New Board of Directors takes over at Rotary Club of Springfield Southeast

Gene Hartley Announcements

Bill McNeill, 2016-17 club president, took his oath of office on June 30 as new board members and the rest of the club looked on. Past president and past assistant district governor John Horton administered the oath to Bill and the other board members.

The 2016 Board of Directors includes Lori Miller, president-elect; Irwin Cohen, secretary; Andy Clemens, treasurer; Rick Van Pelt, immediate past president; Ned Caldwell, Club Service lane director; Jennifer Baker, Community Service lane director; Mark McNay, International Service lane director; Luke Westerman, New Generations lane director; and Ryan Murray, Vocational Service lane director.

McNeill is the club’s 50th president. Twenty-seven of the past presidents are still members of the club. Those who were present participated in the ceremonial Passing of the Gavel, starting with John Simpson, president in 1974-75, and ending with McNeill.