The 60th Birthday for the club was celebrated that day, beginning with a private breakfast at the 801 City Grille in Clermont and ending with a celebratory banquet that same evening at Gabby's Banquet venue on Highway 27, north of Clermont.
The Rotary Club was honored to have as the keynote speaker that evening, the president nominee of Rotary International, John F. Germ and his wife, Judy Germ. The Germ's flew into Orlando the night before and spent the next day as the guest of the South Lake Rotary members.
The banquet on the evening included awarding six Paul Harris Fellowships, plus 4 Way Test awards to three area business leaders who are being recognized for their community involvement and dedication to the South Lake County area.
The evening also recognized many local and area dignitaries including Congressman Daniel Webster, Mayor Gail Ash of Clermont, Clermont City Manager Darren Grey, District 6980 Governor Jo Weber, and many past governors from the Orlando and Caribbean Island areas.
The Rotary Club of South Lake County meets every Tuesday at noon in the Golden Corral restaurant on Highway 50, Clermont. Anyone interested in learning about Rotary and all the worldwide service projects that the organization does is welcome to attend a meeting.