Bone named Rotarian of the Year

Staff Reports • Jul 12, 2016 at 2:45 PM

The Lebanon Breakfast Rotary Club named charter member H. Gordon Bone its Rotarian of the Year at its June 30 meeting at Venue 142.

Outgoing club president Scott Benson praised Bone’s support of the club and its efforts to secure philanthropic support to meet needs in the community. 

“Gordon is a dedicated advocate for Rotary and lives out our motto of “Service above Self” every day. His strong support of our annual fish fry, in particular, has been instrumental in growing the number of sponsorships for the event, which allows us to award more grants to deserving organizations who are doing such important work in our community.” 

Bone was also one of Breakfast Rotary’s most active recruiters, sponsoring a number of new members in recent years. 

“Our club ranks second in our district in membership growth, and we owe much of that distinction to Gordon,” Benson said. 

The June 30 meeting marked the end of Benson’s term as club president as the 2016-17 officers were installed. They are president Mike Kurtz; president-elect Butch Reed; secretary, Candace Partee; treasurer, Vona Lasater-Reed; assistant treasurer, Greg Butler; sergeant at arms, Al Ashworth; and board of directors Suanne Bone, Rod Clemmons, Jessica Fain, Brian McDonald, Kevin Owen, Neal Smith and Leigh Mills.

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. 


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