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E ©SMALLTOWNPAPERS, INC. ALL CONTENT COPYRIGHTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. SUBJECT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. ~" NEWS- JUNE I0, 1976 PAGE 3 Erskine Ziglar, Merle Woodham Receive Honors the service of char- mignon steaks, with sour cream, tossed garden rolls, butter, tea. It was the gen- of the crowd, consumed those steaks, that Mr. should be named Ro- of the Year". His were Mrs. Doris Mrs. Pearl Larkins, Joe Evans and the Rotary Club Were Miss Jan Ziglar Suzanne Zorn daugh- President Zig- Zorn. were dressed in of corn- of blue. dinner, President Jar was very corn- to his slate of of- the past year. Not present them with each of their red carnation with Mr. Zig- ~e year were Vice- Zorn, Secre- Harrison and Trea'- Smith. Also on Wing end of a red car- were wives of charter members of Mrs. C. A. Moon, A. Petrey, Mrs. Fer- and Mrs. Lloyd Vaughan. Each Rotary member re- ceived a cap with the Rotary emblem. The ladies received handsome gold purse mirrors with the Rotary International Wheel design. As program chairman for the evening, Wayland Harrison presented Ziglar with the Pre- sident's pin and gave out the pe~4ect attendance awards. C. B. McNeill was presented a 20- year perfect attendance pin while charter member, Haynes Huggins received a 30-year perfect attendance award. Har- rison lauded these gentlemen for their dedicated service. Mr. Huggins has only missed one Rotary meeting during his 30- year tenure and this was soon after he joined, not knowing that he was supposed to attend all meetings, unless he was sick and couldn't make it. On one occasion Mr. Huggins was sche- duled for surgery and the only way he would agree to enter the hospital was that they would take him on the ambulance, if necessary, to the weekly Ro- tary meeting. Now that truly is dedication. Two Rotarians have elected to go senior active status, Bill McDaniel and Vester Gamble. Gamble, a charter member, had .he been present for Ladies Night, would also have received a 30-year perfect attendance PERFECT ATTENDANCE PINS. McNetll on left, was presented a 20-year per- attendance pin from the Florala-Lockbart Rotary at their Ladies Night Banquet. Haynes Hnggins, member of the club, on right, received his 30- ~rfect attendance award. Mr. Huggins is now a of DeFuniak Springs, but lived in Lockhart for Years., Seated, Mary Collier of Elba, Alabama , Foley, Alabama. pin. awards." Zorn added, "Doing Mr. Harrison designated the one's job is one thing, Uutdoing entertainment for the evening, a job as Merle does. hers, is to Rotarian Audy Alsup, who another thing- always with a invited a number of his talented friends from Troy State Uni- versity to perform for the re- ceptive group. The entertainers included Mary Collier of Elba, Alabama, Mary Swindle, Foley, Alabama, The Jericos, Troy State Univer- sity male quartet - Don Free- man, Bobby Milner, KeithCald- well and Randal Myers. smile, always ready to give cre- dit when due or to wage battle when necessary for wh~t is right." After presenting the plaque to Mrs. WOodham, Mr. Zorn asked "Is there a photographer in the house? I want to be sure this event gets full coverage in "The Florala News!"' Mr. Larry Woodlmm obliged. Miss Collier was selected as After a standing ovation, Mrs. the soprano to represent the Woodham very nervously, but State of Alabama in the Bicen- very graciously thanked the tennial Chorus this summer in Interlochen, Michigan. She is a graduating senior from Troy State; majoring in vocal music. She recently had the female lead in the opera Faust. Miss Col- lier plans to seek a professional career in voice. She delighted the audience with herbriefdes- cription of 'opera' and the story of the aria she was about to sing - then she dazzled every- one as she sang the lusty 'Adele's Laughing Song' from Rotarians and stated, "For the first time in my life, I don't know.wlmt to say!" Mrs, Woodham; the former Merle Parker, is married to Larry Woodbam, editor-publi- sher of The Herald-Breeze, DeFuniak Springs. They are the parents of Gary and Sherry, who are students .at Auburn University, Cindy who is pre- sently attending Lurleen Haines Wallace Stpte Junior College and will enter Auburn in the :!i 19'/6-77 ROTARY OFFICERS, from left, President Jack Zorn, surer Robert Rodwell. President-Elect Joe Evans, Secretary David Willis and Tren- 'Der Flaudenmas'. Florala Fall, and Son)/a, a senior at ~ ;;~ High School student Randall Florala High School. ~-~ ~,.~;=~,~ Collier on the piano, of the Man-of-the-Year award i:: : Mary Swindle is a senior vo- to be Erskine Ziglar. Mr. cal major and has been select- Zorn stated that the Man-of- ed as the alto to represent the the-Year award is given to a State of Alabama in the Bicen- tennial Chorus this summer. Mary recently sang the sup- porting female lead in Faust at TSU. She sang two songs - "Hello, Young Lovers" from The King and I and the very popular "Misty". Miss Swindle is seeking a Music and Educa- tion degree. Don Freeman who leads the quartet is also a senior vocal major and has been Selected as the tenor to represent the State of Alabama at the Bicen- tennial Chorus this summer. This is quite an honor for these three young people and quite unusual for three out of the man who, through individual and team efforts, has made specific contributions to this community. While making the : presentation Zorn stated, "It is certainly with pleasure that I can identify the results of Ziglar's efforts very clearly by simply looking around the banquet ball tonight. At the same function last year there were 32 present, including members and guests. Tonight we have 112 present. "Erskine Zigtar, through his relentless determination has provided the Florala-Lockbart Rotary Club with the neces- sary leadership to save it from four chosen from thi-~ state to becoming one ofthose'Florala- come from one school, Donre- clubs-that-used-to-be.' "When Zig]ar assumed the reins as President of Rotary in July 1975, there were 14 na- mes on roll, with weekly at- tendance of 8 to 11 men. Many good things had happened in our club since that time. Speci- fically a lot of mullet has been cleaned, cooked and served! cently had the male lead, Faust, in the opera Faust. He also plans to seek a professional career in voice. Bobby Milner and Keith Cald- well have just finished their freshmen year at Troy and are vocal majors. Randal Myer, the bass, is the only member of the group who is not a vocal major. He is an instrumental major on the trumpet, and is just finishing his junior year. All six of the group have been members of the famous TSU Sound of the South Band. The quartet sang quite a va- riety of religious music, plus a few selections in the 'barber shop style'. The entertainment was quite varied. The singers certainly bad fun performing and presented something for everyone to enjoy. As the evening's-activities came to a close, Vice-Presi- dent Jack Zorn took the floor to make the Man-of-the-Year presentation, something every- one had been anxiously await- ing. But, rather, he told mem- bers and guests that this year they bad decided to add to their list of recognitions a Woman- of-the-Year, which was really a surprise to everyone -- especially to the very grateful A lot of money has been raised for projects in this recipient, Mrs. Larry Wood- ham, editor of The Florala News. In making the presen- tation, Zorn stated due to her outstanding contributions to her community, the Flora]a- Lockhart Rotary Club thought it fitting to recognize. Merle with this special award. :This is the first and only time an award of this kind has been given. Mrs. Woodbam was praised for her untiring community ser- vice. "On behalf of the Ro- tary Club", Zorn stated, "it is truly a pleasure to present this award to such a deserving citizen; a person who is always present to offer her services, to provide honest and timely communication media to this town and surrounding area, but one who is never on the re- ceiving end of the praises community. The largest pro- ject was our sponsoring the construction of the Heliport, now in use, adjacent to Flo- ra]a Memorial Hospital and de- dicated to the deceased Rota- rtans of this club", Zorn said. Other projects were contribu- tions to Searcy Hospital; Boys State, sponsoring John Philip Souse Scholarship to outstand- ing baud student. "For the first time in sev- eral years, positive leadership was provided to bring about positive results. This leader- ship was in the form of one man, Erskine Ziglar. "Today the Florala-Lockhart Rotary Club has an active mem- bership of 28, just exactly twice as many as when he became president one year ago. These things don't just happen -- they happen as a result of a sound and solid team effort with dyn- amic leadership. "Another real outstanding contribution that this years Rotary administration has ini- tated is the "Make It Happen" committee, for the advancement of recreation and most especia- lly, individual or life time sports. It has been the goal of the club to do all within its power to be instrumental in providing facilities for the youth of this town to have an opportunity to increase their skills in the individual type sports activities. With the good Lord willing, through these committee efforts, before this summer is over you will see the first tennis and handball courts complete. I challenge the incoming officers of Rotary to continue the good examples that Ziglar and his officers have so capably demonstrated this year," Zorn said. In closing, Zorn presented the plaque to Ziglar with a hearty "well done" and a warm hand- shake. After a standing ovation in agreement with the committees' choice of recipient, Ziglar hum- bly stated his thanks and point- ed out that "none of these things would have been possible with- out the support of an outstand- ~ing executive committee and a group of club members dedica- ted to making good things hap- pen in Florala. Again, thank you very much." Mr. Ziglar, a native of Elba, is a former band director at Florala High School. He is in hls seventh year as Superinten- dent of Florala City School. He is married to the former Jeu Jacobs, of Elba, who is Superintendent of Nurses at Florala Memorial Hospital. They are parents of Steve, a= honor student at Florala High School, and Jan, a recent honor graduate of Florala City School. Mrs. Lloyd Vanghan summed the evening's entertainment up with her comment - "Ladies Night this evening was reminis- cent of 'the good old days' " It was a fun-filled evening for everyone attending. ~~COS., from left, Don Freeman, tenor and head of the group of Natchen, Mississipld" M;~-er'rs oaritoue of Waycross, Georgia; Keith Caldwell, tenor of Brundid˘ ,e Alabama, ~1 t J'= , bass of Montgomery, Alabama. 1975-76 ROTARY OFFICERS. Standing, from left, President Harrison, Treasurer Wallace Smith. Erskine Zig]ar, President-Elect Jack Zorn, Secretary Danny / / / / WIVES OF DECEASED ROTARIANS RECOGNIZED. Stand- Burgess and Mrs. Lloyd Vangban. ins, from left, Mrs. C. A. Moon, Mrs. P. A. Petrey, Mrs. Ferrell i¸¸ ROTARY CHEF AND ASSISTANTS. Standing, from left, Hubhart Maramu and Pearl Larkin Byrd, Joe Evans, Chef Way]and Harrison, David Willis, Doris V /