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GC Rotary Club<br>installs president

The Grand Canyon Rotary Club officially changed presidents Thursday with David Beckerleg handing over the reigns to Mallory Smith.

Outgoing Rotary Club president David Beckerleg pins new president Mallory Smith Thursday as the organization’s leadership officially changed hands.

Under Beckerleg, the club reached various accomplishments such as setting up a scholarship endowment fun, introducing a Valentine’s Day dance and sponsoring two outbound foreign-exchange students.

Smith has been in the Rotary Club since June 1995 and has the fifth longest active membership. She serves as the assistant to the superintendent for Grand Canyon National Park.

“I wanted to give something back. I hope I’ve been able to do that,” Smith said about why she joined Rotary after being introduced to the club by former member Maureen Oltrogge. “I never dreamed I’d be standing here as president of this club. I hope I will be able to serve you well in this club.”

Smith went over details of her agenda for the year, which includes the three R’s of “renewal, reaching out for resources and recognition.”

The local club will be a focal point of the area next year by hosting the district conference in Tusayan.

Along with Smith, the rest of the Rotary Club’s board of directors were installed. They include Ellen Seeley as president-elect, Julie Forsythe as secretary, Joanne O’Connor as treasurer, Angie Ancheta as sergeant-at-arms, Patty Brookins as bulletin editor, Dave Leavitt as member-at-large and Beckerleg as past president.

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