Dan Bartlett, former Astoria city manager, was honored as the incoming president of the Astoria Rotary Club Monday evening at Fort George. Dan is known for his support of local breweries. But this is only a cover for his love of his community, teased outgoing president, Cyndi Mudge.
Bartlett has been a member of Rotary since 1990, and is a Paul Harris Fellow an honor bestowed on Rotarians who have contributed $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation.
Mudge concluded her term as president on June 30. She is most proud of guiding the club through a process to determine how best to invest $25,000 that has been raised by its members for community service.
The formation of the foundation will take place under Bartletts term, and he is equally enthusiastic to move this process forward. An Astoria Rotary Foundation will enhance our ability to contribute to the community and to Rotary International projects around the world, he said.
Astoria Rotary board and officers were also honored at the final club meeting June 23: Tiffany Estes, owner of Whole Brain Creative and immediate past president of Astoria Rotary Club and incoming assistant district governor for the North Coast; Mac Burns, executive director of the Clatsop County Historical Society and Rotary sergeant of arms; Julie Flues, marketing director of the Columbia River Maritime Museum and Rotary secretary; Karen Anderson, independent accountant and outgoing treasurer, who was honored for her 16 years of service to Astoria Rotary Club, many of those years serving as its treasurer; directors Derith Andrew with Clatsop Community Bank, Rosemary Baker-Monaghan with Liberty Theater and David Pearson with CRMM; and incoming president-elect for Astoria Rotary.
For information about Rotary, or how to join, go to www.AstoriaRotary.org. The Astoria Rotary Club meets at noon every Monday at the Astoria Elks Lodge, second floor, 453 11th St. Guests are always welcome.