The Rotary Club of Brandon '86 recently installed its newest board of officers at the group's 26th annual meeting, held June 29 at the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City.
Alan Feldman, a member of the Roatary Club of Brandon, from which the younger club traces its roots, serves as this year's Rotary's District 6890 Governor. In that role, at the historic restaurant, he presided over the installation of Stoddard Pickrell as the newest club president for Brandon '86.
Also on hand for the installation were in-coming District Governor Tom Wade and Assistant Governor Reggie Osenton.
In his first order of business as president, Pickrell took to the task of installing his executive board:
- Bob Davis, president-elect
- Mary Boor, vice president
- Molly Blanton, secretary
- Ed Johns, treasurer
- Jeni Chatraw, immediate past president
In other action:
- Ted Wilson was awarded the Club's 2012 Rotarian of the Year for his outstanding service to the community, charities and to his club.
Also installed as members of the 2012-13 Brandon '86 board of directors:
- Randy Kizer, former district governor
- Lillian LoBello
- Marie Pszonek
- Diane Keebler
- Dave Waring
- Jake Mathers
- Eric Judd
- Joe Spooner
- Marlene Adkinson
5 Things To Know About the Rotary Club of Brandon '86
- The club organizes two major fundraisers each year: Denizens of the Deep and the Bowl-in-One tournament.
- The club performs dozens of service projects annually.
- Among the charities and nonprofits benefiting from the club's fundraising efforts are the: Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO), Brandon Outreach Clinic, LifeCare of Brandon and Rotary's Camp Florida, off Lakewood Drive in Brandon.
- Brandon ’86 meets every Friday morning at 7:00am at The Bridges in Riverview, across the street from the Winthrop community, at 11350 Bloomingdale Ave.
- For more information, visit the Rotary Club of Brandon '86 online.
This report is based on information submitted by Lillian LoBello, a member of the Rotary Club of Brandon '86's board of directors.