By Kyle LoJacono
Cliff Martin has been in the Dade City Rotary Club for more than five years and he recently took over as the group’s president for the next year. He has also been a member of the Rotary’s board of directors for the last two years.
Martin is the vice president/general manager of Jarrett Ford Lincoln Mercury in Dade City. He is married to Joan Martin and the two have three children, Jackie, Chris and Craig.
The Laker talked with Martin about his new position with the club.
Q: Why did you join Rotary?
A: I joined because the great reputation Rotary has in our community and worldwide for service.
Q: What do you think of outgoing president Anita Howard?
A: Our immediate past president, Anita Howard, did a very good job during her year of service and will be a valuable member of my board of directors.
Q: What is your plan for the next year?
A: We are finalizing plans for the 2010-2011 year and have a number of exciting opportunities. We plan to grow our club, continue to support the scholarships as well as the numerous service projects we have been involved in for many years.
Q: Last year the club took part in several projects with the other eight Rotary clubs in east and central Pasco. Why does the Rotary Club of Dade City participate in Eastside 8 projects?
A: The Eastside 8 occasionally combines their people and resources to accomplish good things in our community. There is always power in numbers and this is a good example of implementing this concept.
Q: How can people join the club?
A: New membership is a critical part of any organization and of course we are always looking for new members to continue to grow our club. We encourage anyone interested in joining to contact any member or e-mail me at .
Rotary Club of Dade City
Meeting time: 12:15 p.m.
When: each Monday
Where: Dade City Business Center’s John Hornbuckle Meeting Room, 14950 US 301 in Dade City
Phone: (352) 567-6254
Anyone interested in helping with community service in the Dade City area is encouraged to attend.
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