Posted on Jul 25, 2017
The Rotary Club of Galveston Island was thrilled to welcome Rotary District Governor Rhonda Herrington from Palestine to our beautiful Island on Tuesday, July 25, 2017! 
On June 24, Rhonda Herrington was installed as the 2017-18 District 5910 Governor by PDG Hugh Summers and many members of her club in support.
District Govenor Rhonda is a member of the Rotary Club of Palestine where she has served as president, director, and was the club's bulletin editor for ten consecutive years.
She served for eight years as District Chairperson of RYLA, for two years as District Youth Service Director, for three years as an Assistant District Governor, and was District 5910 Convention Co-chair in 2004. She is a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, member of the Rotary Roll of Fame, and recipient of the Avenues of Service Recognition. Rhonda has been a Rotarian since 1998 with 18 years of perfect attendance. She has had the pleasure of hosting 5 Rotary Youth Exchange students in her home, from Thailand, Corsica, Germany, Brazil and Soviet Republic. Rhonda has also been involved with directing the Zone Tones for Zone 21b and 27.
Professionally, Rhonda has been an educator for 35 years. She is District Director of Fine Arts for the Palestine Independent School District. She has been State President of Kindergarten Teachers of Texas and Chairperson of one of the standing committees of the Texas chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international organization of key women educators. In her free time she is the founder and director of the Anderson County Community Chorus and Orchestra; is music director at Grace United Methodist Church in Palestine; on the Board of Directors of the Palestine Public Library; President of Anderson County Meals on Wheels; on the Board of the ICEE (Institute where Creativity Empowers Education Success).
In 2013, she was named Volunteer of the Year by the Palestine Chamber of Commerce. She has 2 grown children and 5 grandchildren.
Thank you to Manny Chan for these great photographs!