Sunday, September 11, 2011

Finishing the week in Rock Hill

I finished my week in this area at the downtown Rotary Club of Rock Hill meeting at the City Club of Rock Hill. President Mark White was unable to join us due to the passing of his mother-in-law, so Immediate Past President Ben Galloway facilitated the discussion with the board and presided in the club meeting. I was impressed with the board's plan to conduct special programs for membership and The Rotary Foundation. The club is struggling with declining membership TRF support, but the board has many great ideas to improve these areas. The club is also making a big impact on their local community by supporting a boys and girls club. 
Beth Zamorski was designated the club's Notable Rotarian. Beth has been a member since 1998 and is a Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member. She served with high distinction as Club Secretary for many years and in various community projects. Beth is now active within the District and is dependable to complete all tasks in a timely and accomplished manner.She works as an accountant with Todd, Bremer & Lawson.

According to Wikepedia, the city was named for a flint hill of rock that was in the way of the Charlotte and South Carolina Railroad which was building a rail line from Charlotte to Columbia. Much of this rock was removed to make way for the railroad, which built a depot at the site that eventually became known as Rock Hill. The city dates its history back to April 17, 1852, the day the first Rock Hill Post Office opened, even though the town was not officially incorporated until 1870. Thus, Rock Hill celebrated its centennial in 1952 and its sesquicentennial in 2002.

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