It was a great night of fun and business as the members of the Apex Rotary Club gathered at Montague Lake for their 44th annual meeting.
The outgoing president Dwight Cochran welcomed the members and guest with the words, “we had a great year.”
During the business part of the program awards were given as follows: Rotarian of the Year, Eddie Bacon; Distinguished Service Award, Alan Maness, Sharon Galluzzo, Cat Kearns and Olivia Scott.
Bonnie Fischer was recognized as a third-time Paul Harris Fellow. This award from named for the founder of Rotary.
Following the awards program the changing of the guard took place. Olivia Scott was installed as president for the 2013 - 1014 year. Also installed were Rachel Campbell, president-elect; Eddie Bacon, treasurer; Lisa Garrity, secretary, and Dwight Cochran will serve at immediate past-president.
Serving on the Board of Directors will be: Kevin Atkins, International Service chair; Mike Borgert, community service chair; Skip Bishop, club director; Nancy Haywood, membership chair; Sandy Digman, Rotary Foundation chair; Cat Kearns, vocational service chair; J. C. Knowles, public relations chair; Alan Maness, club fundraising chair; Bruce Velsor, club communication officer.
During the president’s message President Cochran thanked the citizens of Apex and surrounding area for their support of the two annual pancake breakfast fundraisers and the support of the Spring Coach Pitch Baseball League and the annual Apex Rotary Christmas Parade. This year’s parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 at 5:00 p.m.
The Apex Rotary Club meets every Thursday at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 1201 Haddon Hall Drive, at 12:30 p.m. For more information on the Apex Rotary Club, click on to www.apexrotary.org. Visitors are welcome to the meetings.