Past President of the Montgomery Rotary Club, Sam Adams and his wife, the former Mary Virginia Martin were thanked as they became the first ever Arch Klumph Society members from Alabama Rotary District 6880. The District covers all of central and south Alabama.

Named after the sixth president of Rotary International, the Arch Klumph Society recognizes The Rotary Foundation's highest tier of donors — those who have contributed $250,000 or more during their lifetime. As a result of their generosity, Sam and Mary were honored this past weekend with a special induction ceremony at the world headquarters of Rotary International in Evanston, IL.

Mr. Adams is a graduate of Charles Henderson High School in Troy, holds a law degree from the University of Alabama, was appointed as a Circuit Judge for the 12th Judicial Circuit in Enterprise, AL, is a Paul Harris Fellow and most recently served as the District Governor for Rotary District 6880.

The Adams’ were acknowledged along with 29 other Arch Klumph Society members from Austria, Taiwan, Switzerland, and the United States for their tremendous generosity and dedication to The Rotary Foundation. Weekend festivities included a tour of Rotary headquarters, an exclusive Foundation panel discussion, recognition ceremonies and a celebratory dinner. Events included a reception with Rotary senior leaders, including Rotary International President Mark Maloney from Decatur, AL.

Membership in the Arch Klumph Society is lifelong and as such, the Adams’ will now have a portrait placed in the Arch Klumph Society Gallery, located on the 17th floor of the headquarters building. Member portraits are etched on glass plaques and create a stunning display of the Rotary Foundation's most valued supporters.

Commensurate with their generosity, they’ll also enjoy unique lapel pins, pendants and their personal profile will be included in an interactive display highlighting The Rotary Foundation’s top leaders and innovators.

“We are so pleased to have Sam and Mary in the Society and thank them for the impact they are making through the work of Rotary around the world” said Rotary Foundation Chair Gary Haung, Taiwan. “We cannot thank them enough for their commitment to creating a more vibrant, healthy, and equitable world”