Rotary leadership is quite a family tradition for the president and president-elect of the Wadesboro Rotary Club for 2012-2013.
Carly Little, who began her one-year term as president on July 1, is a third-generation Rotarian following in the footsteps of her late father, Henry Little, and late grandfather, Hal Little. Henry Little served as president of the Wadesboro Rotary Club from 1990-91. Hal Little was the club’s seventh president, serving from 1933-34. In addition, Hal Little served as a Rotary district governor from 1957-58. He is one of three members of the Wadesboro club to serve as district governor.
There are many other family connections to the Wadesboro Rotary Club for Carly Little. Her aunt, Dora Anne Little, was the club’s first female member. Four of her great-uncles, all now deceased, served as president of the Wadesboro club: Tom Little (1947-48), A. Paul Kitchen (1948-49), Charles Little (1950-51) and Risden A. Lyon (1953-54).
President-elect Wesley Horne is also a third-generation Rotarian. His father, Chuck Horne, was president of the Wadesboro club from 1994-95 and has also served terms as a district lieutenant governor. Wesley Horne’s grandfather, the late Kenneth W. Horne, was president of the Wadesboro Rotary Club from 1959-60. The president-elect presides in the absence of the president and is also responsible for orchestrating the club’s annual Election Day fundraiser.
Other officers for the 2012-13 Rotary year are: Todd Moore, vice president; Sue Newton, secretary; Ashley Rivers, secretary-elect; Kim Wilson, treasurer; Jarvis Woodburn, sergeant-at-arms; and James David Lee, past president.
Committee chairs are: John Witherspoon, Foundation; Lewis Evans, Community Service; Ken Caulder and Terri Martin, Club Service; and Jason Kiker, Vocational Service.
Other members of the board of directors are Past District Gov. Lois Crumpler, club trainer; Dr. Don Altieri, coordinator of the Rotary Planetarium and Science Center; and Fred Sparger, public relations.
The Wadesboro Rotary Club, founded in 1927, is one of 58 in Rotary International District 7680, which includes approximately 3,000 members in 14 west-central North Carolina counties. Rotary International includes 34,000 clubs and about 1.2 million members worldwide.