Welcome to the Rotary Club of Anniston Morning

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community's business and professional men and women. The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.

Rotary membership provides the opportunity to: Become connected to your community. Work with others in addressing community needs. Interact with other professionals in your community; assist with RI's international humanitarian service efforts. Establish contacts with an international network of professionals. Develop leadership skills. Involve family in promoting service efforts. 

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Quimby Visits Club

We had a special club meeting today at the Regional Rehabilitation Center thanks to Jacob Shearer.  Craig and Tonia Bodiford, of KL Brown Funeral Home brought their Therapy Dog, Quimby to the meeting and talked how he helps when people are in need.  It was a very interesting and informative presentation and was well received by all the members.

Lagina Fillingim Friday's Speaker

Lagina Fillinghim, the Executive Director of the Regional Medical Center Foundation, was our guest speaker this morning.  She gave a very interesting and inspiring speech regarding her journey to becoming the Executive Director and the good work that the Fooundation does for our community. 

UCP Executive Director Speaks to Club

Katrina Lipscomb, Executive Director of East Central Alabama United Cerebral Palsy, spoke to the club about the work that UCP does for people of all ages.  It was a very informative and interesting talk with first hand information from Ben Simmon's sister, whose daughter has been in therapy with UCP for three years.

Foch Salem Becomes Our Newest Member

  Foch Salem, a local contractor became our newest member on Friday, September 14th.  Miller Parnell, Foch's sponsor is shown pinning the Rotary Pin on Foch's collar.

District Governor Carol Argo Visits Anniston Morning

District Governor Carol Argo made her offficial visit to the club on Friday morning.  She spoke about RI President Barry Rassin's Theme "Be an Inspiration." She encouraged the club members to go out and ask individuals to join our club and to support the Rotary Foundation.

At the meeting Carol inducted Cory Salley into the club.  Cory is the Finance Director for the CIty of Anniston and she also presented John and Besss Valieant with the Major Donor award from the Trustees of the Rotary Foundation.

Little Free Libraries Appear around the Community

Anniston Morning Rotarians have been working on a grant project to place Little Free Libraries around Calhoun County. The project is almost to fruition and the first of the libraries were placed last Saturday May 27rh.

President-elect Ben Simmons, Secretary John Valieant and Treasurer James Edgar stand next to the library at the Aquatics Center at McClellan.

100% Paul Harris Club

On Friday March 2, 2012 at our regular Rotary Meeting twelve members were surprised when they were presented with a Paul Harris pin and certificate.  With the addition of these twelve, Anniston Morning is now a 100% Paul Harris Club.  This is a great honor because there are only two other clubs in the District with 100%.

Congratulations to:  Kerry Holt, James Edgar, Jim Freind, Vickie Simmons, Alan Green, Pramod Vadlamani, Theresa Lackey, Melanie Delap, Margaret Hatley, Annie Brunson, Stephen LaFollette and Cindy James.