ST. GEORGE – Egor Shulman of St. George was recently inducted as president of the Red Rock Rotary Club, assuming administrative duties for his small, but highly effective, service club from outgoing president Dr. Joseph Fife.
Before passing the gavel, Fife listed Red Rock Rotary’s accomplishment during his year as president, including: the completion of a comprehensive three-year strategic plan for growth and service; a successful fundraising event at the Washington County Fair which funded the club’s Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation and the subsequent awarding of more than $5,000 in grants to local children-services nonprofit organizations. The club also distributed dictionaries to third grade students in six Washington County elementary schools, purchased and delivered Christmas gifts to needy families with children, parked cars at the annual SunRiver Kite Festival and provided volunteer support for the Ironman competition.
Shulman, who served as the 2007-2008 president of Hurricane Valley Rotary Club, pledged to follow in the footsteps of “all the outstanding club leaders who have preceded me in this role.”
As his club’s 12th president, Shulman outlined plans for the upcoming year including, he said, “continuing the successful projects we are known for, raising and distributing more grant funds to organizations which support children; increasing membership by 50 percent; supporting Rotary International’s End Polio Now initiative; and more effectively using social media to draw attention to Red Rock Rotary’s service in the community, the state and the world.”
The general manager and founding partner of CCSi, a national taxi dispatch center located in St. George and currently employing 170 local residents, will be supported in his duties as Rotary president by a strong board:
- Scott Florence, recently retired Bureau of Land Management district manager, is president-elect
- Mike Empey, past Southern Utah liaison for Congressman Jim Matheson, will serve as the club’s director of international service
- Sales professional Frank Casey will direct community service activities
- Kathleen Peterson is the newly named director of club service, including membership and vocational service
- Teri Iverson, director of Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Southern Utah will direct the club’s youth services activities
Shulman will also have the assistance of Lil Barron, community liaison for the American Red Cross as club secretary; author Melanie Florence as treasurer, Tim Welsh from Farmers Insurance as sergeant-at-arms and the experience of outgoing president Joseph Fife.
Red Rock Rotary Club, chartered in 2003, meets for one hour on Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Best Western Abbey Inn for breakfast and fun.
See more on how Red Rock Rotary is making a difference online at redrockrotary.org
Rotary is an organization of professional men and women with 30,000+ clubs and 1.3+ million members. Rotary International focuses efforts on improving the health and welfare of underprivileged populations by providing water, education and health through projects administered by local Rotary clubs all over the world.