Meridian, Miss. The Meridian Rotary Club had a double ceremony Wednesday in honor of new officers for the new year.
Will Simmons was installed as the new president and Rotary Club member Paul Bucurel was recognized for his recent election as district governor for Rotary.
The event drew a big crowd from across Mississippi, including eleven former district governors who were invited to attend.
"There are 1.2 million Rotarians around the world. Every day, every minute of every day, there is a Rotarian doing something that either changes someone's life or saves somebody's life," said Bucurel. "That's why it's so important."
The group honored all of those district governors at the meeting. Bucurel says this is an important change for leadership within the club.
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