Washington (evening) Rotary welcomes community health improvement coordinator

Published 2:08 pm Friday, September 22, 2017

The Washington (evening) Rotary Club met Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Washington Yacht & Country Club.

Members enjoyed a time of fellowship in the Upper Deck, before assembling in the Pamlico Room. After President Todd Williamson convened the meeting, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited, “America the Beautiful” was sung, and Williamson offered a prayer prior to the meal.

Upon completion of dinner, Dr. James (Jay) Sullivan was called upon to introduce the speaker for the evening, Jennifer Lewis, RN, community health improvement coordinator for Vidant Beaufort Hospital.

Ms. Lewis, a graduate of Beaufort Community College, and a long-time employee of the hospital, gave an interesting, informative and well-received program in which she gave specific information regarding upcoming special events sponsored by Vidant Hospital.

She gave emphasis upon two events, the “Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Awareness Event,” to take place Sept. 28, 5:30 p.m., at the Washington Civic Center; and the “Living Pink” hospital luncheon, Oct. 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Washington, featuring a noted guest speaker, Sheri Prentiss, MD, MPH.

Ms. Lewis also noted that Vidant Health will offer free clinical breast exams Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to noon, at Vidant Women’s Care in Washington; and Oct. 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at Vidant Multispecialty Clinic in Belhaven.

Following her presentation, given with a congenial professionalsim, Ms. Lewis took questions from members.

President Williamson, in thanking her for an outstanding program, presented her with a “highly coveted” Rotary pen.

Members then recited the Rotary Four-Way Test, and the president, after reminding members of next week’s annual fund-raising barbeque to be held at the Herring Club, adjourned the meeting.