Troy, Milton Rotary clubs recognized

TROY — The 2015-16 Rotary year has been a good one for the clubs in Troy and West Milton. During the annual District 6670 Conference held April 29-30, these civic organizations were recognized for leadership and service in the local communities. Andrew H. Johnston, Troy Rotary’s 2015-16 president, received the World Class President award for the work he’s led in growing the organization and championing programs such as those at Lincoln Community Center, Heywood Elementary School, the Shoe Program and annual camps at Brukner Nature Center and WACO.

Troy Rotarian Shane Carter, executive director of Lincoln Community Center, received the club’s “Service Above Self” award for his ongoing commitment to providing programs and services to area residents each year. This is the highest honor a Rotarian can receive in recognition of their continuing humanitarian service in any form. Since taking the leadership role at the center, Carter has helped introduce several successful offerings, including the annual “Back to School Bash,” community-wide Thanksgiving meal and after school programs for students who need tutoring and support.

Rotarians attending the District 6670 Conference also enjoyed a teambuilding golf tournament. This year, the Troy and West Milton clubs were partners in winning the event. Rotary District 6670 is comprised of 52 clubs with more than 3,100 members in southwest Ohio. The district encompasses more than 12,000 square miles and hosts clubs that range in size from 11 to more than 350 members. To learn more about District 6670, visit

Local Rotary clubs sponsor many programs each year to help the communities in Miami County. The Troy Rotary Club is a member-involved, goal-oriented service club focused on socio/economic issues that have an impact both locally and internationally. They meet on Tuesdays at noon at the Troy Country Club. Follow their activities on Facebook at Troy Rotary Club. To learn more about Troy Rotary and membership, please visit The West Milton Rotary Club members feel that education and friend exchanges are important keys to obtaining world peace. They meet on Mondays at 12 noon at the Hoffman United Methodist Church in West Milton. To learn more, visit