The Winnfield Rotary Club was honored to host the Rotary International District 6190 Governor on September 13, 2023. She is Linda Thomas of Leesville, Louisiana, an energetic and enthusiastic Rotarian who has been active and involved since the moment she became a Rotarian.
Mrs. Thomas was a Severe Profound Special Education teacher for 33 years, so service is a way of life for her. This makes her a good fit for Rotary, whose motto is “Service above Self!” Since joining Rotary in 2014, Mrs. Thomas quickly became a leader, completing all Rotary leadership training and actively serving as president of her local club, assistant district governor over the Natchitoches, Leesville, Many and Winnfield clubs, district governor nominee and now district governor.
Linda encouraged the members of the Winnfield Club to continue its service to the community, including providing new school uniforms to local students, giving dictionaries to all Winn Parish fourth graders, and helping provide Christmas gifts for the foster children of Winn Parish, among other smaller projects.
Linda believes we all have greatness within us. One must simply stop and take the time to observe it. “We are all different,” she says, “but we ALL have something to give” to our communities. She perfectly exemplifies this principle in the wholehearted service she gives our area through her leadership in Rotary.