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Passing the Rotary torch
0620PhotoRotary - Rockdale Rotary 1992 president Clark Dowdy and new president Tony Dowdy

The Rotary Club of Rockdale County celebrated the installation of its new leaders June 17 and recognized members for their service and steadfast contributions. Outgoing President Alain Bouzoubaa passed the gavel to incoming President Tony Dowdy. Dowdy is pictured with his father Clark Dowdy, who also served as the club president in 1996-1997, the first time since the club was chartered in 1993 that two generations served as president. Rotarian of the Year Cheryl Cooper was also honored as the recipient of the Pat Atkins “Service Above Self” award. The award was named in 2006 after the late National EMS founder, Rockdale Rotary member and community leader Pat Atkins. Cooper is pictured with Pat Atkins’ nephew Huey Atkins and Outgoing President Alain Bouzoubaa.