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I’m proud to be a Rotarian.  Proud to be connected to such a positive force for good in the world.  Proud to be the president of the Rotary Club of Fulton.  

I have always wanted to help others and connecting with Rotary has enabled me to do just that. Think about it for a moment: we are a network of 1.2 million friends, neighbors, business associates and civic leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities.  Among these changes are the relief of human suffering from infectious diseases – starting with the permanent, world-wide eradication of polio; and the achievement of world peace – starting within ourselves and working outward through our community, our nation, and beyond.

Established in 1923, the Rotary Club of Fulton has a proud history of service to this community and our club supports a number of local, regional and international projects.  Our avenues of service include:

  • Provided materials to the Callaway County Library to promote youth literacy 

  • Partnered with SERVE’s Back to School event

  • Raised money and awareness for Polio Plus with distribution of crocuses at local businesses

  • Conducted a coat and blanket drive in conjunction with Rotaract of William Woods University

  • Provided meals at the Soup Kitchen

  • Sponsored numerous American Red Cross blood drives

  • Sponsored students to attend RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards), Boys State and Girls State

  • Awarded scholarships to high school seniors

  • Annually honor a Callaway County law enforcement official for "Service above Self" with the G. W. Law - Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award.

  • Planted 80+ trees at Fulton Public School buildings

  • Partnered with Humanity for Children, which has helped construct medical clinics in Rwanda

  • Established a global grant project to reduce the mortality rate of mothers and infants among the Maasai in Tanzania.

There are other projects as well … but you get the point. We are doing a lot of good and we are having a lot of fun doing it.

This year’s Rotary International theme is “Imagine Rotary” and I have some thoughts about how we can together serve our community, enrich our own spirits, and sustain our club.  Rotary is like any relationship between people. What each of us gets out of it will be directly proportional to what we put into it. Over the next twelve months, let’s use our Rotary experience to lead by example, and to imagine a world engaged in meaningful service to our fellow humans in whatever ways we can. 

Members of our noon Rotary club connect at weekly meetings and learn from business experts, political and civic leaders, and entrepreneurs who help us stay informed on topics relevant to our community.  Please join us any Wednesday from noon to 1 P.M. at Ohana’s Restaurant.  We also have an evening satellite club for those unable to make meetings during the day.  That group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 P.M. GoPo.  For information on either group, contact us at

Our Club is excited about our future and look forward to many more years of serving our community and living up to the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self”.  We are much more than members of a club, we are Rotarians!

In Service,

Allen Huggins

Rotary Club of Fulton, Missouri

President 2022-2023


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