District Governor Recognizes Pensacola Rotarians

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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