John Perry, executive director of university boards and public affairs at the University of South Carolina Upstate, will become president of the Rotary Club of Spartanburg on July 1.
Perry, who has been a Rotarian for more than 25 years, will serve one year as president. He has served as president-elect, board member and membership chair.
The Rotary Club of Spartanburg, which was organized on March 21, 1916, is the second oldest club in South Carolina and is comprised of 200 members.
The Rotary Club of Spartanburg provides both voluntary and financial support for a number of service, educational and humanitarian efforts. Each year, the Club gives back approximately $60,000-$70,000 in financial support and countless hours of community service in many ways. Efforts include the funding and administration of the Piedmont Interstate Science Fair; Youth at Risk grants to youth serving organizations; occasional one day service projects such as working for Habitat for Humanity or ringing the bell for the Salvation Army; and hosting Youth Exchange students and/or Adult Group Study Exchange participants.
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