Hernando's "Service Above Self" organization, the Rotary Club of Hernando, will mark eighty-five years in service on Thursday, October 7.
The Rotary Club of Hernando was chartered on Oct. 7, 1936. According to Brian Hicks, former director of the DeSoto County Museum, the charter members of the club met at the old Spencer Cafe across from the DeSoto County nCourthouse, which later burned. The club is the oldest service organization in Desoto County.
"The club has been instrumental in forming other Rotary Clubs in the area over the years," said Alan Sims, current secretary of the club. "And has also helped to form the Interact Club at Hernando High School."