Members of the Rotary Club of Terrace recently welcomed Lyle Harvey as its President for the 2012-2013 year. At the Club’s annual installation meeting, Lyle accepted the President’s gavel from outgoing President John Heighington. This will be Lyle’s second term as President as he was the President for the 1993-1994 year.
“Rotary’s main objective is “Service Above Self” -- in our community and abroad,” Lyle said. “I’m honored to serve as President and look forward to continuing Rotary’s work in building community capacity around health, education, and alleviating poverty.”
Last year, the Rotary Club of Terrace raised over $50,000 through its two main fundraising events - the sales of tickets for the Great Duck Race held during River Boat Days and the Rotary Auction held every fall. This money was used to fund community programs and projects like the Terrace Hospice Society, Terrace Community Band and Bread of Life Soup Kitchen.
Past President John Heighington is proud of our Club’s work over the past year. “Last year Rotary members did an outstanding job not only by raising money for the community, but also by rolling up their sleeves and doing the work on the Howe Trail upgrade and cleaning up the highway on the Adopt a Highway program on a semi-annual basis. This is how we give back to our community.”
Other projects and programs funded during the 2011/2012 year include the Royal Air Cadets, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, REM Theatre Alive Society, Grade 5 Forestry Week, an $1800 Scholarship awarded to Caledonia High School graduate Selena Kunar, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and summer camp, the Pacific Northwest Music Festival, Terrace Dry Grad Committee and Salvation Army Hamper program just to name a few.
Terrace Rotary members are currently selling tickets for the Great Duck Race that takes place on August 6 at 1pm at Ferry Island. Tickets sell for $20 each and 1st prize is a choice of one of 7 new vehicles. All proceeds are used to help fund local community projects.
The club, established in 1954, meets every Monday at noon at the Bavarian Inn. Interested in learning more about Rotary or membership? Contact any Rotarian or visit www.terracerotary.org