L/A Rotary Club appoints new president


LEWISTON – Chartered in 1917, the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club is one of the oldest in the world. Currently in its 91st year, the club recently appointed Claire Durgin of Lewiston as its president. Durgin is office manager at Butler Bros. She replaces Past President Dennis Barriault.

Durgin has been a Rotarian since 2000, earning the Rotarian of the Year Award in 2001. She is a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute Class of 2006, a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and has been active in different capacities within the club over the years, most recently as membership chairwoman.

In her vision statement for the year, Durgin said, “We will continue to uphold our motto, ‘Service above Self,’ through fundraising and other activities.” She will ask each Rotarian to look for ways to serve the organization locally, at the district level and internationally.

“I’m looking forward to a very rewarding year that will produce many positive memories and friendships,” said Durgin.

Also inducted into the club’s leadership positions were Kathy Becvar, president-elect, and John Belisle, vice president. William “Bud” Bower will remain in his position as secretary/treasurer.

The Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club meets weekly at noon on Thursday at the Ramada Inn. Anyone interested in learning more about Rotary and/or becoming a member is welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.lewistonauburnrotary.org.