Kate Swafford, executive director, left, is the 2018-2019 Dayton Rotary Club president, and Missy Wood, director of The Veranda Assisted Living on campus, served as the 2017-2018 club president.

On June 14, 2018, Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton, Tennessee, served as host facility for the Dayton Rotary Club Annual Awards Banquet.


Missy Wood, director of The Veranda Assisted Living on the facility campus, served as the Rotary president during the 2017-2018 term. She called the meeting to order and invited the guests to partake of a delicious buffet.


As the group finished dessert, Wood shared her annual report via a PowerPoint presentation covering the Rotary’s activities, fundraisers, events and accomplishments during the past year.


Wood, along with fellow Rotarian Christine Ralph, announced the member awards for 2017-2018. Greg Maciolek, nominee for district governor for Rotary District 6780, joined them on the podium for the installation of the 2018-2019 Dayton Rotary Club officers.


After the installation ceremony, Kate Swafford, executive director at Life Care Center of Rhea County and newly elected president of the club, presented Wood with a warm thank-you for her past year’s service and a plaque recognizing her successful 2017-18 term.


Swafford addressed the attending members, encouraging the club to adopt the Rotary International 2018-2019 theme, “Be the Inspiration.” She urged the club to continue the many successful Rotary programs and contributions already established in Rhea County but build a stronger organization by inspiring youth and spreading the word in the community about the local, district and international work of Rotary.


“Together as motivated Rotarians, we see a world where people are inspired, take action, create lasting beneficial change and make a difference all across the globe, throughout Rhea County and in ourselves,” Swafford said.