Mt. Vernon, IL— Rotary Club of Mt. Vernon recently inducted its officers and board of directors for 2016-2017. They are Mary Harvey was inducted as president, Deana Meiners as president elect, Derek Baker as secretary, Lindsey Bowlin as treasurer, and Hillary Esser as past president. Directors are Tom Francois, Judi Hundley, Sandy Sinnett, and Natalie Wellen. The Rotary Club of Mt. Vernon has a long history of serving the local community and collaborating on international projects that improve the lives of people here and in developing countries. As business leaders and professionals, we aim to exemplify the principles of Rotary. The Club understands the meaning of service, both in our community and in striving to support Rotary International in achieving such laudable goals as the eradication of polio. Interested persons may join the club for lunch on Tuesdays at the Mt. Vernon Elks Club at noon.