New Rotary club forming in Buckhannon

BUCKHANNON — A new Rotary Club is now being formed in Buckhannon and prospective members are invited to join.

This is in response to Rotary International’s decision to revoke the existing club’s charter, allegedly due to the current board’s refusal to follow directives issued by Rotary International, according to a press release regarding the new club’s formation.

The Buckhannon Rotary Club had a history of over 100 years of service to the community and members feel that it is extremely unfortunate that this occurred, the release stated. However, many current members are committed to continuing their service to the community through Rotary.

The next meeting for the new Rotary club will be at noon Tuesday at the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. The discussion will include preparing the application for formation of a new club and naming a slate of officers and directors. For more information about joining the new Rotary Club or to be placed into consideration for an officer position, please call 304-439-8421 or 304-472-4541.

Rotary is an international service organization whose motto is “Service Above Self.” Its mission is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through a fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.


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