Since 1918, Jacksonville Rotarians have been making a difference in our community and in the world. We have a lot to celebrate! Our club has many impressive accomplishments. We are so grateful for every Rotarian who has contributed to the work of this club over the past century, and we deeply appreciate the broad range of support the Jacksonville community has provided for all of our endeavors.
The Centennial Celebration is more than just a review of our collective history. It is also an opportunity to look forward to what we can do to promote peace and goodwill at home and around the world as we embark on the next century of the Jacksonville Rotary Club.
There is still a great deal of work to do, and there are so many people who desperately need the support and aid that Rotary can provide. The eradication of polio is within reach. Once we achieve that goal – and we will – other complex challenges await: fighting other widespread diseases; providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; saving mothers and children; supporting education; promoting peace; and growing local economies.
Let us be inspired by the courage and resolve of the Rotarians who have gone before us, as we join together in Service Above Self to meet tomorrow’s challenges.
Happy 100th Birthday, Jacksonville Rotary Club!
– Ginny Fanning
Jacksonville Rotary Club President 2017-2018
Jacksonville Rotary Club Centennial Celebration was held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Hamiltons 110 North East. The Club was honored to have as our Guest Speaker Mark Maloney, Rotary International President-Nominee.
The Jacksonville Rotary Club built a new sign and entertainment patio for the Morgan County Fair Grounds in cooperation with the Morgan County Fair Board. The patio was dedicated by the Club and fair board on March 17, 2018.