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GP/JC Rotary installs presidents – not 1, but 4

OUTGOING PRESIDENT Maria Rodriguez welcomes 3 of the 4 new presidents: Ernesto Paredes, Abby (Ibrahim Abou- Awdi), and Ramon Garza. Not able to attend was James Beesley, out of town.
OUTGOING PRESIDENT Maria Rodriguez welcomes 3 of the 4 new presidents: Ernesto Paredes, Abby (Ibrahim Abou- Awdi), and Ramon Garza. Not able to attend was James Beesley, out of town.

GALENA PARK – In a somewhat different procedure, the GP/JC Rotary Club installed not one but four new presidents for the coming year in a ceremony last Wednesday, July 15th. Installing officer was Derrill Painter, Rotary 5890 Assistant District Governor. Also on hand were ADG Bill Palko, and Governor-Elect Eric Liu.

The unusual 4-person presidency was occasioned by the last minute inability of the president-elect, Paula Henney, to take office for personal reasons. The board of the Rotary club decided to ask four past presidents, who were familiar with the training and responsibilities of the office, to each take 3 month terms for the coming year.

This arrangement promises to add variety and freshness to the coming year, according to outgoing president Maria Rodriguez.