St. George Rotary names O’Riley president

ST. GEORGE – Janet O’Riley of St. George was recently installed as 2014-15 President of the 66-member Rotary Club of St. George, assuming duties and responsibilities from outgoing President Durant McArthur.

Prior to passing the gavel, McArthur listed the successes of the local service club during the year of his presidency when more than a dozen members of the club traveled to Guatemala to build stoves. He also noted the strength of outstanding local Rotary youth programs, including RYLA, a growing Rotaract club at Dixie State University, and Interact clubs forming at 3 local high schools.

O’Riley pledged to follow in the footsteps of “all the amazing leaders of this club who have previously served” in the club’s top spot. As the club’s 84th president, O’Riley has, as her main goal, to have “more Rotarians, more service, more fun.” She is also enthusiastic about plans for Worldwide Rotary Day on October 25 and looks forward to what Rotary can do this year in the community, the state and the world.

The new president will be assisted in her duties by board members: Secretary-Treasurer Richard Isom; President-Elect Terance White who will take charge of club administration; Linda Sappington who will be responsible for public relations; Collin Davis who oversees fund-raising activities; Sheldon Banks who will plan and organize service projects in the community, the district and the world; and, Kolby Traveller will oversee membership recruitment and retention. Durant McArthur, as immediate past president, will continue in a leadership role as chairman of the St. George Rotary Foundation.

St. George Rotary Club is one of four Rotary clubs in Washington County and one of more than 34,000 clubs in the world. St. George Rotary is comprised of local business, civic and education leaders in the community dedicated to Rotary International’s motto of “service above self” Rotarians, locally and in more than 200 countries, work together to improve the world through club, community, vocational and international service.

For more information about Rotary in the community or the world, call 632-1725. .

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