I am honored to serve as President of the Rotary Club of Highlands. I pledge to lead the club to my fullest ability and continue to follow the Rotary official motto, “Service Above Self”, as well as our club’s mission, to make a difference in our community and beyond. Our club was chartered in 1945, and as we begin our 75th year we continue to grow stronger in membership and willingness to make a difference.
The Rotary Club of Highlands has a committed membership of approximately 100 members. It is our tradition to serve the community in many different ways. Our service events are of utmost importance. We begin each event with laughter and usually end with food. The membership volunteers many hours without complaint, and everyone truly believes in our motto “Service Above Self. “
We invite everyone to join us for a year packed with activity. You certainly cannot miss our July 4th hot dog cookout and annual duck derby, followed by the Twilight 5K, a fun filled family event, with food, music and community fellowship. In the fall comes Craft Beer Night, featuring a few local breweries with their best brew, complemented by a bite from local restaurants. In the meantime, the annual golf tournament is underway for May. Our club embraces each event with hope to impact our beautiful town and beyond. Rotary is an international program. This year our club will join with 1.2 million Rotarians around the world to make a difference in many lives.
Community projects for the 19-20 year include assisting Highlands Food Pantry with their continually growing food cost, the 5K proceeds going to AHEC, which is a support system for Highlands School, and we would never forget the Literacy Council Building Campaign plus many other worthy causes throughout the year.
Ready to Serve,
Sherry B. Holt