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By José Antonio Pérez
On the evening of July 17th, Shandra Keesecker was sworn in as incoming President of the Puerto Peñasco Rotary Club (CR Mar de Peñasco, A.C.) following the club’s successful year under the leadership of María Dolores Monteverde Sesma.
Accompanied by local authorities, friends, family, and fellow Rotarians, including from the Caborca Rotary Club District 4100 representative Rafael de la Rosa López and Club President Luis Enrique Riojas Duarte, the installation ceremony held at the Peñasco Expo Convention Center marked the beginning of the 2018-2019 Rotary Year under the theme “Be the Inspiration.”
Before presenting the symbolic Presidential pin and gavel to the incoming Rotary board, Monteverde Sesma detailed the many activities the club carried out this past year. These included collection drives following seasonal hurricanes to assist other parts of the district, fundraisers such as the “World’s Greatest Meal” for Rotary’s Polio Plus program as well as the February Fish-Bowl Seafood Fest, collaboration with Rotary clubs and districts from Utah and Arizona, vision and dental clinics, as well as welcoming five new members to the local organization, among other feats.
It is worth noting, the 2017-2018 District Governor for Rotary District 4100 (spanning Baja California Norte and Sur, Sonora, and the northern part of Sinaloa) had announced earlier in the month that Monteverde Sesma and her board made up of Secretary Shandra Keesecker, Treasurer Carmen Martens, and Sergeant-at-Arms Enrique Rodriguez, were honored as one of the two best clubs recognized in the district due to their various activities throughout the year.
The incoming board (2018-2019), including President Shandra Keesecker, Secretary Oscar Palacio Soto, Treasurer Carmen Martens, and Sergeant-at-arms Arq. Pedro Lasso called on their fellow Rotarians to continue to work together for the benefit of the community in order to have a meaningful impact on society.
For more information, please contact the Puerto Peñasco Rotary Club at: Club Rotario Mar de Peñasco, AC