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Past-President Tina Mulhern- Spencer
 
President 2010-2011:  Building Communities and Bridging Continents
 
When I joined Rotary it was all about doing something new and different. I wasn’t sure what it was all about but quickly grew fond of the people that had the heart of service.   Working along likeminded people and becoming friends with such amazing people is what has kept me so involved in Rotary. When I had the opportunity to serve as Club President the leadership growth and public speaking were two of the things that I felt I benefited  from.  Obviously being able to serve our District as the Governor would have never happened without the leadership growth and experience I gained serving our club as President. Being in Rotary has really broadened my own knowledge of the wants and needs within our Community and around the world.  Being a part of an organization that gives their all selflessly to benefit others is what keeps me in Rotary. 
 
During my year as Club President we started the Golf Tournament, It was a small turn out and we still made $5,000.  This event has grown with all of the hard work from our members.
 
We partnered with Spanish Springs Elementary School as well as Shaw Middle School and started an Interact Club at Shaw and Spanish Springs High School. The partnership of these 3 schools is unique in our area as we have schools that feed into each other and students that benefit from our club from as early as 1st grade.
 
Another new event we did this year was the Green Eggs and Ham, this is a project that we are still doing and it has evolved over the years from the students that participate to wear all of the prepping is done.  We also had several Rotarians that years and partners that did reading to students at Spanish Spring Elementary.
 
I opened up the meeting with a “ Moment in history”  for the day and had monthly placemats at the table that outlined monthly activities as well as important dates for the month including member birthdays and anniversaries.  I found this a way to keep our members up to date as well as great information for the guest.  However at my demotion I was accused of being a tree killer😊
 
We also received the Club of Excellence Award that year along with 11 other awards.  It was a VERY busy year. I think everyone was ready to see me be demoted. 
 
Our club grew by a couple members and my bell was never stolen due to my awesome Sergeant at Arms, Nick Stuer.