Annual shrimp feed

Annual shrimp feed

Our club's annual salad, toast and shrimp dinner, which is also our club assembly, at which club members assess the club's operations and goals, was Thursday, July 9, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Our Facebook page has about 90 photos from the Shrimp Feed.

Club members discussed how we can each be a "gift to the world" to fulfill Rotary's international theme for the year; their favorite and least favorite things about the club; making new members comfortable; encouraging greater participation by club members in fellowship and volunteer activities; and what we can do to improve the club. 

Southeast Rotary Inducts 2015-2016 Board

Southeast Rotary Inducts 2015-2016 Board

Southeast Rotary inducted its 2015-2016 board of directors on Thursday, June 25.  Past District Governor (and club member) Jerry Stiefvater, 90, [seen at right] conducted the ceremony.

President: Rick Van Pelt
President-elect: Bill McNeill
Past president: Heather Ramsey
Secretary: Robin Gann
Treasurer: Andy Clemens
Club service director: Bill Brell (interim);
Bob McLaughlin (permanent)
Community Service Director: Marc Mayer
International Service Director: Daniel Wooten
New Generations Director: Holly Stenger
Vocational Service Director: Lori Johnson Murawski

Rick Van Pelt, club president

Rick Van Pelt, club president

Rick Van Pelt, 2015-16 club president, is an attorney.  He's been a club member since February 2005.  He's the club's 49th president since its founding in June 1967; 26 past presidents are still club members.

Rotary's six areas of focus
-- Promoting peace
-- Provide clean water
-- Saving mothers and children
-- Supporting education
-- Growing local economies
 

Welcome new member Alison Rosebrough

Welcome new member Alison Rosebrough

Janet Weber introduced Alison Rosebrough on May 7. Her co-sponsor is Irwin Cohen.

Alison and her husband, Dan, have been married 22 years and have three children in the Springfield Catholic school system. Alison is involved in St Agnes parish and with the Catholic School system.

Alison has lived in the Springfield area all her life, and attended Drury University. She owns Seminole Paint & Decor, a company started by her parents, at 1815 E. Seminole St.

2015 Rotary basketball tournament was another success

Eight teams competed for fun, fellowship, and funds in the annual Rotary Clubs of Springfield basketball tournament for Special Olympics on March 16, 17, and 19.

To see Rick Gilmore's photos (140 of them) from the tournament, check out Southeast Rotary Club's Facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/rotaryclubofspringfieldsoutheast