It was a busy night at Paul's Deli in New Town last week, as members of the recently formed Rotary Satellite Club were initiated into regular JCC Rotary. Eight eager new members, four of whom are seen here, were invested with pins by John Padgett, Rotary's Governor of District 7600, which encompasses a large part of eastern Virginia.
Elevated to full membership, along with four others which do not appear in the picture, were, left to right:
Zakiya Howell, Benming Zhang, Katie Molitoris, Kathy Wallace, and at the far right,
District Governor John Padgett.
Present but not in the photo were: Erin Kelly, Allison Lenthall, Grayson Moore, and Vernell Sutherland.
The idea of the Satellite Club is to add members to the existing club, while providing an environment better suited to younger members, who might be repelled by the average age and opinions of current JCC Rotarians. The new club will be free to set up its own rules, including breakfast, lunch or dinner meetings, or even mealless, the number of meetings per month, and many other details for conducting their programs. The only requirement which will still remain must be the ideal of service to community, on a local and global scale, and a willingness to take part in local charitable initiatives.
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