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Rotary Clubs install new presidents

Jun 6, 2014 - Staff

The Lander and Riverton Rotary Clubs had their annual joint "gavel exchange" to install new club presidents last week at the Museum of the American West in Lander.

Newly elected presidents receiving their club's gavels were Skye Coleman-Weisz of the Riverton club and Staci Lancaster of the Lander club.

Coleman-Weisz received his gavel from outgoing President Dan McDonald of the Riverton Club, and Lancaster received her gavel from Bryan Neely outgoing president of the Lander Club.

Each of the new presidents will serve a one-year term at the helm of their respective clubs. Both new presidents took the oath of office from Manny Muniz, a former lieutenant governor of the Rocky Mountain District of Rotary International. Muniz is a member of the Lander organization.

Also taking the oath of office was John Brown, who will serve as the new secretary of the Lander Rotary Club, replacing Travis Gallo.

Several presentations were made during the meeting including:

- Recognition by Bryan Neely of the Lander Rotary Board of Directors for service over the past year. Directors of the Lander club include: John Brown, Marvin Brown, Travis Gallo, Helen Higby, Skip Hornecker, Staci Lancaster, Mike Lilygren, Ernie Over, Joe Quiroz, Ken Richardson and Dominick Weigel.

- Dan McDonald recognized Darla Mason for being the Riverton Rotary Club program chair for the last few years and Carmen Milbury for being the Riverton Rotary Club Outstanding Rotarian for the years 2013-2014.

- Recognition by Bryan Neely of Ken Richardson of the Lander club as the Outstanding Lander Rotarian for the years 2013-2014. Richardson serves the Lander club as webmaster and on the Public Relations and Rotary Foundation Committees.

Roughly 60 Rotarians and their guests attended the event.

Rotary International was founded in 1905 and since then has grown to 1.2 million neighbors, friends and community leaders. Rotary members unite at home and across the globe to put their experience and knowledge to work tackling the world's most pressing challenges.

Rotary International focuses its efforts in six areas: promoting peace, preventing diseases, providing access to clean water and sanitation, enhancing maternal and child health, improving basic education and literacy, and helping communities develop.

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