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Rockwall Noon Rotary Inducts New Officers, Honors Rotarian of the Year

(ROCKWALL, TX — June 28, 2019) The Rockwall Noon Rotary installed its new officers, directors and president for the 2019-2020 Rotary year during its meeting on June 27.

Congratulations to the following Rotarians who were inducted into their new roles during the meeting:

President – Leslie Buie
President Elect – Dana Macalik
Immediate Past President – David Loftis
Secretary – Ginny Ryan
Treasurer – Ted Hoisington
Sergeant-at-Arms – Greg Blair
Vice President – Kirk Aldridge
Club Service Director – Kathy Howe
Vocational Service Director – Kevin Pate
Community Service Director – Stephen Straughan
International Service Director – Bill Cecil
Youth Service Director – John Curtis
Rotary International Foundation Chair – Pete Snyder
Membership Chair – Gary Vice
Program Chair – Geoffrey Lyons
Public Relations Chair – Richard Redig
Club Foundation Chair – Rick Carroll
Directors-at-Large – Jim Eastup, Kevin Fowler, Betty Pullman

Immediate Past President David Loftis presented Ted Hoisington and Ginny Ryan with Service Above Self awards, for their contributions in going above and beyond for the club this past year. Loftis also presented the Rotarian of the Year award to Greg Blair for his outstanding efforts as chair of Noon Rotary’s Hot Rocks Bike Ride for the past two years.

Rockwall Noon Rotary Immediate Past President David Loftis (left) presents Greg Blair with the Rotarian of the Year award.

Loftis passes the gavel to Leslie Buie, who will step in as the club’s president for the next year. For his leadership in guiding the club this past year, Buie presented Loftis with an honorary plaque.

Rockwall Noon Rotary President Leslie Buie (right) presents Immediate Past President David Loftis with an honorary plaque.

As the incoming president, Buie said his goals for the club in the next year include increasing membership, increasing visibility through joint projects with other service organizations, and putting more emphasis on the community’s veterans.

“I’d like to have a veterans program kick in this year, maybe something along the lines of having a veteran as a guest once a month at meetings, or having a program featuring veterans where they talk to us about their experiences,” Buie said.

To reach those goals and have a successful club year, Buie inspired his fellow Rotarians to keep three things in mind.

“First, be proactive and take the initiative. Secondly, attend club meetings so that you can keep up with what’s going on and contribute to your club. Thirdly, let’s stay current with our dues. We have a business side along with our interest in providing service, and we need to remain solid. We do these three things, I guarantee you all of that other stuff will happen.”

Story and photos by Austin Wells, Blue Ribbon News.

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