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Rotary Club names new president, board
The Rotary Club of South Forsyth recently installed its board of directors for the 2009-10 year. - photo by Submitted

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The Rotary Club of South Forsyth recently installed a new board of directors.

Michelle G. Leak will be the president for 2009-10.

Leak said in a statement that Rotary is “needed now more than ever.”

“As our community, country and world continue to struggle with a challenging economy the number of people in need continues to grow,” she said.
“I look forward to working for our club to lead the community in projects that benefit the citizens who need it the most particularly in our club’s area of focus, which is children.”

Filling out the remainder of the board will be:

• Jim McIntire, membership services

• Sandi Smith and Nancy Votta, club services

• Lance McClain, vocational services

• Carol Tunstall, community service

• Jeff Reynolds, youth service

• Jannie Barrett, Rotary Foundation

• Clay Copher, Rotary International

• Bart Dorough, Rotary Influence/Monte Carlo

• Kris Carroll, public relations

• Deborah Irwin, Family of Rotary

• Judge Jeffrey Bagley, parliamentarian

• Renee Welch, secretary

• Ken Thompson, treasurer

• Ken Martisan, sergeant at arms

Tracy Moon, outgoing president, reflected in a statement on the challenges and successes during his tenure.

“During a year which saw many nonprofit, as well as for-profit, organizations struggle and falter with income generation, I am extremely pleased to look back on a year when our club continued to fund every project we normally contribute to and find revenues for new projects and groups that came to us for assistance,” Moon said.

“Our annual fundraising event, Monte Carlo Night, maintained our revenue projects and saw many people in the community come out to support an organization that exists solely for service above self.”

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world.

There are more than 1.2 million Rotary members in 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.

Rotary celebrated a century of serving communities worldwide in 2005.