The Pahokee Rotary Club recently held its annual installation. The new officers were officially installed by club member and Wellington resident Barnie Walker, who informed them of their responsibilities for the 2012-13 year.
The new members of the board of directors are Elizabeth “Liz” Cayson, president; Julia Hale, vice president; Kay Brand, treasurer; Mary York, secretary; Donia Roberts, sergeant at arms; Mike Garcia; Walker; and Pastor Patti Aupperlee.
“We need leadership, and Liz exemplifies the true meaning of leadership,” Walker said during the installation of Cayson as president. “She will do a wonderful job as president of the club.”
During her acceptance speech, Cayson noted that Rotary International’s theme this year is “peace through service.”
“I do not know what every club’s success story will be, nor do I know what every district will accomplish,” she said. “But I know this year with the support of all of our members, we will be proactive and provide community service projects to promote peace through service.”
Cayson is married to Sgt. Trevor Cayson of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and is employed by the Health Care District of Palm Beach County. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in health services with a specialization in community health education and advocacy at Walden University.
Rotary District Gov. Terri Wescott, a resident of Royal Palm Beach, was one of the distinguished guests to attend the installation. She presented Brand with the “Rotarian of the Year” award. Brand, a Royal Palm Beach resident and manager of the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser’s Office in Belle Glade, received the award this year for her dedicated and invaluable service to the club. Each year the club recognizes an outstanding member who goes above and beyond his or her duties.
The Pahokee Rotary Club has been active since 1929.
Above: Francisco Alvarez, Mary York, Terri Wescott, Mike Garcia, Liz Cayson, Donia Roberts, Kay Brand and Craig Korbly. Not pictured: Julia Hale.