New Rotary President Thanks Predecessor

Immediate Past President Linda Hull accepts a special pin from new President Jim Nesmith during the July 2 Rotary meeting at the Dixie Girl Restaurant in downtown Los Alamos. He spoke of being astounded at the success of the club during the past year under Hull’s leadership. Nesmith is a Viet Nam Veteran. He presented his vision and goals for the 2013-14 Rotary Year, which include support for the Wounded Warriors Program. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

New Mexico Rotary Lt. Gov. Lleta Scoggins, left, spoke to the Los Alamos club July 2 with Assistant Gov. Suzanne Kennedy and Linda Hull of the local club. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Rotarian Peggy Durbin reviewed the book ‘Speak’ by Laurie Halse Anderson at the July 2 meeting of the Club. Speak is a young adult novel that tells the story of a high school student’s rape, recovery and confession. After being raped at a party, she is ostracized by her peers because she will not say why she called the police. Unable to verbalize what happened, the teenager nearly stops speaking altogether, expressing her voice through the art she produces in an art class. This expression slowly helps her acknowledge that she was raped, face her attacker and recreate her identity. Photo by Carol A. Clark/



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