his extensive work with the parking project that is the Club’s top fundraiser and which set new records this year. Spradlin has also been active in developing matching fund grant proposals for international water projects and is extremely active in all Club activities. He has served as Club president and a Board member. In making the award, Club president Louis Dessau stated that it was evident early in the year that L.E. would be the most appropriate person to receive the award given his years of selfless service to the Club and community, and his exceptional efforts this Rotary year.
Rotary year 2012-13 began with the installation of club officers during the Club Assembly held June 29, 2012.
Outgoing club president Louis Dessau administers the Oath of office to incoming club president Bill Latham. In addition, Andrew Folks was installed as president elect and Teri Stomski was installed as club secretary.
Latham makes induction remarks as a happy outgoing president Dessau looks on.
Olivia Jones, Cheryl Monahan, Marjorie Heggie and Travis Belman (pictured) Rion Cobb and Marcy Medway were installed as new members of the Board of Directors. We wish them all well in their upcoming year of Rotary Service.
The speaker for our June 22, 2012 Meeting was Eric McClam. Eric presented an interesting PowerPoint report on his experience on the Group Study Exchange team trip to Peru. Our Club was his sponsor. Eric brought back two banners for presentation to club. One of them was hand-painted. See below–