Don Hovis, a long-time member of the Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach was inducted as President during the club’s Special Night of Rotary. Amid an audience of family and friends, Don thanked past President Mark Ousley for his service and recognized officers and members for their outstanding contributions as he graciously took the oath of office.
“I am truly humbled to stand before you tonight. I have such respect for this club and its membership. I am honored to be your President for 2019/2020. It is a role that I am passionate and excited about,” Hovis said.
“Rotary allows us to connect with each other, in deep and meaningful ways, across our differences. It connects us to people we would never otherwise have met, who are more like us than we could have ever known.
Our goal should be to build a stronger Rotary for our community, so more Rotarians can serve our community better than ever before. Grow Rotary, Grow our Service, and Grow the Impact of our Service,” Hovis continued.
As President, Hovis has set as his 2019/2020 objectives:
•Achieving a positive net gain in membership
•Connecting with the local community through hands-on projects which create a greater awareness of Rotary
•Increasing the knowledge of Rotary within the Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach, and
•Meeting the club’s annual fund and polio plus goals
Don Hovis is the Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships at HTC. He and his wife Harriet, have two sons, Myers and Donald Jr., the latter of whom is the owner of Tides Eye Photography and President-Elect of the Chicora Club of Myrtle Beach. Don and Donald are the first father/son duo in the history of District 7770 to be President and President-Elect of their respective Rotary Clubs during the same Rotary year.
Photo: Newly-elected President, Don Hovis, addresses members and guests at the Special Night of Rotary. Credit: Tides Eye Photography
Photo: Former President of the Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach, Mark Ousley, congratulates President, Don Hovis. Credit: Tides Eye Photography
Photo: Hayes Hovis sports a Rotary pin in recognition of his grandfather’s installation as President. Credit: Tides Eye Photography