Barbara Thompson is set to be installed as president of the Leonardtown Rotary Club for the 2016-2017 Rotary Year at the end of June.
LEONARDTOWN, Md. (March 15, 2016)—Barbara Thompson is set to be installed as president of the Leonardtown Rotary Club for the 2016-2017 Rotary Year at the end of June. She is a past president of the St. Mary's County Board of County Commissioners and currently serves as Chairman of the MedStar St. Mary's Hospital Board of Directors.
Thompson was among 220 incoming presidents of Rotary clubs in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia who attended a two-day training for Rotary leaders at the Westfield Marriott in Chantilly, Va. last week. The training is required for all incoming presidents of the more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries.
The keynote speaker at the President-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) was Rotary International (RI) President-elect John Germ of Chattanooga, Tenn., who challenged the group to strengthen clubs and continue Rotary's motto, "Service Above Self."
Among its other local, national and global philanthropic efforts, Rotary is partnering with the Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization to eradicate Polio.
The Rotary Club of Leonardtown is one of 62 clubs of Rotary District 7620 in central Maryland and Washington, DC. Rotary's theme for 2016-2017, "Rotary Serving Humanity," highlights the organization's 111-year history of promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies.
For more information on Rotary's service projects and membership opportunities, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.leonardtownrotary.org.