Rotary Club of Hagerstown holds annual Alpha Omega meeting

August 08, 2011
  • Club President Gaye McGovern passes the gavel to David Hanlin, incoming president of the Rotary Club of Hagerstown.
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HAGERSTOWN — On June 29, the Rotary Club of Hagerstown held its traditional Alpha Omega meeting.

Club President Gaye McGovern passed the gavel to incoming president David Hanlin.  

Other incoming club officers were recognized: W. Chris Motz will serve as vice president/president-elect; Michael S. Johnston, sergeant-at-arms; Jef Bohn, treasurer; Russ Townsley, secretary; and Curt Dudda, assistant secretary.

In her comments to the members, McGovern talked about the many achievements of the club over the year just ending.  

The club was one of few clubs awarded the prestigious Rotary Presidential Citation by Rotary International.  A highlight included awarding nearly $65,000 to local nonprofit organizations.    

In his remarks, Hanlin outlined his goals for the coming year. He spoke specifically about the issue of emergent literacy and maintaining summer literacy skills for elementary school children.  He challenged each member to be mindful of club goals and to support forthcoming plans to address literacy issues in children.  

The club is the largest service club in Washington County, with nearly 175 members. The club meets Wednesdays at noon at Fountain Head Country Club. Individuals interested in possible membership can email

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