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The West Little Rock Rotary Club was founded in 1958.

The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

1. the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
2. high ethical standards in business and professions; recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and dignifying each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
3. application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life; and
4. the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

You are cordially invited to join us for lunch each Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. at St. Vincent Hospital Cafeteria (near Markham St. and University Ave.) in the Terrace Room. Program starts at 12:15 p.m.

The Rotary Club of West Little Rock is the Home Club of District Governor Nancy Leonhardt

Nancy began attending occasional Rotary meetings back in the early 1980’s as a guest before women were allowed in.  Her official membership did not began until 2007 with the West Little Rock Rotary Club.  Nancy is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and member of the Paul Harris Society.  She received the Rotarian of the Year Award in 2009 and 2010 and the District President of the Year Award in 2013.  Nancy has served District 6150 as a member of the Youth Exchange Committee, District Trainer, 2015 Conference Chair, and Assistant Governor.

Nancy’s favorite service project in our club is our work at Terry Elementary.  The club supports a program or activity for each grade level, PreK through 5.  She especially enjoys reading and distributing the “I Like Me” books to the kindergartners and reading Dr. Seuss books on his birthday to the 2nd graders.

Nancy received her Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from California Polytechnic University, Pomona.  After working as a land planning consultant, Nancy began work in the nonprofit sector and has worked for various nonprofits as Executive Director.  She currently is Executive Director of Arkansas Literacy Councils, serving adult learners around the state of Arkansas.

A fourth generation native Californian, Nancy moved to Arkansas in 1999.  She and her husband, Darrell, have been married for 32 years and have a son, Jason and daughter, Christina.

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