The Rotary Club of Lexington will hold its weekly meeting Thursday, December 5, at 12:00 p.m., at Fasig-Tipton, 2400 Newtown Pike. The guest speaker will be Past District Governor Kay Sharon. Her topic will be the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), a leadership development program. While participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. RYLA events are typically 3–10 days long and include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including:
• Leadership fundamentals and ethics
• Communication skills
• Problem solving and conflict management
• Community and global citizenship
Kay Sharon is a lifelong resident of Hardin Country. She grew up on a farm outside Vine Grove and graduated from North Hardin High School. She was named a Distinguished Alumni of the Hardin County Schools. A graduate of the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in English and Western Kentucky University with a M.A. in guidance and counseling and a Rank I in School Administration, Kay retired in 2004 with 30 years of service with the Hardin County Schools, were she was a teacher and director of public relations.
Kay has been a member of the Elizabethtown Rotary Club since 1991. She became active in the club immediately, serving as bulletin editor her first two years. She continued to serve on the Board of Directors in various service areas for the next four years and was installed as President for the 1997-1998 Rotary year. She served as Rotary Assistant District Governor for two years. In 2006, she served as District Governor of Rotary District 6710, overseeing 60 Rotary Clubs in Central and Western Kentucky.
She continues to be active in Rotary International at the district and zone levels. Kay is a Paul Harris Fellow and has attended every district conference since becoming a Rotarian and has been to five international conventions, including in on Copenhagen, Denmark. Kay lives in Elizabethtown with her son, Matthew, and her four dogs. IN her spare time, Kay enjoys spending time with her granddaughter, MaKayla, reading, watching TV, traveling and cheering for the Kentucky Wildcats.
For additional information, or to attend this meeting,
please contact Peggy Trafton at firstname.lastname@example.org.