More than 60 years ago, in the midst of the Great Depression, a U.S. Rotarian devised a simple, four-part ethical guideline that helped him rescue a beleaguered business. The statement and the principles it embodied also helped many others find their own ethical compass. Soon embraced and popularized by Rotary International, the Four-Way Test today stands as one of our organization’s hallmarks.
On July 1st, our club will begin a new year, and this past Saturday, outgoing officers met with the incoming board members to ensure an effective and efficient transition. Outgoing President Sandy Patel opened the meeting with a review of the club’s accomplishments this past year as well as upcoming events and areas subject for improvement. He and incoming President Marc Jacobson led the session that covered the current budget, planning guidelines, board roles […]
On May 5th, four members of the Rotary Club of Madison attended and led portions of the Rotary District Training Assembly at the Harbert Center in Birmingham. Gene Pfeiffer, an incoming Assistant District Governor, volunteered his time to support the logistics of the day. Pat Cross, Past District Governor, facilitated a training session for Secretaries and Treasurers, while Dennis Sanders, District Communications Officer, and Ashley Lindley, Madison Club Secretary, each led sessions focusing primarily […]
In April, we traveled to Chattanooga, TN for the 2017 Multi-District Conference. Rotarians from Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky spent a great weekend learning about the different projects across our districts, listening to great speakers, and meeting new friends. One of the highlights of this annual event is the presentation of awards for the year’s accomplishments. Thanks to our hard work and the support from our community, we earned recognition for our Avenues of Service […]
Madison Rotary President-Elect, Marc Jacobson (l.) attends the President-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) at the Chattanooga Convention Center. This multi-district training session offers all incoming club presidents, assistant governors, and the district governor technical and leadership training as they begin the new Rotary year. Pictured with Marc is our Past President, Gene Pfeiffer (2nd from r.), incoming Assistant Governor for District 6860.
Pat Cross, Rotary District 6860 Governor for 2015-2016, installed the officers of Madison Rotary Club during our club’s final meeting of the year. Installed officers for 2016-2017 were: President Sandy Patel, President-Elect Marc Jacobson, President-Nominee Tim Stone, Immediate Past-President Gene Pfeiffer, Secretary Ashley Lindley, Treasurer Matt Davis, Sergeant-at-Arms Erik Simonson, Community Service Director Debbie Overcash, Club Service Director Carla Daily, International Service Director Tim McMicken, Youth Services Director Kimberly Hardee, Membership Chair Emily McIntosh, Vocational […]
Each year, we honor one of our own with the Rotarian of the Year Award. The recipient of this award has exemplified Service Above Self during the Rotary year and shown leadership in many areas. Pictured above, President Gene Pfeiffer presents Ashley Lindley this award at one of our weekly meetings. Congratulations, Ashley, for a job well done!
Pat Cross, a former president of the Madison club, was formally installed as the District Governor of District 6860. Attending the ceremony were family, Madison Rotarians and Rotarians from across the district.