David Kingsbury, bankruptcy attorney at Kingsbury Law Office in Apple Valley, was installed as the 31st president of the Apple Valley Rotary Club at its annual President’s Dinner held June 26 at the Hayes Senior Center.
Kingsbury has been a Rotarian since April 2007 and has held all club leadership positions in preparation for serving as 2013-14 president.
The dinner marked the end of the term for outgoing president Doreen L’Allier, under whose leadership the club won a record seven awards at the annual Rotary District 5950 Conference in April. L’Allier, who works at 360 Communities, received the Certificate of Achievement as president of the club.
Guest speaker was Timothy S. Mulcrone of the Chanhassen Rotary Club and spokesperson for Rotary District 5950 Polio Plus.
Twelve Paul Harris recipients were honored at the event. Each contributed $1,000 or more to the Rotary Foundation. Receiving the award were Steve Degenaar, Doreen L’Allier, Eva Chaney-Hatcher, Peter Fisher, Terry Merritt, Clint Hooppaw, Tom Lawell, Bruce Nordquist, David Kingsbury, Sharon LaComb, Steve Mattson and Merv Nordstrom.
Chartered in 1985, the club recognized three charter members for 28 years of perfect attendance: Chuck Borresen, Craig Fields and Jim Koester. Recognized for 23 years were Merv Nordstrom and for 19 years Joe Sterling (charter member) and Bill Tschohl. Terry Merritt had 14 years perfect attendance and Clint Hooppaw had 9 years. Joe Norland, a charter member and past-president, was also present.
The new 2013-14 board of directors and leadership are: David Kingsbury, president; Bruce Nordquist, president elect; Doreen L’Allier, past-president; Eve Chaney-Hatcher, secretary; Peter Theberath, treasurer; Lis McCarty, sergeant-at-arms; Edwin Holmes, club service; Jarilyn Hamlin, vocational service; Tom Lawell, community service; Peter Theberath and Wayne Hilfert, co-directors, international service; Diane Kaer, membership; Lis McCarty and Bill Tschohl, co-directors, public relations; Pat Selchow and Sharon LaComb, fundraising committee; John Dusek, Bill Tschohl and Bruce Folken, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon; Tony Felton, Young Professionals; and Steve Degenaar and Terry Merritt, STRIVE.
The club is working with the local Apple Valley Ford/Lincoln dealership to sell raffle tickets for a 2013 Ford Focus. Other raffle prizes include a gas grill provided by Warners’ Stellian and $500 in cash. Tickets are $20 each at the dealership or from any Apple Valley Rotary Club member. The drawing will be Oct. 26. Proceeds support community programs.
For more information about the club, contact David Kingsbury at 952-432-4388 or visit www.applevalleyrotary.org.