Wilson, King earn district Rotary awards

Tom KingFarragut, Feature

Awards are not the end-all, be all. The work, the dedication, the understanding of what was accomplished and why … those are the benchmarks of coming together and making a difference in the world and in the community.

Rotary District 6780, which encompasses 65 clubs in East Tennessee, annually presents awards to the clubs and individual Rotarians in a variety of areas. In early June the Rotary Club of Farragut was presented with its awards for the Rotary year 2017-18. Rotarian Greg Maciolek, a past president of the Knoxville Breakfast Rotary Club who is the nominee for District Governor for 2019-20, made the presentations to Farragut president Chris Camp and two individuals.

The first award was to past assistant governor and Farragut Rotary past president Peggy Wilson for her work as an assistant governor (AG). Peggy oversaw the operations of four clubs during her years as AG – Farragut, Breakfast Rotary, Bearden and the now-defunct Turkey Creek club.

Greg then presented the awards the club earned this year and here’s the list:

  • District Governor’s Citation
  • Super Star Club +4
  • Globe Club
  • Youth Service +4
  • Eradicator Club
  • Environmental Award
  • Community Service
  • Lacy Bomar Electronic Club Bulletin – first place

The total annual fund giving for the club to date is $18,973, which is a little over $208 per capita (Farragut Rotary has 92 members). The goal is to earn the Super Star Club Award and the club was a +4 there – $100 per member.

The club and its members contributed $6,052 to End Polio Now. That total averages out to $66.50 per member and the benchmark for the Eradicator Club Award is $40 per capita.

The last award presented was the Lacy Bomar Electronic Club Bulletin. It is an individual award presented to the editor of the club bulletin (newsletter) judged to be the best in the district. Greg presented the first-place plaque to Tom King, the editor of the club’s newsletter – “The Flagship.”

Here’s what president Chris Camp had to say: “We’ve had a great year and these awards make a statement about the commitment and dedication our club and our members have to making a difference, whether it’s about our work for End Polio Now, our contributions to the annual fund and the work we do in supporting our community.

“Our club is full of great Rotarians and that is reflected by the energy of our members. These awards serve as a tribute to every Farragut Rotarian.”

They also serve as a tribute to president Chris Camp and her leadership throughout the Rotary year.

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