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Local Rotarian, Dr. Hal Daume, Leads Rotary International District 7510: Changing of the Guard Ceremony

Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights member Dr. Hal Daume was installed as District Governor of Rotary International District 7510. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Members of the Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Past District Governors pass the gavel to newly installed District Governor Dr. Hal Daume. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Dr. Hal Daume is passed the gavel from Past Governor Mel Kevoe. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Hal Daume was joined by his wife Linda Sausville and their family.  Credits: Bobbie Peer
Rotary International District 7510 installation of officers. Each year, the Rotary International President crafts a theme, and this year's theme is "Be a Gift to the World." The incoming officers each received a theme tie or scarf with a lapel pin. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Dr. Daume presented the Paul Harris Scholarship to his brother Don, who has committed to donate to the Rotary Foundation in perpetuity.  "The Paul Harris Scholarship signifies a commitment to being a gift to the world," said Dr. Daume.   Credits: Bobbie Peer
Tiffany Escott, Past President of Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights, is presented with the Rotary International District 7510 Banner from Rotary Club of Springfield. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Family, fellow Rotarians and supporters celebrated the installation of Dr. Hal Daume as the 2015-16 Rotary International Governor for District 7510. Credits: Bobbie Peer
LG Bob Zeglarski performed God Bless America. Credits: Bobbie Peer

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Rotary International District 7510 installed Dr. Hal Daume as its District Governor for 2015-2016 on Thursday, June 25 at a Changing of the Guard ceremony at Primavera Regency in Gillette. Dr. Daume is a past president of the Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights and long-time volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America.

As District Governor, Dr. Daume will oversee the community and international service projects of the 40 clubs in Rotary District 7510, which encompasses the New Jersey counties of Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, and Union. He will assume office on July 1, 2015 and will serve through June 30, 2016.

Dr. Daume takes over for outgoing District Governor Mel Kevoe. "This was the best year, aside from getting married to my wife," said Kevoe. "It was a pleasure to serve as District Governor." As District Governor, Kevoe visited each Rotary club twice and was dedicated to growing the club and inspire others to participate more in this great organization. "We have enjoyed a wonderful year working together. May we continue to build new friendships, stronger communities, and bridge continents around the globe," he stated in June's newsletter.

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Dr. Daume and his district officers were installed by Past District Governor Adrienne Bzura. 

We have a new president of Rotary International, K. R. "Ravi" Ravindran, and it is his theme "Be a Gift to the World," said Dr. Daume. 

"Let's make a difference, let's be a gift to the world one person at a time," said Dr. Daume. "Nothing is too small to make a difference."

Dr. Daume said in closing, "This is our time -- begin right now, let's find a way to be a gift to the world."

About Rotary International District 7510

Rotary District 7510 represents the Rotary clubs that have been chartered by Rotary International in central New Jersey. Their purpose is to help clubs advance the Object of Rotary, working both as individual clubs and collectively as a district.  Click here to learn more about local Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights. 

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