This month PMC President, Paul Paese, will complete his year as 94th President of the Rotary Club of Kirkwood, Missouri. Kirkwood Rotary has an active membership of approximately 90 professionals and business owners, and is engaged in both local and international service. Under Paul’s leadership, the Kirkwood club has maintained its strong membership, despite state and national trends of decreasing membership. In addition to the Kirkwood club’s usual service and charitable activities, new fund-raising efforts were undertaken this year to support clean water initiatives in Ethiopia. Club members also helped with a local effort to remove invasive honeysuckle from a local park. Paul has truly enjoyed his year as president and is grateful to have had the opportunity to lead this exceptional club.