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Rotary installs new officers looks ahead to 2014-15

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The Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club recently installed new officers at a special evening meeting held at Riley’s Railhouse in Chesterton.

Loree Hanas was awarded the Rotarian of the Year for her work with the Student of the Month, Interact and RYLA programs she has orchestrated through Chesterton High School.

Outgoing club president David Hiestand then passed the gavel of leadership to Heather Klein Olson for the Rotary 2014-2015 year.

Klein Olson took the opportunity to share her goals for the upcoming year for the Chesterton Porter Rotary Club to be more visible by echoing the Rotary International theme of “Light Up Rotary.”

Klein Olson challenged club members to get the word out about all that Rotary does, locally and globally.

In the coming year the club has a field trip planned to visit the national headquarters of Rotary in Evanston, Ill., on July 26. Continued work and financial commitment to Rotary Duneland Diamond, Rebuilding Together, scholarships and a new project in the works for developing “Little Free Libraries” for the public through club grants and community fundraising efforts were just a few of the upcoming activities mentioned.

Klein Olson then reminded all members that all club projects are made possible through fundraising. The Fish Fry, Holiday Greens Sales, Charity Ride for See Change Foundation on August 3 and Nelson Chicken day coming up on September 13, are but a few.

Leadership training is a big part of Rotary, developing leaders through district training, club support and board participation. Klein Olson’s combined leadership skills will be a strong asset towards building on membership and continued community focus, while remaining open to opportunities of service.

The Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club is a diverse and passionate service organization made up of community-focused and globally concerned individuals.

Rotary International is a service organization with over 2 million members, in more than 34,000 clubs, in over 200 countries.

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Posted 7/18/2014