New officers were sworn into office for the 2012-2013 year during the Rotary Club of Annandale’s annual awards and installation dinner at the Courtyard Alexandria Pentagon South Marriott on Wednesday, June 27.
Surrounded by their families, fellow Rotarians and friends, the following officers and directors were sworn into office by Lt. Gov. P.J. Maddox of Rotary District 7610: Jim McConville as president, Glenn Decint as vice president and secretary, Jackie Armstrong as treasurer, outgoing president Dick Bowes as a board member and membership chair, Alan Mayer as a board member and in charge of service projects and Lester Schoene as manager of public relations and outreach.
"Annandale has a long and proud history and we [District 7610] rely on the Annandale club for their leadership and their [work through their literacy programs]," said Maddox during the induction, which was the club’s 48th. “We are always impressed with the amount of enthusiasm and force of leadership in this club.”
During his remarks, McConville spoke about the Rotary Club’s importance in the Annandale community and how through its partnerships with other organizations such as the Annandale Chamber of Commerce and the Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA).
“There are a lot things that need to be done in Annandale and we just have to keep doing things to put our name out there,” said McConville.
Through clubs at the middle and high school level as well as college, Maddox said Rotary hopes to continue to inspire the next generation of Rotarians to continue to carry out the mission of the more than 100-year-old organization.
Maddox explained that Rotary, at its core, is about taking the interests of individuals to fulfill the needs of local communities.
To learn more about the Annandale Rotary Club, read Annandale Patch's feature profile of the organization from 2011.