Member Spotlight
Member Spotlights
Member Spotlight
Welcome to our Member Spotlight Page where you
can get to know some of our many members
from clubs all over District 5910. 
Ernestine Belt
The Rotary Club of Cleveland
Ernestine was first introduced to Rotary by her father.  He was a member for many years in the 1950’s and 1960’s.  The Rotary Club of Mercedes, Texas honored Ernestine as the Student of the Month during her senior year at Mercedes High School.  In Cleveland, she was aware of Rotary but prohibited from joining because of her position within the school system.  Eventually, after she had retired, two members invited her to attend meetings and invited her to join.  Because she had retired, she had the time to give back to her community. 
Ernestine has had many roles during her tenure in Rotary which include Club Treasurer, Club Secretary, Vice President, President-elect, and President.  She has been Foundation Chair, Youth Services Chair, and a member of all the working committees.  On the District level, Ernestine has been a member of the bulletin, program committee, an Assistant Governor for three (3) years, the current Paul Harris Society Chair, the District Secretary, and the Assistant Governor Coordinator.  She truly has enjoyed being a Ranger at PETS for the last several years.
Ernestine feels that her membership has introduced her to many friends within other Rotary Clubs across the District and abroad.  She feels that her Club is amazing and is motivated by other members from her Club as well as across 5910.  During her visit to Brazil as a Group Study Exchange (GSE) leader, she was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow plus one.  This is one of her Rotary moments.  Another is her RYLA experiences.
She has attended RYLA for many years.  She continues to be blown away by the outstanding leadership from within her Club and the amazing youth attending RYLA.  She became hooked on RYLA during her first year as a Rotarian.  She says, “I could not believe a Rotarian did not stay for the weekend.” She has not missed a RYLA experience since.