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Leadership Changeover 2023

July 03, 20233 min read

From left to right: Tyler Jackson, Karen Jackson, Emily Jackson Brenda Eardly, Rick Lauschke, Michelle Wittman, Leslie Schobernd, Virginia Woulfe-Beile, Eric McRoy, Jeanne Truckey, Monica Bristow, Gloria Shidler

Riverbend Rotary Club Celebrates Annual Changeover Ceremony and Welcomes New Leadership


On June 28, 2023, the Riverbend Rotary Club gathered at Castelli's Moonlight Restaurant for their highly anticipated annual changeover ceremony. The evening was filled with joy, camaraderie, and the passing of the torch as the club bid farewell to the outgoing leadership and welcomed a new team to lead the way. With a wonderful turnout of club members and their significant others, the event was a memorable occasion that marked the beginning of a new chapter for the Riverbend Rotary Club.

A Night of Celebration:

As the evening unfolded, the air buzzed with excitement and anticipation. The venue, Castelli's Moonlight Restaurant, provided an elegant and inviting atmosphere for the event. Members mingled, catching up with old friends and getting to know new faces, while the soft melodies of live music filled the room, setting the perfect tone for the festivities.

Passing the Torch:

One of the highlights of the evening was the official swearing-in ceremony, where the new leadership team took their oath of office. The outgoing leaders were recognized for their dedication and hard work in guiding the club over the past year, and the incoming leaders were welcomed with open arms and high hopes for the year ahead.

President Monica Bristow:

Leading the Riverbend Rotary Club into the new term is two-time President Monica Bristow. Known for her passion for service and unwavering commitment to the community, President Bristow brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to the role. Her vision for the club centers around empowering members to make a positive impact through meaningful projects and collaborations.

Vice-President Eric McRoy:

Joining President Bristow in steering the club's activities is Vice-President Eric McRoy. With his strong technological skills and dedication to Rotary's ideals, Vice-President McRoy is poised to support the president and contribute to the club's growth and success. Together, they form a dynamic duo ready to inspire and motivate members towards making a lasting difference in the community.

Recording Secretary Michelle Wittman:

Ensuring efficient communication and record-keeping within the club, Recording Secretary Michelle Wittman steps into her role with a keen eye for detail and organization. Her commitment to transparency and open communication will help foster a strong sense of unity among members as they work together to achieve shared goals.

Treasurer Jeremy Watters:

Managing the club's finances with diligence and accuracy, Treasurer Jeremy Watters keeps the responsibility of overseeing the financial operations of the Riverbend Rotary Club. His expertise and careful stewardship of resources will ensure that the club remains financially sound, enabling them to carry out impactful projects and initiatives.

Looking Ahead:

With the new leadership team in place, the Riverbend Rotary Club is poised for an exciting year ahead. President Bristow, Vice-President McRoy, Recording Secretary Wittman, and Treasurer Watters, along with the support of the entire club membership, will work tirelessly to strengthen the club's impact in the community. Their dedication to Rotary's guiding principles and their passion for service will undoubtedly make a positive difference in the lives of many.

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Eric McRoy

Eric McRoy is a dedicated community leader and active member of the Riverbend Rotary Club. With a passion for service and a keen interest in making a positive impact on the lives of others, Eric lends his experience and expertise to various local initiatives. As a skilled communicator and enthusiastic volunteer, he enjoys sharing stories of the club's accomplishments, inspiring others to join the mission of creating lasting change in the Riverbend area and beyond.

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