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Ron Natale - President Elect
Kathy Nelson
Gordon Perkins IV
Perley Richardson
Peggy Riley
William Sanders
Doug Stanton
Sara Stephens - Secretary
Dottie Stone
Frank Wallace
Craig Womer - Treasurer

rotary Club of lake city downtown

Charter Members | May 7, 2003

Tony Anderson
Nile Bryant
David Cobb
Sharon Coleman
Michael Gordon - Sgt. at Arms
Robbie Hollingsworth
Travis Land
Darrel Mathis - President
George Metivier
Debbie Myles - Vice President

rotary Club of lake city downtown

past presidents

Darrel Mathis   2003 - 2004
Ron Natale   2004 - 2005
Deborah Myles   2005 - 2006
Abe Pallas   2006 - 2007
Connie Rollberg   2007 - 2008
Keith Norris   2008 - 2009
George Metivier  2009 - 2010
Keith Norris - remainder of George Metivier's term
Todd Sampson 2010-2011
David Rountree - 2011 - 2013

William Austin Seay 2013-2014**Presidential Citation with

Distinction Award Winner**

Carl Fatzinger 2014-2105

Noah Walker 2015-2016

Frank Starnella 2016-2017

Jay Dicks 2017-2018

Want to be a part of Rotary?

Rotarians are members of Rotary Clubs.  Rotary clubs belong to Rotary International.  To become a Rotarian, you must be invited to join a Rotary Club by a member of that club.
A qualified candidate for Rotary Club membership is a adult of good character and good business, professional, or community reputation.  The candidate fits one of the following criteria:
    •    Holds or has held an executive position with discretionary

           authority in any worthy and recognized business or profession.
    •    Serves or has served as a community leader.
    •    Is a Rotary Foundation alumna.
To learn more, click on the link: http://www.Rotary.org

New Members

As a new member, you will get a chance to become more involved in your community and to provide aid to other parts of the world through the opportunities that your Rotary Club and Rotary Internation offer.
Longtime Rotarians agree that involvement is key to getting the most out of membership.  Volunteer to serve on a committee that meets your interests, to be a greeter for weekly club meetings, or to join a service project team.  These activities will help you get to know your fellow club members and better understand the work of Rotary.

Responsibilities of Club Membership
The club is the cornerstone of Rotary, where the most meaningful work is carried out. All effective Rotary clubs are responsible for four key elements: sustaining or increasing their membership base, participating in service projects that benefit their own community and those in other countries, supporting The Rotary Foundation or Rotary International financially and through program participation, and developing leaders capable of serving in Rotary beyond the club level.
What a Rotarian gets out of Rotary depends largely on what they put into it.  Many membership requirements are designed to help members more fully participate in and enjoy their Rotary experience.     

Attending weekly club meetings allows members to enjoy their club's fellowship, enrich their professional and personal knowledge, and meet other business leaders in their community.  Many larger communities offer clubs with different meeting times, including early morning, the lunch hour, after work, and evening.

If members miss their own club's meeting, they're encouraged to expand their Rotary horizons by attending make-up meetings at any Rotary club in the world - a practice that guarantees Rotarians a warm welcome in communities around the globe.

In some cases, Rotarians can make up meetings by participating in a club service project or attending a club board meeting or a Rotaract or Interact club meeting. Service

All Rotary clubs share a key mission: to serve their community and those in need throughout the world.  By participating in club service projects, members learn about their club's involvement in local and international projects and can volunteer their time and talents where they are most needed. Finding and keeping members

To keep clubs strong, every Rotarian must share the responsibility of bringing new people into Rotary.  Even new members can bring guests to meetings or invite them to participate in a service project.  The value of Rotary speaks for itself, and the best fellowship and service firsthand.

Keeping members interested in Rotary is another responsibility.  Good club fellowship and early involvement in service projects are two of the best ways to sustain the club's membership.

The ideal composition of a Rotary club reflects the communities demographics, including professions, gender, age, and ethnicity.  Such diversity enriches every aspect of the club's fellowship and service.

To learn more, click on the link: www.rotary.org

•    Is it the TRUTH?
•    Is it FAIR to ALL Concerned?
•    Will it Build GOODWILL and Better FRIENDSHIPS?
•    Will it be BENEFICIAL to ALL Concerned?

During and after World War II, Rotarians became increasingly involved in promoting international understanding.  A Rotary conference held in London in 1942, planted the seeds for the development of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and consultants to the United Nations.
An endowment fund, set up by Rotarians in 1917 "for doing good in the world", became a not-for-profit corporation known as The Rotary Foundation in 1928.  Upon the death of Paul Harris in 1947, an outpouring of Rotarian donations made in his honor, totaling $2 million (US), launched the Foundation's first program - graduate fellowships, now called Ambassadorial Fellowships.  Today, contributions to The Rotary Foundation total more than $80 million (US) annually and support a wide range of humanitarian grants and educational programs that enable Rotarians to bring hope and promote international understanding throughout the world.
1985, Rotary made a historic commitment to immunize all of the world's children against polio.  Working in partnership with nongovernmental organizations and national governments through its Polio-Plus program, Rotary is the largest private-sector contributor to the global polio eradication campaign.

As it approached the dawn of the 21st century, Rotary worked to meet the changing needs of society, expanding its service effort to address such pressing issues as environmental degradation, illiteracy, world hunger, and children at risk. The organization admitted women for the first time in 1989 and claims more than 90,000 women in its ranks today. 

Following the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Rotary clubs were formed or re-established throughout Central and Eastern Europe.

Today, there are 1.2 million Rotarians that belong to some 32000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries.

To learn more, click on the link: www.rotary.org/

Rotary Club of Lake City Downtown in Lake City, Florida

     The world's first service club, Rotary Club of Chicago, Illinois, was formed on February 23, 1905 by Paul P. Harris, an attorney who wished to recapture in a professional club the same spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth. The name "Rotary" derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members' offices.

     Rotary's popularity spread throughout the United States in the decade that followed; clubs were chartered from San Francisco to New York.  By 1921, Rotary clubs had been formed on six continents, and the organization adopted the name Rotary International a year later.

     As Rotary grew, its mission expanded beyond serving the professional and social interests of club members. Rotarians began pooling their resources and contributing their talents to help serve communities in need. The organization's dedication to this ideal is best expressed in its principal motto: "Service Above Self".

Rotary also later embraced a code of ethics, called The 4-Way Test, that has been translated into hundreds of languages:

The History of Rotary

Rotary Club of Lake City Downtown in Lake City

District 6940 | Chartered: May 7, 2003 | No. 62041


"Service Above Self"

Rotary Club of Lake City