Rotary Club of Delray Beach Notes


The Delray Beach Rotary recognized Atlantic H.S. Senior, Tevin Spells, for Student of The Month honors during its weekly luncheon meeting at The Delray Beach Library. Atlantic H.S. Biology Teacher, Joseph McDonald, was awarded Teacher of The Month recognition. The senior student athlete plans to attend The University Of Tennessee on a football scholarship in the fall. Atlantic High School Principal, Dr. Anthony Lockhart commended Spells and McDonald as an outstanding student leader and teacher respectively, who each generate a positive impact on the quality of the educational atmosphere at the Atlantic High School. In other business President Michael Campbell presented a “State of The Club” address to the assembly. Campbell reiterated that 2012/13 was and is a dramatic year as he completes his second and final term as President of The Delray Rotary. He stated that during his last term as President, the Club has changed it’s meeting venue to the Library, welcomed new members, awarded over $10,000.00 in student scholarships, assisted numerous families and causes in the community and otherwise had a genuine impact on the quality of life here in Delray Beach. He remembered The Late Rotarian; Jim Pignato as a role model for his distinguished life of service and for his devotion to Rotary and to the community. Mr. Campbell urged the local Rotarians to continue to embrace the ideals of Rotary and to pursue the opportunities to take an active leadership role in the mission of Rotary to serve with distinction. Campbell urged the local Rotarians to expand the club’s influence and to utilize the social media available to advertise and to reach out to the community. “We must continue to recruit and to welcome members who want to make a difference and to serve the community”, he stated. “We still have to develop a web page and to design a major fund raiser to support our scholarship and service objectives. It will take input from all of our membership to achieve these objectives and I am confident that we can succeed” Campbell also expressed his optimism that this local Rotary Club will continue to place “Service Above Self” as a priority and to meet the challenges facing service clubs in the United States and throughout the world.