RUSSELLVILLE The new presidents of the Rotary clubs in Russellville are facing some of their biggest challenges this term, as a result of the unprecedented time caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Between the clubs’ lack of funds, the canceling of fundraisers and events, and the inability to meet in-person until recently, both the Rotary Club of Russellville and the Russellville Downtown Rotary are entering an unparalleled time.
“One good thing about being president during these unprecedented times is that there is no real metric; everything has been unusual,” said Carl Kirtley, the new president for the Rotary Club of Russellville. “Everything has been about being creative and compromising.
“When everything is different, there is no real metric, except for progress in general.”
Misty Lumpkins, the new president for the Russellville Downtown Rotary, has been with the…