Incoming Los Alamos Rotary President Troy Hughes: ‘Measure Yourself By What You Give…’

Incoming Rotary President Troy Hughes. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos Daily Post

Incoming Los Alamos Rotary Club President Troy Hughes takes over the reins July 1. He stepped up to the podium during Tuesday’s regular club meeting to propose a new theme for the upcoming year measure what you give.

The theme was inspired by a Bible passage that Hughes learned from a childhood friend’s father who was a Rotarian. The verse explains the rewards that can be reaped when people give to others. Hughes encouraged members to incorporate this theme into their participation in Rotary.

“Measure yourself by what you give back to the club,” said Hughes, who also is the fire chief of Los Alamos.

There are numerous fundraisers and activities that the local club provides from the annual Crabfest fundraiser and student of month recognitions to a literary grant and support of international aid such as a clean water project in Guatemala.  

There are several new additions in the works as well, Hughes reported. For instance, the STARS program, a satellite branch of the club, is working to establish a suicide prevention program at Los Alamos Middle School.

While the club looks ahead, outgoing President James Nesmith took a brief moment to reflect on his term. “It’s been an incredible experience. I look forward to Troy’s year. He is a fantastic candidate (for president),” Nesmith said.

Everyone is welcomed to learn more about Rotary by attending a weekly meeting. Rotary meets at noon every Tuesday at the Manhattan Project restaurant.

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