The Rotary Club of King kicked off the 2016-17 Rotary year which began July 1, 2016, with a visit from
leaders of Rotary District 7690.
District Governor Jon Spillman, Incoming District Governor Claudia Cannady, and Assistant District Governor Tim Matthews joined King Rotary Club President Homer Dearmin in leading the club in a planning session for the year. Using the motto of Rotary International, “Service above Self,” the club planned a variety of service and community betterment projects including scholarships for local students, character education programs for middle school students, job shadowing for high school students, sponsorship of two local Interact clubs, adopt-a-highway roadside clean-ups of Hartgrove and Southern Roads, and participation in the Feed Stokes Half Marathon and 5K Run to benefit needy families in Stokes County. Club projects are funded by contributions from club members and community support of the club’s annual fundraiser which will be held on September 8, at 6 p.m., at West Stokes High School.
The Rotary Club of King meets each Thursday from 7 to 8 a.m., at P.B. Clark’s Restaurant in King. Guests are welcome to attend meetings without a formal invitation or prior notice.