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Rotary welcomes newest member on Thursday

Dr. Patrick Haskell becomes the newest member of the Carmi Rotary Club on Thursday.  Photo provided by Kenneth Dwain Harrelson.

    At Thursday’s Rotary meeting, Patrick Haskell was inducted into the club.  Janice Alka, assistant district governor from the Mt. Carmel Rotary club, did the honors.  Janice reviewed what it meant to be a Rotarian.  She stressed the importance of attending meetings and supporting the various activities throughout the year.  Sometimes it can be hard work but is always rewarding.  Incoming President, Kenny Harrelson told the club about his recent experience at PETS (President Elect Training Seminar).  He said that he made several new friends at the Effingham meeting.  He learned what other clubs do as well as new things that he thought would help our club.  Kenny said that it was a great experience meeting other people from all over the area.

In club business, President JR Hubele recognized visitors Fred and Brenda Smith and Harry Fey.  Sherri Logan was named the phantom.  Guest Harry Fey won the honor of selecting the pink ball in the 50/50 drawing but did not so the pot rolls over.  Little Giant and Andy Williams served up a great meal of fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy and corn on the cob.  The Carmi Rotary club meets at noon on Thursday at the First United Methodist Church.  Anyone wishing to get involved is encouraged to come help Rotary with the many local projects and charities that are supported.  You can follow us on Facebook.