Mocksville Rotary celebrates 75 years of helping community

Published 6:04 pm Wednesday, November 16, 2022

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The Rotary Club of Mocksville celebrated its 75th anniversary in October – two years overdue thanks to Covid-19 – but it made seeing old friends even more enjoyable.

Rotarians and guests enjoyed a social time at the Junker Barn near Mocksville.

Remembering former members was easy as composite photos were on display.

Following dinner, Rotary District Governor Debbie Scott recognized the past presidents in attendance. She also recognized and celebrated 100-year-old Dr. Francis Slate who joined the club in 1959.

Club President Ken Gamble shared his vision for the future of the club and Slayton Harpe facilitated a walk down memory lane as club members shared stories and remembrances.

After an invitation to contribute to the 75 Fund for future projects, Carl Lambert closed the evening with the traditional Rotary Four Way Test: First:  Is it the truth? Second: Is it fair to all concerned? Third: Will it build goodwill and better friendship? Fourth: Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Everyone agreed that it was good to be together again, and the pillars of Rotary in the Four Way Test are more important now than ever.

To learn more about the club, contact Gamble