Image Rotarians learned about the importance of tourism to the local economy at the Alexandria Rotary Club's May 23, 2012, meeting. Rotarian Virgil Batesole introduced Sara Stadtherr, director of the Alexandria Hotel & Hospitality Association. She spoke on the ways the association promotes the area to potential visitors and supports local programs and events. She reported that tourism and the hospitality industry create $92 million in sales annually and support 2,087 jobs in Douglas County.