On Sunday, June 24th at the Santa Maria Country Club, Santa Maria Rotary South club president Vicki Conner was duly roasted, toasted and applauded, and new 2012-2013 club president Jane Kokkinakis was warmly welcomed with "hail to the chief" honors as she takes over the gavel (or in this case possibly a pink hammer). President Jane's first meeting will take place on Monday, July 9th at 6:00 p.m. at the Santa Maria Inn (Kent Room).

Jane has some great plans for the coming year, as described at the Club Assembly, she hopes to have scheduled meetings only the first three Mondays, leaving the fourth, and sometimes a fifth Monday for Board meetings, committee meetings and community service work.

Conner was feted with a "Rotaropoly" skit commemorating her year's accomplishments and snafus, a Paul Harris from husband Jay, a basket of Rotary and other goodies and a hearty "standing O"!

She presented framed photo certificates and gift cards to her Board members and committee chairs, with special recognition to Diane Balay and Georgia Shore, the Gallases and Jane and George Kokkinakis (and daughter Alex!)