Surge of Membership: Highlands Mountaintop Rotary
Issue: 2021/01 – Winter
Mountaintop Rotary’s surge in membership mirrors a burgeoning passion for service to the community and to the world.
Since the start of the new Rotary year in July, Mountaintop Rotary in Highlands has had a surge of membership with a 30 percent increase to a total of 40 members.
Mountaintop Rotary has a diverse and active membership and meets on Mondays at 5:30 P.M. via Zoom.
Club President Kirk Dornbush is excited about the club growth and the infusion of new leadership potential and energy to the club.
“Covid-19 has presented unique challenges for our club, but also new opportunities,” he says. “Using Zoom as our technology platform, we never missed a meeting.”
New members include: Rev. John Martin, retired Presbyterian minister and business leader; Jennifer Martin, retired public relations executive and minister’s wife; Clark Plexico, former state senator for North Carolina and leader in international consulting in the fields of international affairs, global leadership development and democracy and governance; Rick Hildbold, retired insurance senior executive; Rebecca Baker, nurse practitioner in Highlands; Jennifer Cambrook, specialty tax consultant; Jeannie MacLeod, retired medical office administrator; Leslie Logan, retired special education teacher; Michael Lanzilotta, former CDC pandemic team leader during the Bird Flu scare and founder of Georgia Medical Plan (now Cigna Healthplan) and the National Cardiovascular Network; and Dr. Michael Crowe, retired OB/GYN from Atlanta.
Rotary members promote peace, business ethics, and abide by the mantra”Service Above Self.” Anyone on the Plateau interested in making a difference in their community, their region, and their world through Rotary membership should contact Mountaintop membership chair Jeffrey Owens by email at [email protected], or talk to any Rotary member about your interest. For more info on the club, see the Rotary Club of Highlands Mountaintop Facebook page.