Rotary Enjoys Rodeo, Reminiscing

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Published on June 13 2012 4:14 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The Effingham Noon Rotary Club got to enjoy presentations on rodeo and reminiscing during their meeting June 13.

Most of the principals involved in the Illinois High School Rodeo Association State Finals were in attendance including Rodeo Queen Jacy Littrell.  Jacy is among the girls competing for Rodeo Queen again this year.

(ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL RODEO ASSOCIATION QUEEN JACY LITTRELL)

The meeting also served as Rotary's annual Business Associates Luncheon where Rotarians are invited to bring along their associates for a special program and lunch. 

The program featured a step back in time as local resident Jo Thomas portrayed woman's suffrage champion, Prohibitionist and Effingham County resident Ada Kepley, who was the first woman to graduate from law school in US history.  Dan Wormhoudt of the Effingham County Cultural Center and Museum Association also spoke on progress on the development of the old Courthouse into a Cultural Center and Museum.

(FROM LEFT, DAN WORMHOUDT OF THE EFFINGHAM COUNTY CULTURAL CENTER AND MUSEUM ASSOCIATION, JO THOMAS IN COSTUME AS ADA KEPLEY, AND ROTARY PROGRAM CHAIRMAN DON DAWKINS)