The 2012 Statewide Rotarian conference was held recently in Asheville.
The purpose of this event was to refresh the ideas and projects of rotary clubs and recognize any distinguished honors throughout the state. This conference also served as a great opportunity to bid farewell to the outgoing District Governor, Allen Langley.
Anne Edwards, Past President of the Rockingham Rotary Club, was honored with the “Distinguished Rotarian” club award during a reception held by Governor Langley.
This prestigious honor was given because of the personal involvement that Edwards has with her club. She has served on six different committees, been on the Board of Directors for four years, currently serves as Treasurer and during her years as President, the club took in nine new members and pinned seven new Paul Harris Fellows.
Edwards is a very involved person with her work at Pee Dee Electric where she has worked with the educational programs, scholarship grants and classroom demonstrations for nearly 20 years. She has always gone the extra mile to help someone and to represent the Rotary slogan — “Service above Self” — even in her daily routine. She is married to Dale Edwards, they have one son and wife Brandi, one daughter and husband William, and two grandchildren.
“My favorite year with Rotary was the year I was vice president,” Edwards said. “That’s the year I was responsible for the BBQ and Auction that we always have on Election Day. It was the busiest day of my life, but when it was over, I was so proud of our club. We raised more money than we had ever done before, everyone did their part and we were able to give more than $57,000 back to the community.”