The 2021 Missouri City Exchange Club 36th Officer’s Installation Banquet was held on Thursday in the Missouri City on June 24th in the Blue Bonnet Hall of Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre in Missouri City.
The Installation Dinner Program is the “final” event in the Exchange Club’s year when new officers are installed and the gavel is passed to the incoming president. Each Installation Dinner Program is a celebration of the year’s events and achievements. Past President Elissa Wedemeyer Presided over the gala affair.
The outgoing President Dr.Elissa Wedemeyer passed the gavel to incoming President Rusty Lamb. The Secretary Leeann Stidham-Newell and Treasurer Julia Hardy will retain their excellently performed roles and Jane Kuharich becomes the new President- Elect. The 2021-22 board members are Bill Wright, Joanne Thiel, Sharon Svendson, Bill Peterson and Guy Sullaway, Bill Petticrew, Viki Moore and George Adams. Steve Wells will remain as our National liaison.
Winning of the prestigious Kennth P Wheaton award this year was George Adams for his continued efforts as scholarship chairman, Country Western Scholarship Dance Founder and Chairman and implementing our new annual ROTC SCHOLARSHIP. We gave $50,000.00 in scholarship money this year!
We were honored to have Mr Wheaton’s wife and two daughters as our guest. Each member in attendance received their membership pins and 5 year incremental membership tags! We had several 35 year tags. Our esteemed member Wes Henderson entertained us with his napkin magic and then installed the new board of directors and officers. Wes will soon be recognized as having 50 years of membership.
Elissa thanked her officers for their dedication to the club and it’s current administration. They then honored her with a thank you gift. The evening adjourned with Rusty introducing his committee chairs and his vision for the upcoming year! We say goodbye to our COVID-19 year and hello to life as before . July 4th will be the first project of the new year with members decorating our neighborhood yards with the American flag- the symbol of the “Land of the Free.”