Yarmouth Rotary Installs Officers

Many members honored...

The Rotary Club of Yarmouth formally installed President Kevin Lennon, Officers and Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 club year. On Monday, June 18th, Matt Fitzsimmons remarked on his year as the 2017-18 Club President, making special note of the membership’s support in all of the club's efforts and accomplishments throughout the year. Fitzsimmons shared words of encouragement as Lennon took the podium. Lennon addressed the Club’s members and their guests with a speech entitled, "Be The Inspiration". Referring to most recent accomplishments and current efforts, Lennon challenged the members to keep the momentum and Be The Inspiration in the community as the club looks to grow service activities and membership. Quoting Rotary International President Elect Barry Rassin, Lennon shared, “You must lead your members, be the inspiration to continue to be the leaders in the community through work with a transformational impact. What we do as an organization matters…What we do matters.” 

As the evening progressed, the following Officers and Directors were officially sworn in:

The following 2018- 19 Board of Directors were installed:

  • President Elect- Gerald "Curley" Carey
  • Vice President- John Cooke
  • Secretary- Rafi Chaprut
  • Treasurer- Liam Butler
  • Club Administrative Director- Jill Albright
  • Community Service Director- Mike Karras
  • International Director- Roby Whitehouse
  • Public Image Director- Allison McEachern
  • Vocational Service Director- Mary Vilbon
  • New Generations Director- Ann Knell


The night also included honors given to members for their service:

  • The President's Service Award to John Gilligan, Jim Saben and Mike Riley;
  • The Service Above Self Award to Gerald "Curly" Carey;
  • The Spirit of Service Award of Excellence to District Governor Elect Steve Albright;
  • Rotarian of the Year to Tom Martin;
  • Foundation Director and District Governor Elect Steve Albright awarded a Paul Harris plus 1 Award to his wife, Jill Albright.


The Yarmouth Rotary Club applied for a Rotary District 7950 matching grant and as a result, awarded funds to rebuild the tennis courts at Dennis-Yarmouth High School, which is used by students but also members of the community. Once the funds are distributed, the project will be undertaken by Yarmouth Rotary members as well as the DY Interact Club and brought to completion.

The Rotary Club of Yarmouth remains one of the largest and most active in the Rotary District which is a reflection on its history of strong leadership. Lennon is a reiteration of this tradition of leadership and with the Board of Directors, is sure to have an outstanding year of service in the community.


About Yarmouth Rotary:

Founded in 1989, the Rotary Club of Yarmouth is a group of over 80 volunteer business and professional men and women who believe in community service and fellowship.  The club founded the Yarmouth Food Pantry and helps many families in need throughout the mid-Cape area. Yarmouth Rotary is part of Rotary International, a worldwide organization of over 1.2 million members engaged in projects concerning disaster relief, youth services, global health issues, literacy and many other programs under the broad heading of "Service above Self". Their work impacts individuals at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. Visit Yarmouth Rotary online at www.yarmouthrotary.org or https://www.facebook.com/yarmouthrotary.

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