I first visited Valdese Rotary Club in 2015 as President of Friends of the Valdese Rec to talk about the Valdese Lakeside Park project. I loved the Rotary mission so much that I never stopped attending meetings. I have served as Club President and other roles. I am proud to have received the Valdese Rotarian of the Year Award – and the club’s Community Service Above Self Award. (Picture from Saturday April 16 Rotary Workday at Valdese Lakeside Park).