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#LocalOrganization: Williamson Rotary Club

Serving the Community Since 1946

The Williamson Rotary Club has been a part of the community since 1946. Rotary member Lola Preece describes it as a “civic organization who brings together business and professional leaders to help the community, as well as work on worthy projects in the world.”

Bringing People Together

According to club member Gail Hall, the Rotary Club started out as a group for businessmen to network, but it primarily serves as a way for people to come together to serve the community and work on different humanitarian causes. The Williamson Rotary Club is a part of the larger international Rotary organization, which brings together a variety of leaders in communities around the world.

Through the years, they’ve worked on a variety of projects to improve the community, including Christmas events for kids in the area, and work with the Williamson Fire Department. “We’ve partnered with Williamson Memorial Hospital to host Breakfast with Santa, we’ve always participated in city activities such as the Great White Way by helping kids with letters to Santa, and helped out at the King Coal Festival,” Gail says. “We also partnered with the fire department to give out smoke detectors, and did blessing bags in the past to give personal items for people affected by a fire.”

Like many other groups the Williamson Rotary Club is a little limited right now on activities and community events they are able to assist with, but they looking forward to continuing their work soon. The club is also hoping to bring back their scholarship program for Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. To learn more about the Williamson Rotary Club, membership information, and to keep an eye on events they’re working on, check out their Facebook page!

Photos provided by Williamson Rotary Club

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