POTSDAM -- The Potsdam Rotary Club recently installed Christa Carroll of Potsdam as its new president.
During the ceremony, Amanda Crump was also recognized as incoming vice president and Amy Flack as outgoing president.
Carroll has been a Potsdam Rotary member since Nov. 2008. She holds the firm belief that Rotary’s motto, “Service Above Self,” is a calling that one cannot ignore, Potsdam Rotary said in an email.
“When we can see so much illness and poverty around us and throughout our world, we feel compelled to give of ourselves to make the world better. Rotary is special, because we serve locally and abroad and can have such an incredible impact, all of us working together,” Carroll said.
Her committee service includes two annual events: the Duck Pluck and the Scholarship Golf Tournament. These events support local youth and help fund Potsdam Rotary’s outreach efforts locally and abroad, including disaster relief, literacy support and wheelchair funds. Carroll also has served as webmaster for potsdamrotary.org for about four years.
Carroll has been employed at SUNY Potsdam for more than 15 years, 10 of which she has worked as director of annual giving. Prior to that, she managed the school's website. She also has taught for several years at Clarkson University and has worked as a professional writing and editing consultant.
A native of Indianapolis, Ind., Carroll earned her undergraduate degree at Indiana University - Bloomington and her graduate degree at Clemson University in South Carolina. She is the daughter of Carol and (the late) Arden Chilcote, of Franklin, Ind., and is married to James Carroll. The Carrolls have lived in Potsdam for 20 years.