Rotary Spokes

The Brady Rotary Club met Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 12 noon at the Caf’ at the Depot. Clair Whitesell had as his guests, his brother, John, from Ohio, and his brother-in-law, Jim Baxter, from Pennsylvania. Student Rotarian Amy Pearson was present for her first visit. She is the daughter of Al and Carrie Pearson. She has one brother, Albert Ira Pearson, and is a Baptist. She is active in PALS and Interact, is National Honor Society president, serves as historian for the Brady High School FTA as well as district historian for FTA, was nominated Youth Alive vice president, flag corp captain, and is a member of the Student Chamber of Commerce, the Brady marching/concert band, UIL journalism, varsity girls golf, FCCLA, SPOOKS, UIL mock trial, Close Up Washington D.C., See You At The Pole and serves as the editor for the Brady High School Newspaper. She attended the Lions Honor Banquet, the District MVP Girls’ Golf Meet, the BHS Sports Banquet, the West Texas Junior Golf Association Championship, was a Girls State nominee, nominated most ambitious for her class and has received numerous golfing awards. She plans to attend the University of Dallas or Southwestern University in Georgetown where she hopes to major in education and receive a coaching degree to coach golf. “I plan to follow in the footsteps of my mother, the teacher, my father, the golfer and my brother, the student,” she said. * * * Program chairman Mac McWill-iams gave information and the history of the Rotary Foundation. This was begun in 1917 to help the less-fortunate. It now has an endowment of over $73 million. One of the most world-wide programs was the elimination of Polio. Rotarians who contribute as much as $1,000 to this Foundation are named a “Paul Harris Fellow.” The $2 bill was won by Mac McWilliams for being the first to answer the question posed by Bill Ricks'”What Brady Rotarian was our first Paul Harris Fellow'” Answer: Burnell Davis. Lynn Munden will be program chairman for Jan. 29. This will not be a brown bag day as had previously been reported.

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