July 12, 2017 - The transfer of the gavel was done June 27, 2017 at the Rotary Club meeting when Club President Jason Balkcom swore in Scott Stanfield as the new President.
Balkcom said, "Scott Stanfield, you have been selected by the members of this Rotary Club to guide its affairs during this coming year. You have been entrusted with an important responsibility that will help shape the club's future."
"Incoming President Stanfield, you have been elected to the office of President of the Rotary Club of Center by its members. It is an expression of their confidence in your leadership," continued Balkcom.
Stanfied responded, "I, Scott Stanfield, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the Rotary Club of Center, and that I will to the best of my ability give support and assistance to the District Governor and to Rotary International and that I will uphold the constitution and bylaws of this club."
Balkcom then bestowed the gavel to Stanfield as a symbol of the transfer of the administration of the club. Thank you for serving.