Late member Dick "Twiggy" Wiggin was among those remembered in a somber ceremony. "Twiggy" held the perfect attendance record for many years and was a deeply devoted Rotarian who oversaw the club's annual events. Donna Wiggin Matlock and Shirley Wiggin were in attendance.
Members also participated in District Governor Gail "Virus" Ellingwood's demotion following the Sunday Gin Fizz Breakfast. Loyalton's Interact member, Sami Guidotti of Loyalton High School attended.
In a fun demotional skit, Rotary Club of Loyalton's returning member Deb Phelps, Incoming President Chuck "Upchuck" Henson, President Tracy "Wild Thing" Smith and former District Governor Sam "Woody" Wilbanks donned hazmat suits and went on a dramatic search in the crowd with flashlights through fog for the "Virus." Once found, she was wrapped up and whisked away in a wheelchair.
"Virus" was also gifted and thanked by her Loyalton members. In the crowd was her lifetime friend from the east coast along with her sisters, Dawn and April and niece, Katherine.
"Virus" and husband Dan plan to spend time with family. They have moved from Loyalton to Smith, Nevada.