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Traditionally, Starkville Rotary Club meetings end with a ring of the clubâs bell and a mass recitation of the clubâs motto: âService Above Self â He profits most who serves best.â But on Monday night, at the clubâs annual banquet, Rotary Club President Brent Fountain opted to break with tradition for a special occasion, leading Rotarians in a verse of âHappy Birthdayâ for the club itself.
âOn this date 90 years ago, 18 friends and colleagues saw the need for a Starkville Rotary Club,â Fountain said. âTheir vision to seek service above self has paved the way for the prosperity and growth we enjoy today. Iâm going to make an executive decision to suspend the bell and motto and instead end with a hearty âHappy Birthdayâ to our Starkville Rotary Club.â
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