Outgoing president Reggie Bridges passed the "baton of leadership" to incoming Rotary president Mark Marionneaux, who was installed along with a new board for the 2012-13 term.
Rotarian Francis Nezianya, Rotary's Assistant District Governor, installed the new board members.
Bridges said he was honored to follow the club's recent past-president, Danette Castello, and to precede Marionneaux. "You guys are great bookends of leadership," Bridges said.
Marionneaux said he is excited for the year to come and for the community projects for which Rotarians will be involved. "I hope I will be a good steward (of leadership) for Rotary," Marionneaux said.
Zachary Mayor David Amrhein and his wife Robyn were also in attendance.
Mayor Amrhein thanked the Zachary Rotary Club for their recent contribution to the landscaping done on the four new 'Welcome' signs at the entrances to the city.
"The city greatly appreciates what you've done," Amrhein said. "We're going to continue to improve the landscaping along the medians throughout Zachary, and on behalf of the city, it's great to have Rotary involved."
Marionneaux precedes Rotarian President-elect, Gwen Fuselier, who will serve the 2013-14 term.
Rotary International (also known as the Rotary Club) is an international service club whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
Rotary's primary motto is "Service above Self."
Rotary meets every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m.
Contact any Rotarian for information about joining the service organization.