Outgoing Rotary Club of Flushing President Jason Grindle (Right) passes the gavel to incoming 2018-2019 Flushing Rotary President Dave Bennett.  The transition in Rotary club leadership took place during the annual "Pass the Gavel" dinner held at Bella Birches Banquet Center in Flushing.  Members of the Rotary club attended the event to witness the annual transition in leadership.  The Rotary year runs from July-June. 
 In its 26th year, the Rotary Club of Flushing continues to serve the Flushing community through its various service projects and programs, including the quarter-million dollar renovation of the amphitheater seating in downtown Riverview Park, renovation of the river overlook observation deck, assistance with the Flushing Nature Trail project, annual Candlewalk S'mores distribution, literacy programs in the Flushing Schools,  and sponsoring an Interact Club (high school Rotary club) at Flushing High School. The Rotary club also awards Rotary Scholarships to selected Flushing area graduating high school students each Spring who exhibit outstanding volunteerism and community service, keeping with the Rotary motto of Service above Self. 
The Rotary Club of Flushing thanks outgoing president Jason Grindle for a great year of leadership and his service, and welcomes incoming president Dave Bennett, anticipating a great year ahead in 2018-2019.