Gayle honored as first woman Rotarian
Local resident Karen Gayle was recognized as one of the first women admitted to the Rotary Club in Texas, the first woman admitted to the Rotary Club of Aransas Pass, and the first woman president of the Rotary Club of Aransas Pass. Her achievements were honored at at the Rotary Conference in Harlingen last week.
Karen pointed out John Loftin, a forward-thinking Elder of Rotary, sponsored her into the club, but he had to ask several times before he was able to persuade the members to admit her. She was officially admitted on March 1, 1989.
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