Huffman named as Rotary Exchange Student next school year; three new members are inducted during Christmas party last Monday evening
The Wet Mountain Valley Rotary Club held their annual Christmas party last Monday, Dec. 9 at the historic Alpine Lodge. While a scrumptious dinner was enjoyed by all and the White Elephant gift exchange were highlights of the evening, there was also business to conduct. Sophomore Kaya Huffman was introduced and it was announced that her hard work and diligence has paid off as she will be a Rotary Foreign Exchange Student in Chile next year.
Huffman, dazzled the interview committees and will represent the WMVR club and her family very well. This means that we will also have an inbound exchange student next school year. This year, the club did not have an outbound student, so therefore, no inbound student was here
for this year. Congratulations, Kaya!! The process to join Rotary is selective and it is essential that candidates for membership in
WMVR have a heart for “Service Above Self.” That evening, the club inducted three new members into the group. Mayor Pro-Tem of Silver Cliff, HA “Buck” Wenzel, Lin Miller, and Jordan Hedberg received their membership packets and pin, making it official. Also recognized was Donna Durling. She became a member earlier this year. If you are interested in learning more about Rotary or the many programs they sponsor, please
- by Tracy Ballard
Rotary Dictionary Distribution
Right before Thanksgiving break, members of the Wet Mountain Valley Rotary club joined
together for an annual tradition that members and students alike, enjoy: Dictionary distribution to
third grade students at Custer County Elementary School.
On Wednesday, November 20, local Rotarians, Patrick Lynch, Steve McCutcheon, Donna
Durling, George Creighton, and Tracy Ballard were overjoyed to gift new dictionaries to eager
third graders to enhance their learning experience.
The dictionary distribution was sponsored by Sangre De Cristo Electric this year. Without
their generosity, it would not have been possible.
To learn more about the Wet Mountain Valley Rotary, how to join, or the many activities and
programs they are involved with, please visit: www.wetmountainvalleyrotary.org.
- by Tracy Ballard