Rotary Club gets new members, president

Published 3:44 pm Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Rotary Club of Chilton County inducted two new members Tuesday at its weekly meeting at Clara’s Country Café.

Richard and Sam Whisner, husband and wife, became the 15th and 16th members of the club, which also saw a new president begin his term.

New members Sam and Richard Whisner with new Rotary president Bill Evans (left).

Bill Evans, taking over for outgoing president Roger Yeargan, said his main goal was for growth in the club.

“The thing I’m looking most forward to is growing the club so we can help the community,” he said. “In the last six months we’ve grown 60 percent, from 10 members to 16.”

In his inauguration talk to the club Wednesday, Evans listed several goals for the upcoming rotary year, such as increasing membership to 20 members, starting an orientation program for new members and making the club’s records better.

New Rotary president Bill Evans (left) with outgoing president Roger Yeargan.

Evans has been a member of several Rotary clubs across the country in his 40-year tenure, including president of the one at Inverness in Birmingham. He said of all the clubs he had been to, Chilton County’s Rotary stuck with him.

“This club does more with a fraction of what other clubs have,” he said. “This is a working club.”