On April 10, there will be a gathering of note as the Portland Pearl Rotary Club invites its past presidents to assemble. The club, once known as the Portland Industrial Rotary Club before its transformation in 2005 to the Portland Pearl Rotary Club, has had 36 presidents since its charter in 1975.
It is anticipated that some 20 past presidents will attend a celebration of their past service. Plans include an extended meeting, which will include comments from each attending dignitary (in two-minute slots), focusing on something notable in their year albeit: momentous, humorous or calamitous.
Jerry Baysinger and George Wright, themselves past presidents, tracked down as many of our former leaders as possible. The response has been enthusiastic with only those who will not be able to attend being upset. We are urging all of our members to attend this gala event to hear about our club’s history and meet an amazing gathering of the people who led the club for over three-and-a-half decades.