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Farmington Rotary gets official charter

The Farmington Rotary is the 45th club in District 5420. The club meets on the first and third of every month. Courtesy photo

On Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, 22 Rotarians and guests gathered for a celebration dinner, commemorating Veterans Day, and the official chartering ceremony making Farmington Rotary the 45th club in District 5420. Col. Danial Roberts was the guest speaker. Roberts served in the Utah Army National Guard for 34 years. He also served as a Utah State Director for the 50th year Commemoration of the Korean War. He is an active Rotary member and has served as president of the Cedar City Rotary Club.

“I didn’t find Rotary… it found me,” Georgie Elliott, president of the newly chartered Farmington Rotary Club said. Elliott served for more than a year before she was officially the club’s president.

“It wasn’t the idea of service – although I really enjoy that aspect of Rotary,” said the Farmington realtor. “I was more attracted to the concept of networking and meeting people in my community.”

Recreating a standalone Rotary club in Farmington came about because “a few of our members were no longer interested in the early morning schedule of the Centerville-Farmington Rotary club. One thing led to another, and we quickly became an afternoon club with me as president,” said Elliott.

The Farmington club has both veteran members and several new to Rotary, including six women with a seventh about to be inducted.

“We’re excited to report we have recruited eight new members in the past several months from among Farmington’s rapidly growing community of 22,000 residents,” said Elliott. “We have found some amazing speakers, but still have lots to learn about our new organization.”

Farmington Rotary Club meets on the first and third of each month at 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Farmington City Community Arts Center at 120 South Main Street, Farmington, Utah 84025.

Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. If you are interested in joining, call Georgie at 801-828-0146, she can answer any question you might have.

Service above self…