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The Rotary Club of Houghton keeps on rolling

The Rotary Club of Houghton is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2020. That means that for over a century, members of the club have met weekly for lunch, fellowship, and community service. Even in this time of social distancing, the club will continue its work and presence in the community by going virtual.

Jack Ham, a long time Houghton Rotary member, was concerned when weekly lunch meetings were suspended due to restaurant closures. He expresses concern about missing his rotary family and how the club would continue to engage members. The board of directors needed to start thinking about what Houghton Rotary’s future would look like going forward.

Next Thursday, Mar. 26, club members will meet online for their regular weekly meeting. “We’ve come a long way in 100 years,” president-elect Scott Blake said, “and using technology to keep our club active is another way to move forward and keep up with a changing world.”

Past president Patricia Leopold commented, “We are taking the recommendations of all the experts. It is important to take this crisis seriously. By holding our meeting via technology, we can check-in with each other, and discuss ways that we might help the community.”

“I am so very proud of our club and the willingness of our members to move the club forward,” Ham commented.

Houghton Rotary welcomes visitors. If you are interested in more information about Houghton Rotary, please find us on Facebook or the website, www.houghtonrotary.org.