Baughman joins Rotary Club

Published 1:37 pm Thursday, January 4, 2024

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The Rotary Club of Tryon was very excited to add Michael Baughman as a new member at the end of December. During the induction ceremony, Rotarian Art Brown filled in for Michael’s sponsor, Rotarian John Gargiulo.

During the ceremony, Michael spoke about the visit he had from Rotarian John Gargiulo. 

“He came to my office and gave a very passionate appeal about why I needed to join the Rotary Club of Tryon. John’s passion for Tryon and the Rotary Club made me decide it was time to join the Club.” Michael said. “My father was a Sertoma Club member and instilled in me the responsibility to serve the community where I live. Through the Rotary Club of Tryon, I will work to live the Rotary motto, Service Above Self.”

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Michael is no stranger to providing service to the community. From his office at the Tryon Depot, he provides wealth management services as a Principal with Modera Wealth Management. Michael is the Chair of the committee tasked with bringing a YMCA to Polk County and currently serves on the steering committee for the Saluda Grade Trail. In serving his community, Michael previously served as a trustee of St. Luke’s Hospital and a board member for Thermal Belt Outreach. 

The Rotary Club of Tryon meets every Thursday at the Tryon Presbyterian Church. If you are interested in joining the Club, please contact our President, Allan Purtill, at or 704-576-2463.