District Rotary Club Gov. Pam Lightsey spent time with the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill at a recent meeting at the Richmond Hill City Center to learn about the club’s activities and to promote the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta next year.
Lightsey is visiting Rotary clubs throughout her district, which spans Southeast Georgia from Augusta to Macon and Kings Bay, as she embarks on her 2016-2017 term.
Rotary Board members were able to apprise Lightsey of the Club’s various activities over the past year, including the Rotarians Read Program, Interact Club with Richmond Hill High School, grant making to local nonprofits and students, and Pacing for Polio.
In turn, Lightsey encouraged Richmond Hill Rotarians to participate in the upcoming District Seminar being held in Dublin and ways to elevate Rotary’s public image through public relations efforts to continue the club’s growth and service.
During lunch, Lightsey promoted next year’s Rotary International conference being held in Atlanta. She proclaimed there would never be a more opportune time to join in on the world’s largest gathering of Rotarians from all over the world than in "our own backyard."
As a follow up in her blog, Lightsey commended the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill on their unique collection container for Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust, one of the Club’s focus areas.
"The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill proudly strives to make an impact in the local community and around the world through the Rotary principle of Service Above Self. Having District Governor Pam Lightsey validate the Club’s work lets everyone know they are on the right track," new club President Brad Brookshire said.