The Rotary Club of Belleville, Michigan was proud to install it's officers for the 2016-2017 year, this evening! We look forward to continuing our work and "doing good" in our community and abroad!
Thank you so much to our District Governor, Sue Goldsen for being our Master of Ceremonies.
District Governor, Sue Goldsen & 2016-17 Club President, Mary Jo Suchy
Swearing in of officers,(from left to right) Susan Richardson (Secretary), Mike Aimone (Treasurer), Debra Green (Director), Phil Miller (President Nominee), Sue Goldsen (District Governor), Mary Jo Suchy (Club President), Julie Hardy (Past President)...Jerry Richardson (taking picture & Director)
What a wonderful night we had this past week when we were honored to have the current reigning @Miss Michigan Outstanding Teen 2015 - Vanessa Chambe as our special guest!
This young woman is quite special. She has been involved in Girl Scouts most of her life, she promotes community service and volunteers within her community, wherever she can. She is about to begin her senior year as the senior class President. She is also a very talented tap dancer and loves bike riding. She was attracted to the program due to it's foundation being built on scholarships and service programs.
Vanessa told us that she credits the Miss America organization for helping her to improve her confidence and find a way to a career path (she will be majoring in communications when she starts college).
For now, she will continue to support the service missions of the organization and try to enjoy every minute of this amazing experience!
Today was a very special day in Belleville, MI! The Rotary Club of Belleville is very proud to announce the installation of our first "Little Free Library"! We held our installation ceremony on-site, at Victory Park, located at 5-points, in downtown Belleville. The library was placed on the grounds of the park gazebo that we are currently in the process of restoring. Gathered, were many members of our club, including our current President, Jeremy Richardson and Vice-President, Julie Hardy as well as our current District Governor, Liz Smith. This beautiful library was designed and crafted by one of our own members, Dr. John MacDermid.
Little Free Libraries help to support our mission of promoting literacy within our community by offering free books with a "take-a-book, leave-a-book" approach. Inside, you will find books for children and adults of all ages. If you live within the area please stop by and visit! And, if you have some time, grab a book, take a seat and enjoy a good read.
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