Celebrating Women in Rotary: Radford Noon Rotary recognizes Linda Gardiner
Radford Noon Rotary is celebrating Linda Gardiner, as a charter and sustaining member, elected official, and enthusiastic leader throughout the Radford club’s history.
“Linda Gardiner is the woman who has helped make the Radford Noon Rotary a success,” Sandra Stanwitz Radford Noon Rotary Public Relations chair wrote in a club announcement.
In 1992, Linda was instrumental in the club’s establishment, and prior to that, she was a member of the Blacksburg Morning Club (before women were officially allowed) and then the Radford Evening Club
“Gardiner and others saw the need for a Radford Noon Club and started the process to establish one. On Jan. 7, 1992, the Radford Noon Rotary Club came into existence,” Stanwitz wrote.
Linda served as the club’s founding President for 18 months and received the Presidential Citation award. She has served on the club’s Board essentially since its inception and is the club’s long-standing Sergeant at Arms.
She has accomplished the remarkable record of 27 years of perfect attendance.
She has four Paul Harris fellows, is a sustaining member, helped start the Radford University Roteract Club and has included Rotary in her will.