One aspect of Rotary that sets it apart from other service organizations is the personal involvement of its members in serving others and improving the world around them and in their communities, said Ginger Vann, assistant governor of Rotary International District 6200.

Each year, a District 6200 Rotarian who best exemplifies the ideals of the organization and demonstrates extraordinary service, is awarded the Governor’s Cup.

Vann, a current member and former president of the Baker Rotary Club, has been awarded the Governor’s Cup for her exemplary service and outstanding contributions to her club, community, the district, nation and the world, according to a news release.

She received the award at Rotary’s annual convention in Crowley in April.

In 2014, Vann was selected by Rotary International and the White House as one of 10 Rotary Women of Action and was honored in Washington, D.C.

She has served as editor of the district newsletter, The Spotlight.

On May 14, Vann was a guest of Zachary Rotary to honor its president, Ryan Talbot, with a District Service Award.

Out of the 49 clubs within Rotary’s District 6200, seven club presidents received the service honors, Vann said.

Talbot was awarded for outstanding service in promoting the Rotary Foundation and its mission of funding humanitarian activities, local service projects and global initiatives such as leading the charge on eradicating polio and promoting peace.