The Madison Rotary Club was pleased to welcome 7550 District Governor A. H. “Herb” McClaugherty III to their Thursday afternoon meeting. This was the district governor’s official visit to the Madison Club, bringing greetings from District 7550 and announcing the theme he has chosen for his term, “Light Up Rotary,” which he said reflects the Rotary International theme, “Service Above Self.” District Governor McClaugherty, who was accompanied by his wife Carol and Assistant District Governor Walter Hall, included in his remarks an update on the Rotary International PolioPlus Project which, since 1985, has immunized the world’s children against polio and expects to eradicate this dreaded disease worldwide by 2018. A clean water and sanitation project in Ghana is another project that District 7550 is helping fund. A major object of Rotary is the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. Individual clubs contribute to this cause, as well as sponsor individual civic, scholarship and other projects in their various communities. In photo above are, from left: Assistant District Governor Walter Hall, Madison Rotary Club President Mark Linville exchanging a club banner with DG McClaugherty, Carol McClaugherty, and Tommy Mullins, a past district governor and a Madison Rotarian.