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From March

Speakers and programs

The club hosted the local speech contest for District 6710. Western Hills High School freshman Destiny Hyatt won. Her first place prize was $300. The speech expressed the theme “Reach Within to Embrace Humanity.” Hyatt advanced to compete in sectional competition in LaGrange. 

Former state auditor Crit Luallen talked about her past eight years in office and challenges facing Kentucky.

PBS Director Nell Cox, known for her award-winning dramas such as “Ghostwriter,” “The Roommate,” and “Konra,” spoke to Rotary members.

Other news

Nancy Edwards received a Paul Harris Fellow (plus 2) pin. The Paul Harris Society is named after the founder of Rotary International. The society recognizes friends of The Rotary Foundation who contribute to the Annual Programs Fund, PolioPlus, or other approved Foundation grant activities.


From April

Speakers and programs

Grand Theatre president Bill Cull discussed the theatre’s history and upcoming events.

Kristen Cantrell talked about her move to Frankfort and purchase of Frankfort’s radio stations.

Other speakers included Kentucky Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker and Rotarian Clay Hulette.

Other news

Rotarians and members of Boy Scout Troops 281 and 269 collected approximately 11,000 pounds of food and $700 in cash and checks during the April 14 food drive at Save-A-Lot and Kroger.  The Boy Scouts collected food at both Kroger locations and Rotary members collected food at both Save-A-Lot locations. Pictured above loading donated food are, from left, volunteer Teresa Hockensmith; Madison Holder, 13, with Boy Scout Troop 281; Rotarian Brenda Rice; and Mike Holder, Madison’s father.


From May

Speakers and programs

Roy Mundy, Vice President for Business Development at Midway College, talked about Midway’s history and current focus on its four pillar programs, nursing, equine, business, teaching.

Alan W. (Bud) Wendorf discussed his work with Sargent & Lundy LLC, one of the leading power engineering consulting firms in the world.

The club hosted the District Speech Contest with Eric Skipworth, of Glasgow, being chosen the winner.

Frankfort Mayor Gippy Graham talked about the past, present and future of Frankfort and central Kentucky.

Lori Meadows, executive director of the Kentucky Arts Council, talked about arts’ positive impact on state and local economies in Kentucky.

Other news

Paula Rutledge and Larry Tracey were introduced as new members.

Jenna Miller, secretary of the Frankfort High School Rotaract Club, was presented a Certificate of Organization by president Chris Harrison. 

Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women.

Don Dampier and Arthur Kelly received perfect attendance pins.


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