The Rotary Club of Tampa installed President Jonathan last Tuesday to lead the group of professionals through service and fellowship for the next year. Outgoing President Jimmy Clark served as 2014-16 President and led the club through several major projects, including a trip to the Dominican Republic to build water filtration devices for small villages and donating 100 AED devices to the City of Tampa Police Department. Jonathan withed Jimmy well in his “retirement”!
The Downtown Club is the largest and oldest Rotary Club in Tampa. Celebrating 100 years of service, the Club continues to support many charities, both local and international. The Club boasts more than 175 members who represent a cross-section of the community’s business and professional men and women, as well as community leaders.
The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Members develop service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, such as children at risk, disabled persons, health care, international understanding and goodwill, literacy and numeracy, population issues, poverty and hunger, the environment, clean water, and Polio eradication. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary Motto is Service above Self.