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The Crossville Rotary Club installed its 2008-'09 officers, board of directors and service chairpersons on Thursday, June 26, at Cumberland Mountain State Park. From left are, seated, Scot Shanks; McKinley Tabor, administrative secretary; Doug Scarlett, vice president; Johnny Inman, president; Ron Davis, the club's R.I. Foundation chairman; Jerry Harris;Terry Stephens, treasurer; and Howard Palm; and, standing, Clarence Inman, Susie Morgan, Karen Cole, recording secretary; Jane Powers; Francis Carson, David Simcox; Roger Thackston; Perk Thornton, assistant to the district governor; and Benny Hill. Not present: Art Gernt, president-elect, and Pepe Perron.

On Thursday June 26, during their regular weekly meeting at the Cumberland Mountain State Park restaurant, the Crossville Noon Rotary Club installed new club officers. Each year on July 1, Rotary Clubs worldwide renew their pledge to serve their communities by the confirmation of a new leadership team. This year's Crossville Rotary leadership team will be headed by new club president Johnny Inman, who replaces outgoing president Larry Doster. President Inman will be supported by president-elect Art Gernt and vice president Doug Scarlett.

Club administrative duties will be managed by McKinley Tabor (secretary) and Terry Stephens (treasurer). Club board members and committee chairs were also installed. During his remarks, Inman emphasized his plan to continue the many service activities already supported by the club, and his desire to start an ethical behavior program for fourth grade students within the county. This effort will be based on the Rotary “4 Way Test” for personal behavior, which states — “First, is it the truth? second, is it fair to all concerned? Third, will it build goodwill and better friendships? and fourth, will it be beneficial to all concerned?”

This new program will compliment the club's current dictionary project. Each year, near the start of school, the club provides each third-grade student in the county their own personal dictionary.

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