celebrates 65 years The Vermillion Rotary Club celebrated its 65th anniversary in the community in grand style on Tuesday evening, Dec. 9. Special guests at a dinner, held at the Al Neuharth Media Center, included many of the organization's past presidents. The speaker at the event was Vivian Adams, district governor of Rotary District 5610. She also presented Rotarian Joe Edelen with his Paul Harris Fellowship for his work in supporting and promoting the work of Rotary. The Vermillion Rotary Club was founded after an organizational meeting held Oct. 11, 1943. Rotary International issued the club's charter Nov. 30, 1943. The club started with 36 members, and the organization's president for its first two years was I. D. Weeks. Today the Vermillion Rotary Club is made up of 72 members. As it has throughout its history, the organization remains a driving force in the Vermillion community. Its annual fund-raising activities provide revenue for many community projects including free bike helmets to all Vermillion second-graders every year, a college scholarship for a Vermillion High School graduate, and other improvements to our community, state, nation, and medical and literacy projects throughout the world.