Conway Area Rotarians Bring Home Awards Rotary International’s District 6170 held its annual conference last weekend in Hot Springs.

District 6170 has 36 local Rotary clubs, and comprises much of the western, southwestern, south central, and the tip of the southeastern parts of Arkansas.

Bringing home the “bling” were both the Conway Noon Rotary and Conway Morning Rotary clubs, as Clubs of the Year for District 6170. President Ed Linck (Conway Noon) and President Elizabeth Bradley (Conway Morning) accepted the awards on behalf of each of their clubs.

Additionally, President Bradley was named District 6170 Club President of the Year. Conway Morning Club’s President-Elect, Jack Frost, presented the Mary Doyle Scholarship to Rachel Zweig of Fayetteville at the conference.

The purpose of the Rotary Global Grant is to help graduate students study abroad and to promote international understanding.

Zweig is a Hendrix College graduate and a Fulbright Scholar. She will use the $30,000 scholarship to obtain a masters of Earth and Environment degree with a focus in soil chemistry from Wageningen University & Research in Wageningen, Netherlands. District Governor Dennis Cooper continued to deliver on his promise of a district conference filled with inspiration and fun.

During lunch on Saturday, the group heard from District Governor Laquita Stribling from Rotary District 6760 in Tennessee who spoke to diversity and inclusion in Rotary. Laquita is a native of Marianna, and is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and the University of Memphis.