The Rotary Club of Bryant is an organization of business and professional leaders who volunteer their time, talents and resources to serve Bryant and the world.
According to Stephen Kincaid, club administrator, the main benefit of joining the Rotary is being able to hep serve the needs of the community. It also provides a networking opportunity.
The Bryant chapter is instrumental in facilitating events such as the Starlight Gala for the Boys and Girls Club and partners with the Bryant School District to coordinate the annual Dash for a Difference 5k fundraiser.
The Club also sponsors the Children's Coat Closet, where they collect new or gently-used clothing for children in the Bryant School District who do not have basic needs.
To qualify for membership prospective members must meet the following criteria: â€¨ â€¢ Hold (or be retired from) a professional, proprietary, executive, managerial, or community position
â€¢ Have demonstrated a commitment to service through personal involvement
â€¢ Be able to meet the club's weekly attendance or community project participation requirements
â€¢ Live or work within the vicinity of the club or surrounding area
Members must attend weekly club meetings and pay annual dues to their clubs, their Rotary district, and Rotary International. They are also expected to participate in local or international Rotary club activities or projects.
Often, a person being considered for membership is invited by a club member, or sponsor, to attend one or more club meetings to learn more about Rotary.
In this case, the sponsor submits the candidateâ€™s name to the club's membership committee.
Current Bryant Rotary officers include: Adam Carson, president; Michelle Finney, vice-president;
Debbie Bruick, immediate past president; David Hannah, secretary; Randy Price, treasurer; Marlin Evans, sergeant at arms;
Allison Ramsey, membership chair; Stephen Kincaid, club administrator; Pat Baker, foundation chair and
Bobby Bonds, project coordinator.
While membership in the Rotary club is by invitation, business leaders interested in joining are encouraged to submit a Prospective Member Form, which can be found online at www.bryantrotary.org.
The Bryant chapter meets at noon every Thursday for lunch a Luigi's Pizza and Pasta in Byant to enjoy fellowship, enrich their professional and personal knowledge, and meet other business leaders in their community.