Moab Rotary Club welcomes new president

Members of the Moab Rotary Club met Monday, July 1 for their twice-monthly board meeting held in the basement of the Bierscheid Building on 400 East. Photo by Sena Hauer

Britta Kingsley is the new president of the Moab Rotary Club, taking over for Dave Bierscheid who has held the post for two terms. The group meets the first and third Mondays of every month at noon in the basement meeting room of the Bierscheid Building on 400 East. The group welcomes new members, and can contact Kingsley at 727-656-3633 for information about group goals, work projects and socials.

The Moab Rotary Club is responsible for the establishment of Rotary Park on Mill Creek Drive. The facility has been expanded and improved over the years due to the funding and efforts of the club. The club for decades has donated to numerous local causes and scholarships, including the Moab Free Health Clinic.

Britta Kingsley

Internationally, Rotary is a service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. Rotary is “a non-political and non-religious organization open to all people regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender or political preference,” according to the organization’s website. There are more than 35,000 member clubs worldwide, and an estimated 1.2 million past and present members.

Rotary International has been instrumental in providing humanitarian work throughout the world, most notably nearly eradicating polio from the globe.

Dedicated Rotary members customarily visit other club meetings as they travel, building networks of trust and fellowship.

Said Kingsley, “I am very happy to be the new president for the Moab Rotary Club. I hope I will be able to serve not just the club and its members satisfactorily, but also continue to contribute in a Rotary way to our amazing Moab community.”

The club will be hosting a social on Friday, July 19.

During lunch meetings, club members bring their own sack lunches, discuss goals, and at times have guest speakers. For more information on becoming a member or speaking to the group, contact Kingsley.