Mary Ann Beahon has been installed as the new president of the Fulton Rotary Club.
The dinner activity Wednesday at William Woods University also included the installation of a new board of directors. Dori Shirley also received the Raymond McCallister Rotarian of the Year Award, Beahon said.
District Governor Steve Dulle gave the oath of office to Beahon, who works for William Woods University. Also sworn in were Jennifer Books, of Farmers Mutual Insurance (president-elect), and Ray Brown, of Westminster College (treasurer). Charlie Anderson of the Callaway Ambulance District will serve on the board as immediate past president.
New directors are: Community Service co-Chairs Dori Shirley, of Bank Star One, and Jan Reyes, of Arbonne; Family of Rotary Chair Debbie LaRue, of Callaway Bank; Foundation Chair Bill Bryant, of Butler Supply; Fundraising Chair Don Woodson, of State Farm Insurance; International Services Chair Bob Hansen, of Westminster College; Membership Chair Tammy Wickham, of Naught-Naught Agency; New Member Orientation Chair and Club Trainer Charlie James, retired; Programs Chair Bob Sterner, of the Prosecuter's Office; Public Relations Chair Brenda Loeffler, of Garrett & Campbell; Social co-Chairs Jill Gamlin, of Atlas Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, and Sherry McCarthy, retired; Vocational Service Chair Joan Berry Morris, of Davis Realty; and Youth Services Chair Marilyn Wellborn, of William Woods University.
The Rotarian of the Year Award was presented to Shirley by Jennifer Books, last year's recipient. The award honors Raymond McCallister, a long-serving member of the Fulton Rotary Club and pastor of the First Christian Church in Fulton. McCallister served as club president from 1971-1972 and passed away in 2005. Club members remember McCallister for his active participation in the club and great sense of humor.
Previous recipients of the award serve as the selection committee and identify a member of the Fulton Rotary Club for recognition of distinguished service, loyalty and devotion to the ideals of Rotary. Shirley served as community service chair for the year, involving the club in more service projects than ever before, including a year-long project with the Coalition Against Rape and Domestic Violence.
District Governor Steve Dulle and his wife, Diane, also attended the dinner, along with Past District Governor and current District Foundation Chair Raymond Plue, Associate Governor Don Alberti and his wife, Sue, Assistant Governor Rollie Hausman and Assistant Governor Marty Walker.
Zack Harrison, son of Jan Reyes, provided guitar music during the social hour.