SEMINOLE - The Rotary Club of Seminole had its installation banquet June 26 at the Wine Cellar Restaurant.
District Gov. Keith Kurber installed the 2004-2005 officers, including president Paul Ziegler, president elect Terry Collier, secretary Al Stephenson, treasurer John Martinovich and sergeant at arms Robbin Mallory. Board members include Larry Hoffman, Sandy Mills, Bill Sines, Kip Janes and Nancy O’Brien.
Ziegler recently returned from the Rotary International’s annual convention in Osaka, Japan, where 45,000 Rotarians from 31,000 clubs worldwide finalized plans for the new year of service that began July 1. The year will conclude with the Centennial convention next June in Chicago where it is expected 70,000 Rotarians from around the world will meet to celebrate 100 years of service.
Rotary Club of Seminole projects include donating more than $5,000 in scholarships to local students, awarding student of the month citations to elementary and high school students, providing students with back to school supplies and clothes and treating families to a shopping trip at Christmas, including food and clothing. The club’s biggest project, known as its Centennial Project, will be the donation of $30,000 to the city of Seminole Recreation Department’s plan to improve the recreation center’s playground. Also, on an international level, Rotary Club of Seminole has provided funds to dig fresh water wells in Nigeria.
Rotary International’s best-known project is polio eradication. Having spent several years on the project, the club hopes to achieve the elimination of polio in the world in 2005.
The Rotary Club of Seminole meets Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m., at St. Anne of Grace Episcopal Church on 113th Street. Call 593-5411.