Dr. Angie Anderson, immediate past president of the Botetourt County Rotary Club, has been recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. The Paul Harris award acknowledges individuals who have contributed, or on whose behalf contributions have been made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.
Such donations to the Rotary Foundation enable Rotarians and Rotary clubs to advance the mission of Rotary International in their community and around the world. The Rotary Foundation was established in 1917 in the decade following the founding of Rotary International “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” The Rotary Foundation helps Rotary members to advance world understanding, good will and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment and alleviating poverty. A striking example is the Foundation’s continued support of the campaign to eradicate polio through its PolioPlus campaign in conjunction with the Gates Foundation match.
Dr. Anderson is a licensed clinical counselor who owns Serenity Counseling Service on US 460 in the Blue Ridge area of Botetourt County. She is a charter member of the Botetourt Rotary Club and served as club president in the 2020-2021 Rotary year. She is a club board member and serves as chair of the club’s Service Committee. She has agreed to serve as chair of the organizing committee for the upcoming annual Fincastle 5K race on October 15.
The Botetourt County Rotary Club is a service organization for business and professional individuals who are committed to service in the community and around the world. As a part of the worldwide family of Rotary International, the world’s oldest service organization, the Botetourt Rotary Club promotes high ethical standards in business and professions and fosters the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business and community life. The club meets first and third Wednesdays of each month at noon at Bellacinos and remotely.