By Hayley M. Cook
WILLIAMSON – Teresa Chapman, personnel coordinator at Wal-Mart of South Williamson, Ky., was named the new president of the Williamson Rotary Club in a meeting held Tuesday.
Ted Williams, counselor at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, served as president of the club for the past year and passed the title to Chapman, who has never served as president before.
“The Rotary Club is all about sharing leadership responsibilities and giving everyone a chance to take part,” Williams said. “I am happy I could take part in the legacy of the Rotary Club.”
Former president (1973-1974) and district governor (1974-1975) Tom Schuler gave a speech about the importance of setting goals and achieving one’s dreams, and spoke fondly of his memories of the Rotary Club.
Schuler said he had met many distinguished people, traveled to wonderful places, and enjoyed taking part in community involvement and improving the Williamson area. He told Chapman to “write down your goals for the Rotary Club. You will certainly do a wonderful job as president.”
Schuler then presented Chapman with a certificate honoring her in her new position.
Chapman thanked everyone for the recognition, and said, “I am looking forward to becoming more involved with our community and getting others more involved as well.”