Rotary Club of Newton Conover Installs Officers | Local News


NEWTON — The Rotary Club of Newton Conover celebrated the end of its fiscal year with the installation of new officers and directors and the announcement of a new Rotary theme.

Larry Adams, president of Robinson Builders Mart Inc., has accepted the presidency of the Rotary Club of Newton Conover from outgoing president Donald Duncan.

Adams has been an active member of the Rotary Club of Newton Conover since 2017. He served as Past President of the Catawba Valley Home Builders Association and the Building Materials Suppliers Association. Adams served in the United States Navy and earned a BS in Business Administration Management from the University of Illinois at Carbondale.

“The past two years have been very difficult for Rotary and all service clubs,” Duncan said. “The club will do well under Adams’ leadership. We have a great group of Rotarians ready to serve.

Adams thanked Duncan for his leadership and guidance. He expressed his gratitude to outgoing Trustees Sean Hovis, Kevin Yoder and Mark Robinson for their service to Rotary. Three new directors were installed: Bobby Boyd, Duane Gibbs and Penn Waldron. The following officers and board members will represent the Rotary Club of Newton Conover in 2022-2023:

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• Larry Adams, President

• Siobhan Loendorf, President-Elect

• Corky Upchurch, Treasurer

• Chef Vidal Sipe, director

• Dan Timmerman, director

• Dianna Cloninger, director

• Duane Gibbs, director

• Penn Waldron, director

• Donald Duncan, Past President

This year, Rotary International’s theme is “Imagine Rotary.” Rotary brings together people from every continent and every culture who take action to bring real, long-term solutions to the world’s most persistent problems. Through volunteerism, 1.2 million national and international Rotarians form lasting friendships that transcend political and cultural boundaries and foster global understanding and respect. Rotarians engage with each other and use those relationships to create world-changing partnerships.

Anyone interested in getting involved with the Rotary Club of Newton Conover can contact Joy Cline at [email protected]


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