Mt. Vernon residents Chad Curd and Shawna Manion received two days of intensive training in preparation for their anticipated service as presidents of the Mt. Vernon Rotary clubs last weekend.
Curd, who is a financial advisor at Edward Jones, will assume the presidency of the original Mt. Vernon Rotary Club on July 1, and Manion, who is chief executive officer of Rend Lake College Foundation, will assume the presidency of the Mt. Vernon-West Rotary club on the same date. They attended the President-Elect Training Seminar in preparation for that service, according to Rotary District 6510 Governor-Elect Mike Nowobilski. They were among more than 35 Southern Illinois presidents-elect to attend the seminar.
Rotary conducts the president-elect training so local presidents can better carry out their tasks in fulfilling Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self.”
“The presidents are the sparkplugs of the 34,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide and the clubs are the foundation of our global organization,” Nowobilski commented. “The better trained the presidents are, the better the clubs perform, and the better we carry out our mission, both locally and globally.”
The original Mt. Vernon Rotary Club meets weekly at noon on Tuesdays at First United Methodist Church. For more information on its activities, contact Curd at 242-7870. The Mt. Vernon-West Rotary Club meets weekly at 7 a.m. on Mondays at the Fairfield Inn. For further information concerning its activities, contact Manion at 437-5321, ext. 1214.