Lake Butler Rotary Club Meeting Review, Tuesday, June 16, 2020

By Ted Barber

Our new 2020-2021 Lake Butler Rotary Club Officers include: Shane Collins, President, Garrett Milton, President-Elect, Brian Reagan, Secretary, Sara Owen, Treasurer, and Tyler Kelly, Sergeant at Arms. These officers begin their duties effective July 1, 2020 (Rotary International’s year begins July 1 and ends June 30 the following year). The Installation will be done at our Tuesday Noon Luncheon Meeting June 30, 2020.

Dale Walker introduced David Stegall as our guest speaker. David will be installed as a new City of Lake Butler Commissioner next week. He provided the Rotarians of Lake Butler with his background and a few objectives for the City that he wants to accomplish. His interests include focusing on the city’s infrastructure and the attraction of new businesses to our City. Presently, David is the warehouse distribution manager for Horizon Global in Starke which deals with the distribution of trailer hitches and towing accessories for the Southeast. David is also the creator of the Lake Butler Community Page. The Lake Butler Community Page is a free service that Stegall has provided many entities for electronic publication of timely information. His free publication now serves over 8,700 readers. Local organizations to include the City of Lake Butler, the Sheriff’s Office, the Union County Schools, the Lake Butler Rotary Club, and the American Legion Post 153 are just a few of the organizations his electronic newsletter serves. We as a community are fortunate to have David Stegall providing his time and talents.

Garrett Milton’s “Did You Know?” question asked what publication by a Christian socialist author and Baptist Minister Francis Bellamy provided the Pledge of Allegiance. The answer was Youth Companion.

Our guests included Marcie Reynolds, C. Collins, and David Stegall.

Upcoming Programs Chairpersons include: June 23- Paul Lewis, June 30- David Beatty, July 7- Tommy Spires, July 14- Jennie Reed and July 21- Garrett Milton.