New Rotary Club President | Rede Beebe Takes Up the Mantle

About 35 Rotarians and their spouses thanked outgoing Rotary President Charles Wiggington and his board of directors for guiding the local service organization over the past year. The party was hosted by longtime Rotarian Carl Von Bibra and his wife Elizabeth at their South Pasadena home

PHOTO: Rotary Club South Pasadena | News | New Rotary President Reda Beebe talks to members about her plans for the coming year

A gathering of about 35 South Pasadena Rotarians and their spouses were in attendance Tuesday night at the service organization’s annual Demotion Party signaling the end of the reign of Charles Wiggington as club president and the installation of Reda Beebe as president for 2019/20.

The event was hosted by longtime Rotarian Carl Von Bibra and his wife Elizabeth at their South Pasadena home.

Charles Wiggington, aka ChasWig, is the CEO of Priority One Credit Union, which came up during the One-Act Play performed by the Rotary Players. “The Trial of the Century” was a mock trial of President Wiggington where he was charged with offenses including failure to appear, evading arrest, false advertising among others.

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PHOTO: Rotary Club South Pasadena | News | Outgoing Rotary President Charles Wiggington, left, thanks his board members, Carl Von Bibra, Dan Watson, Reda Beebe, Wendell Webster, Dan Evans and Sara Munshin

He was acquitted of all charges except failure to appear at the Corazon House Build Project in Tecate, Mexico.

A good time was had by all and the “defendant” took it all in stride.  Wiggington thanked the members for their support and announced that Marchelle Sellers was the Rotarian of the Year for the good work she does coordinating the Taste of South Pasadena.

Beebe was sworn in as president and announced her board of directors, which includes Charles Wiggington, Wendell Webster, Carl Von Bibra, Sara Munshin, Dan Evans, Dan Watson and Rod Gregson.  She discussed her goals for this year, which include increasing membership and conducting more community service projects.

The Rotary Club of South Pasadena meets every Tuesday at noon in the Tower Room of the Oneonta Congregational Church, except for the first Tuesday of the month when it meets at 6 p.m. at The Canoe House for an informal social gathering.  The group will not meet July 2 due to the Fourth of July.