Outgoing Rotary Club of Tuscaloosa directors will present highlights of 2015-2016 during today’s meeting. The club’s officers and directors for 2016-2017 will be:
President — Alan Hartley
Vice President/President-Elect — Mark Nelson
Secretary — Caroline Williams
Treasurer — Patricia Powe
Past President — Susan Caples
Executive Director — Frank Deaver
Sergeant-at-Arms — Lindsey Case
Board of Directors
Membership — Bruce Burrows
Communication — Sammy Watson
Programs — Jackie Wuska
Centennial Celebration — David Pass
Community/Finance — Byron Abston
Projects/Other — Mike Chambers
Rep. Bill Poole will give the club a summary of the recently completed session of the Alabama Legislature.
Poole was first elected to represent District 63 in the House of Representatives in 2010, and was re-elected without opposition in 2014. District 63 includes the University of Alabama, portions of the Tuscaloosa and Tuscaloosa County school districts
and much of the city of Tuscaloosa.
After serving his first legislative session in 2011, Poole was identified by veteran lawmakers interviewed by the Mobile Press-Register as the top member out of 34 new lawmakers in the House. Preceding the 2011 session, he was elected chairman of the Tuscaloosa County Legislation Committee and in 2013 was appointed chairman of the Ways and Means Education Committee.
Poole was raised in Dayton, a small town in Marengo County, and graduated from the University of Alabama and the UA School of Law. He has been a general practice attorney in Tuscaloosa since 2004.
Poole and his wife, Niccole, are the parents of Sally, William and Whittman Poole. The Pooles are members of First United Methodist Church in Tuscaloosa. He is involved in several community groups, including the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama and the Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama.
Physical therapist Kevin Coleman will speak on “Empowering Motion: Investing in a Healthier Lifestyle.”
Kevin is a doctor of physical therapy and clinic director at EW Motion Therapy in Tuscaloosa.
He graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, and earned a doctorate in physical therapy from Alabama State University.
His clinical interests include manual therapy for spinal dysfunction and musculoskeletal injuries, and developing individualized therapeutic exercise programs designed to improve overall functional mobility and performance.
Kevin began his career with EW Motion Therapy in Birmingham in 2012, and recently relocated to Tuscaloosa. He has worked with individuals of varying abilities, from collegiate and professional athletes to senior adults. He enjoys attending athletic events at UA, resistance training and golf.