The Muncie Rotary Club Installs 2016-2017 Officers

Dale Basham is pictured with some of the awards won at the recent Rotary Club District Conference. Photos: Dale BashamDale Basham is pictured with some of the awards won at the recent Rotary Club District Conference. Photos: Dale Basham

By: Tom Farris—

Muncie, IN – Sara Shade, retiring 2015-2016 President of the Muncie Rotary Club, recently presided over the installation ceremonies for the installation of new officers and directors for the 2016-2017 Rotary year, which began July 1st.  Officers are elected to 1-year terms, while members of the Board of Directors are elected to staggered 3-year terms, so one class of directors is elected each year to replace the class which is retiring.


2016/17 Muncie Rotary Club Officers

President                               Rob Keisling                Minnestrista

President Elect                     Linda Gregory             Muncie City Council

Immediate Past President  Sara Shade                   Beasley Gilkison

Secretary                              Brenda Williamson      Hillcroft

Treasurer                              Dan Ridenour              Mutual Bank


Members of the Board of Directors include: Gina Bradburn, Bob Myers, Sara Shade, Lindsey Arthur, Rob Keisling, Dale Basham, Tom Farris, Angie Pool, and Kelly Shrock (in addition to the officers). Dale Basham is District 6560 Governor Nominee for 2018-2019 Rotary year.

The Muncie Rotary Club, affiliated with the global service organization Rotary International, was founded in 1917 by a group of local business executives, professionals and community leaders. Muncie Rotary is a catalyst for community leadership, professional development, friendships, service and international understanding.  The Club meets on Tuesdays at noon at Minnetrista for lunch, networking, a business meeting and a feature program.  Membership is by invitation.

The Club has more than 150 active members. For more information visit the Club website or Muncie Rotary Club in Facebook

Rotary International was founded in 1905 in Chicago by Paul Harris and three business associates. The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.  The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self.”