Mayor Jack Warren proclaimed the week of June 4-10, 2017, as Rotary Week in King and said the Rotary Club of King exemplified the motto of “Service Above Self” within the community in a variety of ways. It continues to provide scholarships for high school students, donates books to elementary school libraries, supports the Stokes Family YMCA, sponsors elementary school classrooms, sponsors high school Interact Clubs, supports the Feed Stokes 5k/Half Marathon, picks up trash along the streets throughout the community, hosts job fairs and other career development opportunities for middle and high school students and promotes civic engagement, leadership, good citizenship and high ethical standards through its activities.
Rotary International was founded on Feb. 23, 1905 in Chicago and is one of the world’s largest non-profit service organizations with more than 1.2 million members in 35,000 local clubs worldwide.
In King, the following individuals are actively involved in serving the community through Rotary:
Donna Boyles, Perry Carroll, Steve Carroll, Sherry Corson, Andy Cromer, Bill Davis, Homer Dearmin, Andrew Erickson, Brian Foster, Sue Jarvis, Robert Jones, Linda Lane, Benny Lisk, Tammy Martin, Rick McCraw, Carl Mitchell, Deanne Moore, Dustin Nichols, Brad Rice, Doug Rose, Robin Shelton, and Zollie Smith.
The Rotary Club of King meets at 7 a.m. on Thursday mornings at P.B. Clark’s Family Restaurant. Guests are welcome to attend without a formal invitation or prior notice.