Last month, Wanda Jones was installed as president of the St. Petersburg Midtown Rotary Club for the 2022-23 term by District 6950 Assistant Governor Liz Williams installed Jones.
ST. PETERSBURG – Midtown Rotary Club members, along with the community, gathered at Positive Impact Church in St. Pete on June 26 to celebrate 10 years of service above self with fun, food, and Rotarian splendor!
Paulette Jones, St. Petersburg Midtown Rotary Club 2021-22 president, was proud to lead the Club in its 10th year. The Midtown Rotary Club was founded in 2011 under the leadership of Rev. Wayson Hayes, president & CEO of the Pinellas County Urban League. Many of its charter members still serve in leadership positions.
The Club has grown to new heights and has completed many service projects to improve the Midtown St. Petersburg community. One of its signature projects, Zap the Reading Gap, Zap, is a program to address disparities in literacy development among the children in Midtown. The program is connected with Sing Out and Read (SOAR) to improve reading skills through music.
One of the seven areas of Rotary International, the Midtown Rotary Club throws an annual community baby shower to gather donated goods to help new mothers and their children. The Club also works with Positive Impact Church in Feeding America to assist in feeding those less fortunate in Midtown St. Petersburg.
The June 26 celebration, where Councilwoman Deborah Figgs-Sanders presided as mistress of ceremony, saw the installation of Wanda Jones as president for the 2022-23 term by District 6950 Assistant Governor Liz Williams installed Jones.
Premier sponsors, who donated so generously, included Sing Out and Read (SOAR), WellCare, Pinellas County Urban League and the St. Petersburg Exchange Club. The Club would like to thank co-Pastors Jay and Kara’lynne Brubaker of Positive Impact Church and all those who helped make this event a reality.
To the patrons who have supported and been a part of the club’s successes and challenges through the years, Midtown Rotary Club hopes they will continue the journey with them for another 10 years.