The Rotary Club of Southlake was pleased to welcome District Governor Kayla Christianson at our March 11, 2022 meeting! She discussed Rotary activities, initiatives and awards across the district, national and international spectrums. 
 
 
Kayla learned about our club’s goals and plans, and shared ideas from other clubs she’s visited that have similar interests and challenges.
 
Kayla also shared some very IMPORTANT information about why its important to have an Apple Watch that will automatically call 9-1-1 for you during an emergency!
 
A little history about DG Kayla:
 
Born and raised in Virginia, Kayla Belle Christianson moved to Abilene, Texas to study at
Abilene Christian University where she earned her BS in Mass Communication and MA in Organizational Communication.
 
Kayla is founder, owner, & CEO of La Belle Productions, LLC, which includes a creative ad agency (IN-Focus Digital, est. 2001), a media conversion and photography studio (IN-Focus Studio 302, est. 2016), & a
brand consulting firm (La Belle, est. 2014), with a new business premiering under the brand in 2021.
 
 
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Kayla has served on several non-profit boards, including the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, Habitat for Humanity Abilene, Rotary Club of Abilene, Cancer Services Network, Noah Project,
Inc., and the Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau.
 
Kayla was selected to Abilene’s 20 Under 40 in 2012 and graduated Leadership Texas in 2014.

Kayla is Past President of the Rotary Club of Abilene, has chaired the club’s bylaws committee, and has worked on and chaired their annual Taste of Abilene fundraiser.
 
Kayla attended the first-ever Rotary Young Professionals Summit in Chicago in 2014, and has presented her “How
to Attract & Retain Millennials to Rotary” to clubs, district assemblies, district conferences, Lone Star PETS, and zonal membership summits.
 
At the district level, Kayla has served as District Alumni Chair, Public Image Chair, and Assistant Governor.

Kayla’s husband David is in the Abilene Southwest Rotary Club and serves as District Secretary.
 
Both Kayla and her husband are Paul Harris Fellows. The two of them actively work to facilitate cooperative social and service events among the three Abilene clubs.

In Abilene and on social media, she is known for her photographs of her Frenchie-pugs, weather on the horizon, and the West Texas sunsets that she takes from her penthouse apartment in the historic Hotel Wooten.