The Rotary Club of Mission celebrated its centennial anniversary on Thursday, September 3, 2020, with the virtual participation of PRIP Mark Maloney, RI Director Suzi Howe, DG Eddie Bartnesky, IPDG Ellison Crider, PDG Andy Hagan, PDG Lauro Solis, DGE Amando Chapa, PDG Maxi Houser, DGN Kent Grier, PDG Debbie High and all the club members. The Mayor of Mission, Dr. Armando O'Cana, read a proclamation from the City of Mission and offered the Rotary Peace Pole a permanent home in the City Hall main entrance. Rotarian guests from Arizona, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico joined in the event along with representatives from District 5931 Rotary Clubs, to congratulate the Club for this important milestone. Dr. Elaine Hernandez, the club president, was presented the "Rotary Alumni Global Service Award by PRIP Mark Maloney, and the Rotary Club of Mission received a beautiful centennial trophy on behalf of District 5930 by PDG Andy Hagan. Members from the Rotaract Club of Mission held a cupcake sale raising $200 for the RI Annual Fund and then an additional $900 was committed to the Annual Fund by individuals in the ceremony. Recognition was given to the Mission Historical Museum for sharing historical archives with the club.
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Submitted by Elaine Hernandez, President, 2020-2021
Photo Credit: Ricky Rendon