Posted September 24, 2018
Rotary District Governor John Medina and Past District Governor Lisa Weeks visited The Rotary Club of Pensacola on Tuesday, September 18. It was an occasion to celebrate the good works of Rotary and recognize several members for outstanding contributions.
Several club members were recognized for 50 or more years of service to Rotary: John Appleyard (50 Years of Service), Frank Beall (50 Years of Service), Handsel B. Butts (54 Years of Service), Lewis A. Doman (51 Years of Service), Justin McCarthy Miller, Jr. (57 Years of Service), Willis C. Merrill, Jr. (50 Years of Service), John F. Phelps (50 Years of Service), and Richard H. Sherrill (55 Years of Service).
Major Donors to the Rotary Foundation were also recognized, including Alexis Bolin, Kathy Horton Brown and Warren Brown, Lewis A. Doman, Jerry Maygarden, Jean Norman, Kim Ray, Margaret Stopp, and Harry Stopp, Leonard Stanley Swartz, and John Tice.
Major Donor status recognized cumulative donations to the Foundation of $10,000 or more.
Two club members were recognized as Bequest Society recipients, indicating a significant commitment to the Rotary Foundation in their estate plans. Innes Richards was recognized as Rotary Foundation Bequest Society Level 5, and Kim Ray was recognized as Rotary Foundation Bequest Society Level 1.
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects, such as wiping out 99.9 percent of all polio cases worldwide.
The Club also recognized two members with Rising Star and Shining Star Awards. Ed Wonders received the Rising Star Award for his commitment to youth leadership, developing teamwork and service to the community. John Appleyard received the Shining Star Award for a long history of service to Rotary and the community.
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Posted November 6, 2019
Betty Roberts, Past President of Rotery Club Pensacola, was awarded the 2018-19 Rotary District Governor’s Citation from Rotary Club District Governor Innes Richards and Assistant District Governor Dan Sulger, and the 2018-19 Rotary Citation with Gold Distinction from Rotary International President Barry Rassin.
Posted June 21, 2019
The 2019 Grover Robinson III Award was presented to Malcolm Thomas, School Superintendent of Escambia County, and the Sandra Robinson Award was presented to Dr. Nell Potter at the Club Change of Command Ceremony.
Posted June 20, 2019
Betty Roberts, President of Rotary Club of Pensacola, welcomed District 6940 Area Presidents, Past Presidents, Past District Governors, District Governor Elects, Club members and guests to the Installation of Rotarian Innes Richards as the 106th District Governor.
Posted May 20, 2019
The University of West Florida College of Business and the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola named David Apple and Olevia McNally as this year’s recipients of the annual Ethics in Business Award during the 2019 Combined Rotary Luncheon on Monday, May 6 at New World Landing in downtown Pensacola.
Posted April 2, 2019
Rotary Club of Pensacola President Betty Roberts awarded a check of $10,000 to Studer Community Institute Director of Early Learning, Shannon Nickinson to support the Early Learning Project Brain Bags and Parental Outreach entitled “Millions of Words for Early Literacy.” Rotarian District Grant Director, Ray reported that the two-year project has resulted in “5,377 Brain Bags being presented in 2018 to new mothers at local hospitals.