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New Rotary President Leads Organization 2021-2022
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Dr. Karen E. Bell and Assistant Governor 2016 – 2019, Brigitte Cabeza-Shanken, who installed her.

HINESVILLE, GA (August 06, 2021) – The new President of the Rotary Club of Hinesville is Dr. Karen E. Bell.  

Bell grew up in Detroit, MI, and came to Fort Stewart in 2004.  This was her last duty station after serving in the military for 26 years.  She is the owner of Rottweiler Vending, J & K Photo Booths, and Ardyss KBell since June 2009.  In 2018 she became the Executive Director of Keep Liberty Beautiful, working for Liberty County, Georgia.  She has been involved in Rotary for five years when in 2017, she joined Hinesville Rotary Club.  Bell has also taken on various roles at the club level, Membership Chair, Sergeant-Of-Arms, committee chairs, and now President. 


Outside Rotary, Bell is also very active in the Liberty County community.  She is a member of HMAC, Connection Church Mission Possible Team, Event Lead for Relay For Life Liberty County, Chaplain for DAV Chapter #46, various positions in the American Red Cross, and she is involved with many other charities and local organizations. 

Last month at a dinner in the Connection Center, the club thanked the past officers and director for the 2020-2021 year.  Dr.  Karen Bell took on the new role as club president, installed by Assistant Governor 2016 – 2019, Brigitte Cabeza-Shanken.  Remarks made about Bell: Every President must devote a tremendous amount of time and energy to the duties and responsibilities of the office.  It takes a very talented and committed person to balance these responsibilities with personal life and professional life. Our President this year has demonstrated that she will do a remarkable job. 

After Bell was installed, she installed the rest of the Rotary Club Officers and Director:


President                                Dr. Karen Bell


Secretary                                Leah Pole


Treasurer                               Charlie Lovering


Membership                          Randy Mayfield


Sergeant-at-Arms                  Danny Creasy


President-Elect                     Dr. David Peer


Past President                       Kevin Remillard      


Youth Services                          Teresa Winn                                                                                                                                                          


Foundations                          Brigitte Shanken


Club Director                       Jack Standard


Grant Chair                           Jeff Ricketson


Program Chair                      Michelle Ricketson


Disaster Relief           /

 President-Nominee              Terry Cook


Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. To learn more, please join the Rotary Club of Hinesville, which meets every Tuesday, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm, at the La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Hinesville - Fort Stewart, 1740 E. Oglethorpe Highway Hinesville, GA 31313.  

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