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Album Name: 75th Anniversary Luncheon Return to Albums
Album Date: Mar 28, 2013
Description: On March 28, 2013, the Rotary Club celebrated its 75th anniversary with a special extended luncheon at Charley's Waterfront Cafe. Many dignitaries, including District Governor Cap Neilson, District Governor Elect Chuck Arnason, were on hand. Also present were many of our past presidents who are no longer in the club. Wonderful food, fellowship, history, tradition.
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A delicious cake awaits!
The Rotary Club of Farmville is only three clubs removed from the original club in Chicago (Chicago founded Washington DC, which founded Richmond, which founded Farmville).  Rotary, founded in 1903, is the world's oldest service club. Always lots of lively conversation, even going through the buffet line!  L-R  Que Wilhelmi, Randy Reed, Bill Dorrill, George Conner, District Governor Elect Chuck Arnason, and District Governor Cap Neilson. Another photo of Rotarians going through the buffet line.  The food is always delicious at Charley's Waterfront Cafe. Some of the past presidents who are no longer in the club who joined us for this special event.  L-R Bob Shelton (in blue blazer, back to camera), Marshall Thackston (in pink shirt), Lew Drew (neck tie), and Judge Hay (plaid shirt). Rotarians love to talk!  Foreground, L-R  Bob Jefferson is speaking with Paul Hicks (red sweater).  Frank Lacey (blue shirt) speaks with Ben Johnson (white shirt).  Between them looking towards the buffet table is Bill Frank.
Troy Austin (in suit) is shown speaking with Kerry Mossler (partially hidden) while Charles Nelson speaks with Debbie Savage. District Governor Elect Chuck Arnason (l) is shown speaking with Jim Neale. George Conner (L) is having lunch with George Wilson. another photo of the crowd. A full house!
Our keynote speaker was District Governor Cap Neilson. Cannon Watson gave the official toast.  Everyone attending received a beautiful commemorative champagne glass. District Governor Cap Neilson is shown reading the commendation from Rotary International President Sajuki Tanaka, congratulating the Rotary Club of Farmville on 75 years of service to the community. A very happy President Lacy Ward Jr shows off the commendation to the audience. One of the highlights of the day was the induction of two new members.  District Governor Elect Chuck Arnason (r) is shown inducting Nicola Woody into the club.  Also shown is --- who sponsored Nicola for membership.
Also inducted was Troy Austin (c) who is the Director of Athletics for Longwood University.  Shown with him are District Governor Elect Chuck Arnason (r) and Lacy Ward Jr who sponsored Austin for membership. Shown here is everyone who attended the luncheon who has ever been the president of the Rotary Club of Farmville.  Sitting, L-R Que Wilhelmi, Judge Hay, Lacy Ward, Jr, Robyn Allen, Mable Shanaberger
(Back Row on next slide) Standing, L-R Kerby Moore, George Connor, Bob Rogers, Sam Shield, Randy Reed, George Wilson, Marshall Thackston, Paul Hicks, Lew Drew, Bob Shelton, Ruth Murphy, DG Cap Neilson, Bill Dorrill, Bill Frank, Cannon Watson, Joe Zehner, Jack Perry, and DG Elect Chuck Arnason The Cutting of the Cake.
District Governor Elect Chuck Arnason, Immediate Past President Robyn Allen, District Governor Cap Neilson, and President Lacy Ward Jr.