On Monday, June 29th, the Rotary Club of Falmouth held its 2020-2021 Officers & Directors Installation meeting in Hutker Yard at Falmouth Academy. The socially-distanced outdoor ceremony celebrated the tenure of outgoing President, Ms. Adrienne Baumann and formally installed her successor, Mr. Paul McCadam, along with incoming officers and directors. During the event, Ms. Baumann was praised for her steady, optimistic leadership during challenging times. She noted that when the organization announced last July that its 2019 theme would be “Rotary Connects the World,” she could not have anticipated how important staying connected would be in the year to come. Mr. McCadam, who also serves as President of the Board of Directors for Belonging to Each Other, an organization that provides service and support to the local homeless population, was initially drawn to Rotary by its principle motto “Service Above Self.” In his keynote remarks, he set an ambitious agenda for building on the organization’s long-standing commitment to service. Among his stated priorities: expanding the club’s membership and increasing its gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, increasing its community outreach efforts and impact through additional events and fundraisers, and elevating the organization’s profile in the community. With 1.2 million members worldwide, Rotary brings together a global network of community leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. They endeavor to improve lives both locally and internationally, from helping those in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. Founded in 1927, the Falmouth chapter is one of the oldest in the country. Over the years, they have constructed a helicopter landing facility at Falmouth Hospital, built a pavilion at Goodwill Park, and constructed added parking at Spohr Gardens. They also produce community events from the Annual Craft Fair to last’s year’s successful Inaugural Day of Play. Additionally, the club awards college scholarships to local youth. Challenging his robust audience of fellow Rotarians to aim even higher, McCadam concluded his remarks by saying, “I am convinced that our future is bright and I am committed to making Rotary the absolute best service organization in Falmouth.” To learn more about the Rotary Club of Falmouth, visit falmouthrotary.com.