Rotary Satellite Club members include, left to right, Richard A. Baxter, Brock Malcolm, Stephanie Malcolm, Lisa Kisinger, Imperial Club President Laura Gaschler, District Governor Elect Dale Schultz, District Governor Jerry Milner and Kenneth Weaver. Two Palisade members not pictured are Josie Lytle and Kerry Miller.

Rotary satellite club established in Palisade

A Rotary Satellite Club held its first official meeting Saturday, June 2 at Sodtown Sundries in Palisade. They are a satellite club of the Imperial Rotary Club as they get started, and will be reaching out to Wauneta residents to hopefully add to their club and work together.
    The group was inspired at the meeting when District Governor Jerry Milner, of Grand Island, and Governor Elect Dale Schultz, of Hastings, shared stories of international service projects as well as local partnerships and projects that make a difference in communities.
    Interest sparked to start a club in the Palisade area when Stephanie Malcolm was exposed to the Rotary youth exchange program.
    Her daughter, Matilda Malcolm, has hopes of getting accepted to the exchange program and has started the application process. Rotary exchange provides an opportunity for Rotary-sponsored students to experience life in another country.
    “I wanted to spread the program to my area and think it’s very important for our youth to have experiences like the exchange as well as leadership training and support with RYLA,” said S. Malcolm.
    Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a summer camp that draws positive comments from attendees. The camp re-enforces the importance of leadership and trust with other peers from across the district.
    Election of officers named S. Malcolm as president and Lisa Kisinger as vice president in training. Election for secretary/treasurer was tabled to the next meeting. Pioneer Community Federal Credit Union sponsored a member.

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