The Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset inducted three new members at its Nov. 15 meeting held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ponte Vedra Beach.
Club President Janeene Hart welcomed new members Janet Hartley, Angus Stephens and Ponte Vedra Recorder Publisher Susan Griffin to the club, which is one of Ponte Vedra’s two Rotary clubs. Both Hartley and Stephens had previously belonged to Rotary clubs in other communities, Hart noted, with both having served as president of their respective clubs.
Guest speaker at the club’s meeting was Ponte Vedra Recorder Managing Editor Jennifer Logue, who discussed ways in which members of the community can work with the media to share their news. Logue is a member of the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach.
With more than 1.2 million members in 30,000 clubs around the world, Rotary Club is one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations. Rotary clubs around the world contribute to their local communities while also joining together to address global crises. In particular, the Rotary Club has been instrumental in battling polio around the world: Since Rotary first began vaccinating children against the disease in 1979, Rotary clubs have vaccinated 2.5 billion children in 122 countries, eliminating 99.9 percent of the cases of polio in the world. In 2017, as Rotary celebrates the centennial of the Rotary Foundation, the world is on the cusp of eradicating the disease altogether, with reported cases of polio decreasing from 350,000 in 1988 to just 32 cases reported to date in 2016.Photo by Jennifer Logue
Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset President Janeene Hart; new members Susan Griffin, Janet Hartley and Angus Stephens; and Rotarian Carol Maurer.