There's a new face of the Portage Rotary Club.

The Club held their executive changeover on July 2, with outgoing president Sherri Palmer handing the leadership responsibilities to Tosha Hotel. She says that taking over a club that's important to the community can be stressful.

"It's nerve-wracking, a little bit," explains Hotel. "There's some things that I'm still trying to figure out, but I have a big group behind me that's fully supportive and they are going to help me ease into this more. They voted me in here, so I don't want to let them down, and I think I'll do very well."

Her first official event as president was the Canada Day Pancake Breakfast, a resounding success that the club is proud of. Hotel joined the Rotary Club just over two years ago, noting she's excited to now have more say over which projects the club will be taking on.

"I love to do and see the change in the community," notes Hotel. "Having a bigger role where I can even have a larger say in doing things and making things better for the group intrigues me. I'm the type of person that if I can make it better, I will do everything I can to do that."

When asked what she wants to prioritize over the next 12 months as Rotary Club president, Hotel says she wants to focus on keeping the club relevant to the city. She also wants to increase membership with some of the younger groups in Portage.