Rotarians from District 6080 attended the Club Leadership Mega-Training Seminar April 29 in Osage Beach, led by District Governor-Elect Melvin Platt of Columbia.
“In spite of illness, accidents to family members, and the inclement weather, we had 80 persons in attendance at the training seminar,” Platt said. “I am just delighted beyond words that we had so many Rotarians attend. This may be one of largest attendances we have had at this particular training session in recent memory.”
During the daylong leadership training, participants learned more about various Rotary programs, including youth services, community service, international service, enhancing public image, attracting and keeping members, the Rotary Foundation, polio eradication and visioning.
In addition, breakout sessions were conducted for presidents-elect and president-nominees, secretaries, treasurers, membership chairs, Foundation chairs, public relations chairs and service chairs.
Fulton: from left, Joan Morris, treasurer-elect; Jennifer Books, president-elect; and Mary Ann Beahon, president and district public image chair
Bolivar: Dan Adkison, membership chair.
Buffalo: Mary Ellen Chapman, current president and president-elect, and Ron Locke, Foundation chair.
Columbia Sunrise Southwest: Don Ladd, president; Janie Schleppers, secretary-elect; Mike Burrell, community service co-chair; and Tony Spicci, president-elect.
Columbia: from left, (front row) Linda Ladd, Margie Meyer, Jody Rae Miller; (back row) Neil Carr, Bob Churchill, Mike Randerson, Marty Walker, John French, Al Tacker and Melvin Platt.
Jefferson City-all clubs: (front row) James Klahr, Jefferson City; Joan Kramer, Jefferson City Evening; Sally Graham, Jefferson City West; and Matt Tolksdorf, Jefferson City Breakfast, all presidents-elect; (middle row) Carol Robertson, Cathy Libey, Angie Kinworthy, Rita Esterly, Nicole Slusser, Julia Prullage and Don Alberti; (back row) Pat Hiatte, Jim Libey, Nick Rackers, Steve Crowell, Don Neumann, Gregg Bexten and Bethany Green.
Lake Ozark and Laurie-Sunrise Beach: Clint Ladouceur, assistant governor; Celeste Barela, president-elect; Tom Walker, president; Ivan Turner, vice president, all from Lake Ozark; Linda Lagergren, community service chair; Michael Wagner, president-elect; Charles Niemann, international service chair, all from Laurie-Sunrise Beach
Nixa: Tammy Mast, president-elect.
Rolla: Dick Mazanec, district secretary and member of the Rolla Rotary Club, and Steven Shields, president-elect of the Rolla Breakfast Rotary Club.
Salem: Ty Richards, president, and Ray Walden, president-elect.
Sedalia: Greg Boswell, assistant governor.
Springfield Sunrise: Ken Homan, president; Rowland Geddie, international service chair; G.R. Stoval, president-elect.
Springfield: Paul Reinert, district governor nominee designate; Kathleen O’Dell, president; Britton Jobe, membership chair; and Dwayne Fulk, president-nominee.
West Plains: John Kenslow, president-elect; Brian Cope, secretary; and Mark Lewis.
Willow Springs: Jay Waggoner, assistant governor, and Teresa Waggoner, president-elect.