Rotary Club of Scottsdale welcomes new board, officers for 2015-16

The 2015-16 Rotary Club of Scottsdale board and officers, from left, Mary Blank, Kent Hammond, Max Rumbaugh, Dr. Honora Norton, Wendy Wentz,  Jim Hann, Benny Barnes and Tim Baughman. (Submitted photo)

The 2015-16 Rotary Club of Scottsdale board and officers, from left, Mary Blank, Kent Hammond, Max Rumbaugh, Dr. Honora Norton, Wendy Wentz, Jim Hann, Benny Barnes and Tim Baughman. (Submitted photo)

Rotary Club of Scottsdale recently held its annual installation dinner and social to welcome its new board and officers for 2015-16.

Max Rumbaugh, left, incoming 2015-16 club president, with Past President Tim Baughman. (Submitted photo)

Max Rumbaugh, left, incoming 2015-16 club president, with Past President Tim Baughman. (Submitted photo)

The evening provided the opportunity to express appreciation to outgoing club president Tim Baughman, the 2014-15 board and to all the members who make the club the great club that it is.

The 2015-16 President Max Rumbaugh and board were welcomed as new officers of the community-service organization.

The Lakeside Ballroom at Scottsdale’s McCormick Ranch was filled. Attending were Rotary International representatives Sherry Mischel, District 5510 governor, and Mike Maurer, District 5510 assistant governor; City of Scottsdale’s Mayor Jim Lane; club members, local Rotary youth representatives and guests from as faraway as the Netherlands.
The installation ceremony included exchange of club president pins, club charter, president’s “walk in my shoes” plaque, gavels and more.

New President Max Rumbaugh with Club’s President’s “walk in my shoes” plaque. (Submitted photo)

New President Max Rumbaugh with the Club’s President’s “walk in my shoes” plaque. (Submitted photo)

Several members of Max Rumbaugh’s family were inducted as Rotary International Paul Harris Fellows. The Paul Harris Fellow provides a way for dedicated Rotarians to support Rotary’s good work, while honoring Rotary founder Paul Harris.

The 2015-16 Rotary Club of Scottsdale officers are Club President Max Rumbaugh; President-Elect Mary Blank; Vice President Charlie Kester; Secretary Kent Hammond; Treasurer Dr. Honora Norton and board members Benny Barnes, Gretchen Caraway, Jim Hann, Don Loose, Jason Washo, Wendy Wentz. and Past President & Rotary Club of Scottsdale Foundation President, Tim Baughman, with Patti Miller, executive assistant.

Thank you was extended to 2014-15 board whose terms ended: Jerry Schwallier, Roger Rohrs and Bob Jackson.

The club with community and business leaders as members, has gathered for 61 years to serve the youth of Scottsdale while supporting Rotary’s global efforts to promote education, health, sanitation, and peace.

For more information about Rotary Club of Scottsdale’s upcoming speakers, projects, programs and meeting dates/locations, visit www.scottsdalerotary.org.

Visitors to club meetings are always welcome. Call 480-945-6158.

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