In a fun-filled, informal program, Greg Horn was installed president of the Rotary Club of Lakewood Tuesday night at Tacoma Country & Golf Club. He succeeds Joel Feldman who served during the last 12 months.
The 120-member Rotary Club also recognized a non-Rotarian of the Year and Rotarian of the Year during the event.
Hugh Hedges, a member of the Lakewood First Lions Club and a longtime community volunteer and activist, received the Rotary Club’s Bernie Ootkin Humanitarian of the Year Award. He was cited for his behind-the-scenes efforts in such varied projects as helping clean the streets of Lakewood to serving on the boards of Partners for Parks and numerous other organizations.
Named a Paul Harris Fellow as part of the recognition, a $1,000 contribution to the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International was made in his name.
Proclaimed Rotarian of the Year was a second-generation club member, Greg Rediske. He has served the club for many years, following in the footsteps of his late father, Jim, as secretary and president. During the last year he reorganized and invigorated the international youth exchange program resulting in the club hosting a student from Finland this year and another teenager coming later this summer to spend a year locally.
Horn and his fellow club leaders were inducted into office by Alex Alexander of Longview, new Governor of Rotary’s District 5020. In addition to Horn, other officers include President-elect Mick Johnson, Secretary Sally Porter Smith and Treasurer Mary Lou Sclair. Directors are Andrew Neiditz, Bill Potter, Dave Reames, Tony Robinson, Paul Wulfestieg and Denise Yochum.