April 2021 – South Hall Rotary has numerous reason’s to celebrate after this year’s district conference. During the virtual watch parties hosted by the club on Friday, April 23rd, and Saturday, April 24th, it was confirmed that the club was once again recognized as a gold club for its outstanding achievements during the Rotary year.
Clubs achieve gold club status by completing specific criteria that range from fiscal responsibility, donations to Rotary philanthropic causes, and services projects conducted by the club during the rotary year. The club also repeated as the runner-up in the Small Club of the Year category that recognizes clubs with less than 30 members.
“Our club refused to let COVID-19 stop us from making an impact in our communities this year. We remained flexible, diligent, and through everything, we have traditionally done as a Rotary Club out the window. That leads us to have to rethink our meetings, services projects, and really open our eyes to how we could make an impact on all the new opportunities for us to serve others during this past year”, stated Groover.
During the weekend’s events, Club President Amanda Groover was also recognized as an R.L. Paynik Award recipient. The award is given each year by the Rotary District Governor in recognition of outstanding performance among their peers. It is presented each year to club presidents who have shown outstanding leadership during the course of the Rotary year.
Groover stated that she was honored to receive the RL Paynik Leadership Award. She stated that she was constantly reminded that a good leader can take those they lead to new places; great leaders are fortunate enough to be able to lead a room full of leaders who are simply willing to serve. “I couldn’t have done any of this alone. It was only because we have an amazing group of Rotarians who were willing to find ways to help our community over the past year.”
In addition, the club was notified that they had received the Rotary Zone 33/34 Public Image Citation for communicating the message of Rotary successfully during the course of the Rotary year.