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RGHF Board Members - (No standing with RI)

  *Founding Members See regions/districts covered in each of these members profiles
Jack M. B. Selway
, Founder (USA) 11 Oct 2000*

DG 02/03 Geri Appel, Treasurer, (USA)*

DG 05/06 Alan R. Hurst CFO (USA)
Steve Hellersperk, COO (USA)
Carlos Garcia Calzada, Webmaster (MX)

John Lane (AU) RGHF Convention Manager


RGHF Senior Historian Basil Lewis (UK) Chair
DG 96/97 Tin Tin Raschid (USA) Women and Rotary

DG 02/03 Sandra Duckworth (USA) Women and Rotary
Mahesh K. Malani
, www.historylibrary.org
Jeetendra Basudeo Sharma, Editor in Chief of RGHF's Our Foundation Newsletter (India)
DG 08/09 Bill Pollard, Assc. Editor OFN (USA)

DG 02/03 Fred A. Carvin "History Matters" (USA)
DG 96/97 John Örtengren (SE), chair 14/16
DG 16/17 Wulff Anselm Reinhold
DG 02/03 Ian Terence Watts
DG 04/05 William Keith Paver (UK)
DG 11/12 Jodie Sparks (Australia)
DG 12/13 Robert Harold Griggers (USA)
DG 14/15 Valerie A. Perry (USA)
Chibor Okaro (Nigeria)
DG 11/12 Usama Barghouthi (Jordan)

DG 13/14 Lorraine Marie Angelino (USA)

A. Rachid Karroo, RGHF Social Media (Mauritius)

DG 05/06 Helen Reisler (USA) VP for Membership

DG 10/11 Douglas Maymon,  RLI Liaison (USA)
DG 88/89 Irv Kaplan
, Liaison to RI (USA)

Rajiv Sharma, (INDIA)

Olaoluwa Olugbodi RGHF Assistant CEO

Marilyn Axler



 01 DG 00/01 Yoshi Sekiba (Japan)

02 RGHF DG 07/08 Ryusetsu Esaki(Japan)

03 DG 11/12 Dr. Taiso Tamura(Japan)
 S.N. Agrawal (India)

04a NC Gupta (Northwestern India)
04b Dinesh Pandya (Western India)
 Shailesh Deshpande (Southern India)
06a Binod Khaitan (NE India - Nepal)
06b Sajid Baseer Shaikh (Pakistán)
07a Catalina Santos Hilario (Ph)
07b/08 Gail Lesley Freeman (AU) 

08 Tom Shanahan (Au)
09 RID 05/07 Kwang Tae Kim (Korea)
10a OPEN 
(Southern Korea)
10b Florence Hui (China)

Jacques Kerisit (France)
 Daniele Bedogni (Italy)
13a RID 11/13 Paul KNYFF (Netherlands)
13b DG 13/14 Graciela Waen 
Jacques Kerisit (France) 
15a Kent Vesterberg, (SE) 
(Northern Sweden)
15b DG 02/03 Dr. Kari Tallberg (Åland Islands, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Western Russia)
Søren Brandt (Denmark)
16b/c DG 11/12 Jon Henrik Leere (NO)
17 DG 16/17 Olive Geddes (UK) & Tim Tucker

18a/b DG 11/12 Mukesh Malhotra (UK) &Tim Tucker
19 DG 03/04 Irene Lewitt (Israel)

 Gaël Henriette-Bolli

20an DG 15/16 Ijeoma Okoro (Nigeria

20b DG 09/10 Nijad Al Atassi (Bahrain)
20bc Christodoulos Achilleoudis (Cyprus)
20be Mohamed Adel Abdel Shafei (Egypt)

21a Carlos Ortiz Flores (MX)
22 DG 01/02 Kleber Toscano 
23a DG 02/03 Leonel Nascimento

23b/c María del Pilar Calace Calvo 
21b DG 13/14 Bob Gebhard & Niki Harris Whiteside (USA)

27 DG 13/14 Gary Duggan (USA)
 Wally Philips (CA)

 DG 05/06 Rosalynn ‘Roz’ Cooper (USA) 
28 Ellen Marie Mac Farlane (USA)

30 DG 09/10 Floyd Lancia (USA)

31 DG 08/09 David Robinette  (USA)
 DG 05/06 Barbara Shayeb-Helou

& DG 07/08 Travis White  (USA)

DG 02/03 Geri AppelTreasurer, (USA)*
Zones 04/06 treasurer Binod Khaitan (India)
Zone 20b treasurer DG 09/10 Nijad Al Atassi (Bahrain)
DG 00/01 Frederick J. Otto, Agent, (USA)

Emeritus Members
Dick McKaySecr/Treas (USA)*
PDG Eddie BlenderBoard (USA)*
Matts Ingemanson
, Chair 04/06 (USA)*
Calum Thomson
, Chair 06/07 (Hong KONG)
Joe Kagle
, President 07/10 (USA)
Norm Winterbottom
, Secretary 06/13 (NZ)

Prakash Chand Saraswat, Technology Chair (India)

Nevine Abdelkhalek, Chair Emeritus (Eqypt)


Past RGHF Chairs  -  Past Boards  (below) RGHF Facebook video of 2009-2014.

2011-2014 RGHF Executive Committee

Jack M. B. Selway, Founder, and Chairman Emeritus

Bio: www.historyfounder.org/ Rotary eClub of The Southwest, USA


Past offices at RGHF: Chairman 2000-2004, Secretary 2006, Executive Vice President 2006-2008; Managing Webmaster 2000-2004, 2006, 2007-.  In June of 2008, Selway was elected to the "1905 Society" at www.1905society.org

This Rotary Global History project was created, 11 October 2000, by: Jack M. B. Selway.  He is a Paul Harris Fellow, Benefactor and level one Major Donor of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.  Ches Perry Fellow, 2003 (RC of Chicago). He was the Rotarian of the year, 1988, District 5160 California.  In 2002, Selway's work was recognized with a first place for Rotary web design.


Lifetime Honorary member: Rotary Club of Lamorinda Sunrise D5160. He lives in Pueblo, Colorado USA.

Former Member: Rotary Clubs of Concord, CA (1976-77); Orinda, CA (1982-87); Lamorinda Sunrise Lafayette Moraga Orinda Rossmoor, CA (1987-1991) (charter president); San Francisco #2 (1991-1997) and Pueblo #43, Colorado (1997-2004),   Also former advisor to Disaster Relieve Rotarian Action Group. He is  a former member of Rotary Heritage & History International Fellowship, Rotarians on the Internet, International Computer Users Fellowship of Rotarian, and Paul Harris Room 711 Club. 

"I hope this archive is an inspiration to all who visit. Many people have labored to bring you all of this rich history. This was also a personal labor of love. The items below, and the creation of this website are something for which I'll always be grateful.  This archive is posted solely for the protection of this valuable information and is not affiliated with any Rotary Club, Rotary International or Rotarian. My own valuable archives, books and memorabilia, collected from over 28 years in Rotary, are now part of the archives of the Rotary Club of Chicago, Rotary's founding club. Much of that is represented in the list of my personal contributions below. I could not have done this without the support of the original founding members and the many other Rotarians who have since taken up the project. The work stands for itself and is a lasting tribute to Paul Harris, the founder of all of this."  Also see "Why I am a Rotarian."


RGHF Founder Jack M. B. Selway, by RGHF webmaster Rachid Karroo, Mauritius
DG 05/06 Alan R. Hurst (USA) From the moment he joined Rotary in March, 1998 Alan has actively pursued all of the opportunities that Rotary makes available.

From 1999 through 2013 he was active with the District and East Hampton Youth Exchange programs, serving as District inbound chair in 2001-2003.

During his year as President in 2002-2003 his club received a Presidential Citation and a Governor’s Citation at the Outstanding level.

Since that year he has served as Club Foundation Chair, an Assistant Governor, was club Rotarian of the year in 2004 - 2005 and District Governor for District 7980 in 2005 – 2006.

Following his Governor year Alan was District Group Study Exchange Chair 2006 – 2008, District Foundation Scholarships Chair 2008 – 2012, Youth Exchange Chair 2009 – 2011 and 2012 - 2013 and was a GSE Team Leader to Australia in 2009 which makes him a Rotary Foundation alum. Alan currently serves as the District Foundation Alumni Chair.

Outside of his District he served as a Rotary Foundation Annual Fund Strategic Adviser for Zone 31 from 2006 – 2009, Northeast Multi-district PETS Chair in 2007, the Rotary PETS Alliance Chair in 2010. He served two years as the Chair of Northeast Link the zone scholarship orientation program. Alan was an Assistant RC in 2010 – 2011 and became the Zone 32 Rotary Coordinator on July 1, 2011. He served as an International Training Leader in January 2012 and GETS trainer in 2012.

When not at Rotary, Alan has served on his local United Way, Town Council, Economic Development committee and Board of Education. He was Board of Education Chair from 2003 – 2007.

Alan and his late partner, retired State Representative *Gail K. Hamm are Major donors and Bequest Society members of the Rotary Foundation and participated in a polio NID in Niger, West Africa in 2006. They are the household staff for one cat.. Alan received the Citation for Meritorious Service in 2007. Gail has served as an attorney representing children and families. (*Gail passed in November 2013)
RGHF COO/Registrar, Steve Hellersperk, Morehead City, North Carolina, USA
Born in Warsaw Poland in January 1941. Came to USA in 1945 and grew up in Dallas, PA.

Received a BSME from Bucknell University in 1962. I Worked for Foster Wheeler Corporation, Clinton, NJ, in various positions around the world until retirement in 2003.

Married Jacqueline Bon in Baghdad, Iraq, 1966 and still going. Presently living in Morehead City, North Carolina next to our son. Joined Rotary in 2006. I did it backwards. Instead of joining Rotary when I was younger, I did it when I was retired. Presently, President of the Morehead City Noon Rotary Club.

RGHF Convention Manager  John Lane, Australia John William Lane - RGHF CV

Born in London, England and moved to Australia in 1965. Married to Beryl for 40 years before she passed away from esophageal cancer in 2009. Three children Angela a School Teacher, Steven a Hematologist and Cancer
Researcher and Michael also a Doctor. Three grandchildren Edward (or Ned), Greta and Doug.

Both Greta and Doug were born in Boston whilst Steven was studying for his PHD at Harvard.

Have worked in in the procurement and management area of the Commercial Construction Industry in Australia for the past 45 years mainly in Queensland.

I first joined Rotary in Townsville (North Queensland) in 1976 being the Club Rotaract Chair and Community Director, being a member there for three years. Re-joined in 1994 after being involved for many years with school and sporting groups (P&C President for six years).

President of my Club, Rotary Club of Ashgrove The Gap in 1999-2000 and have filled roles of Vice President, Youth Director, International Director, Membership Director, Sergeant at Arms and Strategic Planning Coordinator. Act as Master of Ceremonies for numerous Club and Community events. Counsellor for one exchange student from USA and we have been host parents for four other exchange students from Denmark, Germany, Sweden and Brazil.

At District level (D9600) have been involved in organising District Conferences, District Assemblies, Training Seminars and New Member Introduction Sessions. Have served District as Club Service Coordinator, Assistant Governor (full three years), District Membership Chair (three years), Rotaract Committee Chair (also for three years), Rotary Leadership Institute Facilitator and Club Vision Facilitator.

Was involved in the Rotaract Pre- Convention at the 2003 Brisbane Convention and acted as their Chief Sergeant at Arms.

Joined RGHF in 2003 and attended the 2010 Anniversary in Chicago. I believe that Rotarians generally do not know enough of what Rotary has done and how we got to where we are. RGHF not only provides the History of Rotary but also ideas and inspiration that Rotary and Rotarians need to continue and build for the future.
HISTORY BOARD MEMBERS - RGHF Senior Historian Basil Lewis, Chair
RGHF Senior Historian Basil Lewis, Chair

Education Adviser (retired and currently working for BBC Radio); RC of Humberside D1270; District PRO 1993-1998, RIBI Communications Committee 1996-7. Sometime columnist RIBI magazine 'Rotary'; International Genealogy and Heraldry Fellowship of Rotarians (IGHFR) RIBI Branch Secretary and Newsletter Editor 1995-2001, International President IGHFR  2002 - 2005.  www.1905society.org 2007. Elected an RGHF Life Member in 2009


Author of 'Paul Harris in Britain' available at a now discounted price 10 dollars for US. 5 pounds for UK and equivalent elsewhere.


Basil has been a contributor to the Rotary Global History Project since 2002. Lewis became a contributor to this archive in 2005.


"The origins and development of the Rotary movement are important in a full understanding of our present world position. It is only in such an understanding that we can move into a relevant future. This project seeks to encapsulate the evolution of the whole of Rotary in a way no book or other medium has done so effectively before."

Left - Basil Lewis at the 2004 Osaka Convention booth



DG 96/97 John Örtengren, Sweden, Coordinator for Europe June of 2008-2010; zones 14-20b manager 2010-12, PDG, District 2350


"To see forward, look backward: to history!" PDG John Örtengren

Rotarian since 1975
Charter Secretary of Sollentuna-Tureberg RC 1978
President of Sollentuna-Tureberg RC 1981-82
Chairman of District RF GSE Subcommittee 1981-92
GSE Team Leader 1985 (To District 181 Germany)
District Governor (2350) 1996-97
Chair of District RF Committee 1997-2000
Council on Legislation representative 1998, 2001, 2007 and 2010
RI President’s representative to District 2400 Conference in 1999
RF Alumni Resource Group zone 15 Coordinator 2000-2007
RF Alumni Coordinator zone 15 2007-2009
Chairman of District RF Grants Subcommittee 2001-2006
Citation for Meritorious Service, The Rotary Foundation 2001
RI Avoidable Blindness zone 15 Coordinator 2001-2002
World Community Service Resource Network zone 15 Advisor 2003-2006
Member of the European Affairs Committee 2003-2004 and 2004-2005
RI President’s representative to District 2310 Conference in 2003
RI President’s representative to District 1220 Conference in 2004
Rotary Foundation Annual Programs Fund Strategic Advisor zone 15, 2005-2006 and 2006-2007
Chairman Findings Committee zone 15+16 RI zone Institute 2005 and RI zone Meeting 2006
Distinguished Service Award, The Rotary Foundation 2006
Moderator, co-moderator and/or Panel Discussion Leader at the last eight RI Institutes
Certificate of Recognition, Rotary zone 15+16 Institute, 2007
Paul Harris Fellow, 5 sapphires 2008
Rotary Foundation Benefactor


DG 96/97 Tin Tin Nu Raschid D7610, Virginia, USA, (Second class of women DGs www.jeanharris.org)


Rotary spouse of 48 years; became a Rotarian only 20 years ago (perfect attendance for 20 years)! Active member of Inner Wheel Club when women prior to admission into Rotary.

1973-74 President of the Inner Wheel Club of Karachi, Pakistan. Formed three new Inner Wheel Clubs in Pakistan.
1983-84 President of the Inner Wheel Club of Washington D.C.
1979 80 Formed the first Rotaract Club (with assistance of husband) in Karachi, Pakistan
1992-93 President of the Rotary Club of McLean, VA
1996-97 District Governor, District 7610
1997-2010 District Chair for Finance, Public Relations, Poverty Alleviation, Fellowships, Safe Water, Rotary Clubs Extension.
1996-2000 Zone Institute's program cover design, Chair Decorations Committee for 3 years.
1999-2006 Founder and Chair of Floral Designers Fellowship
2000-2003 Zone coordinator for Environmental Concerns, World Community Service
2005-2006 Chair, RI Committee on Global Networking (Rotary Action Groups & Rotary Fellowships)
2004-2006 RI President Glenn Estes' Representative to Vermont District Conference; and RI President Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammer's Representative to District Conference in Alberta, Canada
2005-2006 Chaired the Centennial Banquet of D7610.
2005-2006 For the first time in its 100 years, the Exhibition Hall at the Rotary International Convention in Chicago, was decorated by the members of the Rotarian International Fellowship of Floral Designers.
2006 Received RI's "Service Above Self" award (There are only four living recipients of this award in my District. (My husband, Bilal, was the very first recipient in 1997).

Tin Tin & Bilal are both PHFs, PH Sustaining members, Benefactors, Bequest Society Members and Major Donors.

"In 2010, I have formed the Rotary Club of Ashburn, VA. Have formed three Inner Wheel Clubs, Three Rotaract Clubs and three Rotary Clubs."


RGHF board member for Women and Rotary DG 02/03 Sandra Lee Duckworth Stafford, VA D7610, Stafford, VA, zone 33. Sandy joined Rotary in January 1989. She was Club President in 1996-97 and Governor of District 7610 in 2002-03. She has maintained perfect attendance since joining Rotary, is a Major Donor to the Rotary Foundation, a Charter Member of the Bequest Society, a Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member and a Charter Member of the Paul Harris Society of District 7610 that she established during her year as governor.

Sandy has served as District Trainer, Chair of the Rotary Foundation, Annual Programs Fund, Conference, Foundation Seminar, Grants, Permanent Fund Deputy Chair, Alumni Advisor, and 2007 COL Representative. Sandy has also chaired and been a discussion leader and/or keynote speaker at numerous PETS, Assemblies, and District Conferences throughout Zones 32 & 33, served as Chair of the Multi-district Chesapeake PETS, is a Board and Faculty member of the Zone 33 RLI. She has received the Governor’s “Service Above Self” award, The Rotary Foundation District Service Award, The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service and Rotary International’s Service Above Self award, Rotary’s highest honor.

RI Presidents have appointed Sandy to the prestigious five-member Credentials Committee, the Membership Extension Committee and the Water Resource Group. She has twice been honored to represent the President of Rotary International at district conferences. She serves as a Zone Coordinator for the Open World Program, is a Trustee and Secretary of the Rotarian Safe Water & Sanitation Foundation, and is the Exhibit Chair for the 2010 World Water Summit III in Montreal. Rotary Foundation Trustee Chairs have appointed Sandy as an Annual Fund Strategic Advisor (two years) and as a Major Gifts Advisor (three years).

After 25 years, Sandy retired as President of Duckworth & Associates – a fundraising, event and conference planning company. She has designed and developed training manuals, conducted workshops on fundraising, conference planning and facilitating and she has developed public relations and marketing plans for businesses and organizations. Sandy has received a US Presidential appointment, two Virginia Gubernatorial appointments and a Hawaii Gubernatorial appointment. She has been featured in Money magazine; Investor magazine; R.S.V.P. magazine; and Midweek magazine. Sandy and husband Don live in Fredericksburg, Virginia. They have two children, and five grandchildren.

A. Rachid Karroo, RGHF Social Media (ROSNF Mentor for RGHF) Rotarians on Social Networks Fellowship. CMS webmaster/designer for www.historyfellowship.org. Original designer, in 2003, for www.presidentshistories.org (2003).

I was invited to Rotary in 1996. I then joined the Rotary Club of Quatre-Bornes in Mauritius. My classification is Computers – Information Technology. From 1997, I have served as Board member until 2001/2002 where I served as Club President. I was active then when PRIP Frank Devlyn (an RGHF member) introduced the RI Task Force. I participated with Harriett Schloer with the conception of PowerPoint Slides for the various avenues of Service. I received recognition for my work from RI and on District 9220 level, I received a PHF for my involvement and contribution for the promotion of the use of Technology at Club level. I have also served as ICO and PR officer for the District.

In 2003, I resigned from my Club and moved to the United Kingdom on a work contract. I had to design and setup an eCommerce website. I then joined the Rotary E-Club of London Centenary the following year . I remained a member there for 2 years. In 2007 I was on the move again back to my country. So again I had to resign. In February 2012, I was approached by PDG Mamed Baboo and PP Dinesh Gajeelee who asked me if I was willing to participate in the setup a Rotary E-Club for District 9220. So currently serving as President 2012/2013 of the Rotary E-Club District 9220. None the less, my adventure does not stop there since I will serve as District Officer for Membership for 2013/2014. I was recently awarded another PHF (Sapphire) for my dedication in the advancement of Rotary, specially the E-Club. I am a member of RGHF of course, ROSNF (Rotarians On Social Network Fellowship) and ROTI (Rotarians On The Internet).

- Senior IT Trusted Advisor and Consultant involving some major known brands in this field.

Education / Interests / Activities:
- I hold a BSc and MSc in Information Technology and have been in that field since 1987. I hold some certification in the field of IT Disaster Recovery, Cloud Computing and Server Virtualisation/Consolidation of the IT infrastructure. I also served as ISO Auditor at some stage.
- My other interest is Digital Communication. In 1991, I introduced the very first BBS on the island and later in 1997, I introduced the concept of Intranet for local companies.
- Licensed Amateur radio operator since 1983, I have participated in many projects namely the store/forward of messages using digital mode. A little like the Internet today. I have also done some satellite communication. Using homebrewed equipment, I managed to connect to the space shuttle Columbia known then as SAREX, Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment. I am founder member of the Mauritius Amateur Radio Society. My callsign is 3B8FP.
- Software programming and websites – I do it for fun as my main job is IT Solution Designer/Provider from end to end which is mostly on a server/storage hardware and network security perspective.

Personal Note:
Born 1959 in Mauritius. I am married to Shenaaz. In fact end of May of this year (2013) we will be celebrating 25 years of marriage. We have 2 children, Husseyne (20 years) and Humairah (18 years). My wife, Shenaaz, is also a Rotarian.
Jeetendra Basudeo Sharma, Editor in Chief of RGHF's Our Foundation Newsletter (India)

D3131, Pune, India. Home Club : RC Akurdi-Pune
Jeetendra started his Rotary journey as a member of Rotaract Club of Pimpri from 1988 to 1998. Was the Rotaract Club President in 1994-95, and was awarded as Outstanding President of District 3130. He maintained a 100% attendance record for full tenure of 10 years.

He joined Rotary as Charter Member of Rotary Club of Akurdi-Pune in 2006. Jeetendra was the Club President for the first full Rotary year of the club in 2007-08. This was the last year for District 3130, which then got split into 2 districts – 3131 and 3132. The Club won 5 District awards & recognitions in his tenure, including Presidential Citation and Highest per capita contribution to TRF.

Jeetendra is an active member in his club, and holds a 100% attendance record since inception. He has served on the Board of Directors of his Club and Trust, and is also the Club Trainer. Jeetendra has been very involved in the Rotaract movement and has helped his Club to sponsor 2 Rotaract Clubs, which he has been mentoring.

A Paul Harris Fellow, Jeetendra has been handling various assignments for his District. He was instrumental in starting a TRF newsletter for his District which he named as `pRoFound’. He was the Editor of this newsletter for four years and published it every month without a break. At a District Foundation Seminar held recently, Jeetendra was recognized by the District for his contribution and he was felicitated at the hands of RGHF member TRF Trustee PRIP Wilfrid Wilkinson.

Jeetendra belongs to a family of Rotarians. His father is a senior Rotarian for over 35 years, his brother is a Club Past President and his sister-in-laws are with Inner Wheel Club. He is happily married and has two sons.

Jeetendra is a marketing professional with a double Masters’degree – in Marketing and Computer Management. He is currently engaged with a global MNC and has a responsibility covering Asia Pacific region.
DG 08/09 William D. Pollard, Jr. "Bill", Associate Editor for Our Foundation Newsletter

District Governor 2008 – 2009
District Rotary Foundation Chair 2010-2013
Rotary International District 7600
Rotary Club of Churchland

Bill has been a Rotarian since 1988 when he joined the Rotary Club of Petersburg, Virginia at the age of 25. Bill was a board member and President-elect of the Petersburg club when Bill and his wife, Lou, decided to move to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia in 1993. After moving, Bill was a member of the Rotary Club of James City County from 1993-1994 and the Rotary Club of the Virginia Peninsula from 1995-1996. In 1999, Bill joined the Rotary Club of Churchland located in Portsmouth, Virginia, and has served as a board member and President in 2002-2003. He was honored by the Churchland club as its Rotarian of the Year for 2005-2006. From 2003 to 2006, Bill served as an Assistant Governor for District 7600. Bill is a seventh level Paul Harris Fellow, a Benefactor, and member of the Bequest Society. His wife and daughter, Lou and Betsy, are Paul Harris Fellows as well as his mother and father.

From July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009 Bill served as the District Governor for Rotary District 7600 which consists of 64 clubs and 3,000 Rotarians in Central and Southeastern Virginia. For the 2008-2009 Rotary year District 7600 realized net membership growth and two new clubs were formed. District 7600 achieved new Foundation giving records for the Annual Programs Fund and total contributions to The Rotary Foundation. District 7600 was ranked #1 in Zone 33 in per capita giving and was ranked as the 20th, 24th, and 38th club in per capita giving, total Annual Programs Fund contributions, and total Foundation contributions among all Rotary Districts worldwide.

Bill served as the Rotary District Foundation Committee Chair for District 7600 from July 2010 to June 2013. He serves as a faculty member for the Zone 33 Rotary Leadership Institute and served as the Promotions & Publicity Coordinator for the Zone 33 Rotary Leadership Institute. He serves as a facilitator at Chesapeake PETS. Bill was the District 7600 delegate to the 2013 Council on Legislation. He is the newsletter and website editor for Rotary Zones 33 & 34 and Rotary Director Anne L. Matthews for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 Rotary years. In 2013-14 Bill is serving as an Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator for Zone 33.

One of Bill’s proudest Rotary moments was nominating his mother, Joan, for membership in the Rotary Club of Petersburg in the early 90’s. Bill’s maternal great grandfather was a member of the Rotary Club of Asheville, N.C.
Bill graduated from Virginia Tech in 1986 with a degree in Finance. At Virginia Tech Bill was a letterman on the men’s soccer team and a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.

Rotarian Bill is a Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer with Farmers Bank in Suffolk, VA. Bill started his banking career in 1986 in Richmond, VA. He is a 2002 graduate of the Virginia Bankers Association School of Bank Management and a 2013 graduate of the Virginia Bankers Association Executive Leadership Institute.

Bill was born and raised in Petersburg, VA. His wife, Lou, is a native of Suffolk, VA where they currently reside. They have one child, Betsy, who was born in 2001. They attend Ebenezer United Methodist Church. In addition to spending time with this family, Bill enjoys coaching youth basketball teams, playing basketball, running, and reading.
DG 02/03 Fred A. Carvin "History Matters"

About the author: Fred A Carvin joined the Rotary Club of Glens Falls, New York in 1988 where he still is a current member. He served as club president in 1997-1998 and as District Governor from 2002-2003 for District 7190. Over the years he has participated in hundreds of Rotary activities including the Empire PETS, Zone 31-32 coordinator of the Open World Program, and Regional Vice-Chair for the Rotary Leadership Institute. He is a firm believer in the Rotary Foundation and the good deeds it provides. He has served on several committees and held many leadership positions dedicated to addressing Rotary’s membership issues. Over the years, he has attended uncounted, local, district and international meetings, conferences and conventions. He is a major donor to the Rotary Foundation and has received significant honors and recognition for his work in Rotary.

A retired financial advisor of over twenty years, he enjoys golf, traveling, bridge, and Rotary history. He is the father of two grown sons, and lives in Queensbury, New York with his wife Judy.


DG 10/11 John A. Steelquist, PHF, Ph.D., RC of East Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, D 5000

John Steelquist grew up in Hawaii and graduated from Punahou High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and his PhD in Industrial Engineering from Texas A & M University. He spent twenty years in the Air Force as navigator and engineer. Upon retirement from the Air Force, he returned to Hawaii. John has been a professor at Chaminade University for over twenty years and has served as the Computer Science Department Chair, Dean of the Business School, and Professor of Business.

Since he returned, John has been extensively involved in the community. He has chaired the Governor’s Committee for Litter Control, the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, and the Greater East Honolulu Community Alliance. He is currently on the Roosevelt High School Community Council and the Kaimuki Business and Professional Association Board, and Chair of the Makiki Neighborhood Board.

He joined Rotary in 1995 and is past-President of the Rotary Club of East Honolulu. He spent two years as District 5000 PolioPlus Chair and five years as District 5000 Rotaract Chair. He was the Centennial Committee Chair for District 5000. In 2008-2009 John was Assistant Governor the AG for Membership and will serve as District Governor for 2010-2011. John is a member of Rotary Global History Fellowship and the Water and Sanitation Rotary Action Group. His wife Laura is also a past-President of the Rotary club of East Honolulu and is currently the District Secretary for D5000.

Their two children are grown and live in Hawaii and Houston. They have three grandsons. John enjoys golf, jogging, and fine wine.

ReinholdDG 16/17 Wulff Anselm Reinhold


Wulff A. Reinhold has been a Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Rohnert Park – Cotati since 2005.  He is a Paul Harris Fellow and has served as club service director, club historian, award-winning club webmaster, and club president in 2010-2011. He has also served as District 5130 Assistant Governor for DGE Maureen Merrill in 2011-2012 and is the District’s Abuse Prevention Coordinator (Youth Protection). He was recognized as his club’s Rotarian of the Year in 2008-2009 and is a faculty member for District 5130’s Institute for Leadership. Wulff is also active with the “Festival of Brotherhood,” a collaboration for service projects between District 5130 in California and District 4150 in Guadalajara, MX.

Wulff is no stranger to community service, having served 15 years on the board of the Education Foundation of Cotati & Rohnert Park, including positions on its executive board, including a term as its president. He is also a 1st lieutenant with the United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol, having served the Redwood Empire Composite Squadron as a Cadet Programs Officer and Personnel Officer. Wulff is also member of the Nicasio Parlor #183 of the Native Sons of the Golden West, a fraternal organization of California natives which exists to preserve California historic sites, where he has served as the parlor’s webmaster and Financial Secretary. He currently holds a public office as Director on the Board for the Rancho Adobe Fire Protection District where he serves as vice-chair.

Because of his professional and community service, Wulff has been recognized as Peace Officer of the Year by the Santa Rosa Optimists Club in 2001 and along with his wife Paula (also a Rotarian, past president of the Rotary Club of Rohnert Park-Cotati and RGHF member) has been the recipient of the Sonoma County Spirit Award from the Sonoma County Board of Economic Development in 2006 for his personal contributions and leadership qualities that inspire others. In 2009, Wulff received a Life-Saving award from the Rohnert Park Department of Public safety for one of his many efforts in reviving a citizen suffering from a heart attack.

Professionally, Wulff is semi-retired, having served 28+ years as a veteran public safety professional (police, fire & emergency medical services). During his tenure, he served in numerous positions including police officer, fire fighter, criminal investigator, fire apparatus engineer, field training officer, gang officer, bicycle officer, traffic collision reconstructionist, urban search and rescue specialist, hazardous materials specialist, fire captain, and strike team leader. Wulff has lead fire strike teams to some of the State of California’s largest wildfires, his last campaign being the May 2009 Jesusita Fire in Santa Barbara. His leadership earned his team unique recognition from the State of California’s Incident Command leaders. His broad public safety experiences, expertise, perspective and leadership have earned him a seat on an international corporate industry advisory council, last convened in Washington D.C., where his contributions help set the direction of public safety technology for the future. Due to his vast expertise and unique knowledge, he has been contracted back to the City of Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety, consulting as a technical advisor and project manager.

Wulff holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration from Sonoma State University. He also has numerous specialized professional certifications from the State of California, including completion of an 8-month Supervisory Leadership Institute offered by the Commission on Peace Officer Training and Standards, where he was chosen by his class to be its speaker during commencement ceremonies.

Terry WattsDG 02/03 Ian Terence Watts (UK) Married to Margaret (also a PHF and stalwart of Inner Wheel) for 49 years with two sons Andrew aged 48 and Philip aged 44

Joined Rotary Club of Blaby in 1982. (Still have 100% attendance for 31 years although this is really not an important statistic)

During last 31 years have served on and chaired all the different service committees of the Club, including serving with the District Extension Officer to found our daughter club, the Rotary Club of Blaby Meridian in 1992. Served as President in 1989-90 and 2004-05. Currently President Nominee to serve as President for 3rd time in 2015-16.

Awarded Paul Harris Fellowship in 1989 and then subsequent Sapphire awards in 2000 and 2003. Currently hold PHF + 3 Sapphires

Awarded "Four Avenues of Service Citation for Individual Rotarians" 2000

Winner of RIBI "Ordinary Rotarians doing Extraordinary Things" award in 2008 for project "Toys on the Table" to provide toys and gifts at Christmas for children who otherwise would not get anything. (This is now developed to become an officially registered UK Charity. It is still running and last year provided some 8000 toys for 4310 children in this area of the East Midlands of England.)

District Service
Involved in District Service in D1070 from 1990 onwards, serving on all the various committees including acting as Assistant Treaasureer in 1996-1998, and being responsible for the creation of the first District 1070 website in 1999.
Assistant Governor for D1070 1999-2001
Governor elect in 2001-02
Then of course DG in 2002-03
After my year as IPDG I returned in 2005 to chair the District Foundation Committee for a three year term, during which I led the first district 1070 team to go on a Polio Eradication Trip to India. My team of 20 Rotarians joined others from US, France, Russia, Spain and Italy to immunize over 2,000 children in a 48 hour period in Firozabad, a small Indian town near Agra.

RIBI and RI service
RIBI General Council whilst DG
Also served on RIBI Communications committee 2002-2004
Member RIBI Selection Committee to recommend for RIBI President in 2004
Served as an RIBI Literacy co-ordinator for RI Pres. Wilf Wilkinson

Regular attendee of District and RIBI conferences, frequently as voting delegate, and equally seven RI conventions including both those held in Birmingam England, and of course Chicago for the centenary convention, together with Rotary Institutes in various parts of Europe and those attached to the International Conventions. Involved on the organising committee of several of the institutes.
DG 04/05 William Keith Paver (UK) DG04/05, D1050, Zones 17/18a
Keith joined the Rotary Club of South Manchester in July 1987, later to change its name to the Rotary Club of Chorlton & District, Manchester when he was Club President for the second time, to more
accurately reflect the community which it serves. Over the intervening years since he joined Rotary he has served at Club level as International (World Community Service) Chairman, Club Secretary,
Rotary Foundation Chairman and Club President in 1993-94, 2008-09 and

He started to become active at District level in District 1050 in 1994 following his first term as Club President and at various times he has served on the District International Service Committee, Communications Committee, Membership Development Committee, Rotary Foundation Committee, Conference Committee, and the District Executive. He has
held a number of District offices - International Service (World Community Service) Committee Chairman 1997-2000, Extension Officer 2006-07 and 2008-09, Conference Committee Chairman 2001-02, Assistant Governor 2000-03, District Governor Elect 2003-04, and Centennial District Governor 2004-05. In the coming Rotary Year he will be Rotary Foundation Vocational Training Teams Sub-committee Chairman, and a member of the Rotary Foundation Grants Sub-committee, and will continue to serve on the District Membership Development Committee. In March-April 2013 he was Team Leader of the Group Study Exchange Team
that went from District 1050 to District 6800 in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee and Northern Mississippi.

Nationally he was RIBI International Service Committee Chairman 2005-07, an Assistant Governor Training Facilitator for four years
from 2007-2010 and RIBI Conference Chairman for the National Conference in Dublin in April 2011. He is a member of the Board of
Rotary Jaipur Limb.

At RI level he was Zone Membership Co-ordinator for Zone 17 in 2007-08, and Personal Representative of the President of RI to the
D1230 conference in Scotland in September 2007. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a member of the Water & Sanitation, and HIV & AIDS Rotary Action Groups, and with his wife, Rosie, has attended four Rotary Conventions so far, and will be going to Lisbon in June where he may be found on the Rotary Jaipur Limb stand in the House of Friendship some of the time.

Keith's wife, Rosie is also a Rotarian and a Paul Harris Fellow. She is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Chorlton & District,
Manchester and is currently Club Secretary, a role she has filled with distinction for six years. Both Keith and Rosie are members of the Bequest Society.

Keith has a BSc in Microbiology and a PhD for work on viral gastroenteritis from the University of Bristol (UK). He worked for 38 years until his retirement for the Public Health Laboratory Service, later the UK Health Protection Agency, where he specialised in blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections, viral respiratory infections, the epidemiology of infectious diseases, surveillance of infectious disease, the development and implementation of novel diagnostic methods, and quality control of laboratory systems and performance. In addition, for over 30 years he has taught virology and public health at Masters level at both the Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester, as well as to clinical staff in hospitals across the North West of England.

In public life Keith was politically active in the Liberal Party in the 1970s and 80s before it merged with the Social Democrats to become the Liberal Democrats. he served both as Ward and Constituency Chairman in both Bristol and Manchester, and stood as a candidate in local elections on several occasions, although never successfully. As an employee of the National Health Service Keith always took a keen interest in the running of the NHS, and was a member of the Community Health Council in South Manchester for five years in the 1980s, ending up as vice-chairman. As a result of his professional expertise as a virologist he was appointed as Community Health Council representative on a number of key committees in Manchester during the early years of the HIV pandemic to represent the interests of the general public. He is currently in the first year of his second three year term as an Elected Governor of the Central Manchester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which includes seven hospitals in Manchester and Trafford and also Central Manchester Community Services, and which is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the United Kingdom with an annual budget of around £850 million.

Keith and Rosie are both active members of the Methodist Church in Great Britain. At various times Keith has served at Local Church, Circuit, District and Connexional (national) levels. He was accredited as a Local (lay) Preacher in 1983, and regularly leads worship on about five Sundays each quarter in one of the 21 churches that make up the Manchester Circuit in the Manchester and Stockport District.

Keith is a member of the Manchester Statistical Society, which is the oldest such society in the world and was founded in 1833 at a time of severe social problems, and was recently elected to the Council of the Society.

Keith and Rosie have been married for 43 years and have two daughter, both of whom live in the Manchester area.
DG 11/12 Jodie Sparks (Australia)  Jodie joined the Rotary Club of Ascot in 2000, after enjoying seven years as a Rotaractor. In 2011/12 Jodie served as District Governor of District 9465

Jodie was an Assistant Governor for two years, and has also served on the District Handicamp Committee for nine years, including three as chair, and was Public Relations chair for District 9470 in 2009-10. In 2012-13 Jodie served as District Membership Chair, and is looking forward to the challenge of District Foundation Fundraising Chair in 2013-14.

For the past six years Jodie has volunteered her professional skills to work on the district newsletter, website and district directory.

In 2008 Jodie participated in the Western Australian Rotary Leadership Institute Program, and is a trained Club Vision Facilitator for her District. Jodie is currently serving on the Zone 8 Zone 8 District Rotaract Representative Training Committee.

Jodie is a multi Paul Harris Fellow, Centurion and has maintained a 100% attendance record since her induction. In 2009 she was named her club’s inaugural “Rotarian of the Year”, and has received numerous District recognitions.

Jodie currently manages the Wheels for Hope program - a not-for-profit initiative providing loan vehicles to deserving Western Australian families with Disabilities. Jodie is married to Colin, a Rotarian and former Rotaract District Representative. They live with their spoilt cat Becky in Burswood, and in any spare time enjoy travelling, good wine and spending time with family and friends.
DG 12/13 Robert Harold Griggers (USA)  Bob Griggers was born in Macon, GA and entered the United States Marine Corps immediately after graduating from High School in 1965. After a tour of duty in Viet Nam, he returned home and married his High School sweetheart, Brenda. They have two sons and two grandsons.
In 1970 Bob entered the Automotive Recycling Business. He has since retired after 42 years in business. During those years he was a very progressive business leader. He served as President of both their State and International Trade Associations. Bob was appointed or reappointed by 5 different Governors to the State of Georgia Used Parts Licensing Board where he still serves as Chairman.
Bob has been active with a number of organizations, including Make a Wish, Boy’s and Girl’s Club, Zoning Board, Development Authority, Chamber of Commerce and many others. Giving back to the community has been a way of life for Bob.
In 1996 Bob was invited to join Rotary. He has been honored by being recognized as Rotarian of the Year and the recipient of the President’s Award. He was one of District 6920’s first graduates of the Rotary Leadership Institute and has served as a Facilitator. Bob served as Governor for District 6920 in 2012-2013. He is proud to have maintained perfect attendance since joining Rotary.
In 2006, Bob and Brenda traveled to India to participate in a National Immunization Day. They have attended eight International Conventions. Both Bob and Brenda are Major Donors to the Rotary Foundation and members of the Bequest Society. Bob is a Charter Member of District 6920’s Paul Harris Society. He is also a Will Watt and Hue Thomas fellow.
Bob enjoys Rotary, traveling, collecting high performance automobiles, antiques and riding motorcycles. Both he and Brenda credit Rotary for the many friends that they possibly would never have, if it were not for Rotary.
DG 14/15 Valerie A. Perry (USA) Valerie Perry joined the Rotary Club of East Providence-Seekonk in 2001. She served as Secretary, President- Elect , and three consecutive terms as President from 2006-2009. Since then, she has been active in her club, serving on the Board of Directors, and several committees. Valerie has had Perfect Attendance in her club for at least 10 years, and she is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow.

On the District level, Valerie is the DGE for 2013-14 in District 7950, and will assume the duties of DG in 2014-2015. She is currently serving her second year as Assistant Governor. Valerie served as District Assistant Secretary for two years , Interact Committee, World Peace Scholarship Committee , District Conference Committee Secretary , RYLA Committee and Family Advisor 2009-2013, Paul Harris/Foundation Dinner Committee, Membership Committee, Governor’s Installation Committee, New Generations Committee. She was the Administrative Assistant to District Governor Charlie Murphy 2010-2011. She is a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute, completed 3 graduate sessions, and recently completed the Leadership Institute Faculty Training. In 2012 and 2013, she served on the Registration Committee of the 2012 North East President- Elect Training Seminar, and will be the Registrar for the 2014 NEPETS.

Valerie retired in 2004 after twenty-six years in various positions with the City of East Providence. She was employed by the East Providence School Department as Secretary to an Assistant Superintendent, and in 1986, she became Administrative Assistant to the City Manager. In 1990, she was appointed to the position of City Clerk, where she remained until her retirement in 2004. During that time, she rose through the administrative ranks of the Rhode Island Town and City Clerks Association, finishing as President in 2000. Following her retirement, Valerie was elected to the City Council in East Providence and was re-elected for the next two terms, serving a total of six years. In 2010, she decided to “retire” from her public life, but remains active in the community. She currently serves on several Boards and Commissions in the City. She is also a Lector at St. Martha’s Church and is a member of the Finance Council.

Valerie and her Husband Bob have three children and six grandchildren.
Chibor Okaro
Chibby as she is fondly called is currently a member of Rotary Club of Umuahia having joined Rotary in 2003 through the Rotary Club of Onitsha and served as Charter President of the Rotary Club of Onitsha Central the following year. She has a tall profile of having served her clubs in all capacities & avenues of service, and has remained in the District Leadership Team since after her service as Assistant Governor in 2005/6. She has subsequently served the District creditably in various capacities amongst which are Chair, Women in Rotary 2008/9, Membership Extension 2011/12, Rotary Friendship Exchange 2013/14; Governor’ Special Representative for organisation of new clubs 2004/5 & 2010/11. She is a Rotary Foundation Alumnus having served as a GSE Team Leader to D4835, Argentina in May, 2012 and a member of TRF Cadre of Technical Advisers.

She is a devout Christian of the Roman Catholic denomination and belongs to several other organisations amongst which are; Catholic Women Organisation, Nigeria Institute of Public Relations, National Conference of Local Government Information Officers of Nigeria (NALCOLGION), Nigeria Union of Journalists & Odiukonamba Social Club of Arochukwu. Grace is an Associate member of Nigeria Red Cross Society, Fellow, International Institute of Administrative Management, and Fellow, Strategic Institute of Natural Resources and Human Development, to mention a few. She co-authored the book, ‘Women in Development’.

Grace Okaro has received several recognitions for her outstanding performances and services aimed at the development of mankind and society. She has received the Avenues of Service Citation for Individual Rotarians in 2005, holds a four star Paul Harris Fellowship, Henry Dunant Gold Merit Award of the Nigerian Red Cross Society and an honorary doctorate (Honoris Causa) of the Atlas University of Philadelphia, PA. She is a Jerusalem Pilgrim and holds the chieftaincy title of Aka Ekpuchi Onwa of Oha Isu Community in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria. She received District Merit Awards for outstanding performances in 2007, 2009, 2011 & 2012 and a Rotary Foundation Award for Outstanding Service in 2012.

Grace is widely travelled and has attended several professional and secular workshops, seminars, conferences and conventions, including those of Rotary, locally and internationally both as participant and facilitator. She holds the Rotary Classification of Public Relations Management. She has also held several positions of trust in other organisations she holds their membership. She engages her leisure in mentoring the New Generation, photography, watching movies, listening to music and browsing the internet to develop her intellectuals.
DG 11/12 Usama Barghouthi ROTARY POSITIONS HELD
2013-16 District Rotary Foundation Committee DRFC Chair D2452
2011-12 District Governor D2450
2010-11 District Governor-Elect D2450
2009-10 DG Representative for administrating Rotary in Jordan Jordan
2009-10 Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator ARRFC Zone 20B
2007-08-09 Annual Programs Fund Strategic Advisor (APF-SA) Zone 20B
2007-08 Member, Board of the Governor D2450
2003-04 District 2450 Secretary & Member, Board of the Governor D2450
2002-03 Country Trainer - Jordan Rotary Clubs Jordan
2000-01 Club President, Rotary Club of Amman Petra Jordan
1999-00 Club Secretary, Rotary Club of Amman Petra Jordan
Sept 1986 Joined Rotary Club of Amman Petra Jordan

1980-Now Owner/Partner in Technology Companies in Amman Jordan. Currently owner of (iSecure Solutions), a Technology Company in the field of Security.

1986 joined Rotary Club of Amman Petra #23977, on its Chartering year - (27 Years)
Classification: Information Technology
Permanent Fund Benefactor
Major Donor and Sustaining Member
Paul Harris Society D2450 Chartering member (2013)

As District Governor in 2011-12
- Motivated New Generations activities, Rotaract and Interact Clubs
- 25% growth of District Interact Clubs in 2011-12 (increase from 40 to 51 Clubs)
- 10% growth of District Rotaract Clubs in 2011-12 (increase from 90 to 99 Clubs)
- District Conference theme was the New Generations: Way of the Future
- Motivated Foundation Support: individuals and clubs contribution to PolioPlus in DG term exceeded $95,000 or $21 per capita in addition to $29.5 per capita to APF, a total of $50.5 giving for a District of about 4500 Rotarians.
- During DG term, 3 Clubs achieved 100% PHF clubs in addition to 4 benefactors, 3 Major Donors and 1 Bequest Society were recognized during 2011-12.
- Clubs were motivated to submit a record 60 Matching Grants during the year totaling value of over $1.55M.
- Introduced District Simplified Grant in the District for the first time and had 17 projects completed, totaling projects value of over $70,000
- Extension to Abu Dhabi, and serious efforts to extend to Oman and Qatar which were visited with RIP Kalyan Banerjee.

Prior to serving as DG:
Speaker/Educator at many District 2450 Conferences and Seminars and weekly clubs meetings.
Coordinated with DG and DG Representative, the extension of Rotary to Palestine, by chartering Rotary Club of Ramallah (2010-11)
Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator; and Annual Programs Fund Strategic Advisor responsible for promoting and supporting the programs/grants and fundraising efforts of The Rotary Foundation (Zone20B/Jordan, Cyprus, Georgia, Armenia ) conducted seminars and speaker at various District events.
Governor’s Special Representative in reinstatement of a number of terminated clubs
District Secretary 2003/04 working closely with the Governor on the objectives of the year for the District, RI and TRF
Served on the Organizing Committee for 61st and 68th District Conferences in Amman 1996-97 and 2003-04 in addition to 2011-12
Served on Home Club Board
Responsible for securing and implementing a number of Matching Grants to many clubs.
Attended Rotary International Events
International Assembly, Presidential Conferences (speaker), Zone Institutes (facilitator)
Facilitator at many District Team Training Seminars (DTTS)
Attended 16 Rotary District Conferences
Regular speaker at District Conferences & Seminars and PETS
Speaker @ many Clubs Weekly Meetings

University Of Salford, Manchester – UK, 1976, M.Sc. Electronic Control, 1974, B.Sc. Electrical Engineering

Social Technology, listening to Music, Reading Poetry, History
Owner of Secure Solutions, a private company with emphasis on biometric solutions.
Served on board of many IT companies for over 20 years, and was part of the early automation projects of many large Jordan public and private corporations, through his career in technology since 1976.

Having worked through his partnership company - on hundreds of large technology projects in Jordan and the region, in a span of 25 years, it was transformed into a large group of information technology companies with branches in various regional countries, employing over 150 professionals. In 2005 his group of companies was successfully transformed to a public company listed on Amman Stock Exchange.

In 1999 he served as co-chair on one of the REACH Information Technology initiative in Jordan that spearheaded the he served as member of Jordan Computer Society and served on a number of its committees.

Acquired his master’s degree in Electronic Control from University of Salford, Manchester, UK in 1976, and B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 1974. He is member of Jordan Engineers Association. Served as member of Franco-Jordanian Business Club
Active in organizing Rotary events and Press conferences.

Served on Rotary Inter-Country Committees (Jordan/France)
Member of Gift of Life Amman GOLA(Jordan) NGO,
Member of Rotary Fellowship ROTI - Rotarians on the Internet Fellowship,
District History Representative of RGHF -Rotary Global History Fellowship

In 1981 he was one of the founders of British Universities Graduates Club in Jordan, UKAS, and president for a number of terms.
He was also associated with a number of service organizations; Lions Club, Medical Aid for Palestinians in addition to Jordan car rallies. Volunteered for service at MAP (Jordan), Medical Aid for Palestine.
Trained in Germany as audiologist for Hearing Aids Implants programming.

Born 1953 in Salt - Jordan - Married to Lina Nabulsi
3 Children: Abdel Karim b.1994, Laith b.1996, Sarah b.2000
RGHF History Board DG 13/14 Lorraine Marie Angelino

Lorraine Angelino has been a member of the Emerald City Rotary club in Greenwood, South Carolina since 2002. She has served as a Board member, Public Relations Chair, Club Service Chair, Foundation Chair, and was Club President in 2009-2010. At the District level, she has served as Assistant Governor for Area 9, District Treasurer, District Secretary, and a member of the Grants committee, World Community Service committee, and District Conference committee.

Lorraine is a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) and currently serves as a faculty member. Lorraine was selected as a Notable Rotarian in 2011 by her club and the award was presented by District Governor Gary Goforth.

Lorraine is a proud Rotarian and participates in Rotary events around the globe. In 2004 and 2006, Lorraine traveled to Olanchito, Honduras with several Rotarians from District 7750 to establish matching grants for two water wells and to participate in several medical missions. In February 2011, Lorraine traveled to Marcalas and Copan, Honduras with Rotarians from District 7750 to participate in a Medical Brigade, visit water projects, and attend Rotary meetings to discuss future projects. Lorraine is a member of the Rotary Global History Fellowship (RGHF) and Rotarians on the Internet Fellowship (ROTI). Lorraine attended Rotary International conventions in New Orleans and Bangkok, Thailand.

Lorraine believes in The Rotary Foundation and pooling our resources to do good in the world.. Lorraine is a Major Donor, Paul Harris Fellow, Benefactor, Bequest Society member, and a Paul Harris Society Charter member, Lorraine helped the Emerald City Rotary club become a 100% Paul Harris Fellow club for their 30th anniversary. April 23, 2012 will always be a special day for the club as they celebrated their 30th anniversary with 30 new Paul Harris Fellows, 13 next level Paul Harris Fellows, 3 Benefactors, and 1 Bequest Society members. Lorraine challenged club members to step up and donate to their Foundation and the club responded graciously.

Lorraine is a graduate of University of South Florida, Tampa Campus, with a Bachelors in Engineering Technology, Bachelors in Management Information Systems, and a Masters in Business Administration with a certificate in International Business. In 2009, she earned a PhD in Educational Leadership from Clemson University. Lorraine currently works for Self Regional Healthcare in the Information Systems & Technology department. In addition, she teaches at Lander University. Over Christmas break in 2011, Lorraine passed the Project Management Professional certification exam.

Lorraine enjoys playing with her two cocker spaniel dogs Ruby and Angel, traveling, scuba diving, teaching, and visiting all of her nieces and nephews.


PDG Geri AppelTreasurer: Geri Appel: Marketing, PP Wichita 30, KS, USA,  2000-2001, Governor D5690 2002-2003,

RGHF Founding member. Joined the project in November of 2000.  www.1905society.org 2007 

PHF, Major Donor, Benefactor, Bequest Society, as is her husband, Rotarian Ken Lerman.
D5690 Rotary Foundation Chair 2006 - 2012, Service Above Self, 2012.


"The Mission of Rotary's Global History  Project web site is to recognize and document the histories and current events of the pioneer clubs in what has become the world’s oldest and largest service organization.  'Rotary's rendezvous with destiny' depended on the success of these first 100 clubs.  Without them leading the way and spreading Rotary's vision and message, Rotary would not be what it is today.  These 'mother clubs' of all the other Rotary clubs in the world have much to share with existing and new clubs around the world.  Come on in and visit us!"

DG 00/01 Frederick Joseph Otto: Attorney, RC of Chicago O'Hare, Rotary Offices Held: PDG 6450; Chairperson of Rotary Vocational Fellowship of Law, 09/10 Chairperson of the Heritage & History Fellowship, Secretary of Paul and Jean Harris Home Foundation

RGHF member and RGHF Committee advisor since April of 2006. Agent for RGHF since 2008

Chair of History 12/14 (Egypt) Nevine Ahmed Abdelkhalek, (Chair Emeritus)

Nevine Abdelkhalek joined Rotary in 2000 with The Rotary club of Cairo Cosmopolitan. She supported TRF in 2001 and earned her first PHF. In 2006-2007She became part of the district training team, in the same year she was her club secretary . in 2007 she founded the Rotary Club of Giza Cosmopolitan to be the first English Speaking club that meets for dinner in Cairo and was its president during the Rotary year 2008-2009. During this time she got involved with the District magazine and also the different committees at the district level. She was also among the first group of Rotary Leadership Institute Instructors in the District and gave numerous training sessions at the club level and district level including the new members orientation seminars, the PETS and the Zone 20B institute in 2011. She also presented in two Rotary International conferences as her presentations were selected for the break out sessions in the RI convention in Birmingham in 2009 and in Bangkok in 2012.

She recently joined Rotary Club of El Tahrir and is serving on the board for two years as Service committee chair and also the club trainer. At the district level she served as the newsletter editor in chief of the 2009 district conference newsletter. and was also on the organizing committee of the 2012 District conference in Luxor and the Secretary of the Rotary Peace Forum of District 2450 in 2011. and was on the organizing committee of the Presidential conference that took place in Cairo in 2012. She served as the district history committee chair for 2011-2012 and supported the introduction of the Historian Citation in District 2450 and has been serving as the associate editor in chief of the district magazine since 2010. and will be the AG for three clubs during the RY 2012-2013. She is a lifetime member of the RFPD Action group and a charter member of the WASRAG action group. She has been serving on RGHF board since 2009 and is now the RGHF chair for 2012-2014.

PP Nevine Abdelkhalek has been awarded different Rotary awards at the club and district level. At the district level in 2012, a special award was given to her from the DG for her efforts in service above self while at the International level She received the Four Avenues of Service Citation in 2010 and is a TRF benefactor and major donor. Also the organizer for Rotary Global History Day - Cairo 2009
www.11october.org She is also a member of the RGHF 1905 Society www.1905society.org


Prakash Chand Saraswat, Technology Chair, Emeritus Board member

Prakash Saraswat, RC of Vasco da gama, Goa, India D3170

Rtn. Prakash is District 3170 Secretary 2010-12 and the DGSC (District Grants Sub-committee Chair) of the District for 2011-13. Member RGHF 1905 Society www.1905society.org


He was born in Kolkata, West Bengal and got his education in Goa, New Delhi and Kolkata.

Just of his teens, he joined the family business in 1982 at a time when sudden changes in the management of their clients had hit the business badly. It took a few years of hard work to get the business back to a comfortable track. He is currently CEO of Sancoale Shipping Limited., Vasco da gama, Goa, owners of barges operating in Mumbai.


Prakash joined Rotary in 1993 holding the Classification ‘Lightering’ and took a few years to understand Rotary before accepting the post of Club Secretary in 1998. International Service has been his strongest avenue since then, the urge to improve networking skills growing year after year. He was the President of Rotary Club of Vasco da gama in 2001-02 and settler of All Goa Rotary Trust - Saving Lives project in partnership with Rotary Club of Birmingham and has held assignments as District Chair 9 times and District Secretary 3 times.


Rotary Fellowship and Action Groups have always interested him. Currently President of Rotary Global History Fellowship, was Charter Board member of Rotarians on Social Networks Fellowship, member of Rotarians on the Internet for over a decade, founding member of Rotarians for Sustainability – a Trust formed by 12 clubs from 8 countries. His treasure is the 1000+ international Rotarian friends coming from his dozen international club visits, from RI Conventions and various Rotary Global Networking groups.


As Service Projects Chair of the Club in 2010-11 did four new matching grants and one roll-over project totaling $99,200. Not just his own club, he shares projects with other Clubs in 3170 and has assisted over 70 matching grants in different parts of the country and even outside India to a total of nearly $2 mn in the last four years.


As a result of his passion for Internet and Facebook, he is the GSR & mentor for Rotary E-Club of District 3170 chartered in April 2011. This is the second eClub in India and 25th globally. The 26 members come from 4 continents and 10 countries. eClub 3170 in its first year is doing projects worth $75,000 globally.


As a RLI facilitator at 10 RLI programs, he has been able to ''learn'' through discussions and does not like to miss an opportunity to ''learn'' through ''teaching''.


Prakash has been awarded The District Rotary Foundation Service Citation twice and has been Rotarian of the Year both at Club and District level.


He is married to Jaya and they have two children, Nikhil who did his Masters in Business at Manchester Business School and currently works with PPD Ltd., Cambridge, UK as Budget analyst and daughter Pallavi, who is a dentist. Prakash and Jaya are Major Donors of The Rotary Foundation.


Prakash Saraswat One tree makes one million matchsticks, but one matchstick can burn one million trees... One negative thought can burn all positive thoughts, Always be positive :)

RGHF Vice President of Membership DG 05/06 Helen B. Reisler: Public Relations Consultant; 1st woman President 2001-2002 Rotary Club of New York (club # 6). RI " Distinguished President" award, "1905 Society" medal for "9/11" achievements. (Profiled in December 2002 Rotarian Magazine "Ground Zero"). 5 X recipient District #7230 Public Relations award, 3X Paul Harris Fellow. Producer of the video series "New York Rotary-A Club That Works" and the documentary "Gift of Life-A Child's Story" both shown on Manhattan Cable T.V. Manager of the Fellowship Department November 2003.

"This is the most exciting "Fellowship" project that Rotarians have ever undertaken----by Rotarians, for Rotarians, and about Rotarians. We have been traveling on "fast forward" for so long that it's about time we stopped to examine our "roots." The information will most certainly give us more "club esteem" and inspire us to work together into the future with the bonds that will be strengthened between us as a result of this global project."

RGHF Liaison for Rotary Leadership Institute:  DG 10/11 Douglas Ross Maymon, RC of Weston, Florida, USA, D6990

District Rotarian of the Year; Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service. Rotary Leadership Institute Sunshine Division (Zone 34) Board of Directors: RLI SD Promotions Chair

Douglas R. Maymon was with DSI, a division of American Media, for the past 29 years. During that time he functioned in a number of managerial positions and last served as the company’s Director of Marketing Services. Prior to that he was a marketing executive for a food broker and orange juice manufacturing concern. Doug attended Nova University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and attended the Graduate School of Business Administration at Florida International University. He served in the Civil Air Patrol (United States Air Force Auxiliary) for nine years where he held several senior command and staff positions.

In early 1988, Doug was invited to join the Rotary Club of Pembroke Pines, Florida. During his tenure in the Club he held numerous leadership positions including that of Club President for 1991-1992. He was named the Club’s Rotarian of the Year for 1989-1990 and was presented the Four-Way Test Award for 1992-1993 for his humanitarian service.

Doug joined the Rotary Club of Weston in 1994. He has served in multiple leadership roles including those of Club Secretary (1997-1998) and Club President (1999-2000). He was chosen to be the Club’s Rotarian of the Year for 1994-1995 and also for 2005-2006.

He has been active on the District level as well, having been an Assistant Governor for three years. In addition, he has served as District Secretary, Aide to the Governor, District Foundation Annual Giving Chair, and twice Chair of the District Conference. Doug has also served as the District Chief of Staff and has twice chaired both the Foundation Major & Planned Gifts Committee as well as the Continuity & Governance Committee, while also serving on other District Committees. He was selected as the District Rotarian of the Year for 2004-2005 and serves as Governor for 2010-2011.

Doug belongs to several Rotary Fellowships including Rotarians On The Internet (ROTI), International Computer Users Fellowship of Rotarians, and Rotarians on Social Networks. He is currently the Zone 34 board member for the Rotary Global History Fellowship and has served on the Board of Directors for the International Fellowship of Rotarian Editors & Publishers.

Doug has served as the District Rotary Leadership Institute Director (where he is also a certified instructor) and also as the RLI Sunshine Division Promotions Director. He will chair the RLI Sunshine Division (Florida, Georgia, Caribbean) in 2012-2014. Doug is a Rotary Foundation Major Donor, a Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member, a Rotary Foundation Benefactor, a Member of the Paul Harris Society, and a Member of the Rotary Foundation Bequest Society. He received The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service in March 2005.

Doug was born in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to the South Florida area in 1956. His hobbies include golf and poker. He is married to the lovely Deborah Ann (Past Assistant Governor / Past District Secretary). Deborah also is a staunch Foundation supporter. They have one son, Brad, who is a developer with a civilian defense contractor and is married to the marvelous Misty Lee, plus one grandson, Tyler. Doug and Debbie are avid football fans and in their fleeting spare time enjoy fine wine, classic rock music, and old movies.

Photo: How about this?  Now all you have to do is hover your mouse over your existing profile pic. There's a drop down menu. Click on it, then select, "Chose from photos". this one will be a choice. For more help, call on Rajiv SharmaDG 88/89 Irv Kaplan, D6450 1988-89  Irv Kaplan became a Rotarian in 1973. He served as a Rotary International District Governor in 1988’89’ under R/I Pres. Royce Abbey for District 6450. Irv has served R/I Zone 27 as a co coordinator for RI Pres. Louise Giay “New member Education”, R/I Pres. Glen Kinross “Member Education”, R/I Pres. Jim Lacy, “Membership Task force”, R/I Pres. Frank Devlyn “Public Relations Task force”, R/I Pres. Rick King “Family Task Force” R/I Pres. Jonathan Majiyagbe “Health Concerns” & R/I. Pres. Bill Huntley “Rotary Foundation Alumni”.  Irv served as the R/I Presidents Representative for the following districts, 5580 USA-Canada, 7890 MA & CT, 6990 Fla & Grand Bahamas, 5690 Kansas, Oklahoma, 6200 Louisiana.

Irv has attended 19 RI Conventions and served as a Chief Sergeant at Arms and Chief Assistant SA and full-time SA at a majority of these conventions. Irv has twice served as a Delegate to the Council on Legislation, Caracas, Venezuela & Anaheim, CA.

Irv has been has been presented the following recognitions for service to Rotary, “Rotary Service Above Self Award”, “Distinguished Service Award, “Meritorious Service Award” Distinguished Past District Governor Citation and is a Rotary Foundation Major Donor.

Over the years Irv has continued to serve Rotary on numerous committees including the 1st Rotary International Peace Forum” Committee chaired by R/I President Chuck Keller. Irv is a founding member and currently a board member of the Paul Harris Memorial Committee. Irv’s sense of humor includes the story of Rotarian who once attempted to read Irv’s entire Rotary Bio to his Rotary Club, when half way through the speaker asked if he could give the members a break and change the subject,  Irv’s response, “let’s stop now before we lose the attention of this audience”.  

Olaoluwa Olugbodi, assistant to the CEO

Ola, as he is called, is currently a member of Rotaract Club of Akure Community Base RID 9125, Nigeria. Joined Rotaract 2008-2009 Rotary year at Rotaract Club of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba . Served as president of the club 2011-2012 and have Served as membership director, Vice Chairman world Rotaract week , Multi District Chair, Club treasurer, Installation committee and International Service Director, Has also served the District in various capacities amongst which are; District Sergent at Arms, District Logistic chairman on Rotary Foundation and also District Exchange Chairman . Joined RGHF in 2014 , with RGHF present and future Rotary family will not lack anything about Rotary International . I believe that service to humanity is the best work of life.

Marilyn Axler (USA)
Garden State Rotary Club of Cherry Hill NJ
Paul Harris Fellow- 1992
Spouse of Rotarian (Marvin Axler)

Rotary Strike-Out Hunger 2008-2013 -
Assisted Regional Director with planning and implementation. This annual event sells Philadelphia Phillies game tickets directly to rotary Clubs in seven Districts in PA, NJ, DE and MD. Since 1985 has raised over $900K for the RI Foundation to eradicate Polio and collected tons of food for local food banks.

Polio NID Team 2011 -
Traveled to Moradabad, India with District 7640 team to inoculate children against polio. Since that year, there have been no reported active cases of Polio.

Interact Club 2011-2013 -
Interact Advisor to Cherry Hill West High School for Garden State Rotary Club. Keeps Interact Club informed and involved in Rotary events and programs. Assisted with community projects and fundraisers.

District 7640 Interact Committee 2012-2013 -
Advisor to District Interact Committee to coordinate training and events among all clubs. Assisted with Mid-Year Assembly program planning and UN Trip November 2012.

United Nations Day Trip 2012 -
Organized trip for District Interact members. Recruited students and advisors, arranged for transportation and participated in day’s events. Liaison with Rotary International’s registrar to gain tickets which were sold out.

District 7640 Newsletter –
Monthly Contributor for events for RI Foundation Interact projects, Garden State Rotary projects, and District Events

Rotarians on the Internet (ROTI) – Board Member 2013-2014
This group was started when the Internet became the way to communicate globally. Acts as advisor to add recent technology to some of the original members.

Rotarian Action Group for Peace - Communications Committee
Promoting peace events and interest in this group on Facebook. LinkedIn and eflashonling.org!
Rotary Global History Fellowship –
Member to access Rotary History which is used on Facebook and LinkedIn and eflashonline.org Blogs

Rotarians on Social Network Fellowship (RSNF) –
Connect with Rotarians using Social Networks.

Linked In Groups-
Rotarians on the Internet (ROTI)
Rotary International Club
Paul Harris Fellow
ROSNF: Rotarians on Social Networks Fellowship
Official Rotary International Group (Authenticated Members Only)
End Polio Now
Women in Rotary
Rotary Clubs
“I Love Rotary” International Network of Rotarians
Rotary Youth Exchange
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)
Members of Rotary International
RGHF members, (fellowship discussion only)
Rotarian Entrepreneurs
Rotarians in Lisbon Convention- 2013
Rotarians Matter Most
United Nations OPEN LINK
UN Women
Rotary-UN Group
Rotary One
Rotary International- End Polio Now
Rotary Reconnections
Rotary PR
And more …….

Instrumental for “End Polio Now” commercial. Submitted pictures to End Polio Now and broadcast the promotion on Facebook and LinkedIn. Visited Clubs in my District and shot photos. Also promoted United Air miles campaign for Rotary Headquarters. References can be obtained directly from John Hewko, John Osterlund, Antoinette Toscano, and Robert Mintz. Connected with RI President Tanka as well as President Burton.

Attended Zone 24/32 Zone Institute in September 2013 in Cherry Hill, NJ. Was a Greeter for Cherry Hill and Philadelphia.


Members of the board serving as RGHF Zone Representatives (No standing with RI)


DG 00/01 Yoshi Sekiba

Yoshihiro (Yoshi) Sekiba, M.D.   Spouse: Yumiko


District Governor 2000-2001, RID2830

Member of Hirosaki Rotary Club, Japan              1988-2012

Member of Hirosaki Apple Rotary Club, Japan      2012-

Classification: Pediatrician, Director of Sekiba Clinic


2000-2001        District Governor, RID2830

2001-2002        Zone Coordinator - Club Development and Improvement Task Force

                      International Assembly SAA

2002-2003        International Assembly SAA

2003-2004        Zone Coordinator - Rotary Family Task Force

                      International Convention Assistant Chief SAA

                      Representative of RI President to RID 2500

2004-2005        Zone Coordinator - Rotary Family Task Force

                      International Assembly SAA

                      International Convention Assistant Chief SAA

Chairman of Rotarian Fellowship for Population & Development Japanese section

2005-2006        Representative of RI President to RID 3710

2006&2007        International Assembly Training Leader

2006-2007        Area Coordinator - Rotary Family Resource Group

                      Regional RI Membership Coordinator

                      Representative of RI President to RID 2650

                      International Convention Deputy SAA

                      Council on Legislation SAA

                      Award for Polio Free World

2007-2008        Regional RI Membership Coordinator

                      Representative of RI President to RID 2620

2008-2009        Vice Chair – RI Youth Exchange Committee

                      Representative of RI President to RID 2840

2009-2010        Member – RI Youth Exchange Committee

                      Representative of RI President to RID 2740

                      Council on Legislation SAA

2010-2011        Member – RI Youth Exchange Committee

2011-2012        Member – International Convention Promotion Committee

                      Special Representative for Hirosaki Apple Rotary Club

2012-2014        Inspector  Rotary International Japan Youth Exchange Committee


Zone 1: Northern Japan  2500, 2510, 2520, 2530, 2540, 2550, 2560, 2570, 2770, 2790, 2800, 2820, 2830, 2840


DG 07/08 Ryusetsu Esaki

Ryusetsu (Ryu) Esaki,M.D. Spause Takiko

District Governor 2007-2008,RID.2760
Komaki RC 1982~
Classification : Surgery, President of Esaki Clinique et Medical Institute
2007-2008 District Governor,RID..2760
2009-2012 Zone Chalenge Coordinator (Zone 2)
2010-2011 Rotary International Training Leader
2011-2012 Rotary International President Representative RID.2630
Rotary International President Representative RID.2670
2012-2015 Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator (Zone 2)
2012 Rotary Foundation Future Vision Training Leader (Zone1,2,&3)
2012-2013 Rotary International President Representative RID.2800
2013-2014 Rotary International President Representative RID.2840
2012-2015 Rotary Japan Foundation Director

Zone 2: Guam, Central Japan, Northern Marianas, Micronesia, Palau 2580, 2590, 2600, 2610, 2620, 2630, 2750, 2760, 2780


DG 11/12 Dr. Taiso Tamura

Taiso Tamura

Yanai Rotary Club Member since 1986, Classification Surgeon
1991-92 Club Secretary,
2001-02 Club President,
2008-09 RID 2710 Assistant Governor
2011-12 RID 2710 Governor
Multiple PHF,
2012 The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service
2014~ ARFFC Zone3

 Zone 3: Southern Japan 2640, 2650, 2660, 2670, 2680, 2690, 2700, 2710, 2720, 2730, 2740


RGHF zones 04-06a S.N. Agrawal (India)
S.N. Agrawal, Rotary Club of Ichalkaranji Textile City,
3170, Zone: 5, Current Position in District: District Secretary, Committee Chairman for District Simplified Grants, Past Highest Position in District: Assistant Governor in 2003-04, DGSC in 2006-07 & 2009-10, Current Club Position: Governor's Special Representative for Rotary Club of Ichalkaranji Textile City. TRF: 2nd level Major Donor to TRF, whole family PHF. Rotary achievements: Expert in Matching Grants, contact person for 20 grants completed successfully. Editor: Club bulletin MAHAK means Fragrance, Classification: Cloth Marketing - manufacturer & seller of Indian wear - Dhotis (for men) & Sarees (for women)
Family: Wife Sumati, a qualified lawyer but does not practice. Daughter Meenakshi, a computer engineering graduate working with a software company.

Navin Chand Gupta, Rotary Club of Ghaziabad, India, D3010

   I am a professional manager for 49 years and Mechanical Engineer of 1961 from BHU- India. I have

   worked in most reputed  Engineering/ Automobile groups of my country and risen to CEO. My one

   son and daughter are all well educated/ professionals and raising their families and doing well. My

   son-in –law is now in Japan on a diplomat assignment from Govt. of India- a senior bureaucrat .

   I have traveled abroad to 12 countries and have special business development connections from


   I started my Rotary life as a Charter president in 1983/84 at 46 in a small backward region of UP my

   home state near Allahabad. I did intensive community service for 3 years in health/ education and

   helped over 3000 poor people financially/ personal guidance. These were my best Rotary years. But

   this developed my faith in Rotary and its dire need to Indians. This faith has continued to inspire me

   and now I am in RGHF to learn more Rotary and serve my countrymen. I am a senior member of ROTARY

   CLUB OF GHAZIABAD – district 3010 and an active Rotarian at 73.


Zone 4: Section A: Northwestern India 3010, 3050, 3070, 3080, 3090, 3100


Dinesh Arunkumar Pandya, Rotary Club of Kalyan Riverside, D 3140

Rtn Dinesh Pandya, is Charter President of Rotary Club of Kalyan Riverside, RID-3140. He has joined Rotary in the year 1993 as member of Rotary Club of Kalyan. After he shifted to his new home at new developing area of city, found opportunity to start a new club and had served his new club as Charter President during 2008-09 and 2009-10. During his presidential years, he received number of citations & trophies includes

• 4 Avenue of Service Trophy for new club under age of 5 years;
• Runner up certificate for Youngest Club of District;
• Polio Plus recognition certificate,
• Gold Citation for TRF Contribution
• Presidential Citation
He has been assigned duty of Co-Chair for Rotary Service Week, Zonal Coordinator for GSE Program and also Zonal Coordinator for Mid-Day Meal Program, for his district, during Rotary year 2010-11. You can see his club activities on Rotary's Flickr album, where he is at #1 position for photo contribution.

Rtn Dinesh is married to Hina. She is also Rtn of the same club. They have one daughter and one son.

Dinesh is Mechanical Engineer and owner of Acier Equipment, a proprietary manufacturing & export company for steel process industries.


Zone 4: Section B: Western India 3030, 3040, 3060, 3131, 3132, 3140

ZONE 05a/b

Shailesh Deshpande, India - Member of Rotary Club of Kolhapur Central, Rotary District 3170, Zone: 5, Current Position in District: District Committee Chairman for International Youth Exchange and District Committee Chairman for Effective Clubs , Past Highest Position in District: District Committee Chairman , Current Club Position: Past President and Bulletin Editor . TRF: Multiple Paul Harris Fellow. Rotary achievements: Recipient of Avune of Service Citation, Received 12 District awards including Best President Award, Completed Matching Grants project worth $ 19000. Contact person for Three grants worth $ 52000. Part of Rotary Family Exchange to New Zeland. Classification: Business Executive
Family: Wife - Revati, a House Wife. Kids - Anurag and Chirag .

Shailesh was invited to Join Rotary in year 1999-2000 and was inducted in Rotary fold by PRIP Raja Saboo. He has served in multiple leadership roles including those of Club Secretary (2005-2006) and Club President (2009-2010). He was chosen to be the Club’s Rotarian of the Year for 2000-01, 2001-02 , 2003-04 & 2007-08. Attended Bangkok Rotary International Convention in 2012 and served as Sergeant at arms.

Zone 5: Section A: Southern India, Sri Lanka 2980, 3000, 3201, 3202, 3211, 3212, 3220
Zone 5: Section B: Central & Southern India 3020, 3131, 3150, 3160, 3170, 3180, 3190, 3230

ZONE 06a

Binod Khaitan


Rtn. Binod Khaitan - is a Past President of Rotary Club of Central Calcutta. He was District Secretary - Projects & Program for Rotary Years 1998/99 & Millennium Year 1999/00. He is DGSC this year & was so also in 2003/04 and 2005/06, for reason of his knowledge and dedication in furthering programs of TRF, especially Grant Programs. He is the Trustee Secretary of The Eastern India Rotary Welfare Trust, through which RI District - 3290 has set up it's Dream Project – Eye Hospital at Sector V, Salt Lake, Kolkata. He is known for his outstanding work in the Villages of Hooghly District through RI's Program – Rotary Community Corps. Since 2002/03 he is actively involved in spreading Rotary Leadership Institute in South Asia. RLI International Division has appointed him Vice Chairman RLI South Asia Region since 2006/07.

Rtn. Binod joined Rotary in 1988. His wife, Ann Chandrakala & he are Major Donors level II. All his family members including grand children are PHFs and his son Sakate is a Rotary Foundation Benefactor. He is an enthusiastic propagandist of the Rotary Foundation. He is the recipient of TRF’s Distinguished Service & Meritorious Service Awards. He has attended five RI Conventions held at Singapore, San Antonio, Chicago, Copenhagen & Birmingham. He is the first Patron of the 4 Way Test Association in India & the first member of RGHF in Asia.

Rtn. Binod has been associated with the Plywood, Tea, Jute, Fertilizer, Tyre tube and Soft Drink Industries. He has represented these industries in various Trade and Research Associations.

Rtn. Binod is a philanthropist, and is associated with several Charitable Trusts and Organizations. A lover of natural surrounding is a keen Golfer and has represented the country. He was the first National Junior Golf Champion and has been the Chief Referee during the Indian open Golf Championships held at the RCGC.


Zone 6: Section A: Northeastern India, Nepal 3110, 3120, 3240, 3250, 3260, 3291, 3292

ZONE 06b

Rtn. Col (R) Sajid Baseer Shaikh

Assistant Nurul Kabir

from Lahore, Pakistan and I am happily married to Rtn. Azra Sajid for the last 42 years. My eldest son, Tariq Sajid Shaikh is Electrical Engineer and works with General Electric, USA in Dubai. My second son, Qasim Sajid Shaikh, is also Electrical Engineer and works with Siemens America and resides in Rhode Island, USA. My daughter, Dr. Asma Shaikh is a practising doctor in Lahore. All my children are married and I am fortunate to be grand dad. I consider myself lucky to have studied at renowned institutions of Pakistan that is, Government Central Model High School; Government College, Lahore; The University of Punjab, Lahore; Military College of Engineering, Risalpur and the University of Balochistan, Quetta. My educational qualifications are B. Sc (Honours), B. Sc (Civil Engineering), M. Sc (Geology) and B. Sc (War Studies).


I am a practising Civil Engineer and Engineering Geologist possessing a rare combination of professional disciplines held by few in Pakistan. I started my career as Junior Geologist and served as such with WAPDA for two years before getting commission in November, 1966 in Corps of Engineers, Pakistan Army. After serving for 28 wonderful years with Pakistan Army I retired as Colonel in August, 1994 and also received move over to the rank of Brigadier. I have been on the teaching staff both in Academic as well as Combat Engineering Wings in School of Infantry & Tactics, Quetta and Military College of Engineering, Risalpur. After retirement from Pakistan Army, I have served for 17 years in the Pakistan construction Industry in senior executive positions. I have to my credit managing construction of number of nation-building-projects all over Pakistan like Khanpur Dam (Near Taxila); Highways in Federal Area, Punjab and Sindh provinces; Motorways M-2 Lahore-Islamabad and M3 Pindi-Bhattian-Faisalabad; Helipads; Air Strips; Air Ports; Hospitals; Schools; Colleges and Buildings in rural and urban areas.

I have been outstanding in the field of competitive sports like Boxing, Swimming, Rowing, Long Distance Running, Hiking, & Mountaineering. I was Boxing Champion at College and Provincial level. In Swimming, I hold National Colour 1964, Pakistan Army Colours for six (6) years from 1969 to 1974and Punjab Province Colours for seven (7) years from 1958 to 1964. I excelled in competitive swimming in School, College, University, Punjab Province, Army, National and International Championships bagging at International level one Silver Medal; at National level 7 Gold Medals and innumerable medals, cups and certificates in Province, University, College and School. I bettered 25 records below National level.


I also hold Government College, Lahore Roll of Honours in Swimming. I have been International Water-Polo Referee in 1970-1971. I have also been Pakistan Swimming Team Coach for over 12 years. I was elected Secretary Punjab Swimming Association 1996-2000 and was elected Vice-President of Pakistan Swimming Federation in 2005. I was also elected member of Asian Water-Polo Technical Committee 1996-2000 and was Delegate to World Juniors Men’s Swimming Championships and Women’s Swimming Championships at Bangkok (Thailand), Kuwait and Al-Matay (Kazakhstan) respectively. I participated in South Asian Games (SAF) Islamabad (Pakistan) 1989 & Dacca (Bangladesh) 1993, Kathmandu (Nepal) 1995 and again at Islamabad 2001. In Rowing I achieved one National Gold Medal besides creating a record in singles in 1963. In Mountaineering I got National Colour in 1961 when I climbed 2 peaks 21,500 ft. Kan Shahi and 17,000 ft. Plan Shahi in Indus-Kohistan (Swat) and a Silver Medal from Karakoram Club of Pakistan when I climbed an 18,000 ft. unknown peak in Nanga Parbat (The Killer Mountain) Range of mountains in 1963. I was also awarded a Silver Medal by Climbers Club of Pakistan when I covered on a bicycle 810 Miles in ten (10) days on a trip of Swat Valley starting the journey from Federal Area.

Rotary has been in my genes. After retirement from Pakistan Army I joined Rotary Club of Lahore, the 2nd oldest in Sub-Continent and No.1 Club of Pakistan having been chartered in 1927. My father Rtn. Basir Ali Shaikh had been its President in 1968 and remained its member for 29 years till his death in 1976. My younger brother Capt. (R) Dr. Wajid Baseer Shaikh was the founder President of Rotaract Club of Lahore and later became Rotarian and Secretary of RC of Lahore. My youngest brother Dr. Majid Baseer Shaikh was founder member of Rotaract Club of Lahore. Both now are US Nationals and reside in NJ, USA. My wife Azra Sajid is also a Rotarian and member of my club. I have flair for writing since my college days. My articles have been published in college, university, and civilian magazines; military publications; Newspapers and GML RI District 3270 and 3272 (Pakistan & Afghanistan). I have the rare distinction of being a Pakistani Rotarian columnist for the Fortnightly Electronic Bulletin of Zone 4, RID 3010, New Delhi, India in year 2004-2005 writing on Conflict Resolution and Peace. The columns were immensely liked by Indian Rotarians and were acknowledged in mitigation of misunderstandings between the two belligerent nations. I also have the honour of writing a book titled ‘Fond Memories - 75 years History of RC of Lahore’ and it also finds a place on RGHF Website. I have also been Editor of Monthly Bulletin of Rotary Club of Lahore from 2005-2010 and Editor of GML RID 3272 (2010-2011).

I became President of RC of Lahore in 2001, Assistant Governor of RID 3270 in 2003, and have been Chairman and Co-chairman of various Committees of RID 3270 (Pakistan & Afghanistan) since 2003-2010 like District Club Constitution and Bye-laws, District Gift of Life, District History, and District Disaster Relief. I have attended two RI Conventions, Barcelona (2002), Spain and Los Angeles (2008), USA. I am recipient of number of awards at District level since my joining Rotary in 1996 and I have also received the highest and the coveted award of Rotary International - SERVICE ABOVE SELF 2006-2007. On re-districting of Pakistan RID 3270 in to two Districts 3271 and 3272 since July 01, 2010 my club has become part of RID 3272 (Pakistan & Afghanistan). For 2010-2011, I have been Editor of GML, District Chairman History of Rotary, and District Chairman Gift of Life. I have the honour of being selected as the out-bound GSE Team Leader RID 3272 that was hosted by RID 5650 Nebraska, USA from August 07~31, 2010. I have also been member of DR-RAG 2008-2009. I was elected Director (Pakistan) for two terms 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 on the Board of Gift of Life International, Inc. NY, USA. I am member of RGHF since June 03, 2008 for 5 years and have been elected for two terms Board Member Zone-6b for 2010-2011 and 2011-2012.

Zone 6: Section B: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand 3270*, 3281, 3282, 3300, 3310*, 3330, 3340, 3350*, 3360*, 3281, 3282

ZONE 07a

Catalina Santos Hilario

Zone 7: Section A: Indonesia, Philippines 3400, 3770, 3780, 3790, 3800, 3810, 3820, 3830, 3850, 3860, 3870 

ZONE 07b/08

RGHF Zone 07b/08 Board Member Gail Lesley Freeman Gail Freeman RGHF Biography
In September 1989 Gail Freeman was inducted as the first female member of the Rotary Club of Canberra South. In 1995 she was elected the first female President of the Club and subsequently served as President again in 2011.

Gail has also served as Secretary, Treasurer and has held all other Directorships in the Club. She is currently membership Director and Public Relations Director. Gail has also served at District Level as District Treasurer, District Suicide Prevention Chair and she is currently the District 9710 Operation Cleft Ambassador. Gail is also the newly appointed RGHF Board member for zones 7B and 8.and she is really looking forward to working in this capacity.

Gail is a sapphire Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the Paul Harris Society. She is currently a member of the Canberra Centenary committee of Rotary for the project “Have you ever been to Canberra”.
As well as being a chartered accountant (CPA) in her professional life and running a busy accounting practice, Gail Freeman & Co Pty Ltd, Gail has skills in public relations, training, accountancy (of course) and information technology. Gail’s interests include ballroom dancing and keeping fit. Gail was proud to have been named as one of the 100 most influential women of Canberra in the last 100 years in March 2013.

Gail is married to Jeff Chandler, also a member of the Rotary Club of Canberra South also a Past President, Paul Harris Fellow and he is currently District Suicide Prevention Chair, they have a daughter Bethany and two dogs.


TomThomas (Tom) Shanahan

He joined Rotary in September of 1965 at Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Initially holding the classification of Hospitality Services - Accommodation. He became a club President in 1972 and later in 1984 Charter President of the RC of PMIA, (Pasay Manila International Airport);
Having fulfilled directorships in all avenues of service, some several times over. He has a Paul Harris Fellowship and is a deputy board member of RGHF (Rotary Global History Fellowship.2008
Tom is a bulletin editor (RC of Morwell) and D9820 (RAM) newsletter editor and enjoys detailing the 'Object of Rotary' especially to young clubs and those clubs that are in need of revitalising their membership.
He has participated in thirty (30) District Conferences latest in 2011 at Shepparton; seven (7) RI Conventions last one was the RI Convention in Los Angeles and numerous Zone Conferences in many parts of the world plus Forums and Meetings, covering the four continents that he has lived in. A recent trip to the Philippines for the 25th Anniversary of the RC PMIA enthused him to take an active role in the RAM project. The devastation and conditions that surrounded the five typhoons,
in just 8 days compelled him to take an active stance on Malaria Awareness. He continually is a guest speaker at each of the district Rotary Clubs in D9820 outlining the work of RAM. Being well rounded in Rotary, he has now has the challenging role as D9872 RAM Chair for 2009/2012.
Zone 07 Section B: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu 9910*, 9920*, 9930, 9940, 9970, 9980
Zone 8: Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste 9450, 9460, 9470, 9500, 9520, 9550*, 9570, 9600*, 9630, 9640, 9650, 9670, 9680, 9690, 9700, 9710, 9750, 9780, 9790, 9800, 9810, 9820, 9830

RID 05/07 Kwang Tae Kim (Korea)

RC of Seoul Gwanag, D 3640


Dr. Kwang Tae Kim with a Call Name, Luke, a Rotarian since 1977 of the Seoul Gwanag Rotary Club, served the Rotary International Board of Directors in 2005-07.

Since its establishment in 1969, as President of a private general hospital with 405-bed capacity, called Daerim St. Mary’s Hospital in Seoul, Korea, Luke, a physician of general surgery, has actively participated in vocational services all along his long social activities.

His professional and social activities stretch to the presidency of Korean Hospital Association in 2002-04, the Governing Council Member of International Hospital Federation in 2003-05 and President in 2007-09 of Asian Hospital Federation, and on to the President (-elect) in 2013-15 of the International Hospital Federation.

He has proactively engaged himself in Rotary services, with important positions, for the last 35- year Rotary life.

Dr. Kim has since 1980’s organized and conducted annually and periodical for the last 30 years “Free Medical Services” for those in need of health care and treatments, being arranged by Daerim Saint Mary’s Hospital, for and within the communities at home and abroad, as a part of all-out vocational services.
Each volunteer medical service team has been composed of 60 to 80 medical doctors, nurses and other supportive administrative staff from his Hospital.

The Hospital’s humanitarian services have been acclaimed to be one of the best traditional community vocational services by the Seoul City Government and medical societies.

Luke is cited many times by the Korean government including the President, Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and the Mayor of Seoul City, aside from Rotary recognitions.

Kim has one son, a medical doctor, and two daughters, along with 5 grandchildren.

Luke is known to have maintained a low-profile stature with tolerance and humility in social and charity activities and in promotion of fellowship at home and abroad

Zone 9: Northern Korea 3600, 3620, 3630, 3640, 3650, 3670, 3680, 3690, 3700, 3730, 3740, 3750
ZONE 10a

This position is open

Zone 10: Section A: Southern Korea 3590, 3610, 3660, 3710, 3720

ZONE 10b

Florence Hui, Macau 

RGHF Assistant Dana Lin

District Strategic Planning Committee Member 2011/2012, Deputy District Secretary 2010/2011, District Membership Development Committee Member 2010/2011, District Public Relations Committee Member 2009/2011, Area Secretary 2009/2010. President of Rotary Club of Macau 2008/2009, Multiple Paul Harris Fellow and member of Paul Harris Society, Joined the Rotary Club of Macau in D3450 on 2 July 2005 with the classification of Government Public Relations. Member of ROTI since July and Rotary Global History Fellowship since August 2005. Elected to the 2007/2008 board as vice president of membership. Also appointed to the 2006/2007 board as chair of membership. Vice President of Membership 2007/08.

Prior to joining Rotary, a Chartered member and past president of Rotaract Club of Macau.

BBA. A Marketing major of University of Macau.

Florence was born in Macau. She begin her career in Guests/Public Relations in the hotel industry. Now she works at the Macau Government Post Office, taking charge of Public Relations.


Zone 10: Section B: **China, Macau, Mongolia, Taiwan 3450*, 3460, 3470, 3480, 3490, 3500, 3510, 3520

RGHF zone 11/13c board member Jacques Kerisit

Assistant Bruno Tournevache

Founder member of the Rotary Club of Rennes Du Guesclin, District 1650-FRANCE

Professeur Jacques KÉRISIT, Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur, Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite, Médaille d'or des services militaires volontaires, SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD 2009-2010, Paul Harris Fellow 5 sapphire.

Jacques KÉRISIT was born in 1938. Married to Lillian, Paul Harris Fellow, Past Inner Wheel governor. They have two children and 6 grandchildren.

Gynecopathologist, cancerologist and biologist, he is also forensic pathologist. Professor of medicine in 1973, it will be Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Rennes (Britanny-France) (1980-1983 ) and chief of the department of Pathology to the University hospital of Rennes (1990-2000). He became international expert and international speaker; it will be organizing, chairman and reporter of numerous medical Congresses. He is member of several national and international medical societies and learn-member of the International Academy of Pathology. He was voluntary for missions teaching in Portugal (5 years), in Czechoslovakia, in Morocco, and in several countries.

Rotarian since 1989. Club President 1991-1992.Secretary during 3 years, TRF chair, mentor and other Directorships in the Club. Host GSE, Scholar’s Host counselor and multiple sponsor.

District Scholarship Subcommittee Chair 2006-2009. District trainer 2007-2010. District Public Relations Committee Member 2012-2013. Guest speaker in several clubs, District conference & District assembly.

Editor of Dicotary (Rotarian encyclopedic dictionary) and monthly Rotarian historic notebooks “Les Carnets de l’Ami Jacques“in French, you can read at the address http://www.rotaryd1650.org/telechargement/pages/am.htm#cajI joined Rotary Global History Fellowship in 2013 june:

Attended Lisbon Rotary International Convention.Hobbies: Oenology, Cycling, Gardening, Travelling and Jazz

Zone 11: Andorra, France, Monaco 1510, 1520, 1640, 1650, 1660, 1670, 1680, 1690, 1700*, 1710, 1720, 1730*, 1740, 1750, 1760, 1770, 1780, 1790


Daniele Bedogni, Italy, Rotaract Club Riccione - Cattolica, District: 2070, Zone: 12. Rotaract Past President

I was born in Cesena, near Rimini – Italy on December 1975. In 2004 I joined the Rotaract Club of Riccione – Cattolica, service of the local Rotary Club of Riccione – Cattolica (2070 D) where I've served as President on 2005/2006; at the end of that year, I have had a great honor receiving the Paul Harris Fellow.

On 2006/2007 I worked as officer of Rotaract 2070 D for project concerning youth, leadership and work experiences about Retractors and Rotary members. On 2007 I joined the Round Table Service (www.roundtable.name) a W.o.c.o. club founded in 1928 by Louis Marchesi, a young Rotarian member of Norwich (England).

Round Table, in Europe and all over the world, works and serves with Rotary International and many services club for important local and international projects. By the way, many Rotarians in Italy and Europe served the Wheel family as members of Round Table (you are a Round Table member just the age of 40 years old).

On 2008/2009 I've been I.r.o. (which means International Relationship Officer) of Round Table 12 Rimini and I met many other Rotarians and Round Table members in Italy and Europe. I visited Sweden on the Annual Euromeeting of Round Table 6. Now, I'm working as Vice – President of the R.T. 12 Rimini and he's planning services and voyages in Europe to promote the Wheels philosophy of Service and Friendship.

As Zone 12 board member of RGHF I'm working to promote our fellow in Albania, Italy, Malta and San Marino: I joined Rotary Global History Fellowship some years ago and I think that our fellowship is doing a great work to preserve and promote the history of the Rotary International and the history of the other clubs of the Wheel family.


Zone 12: Albania, Italy, Malta, San Marino 2030, 2040, 2050, 2070*, 2080, 2090*, 2100, 2110*, 2120
ZONE 13a

RID 11/13 Paul Knyff, Netherlands - Zone 13a board, and Rotary officer liaison

PHF Paul Knyff (RI Director 2011-13), an alumnus of TRF’s Ambassadorial Scholarships program, has been a partner in the Veterinary Clinic Epe. He joined Rotary in 1982. In 1984 he switched to the pharmaceutical industry where he worked as a Clinical Research Director and later in senior HRM positions. Now he is self-employed as mediator and coach. Paul has been editor of a veterinary scientific periodical and treasurer of the Dutch Veterinary History Society. In Rotary Paul has been active for Vlielandkamp - a summer camp for underprivileged children -, as an editor of the Dutch Rotary Magazine, as a TRF Alumni Coordinator and as a Regional Membership Coordinator. Paul is a trumpeter in swing bands and co-founder of a Traditional Jazz Society. He and his wife Rita live in ‘s-Graveland in The Netherlands.

Zone 13: Section A: Netherlands 1550, 1560, 1570, 1580, 1590, 1600, 1610
ZONE 13b
DG 13/14 Graciela Waen

Profession: Architect
Studies: Architecture: University of Buenos Aires
Social Psychology: University of Buenos Aires
Professor at the UBA: History- Design- Research in architecture
Invited teacher at Granada University since 2006
Director of research department at UBA – Architecture 1987-1990
Various articles published in Argentina, and in Spain,
Winner in various architectural contests
Research for Unesco, and Lausanne University on Role of women in the City (depressed areas). Published 1998
Conducting International Meetings, on different subjects

Club : Secretary, President, treasurer, Public relations, Youth Exchange program
In charge of Youth exchange programs in Andalucía
Promoting water programs in Morocco- Water tanks for small towns without water: United Nations method of self-building. Price of best Joint Program of the District promoted by RI
Working on “ Mal de Chagas” a disease that is killing more than 18.000.000 people in Latin America
District: Permanente Fund: 2009 -2013
Creation of RC Malaga, RC Marbella Guadalmina- RC Palma CAtedral- RC e-Club del Mediterraneo
In charge of TRF in Andalucía: 2009-11-12
In charge of Fund Raising to create pavilions for the Mahagui University in Congo 2010-2011
In charge of Youth Exchange in Andalucía 2009-10-11-12-13
TRF: Major Donor
District Governor 2013-2014

Zone 13: Section B: Azores Islands, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Ceuta, Madeira Islands, Melilla, Portugal, Spain 1960*, 1970, 2201, 2202, 2203 
ZONE 13c

RGHF zone 11/13c board member Jacques Kerisit

Assistant Bruno Tournevache

Founder member of the Rotary Club of Rennes Du Guesclin, District 1650-FRANCE

Professeur Jacques KÉRISIT, Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur, Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite, Médaille d'or des services militaires volontaires, SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD 2009-2010, Paul Harris Fellow 5 sapphire.

Jacques KÉRISIT was born in 1938. Married to Lillian, Paul Harris Fellow, Past Inner Wheel governor. They have two children and 6 grandchildren.

Gynecopathologist, cancerologist and biologist, he is also forensic pathologist. Professor of medicine in 1973, it will be Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Rennes (Britanny-France) (1980-1983 ) and chief of the department of Pathology to the University hospital of Rennes (1990-2000). He became international expert and international speaker; it will be organizing, chairman and reporter of numerous medical Congresses. He is member of several national and international medical societies and learn-member of the International Academy of Pathology. He was voluntary for missions teaching in Portugal (5 years), in Czechoslovakia, in Morocco, and in several countries.

Rotarian since 1989. Club President 1991-1992.Secretary during 3 years, TRF chair, mentor and other Directorships in the Club. Host GSE, Scholar’s Host counselor and multiple sponsor.

District Scholarship Subcommittee Chair 2006-2009. District trainer 2007-2010. District Public Relations Committee Member 2012-2013. Guest speaker in several clubs, District conference & District assembly.

Editor of Dicotary (Rotarian encyclopedic dictionary) and monthly Rotarian historic notebooks “Les Carnets de l’Ami Jacques“in French, you can read at the address http://www.rotaryd1650.org/telechargement/pages/am.htm#cajI joined Rotary Global History Fellowship in 2013 june:

Attended Lisbon Rotary International Convention.Hobbies: Oenology, Cycling, Gardening, Travelling and Jazz

Zone 13: Section C: Switzerland 1980, 1990




Zone 14: Germany 1800, 1810, 1820, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, 1900, 1940, 1950

ZONE 15a

RGHF zone 15a Board Member Kent Vesterberg, Sweden

Kent was born in Sundsvall, Sweden in 1947. After school, he joined the army and become a technician for radar and missile systems. He was then stationed in the south of Sweden where he stayed in 43 years. He left the army and worked with radar and radio systems for the civil aviation’s. In 1974 he learned computer programming and hardware and worked in this area until 1989 when he started his own company, making PC-based cash register system and also started a Web hotel and produced web pages for customer.

He joined Rotary in 1994 and soon he started to introduce IT in the RC of Svedala. He became District IT-Coordinator (DICO) in 2000. In 2004 he became Webmaster for Sweden and later on he is responsible for the IT-system for Sweden. He is also Executive secretary for district 2320-2410.

At the convention in L.A. 2008 he became interested in the history of Rotary and soon joined RGHF. Today Kent lives in Värmdö, just outside Stockholm and is a member in RC Värmdö Skeppslag, district 2370.

Zone 15: Section A: Northern Sweden 2320, 2330, 2340, 2350, 2370, 2380, 2400, 2410* (*Sweden only)

ZONE 15b

RGHF Board Zone 15b: DG 02/03 Dr. Kari Henrik Tallberg, Helsinki, Finland Rotarian since 1976, Club president in Helsinki Nort-West RC 1996-97, District Governor in D-1420 (Southern Finland and Estonia) 2002-2003 Rep. to Council on Legislation 2007 for D-1420. Chairman Rotary Foundation Committee D-1420 since 2003 term expires 2007. Chairman of the multidistrict organisation Rotary Finland 2003-2004 and 2004-2005. Permanent secretary of Rotary Finland 2005, term expires 2008. Multiple PHF, Benefactor Spouse: Tuulikki, PHF  Two grown sons.

Education: M.Sc. (Economics) from the Swedish University of Economics in Helsinki, Finland
Specialty: Marketing and Macro Economics and Economic History PhD. from Washington International University, Pennsylvania, Dpt. of International Studies and Diplomacy Specialty Russian Economic history and economic policy. Worked mostly in international business and Finnish export industry. Several board memberships in companies in Europe, the US, and Canada.

Zone 15: Section B: Åland Islands, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Western Russia 1380, 1390, 1400, 1410*, 1420*, 1430, 2220, 2410* (*Latvia only)

ZONE 16a

Søren Brandt, Denmark, RC of Skanderborg, District 1450, Advisory Consultant
2011-12 Club Secretary
Established and editing bimonthly Club Newsletter
Attendee at DisCon
2008 Club Presidents advisor
2007-08 Member of Club Youth Exchange Committee
2006-07 Member of Club Youth Exchange Committee
2005-06 Club Secretary
2004-05 Chair of Club Meeting Committee
2000-01 Past President
Chair of New Members Committee
1999-00 President
Attendee at DisCon
Attendee at RI President Carlo Ravizza Presidential Conference, Brussels
1998-99 President Elect
1997-98 Club Presidents advisor on Democracy and Business Exchange with Lithuania
Attendee at RI Convention, Glasgow
1996-97 Club Secretary
1994 Club Hosting Committee and Host at GSE with Ontario, Canada
1993 Membership of Rotary Club Svendborg Sct. Jørgens, District 1460
Prior to Membership:
1988 GSE Team Member District 146 to 533
DisCon Districts 533 and 146
Speaker at a lot of Rotary Clubs in Southern California and Denmark

Zone 16: Section A: Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Lithuania 1360, 1440*, 1450, 1460*, 1470*, 1480,

ZONE 16b/c

DG 11/12 Jon Henrik Leere, Norway, Grorud Rotary Club, D2310
Jon Henrik Leere is an electricity engineer.

The primary job is controlling electricity in buildings for reducing fire possibilities. Much of the work is done with termographie camera, that gives the possibility to analyze high temperatures before they are getting critical. He is a member of different comities that are working for getting better fire safety in Norway. Members from both DNV and Nemko are joining the same comities.

He has been a Rotarian since 2000, as a member of the Grorud Rotary Club in Norway (District 2310) He has been its president in 2006-2007. He will be a District Governor of RI District 2310 in 2011/2012.

He is a member of the friendship committee i Grorud Rotary Club (Meeting Wednesday, lunchtime from 11.30 to 12.45 Norwegian time), and is also the initiativtaker for implementing the Club leadership plan in the club and for getting a well known painter, Mr. Harriton Pushwagner as a Rotary friend. Pushwagner is one of the most selling painters in Norway now a days., and has been taking to USA, Berlin and Australia as some of the biggest goals in his carrier. By Pushwagners goodness it has been possible for Grorud Rotary Club to send youths too RYLA, Shelterboxes to Haiti and much more. Pushwagners father ( Mr. Brofors) was a Rotarian in America in the 1920s.

Jon Henrik have New generations, End polio now, TRF, increasing members in the district and knowledge of Rotary history and RGHF as goals for coming RI year. Goals for the future is get RGHF known all over the country. The job has started, by getting other District governors knowing RGHF.

He is a member of the Rotary Global History Fellowship. Zone 16 C, Norway

Zone 16: Section B: Belarus, Poland, Southern Sweden, Ukraine 2230*, 2300* (*Sweden only) 2360, 2390

Zone 16: Section C: Norway 2250, 2260, 2270, 2280, 2290, 2300* (*Norway only), 2310


RGHF zones 17/18aTim Tucker, UK

Tim has been a member of the Rotary Club of St Ives in Cambridgeshire since autumn 1995.  He was Club President for 2002-2003 and is a Paul Harris Fellow.  Other club offices he has held from 1996 include the Chairs of Community Service, Youth Opportunities, International Service and Membership Service.  He also served for three separate years during this time as the club’s Rotaract Officer. 

Tim has served on District as the D1070 Rotaract Officer 2006-2009, and then District Rotaract Chairman for 2009-10.  He has served on the D1070 Membership Services Committee from 2006-08, and then on the D1070 Youth Committee for 2008-09.

In October 2007 Tim was awarded the Rotaract District 1070 Rotary Liaison Trophy for 2006-2007.  He was also awarded the trophy for a second time in October 2009 for 2008-09.

In April 2008 Rotary District 1070 was awarded the RIBI (Rotaract in Great Britain and Ireland) Award for best Rotary District support of Rotaract in 2007-2008 by the Rotaractors of RIBI (the 29 districts of Zones 17 and 18).

For two years Tim has taken an active part in the Rotaract Preconvention held prior to the RI Convention each year.  In June 2008 he was an invited speaker at LA 2008  (‘From Rotaract to Rotary: A Personal History’) and in June 2009 he was Chief Sergeant at Arms at the Birmingham 2009 Rotaract Preconvention.

In autumn 2009 Tim was elected to serve as a D1070 Assistant Governor for 2010-11

Before Rotary service Tim was a Rotaractor.  In 1974 Tim was invited to join the Rotaract Club of Epsom prior to club’s formation in 1975, but as he was just 17 at the time he had to wait a little longer.  Tim joined the club in 1976.  Over the following ten years he held various club positions including Vocational Service Chairman, Club Service Chairman and Treasurer.  He was Club President 1979-1980 and then District 114 Vice Chairman 1980-1981.  During the late 1970’s / 1980’s District 114 consisted of some 50+ Rotaract clubs.  Past members of the club continue to meet once a year on the Saturday before each Christmas.

Tim has been a regular browser of the RGHF website since early 2002 and played the recording of Paul Harris from the website at a club meeting in spring 2002.  He also used references from ‘My Road to Rotary’ and other RGHF information in proposing the toast to RI and RIBI at his club’s Charter Celebration in October 2002.  Tim joined RGHF at the end of 2006 and, rather innocently, suggested that ‘wouldn’t it be good to have a similar History of Rotaract as part of the RGHF website’.

Tim’s Rotary interests range over all the avenues of service.  In particular, his two prime areas of focus are;

For Rotary Clubs to widen the service to their communities and internationally by creating and actively supporting a Rotaract Club involved in a full programme of service and fellowship activities.  Rotaract, as part of the Rotary Family, compliments the achievements of Rotary.   

And, for all Rotary clubs to appreciate their own history and that of Rotary worldwide so as to enhance their enjoyment of Rotary, their Rotary service, and to increase membership and membership retention.  “Wearing a Rotary pin means you walk tall. Knowing your Rotary history, and the addition of a RGHF pin, gives you an added spring to your step”

“History is our future.  We learn from the past. We take the best from what has happened before and use this to influence the actions we take now”.

DG 16/17 Olive Geddes
Rotary: joined 2005

Founder member of the Rotary Club of Edinburgh Waverley, District 1020
Club President, 2006-2007, 2010-11. Joined the Rotary Club of Edinburgh, 2011. District Rotaract Officer: 2008-2009, 2009-2010. Spouse facilitator at the International Assembly, 2009 Current District position:
District Secretary, 2011-2012, 2012-2013. Career: Senior Curator, Manuscript Collections, National Library of Scotland

Married to Past District Governor Ian Geddes
Son and daughter


Zone 17: Northwestern England, Ireland, Isle of Man, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales 1010, 1020, 1030, 1040, 1050, 1060, 1070, 1150, 1160*, 1180*, 1190, 1210, 1220, 1230, 1270, 1280*

ZONES 18a/b

Mukesh MalhotraDG 11/12 Mukesh Malhotra, zones 18a/b - Rotary Club of Hounslow
- DG Mukesh Malhotra D1140 2011/12
- Rotary International UK & Eire Community Chair 2013/14
- Active at District level from being responsible for Membership, Foundation & MPRC
- Active in all areas of Social Media and helped to introduce this into the UK & Eire by covert means with the help of James Martin ...LOL. ie World Polio Day, Rotary Week, A Twitterthon & Supporting Paul Wilson in his Global World Swimathon.l etc..

I formally joined Rotary in 2000, thanks to my Uncle Pavitter Safir who is a member of the Rc of Dunwoody in Atlanta. - he said what do I do when I travel around the world, when I get back to my Hotel

I am married with three Children
- my wife is a Teacher & a member of Inner Wheel

- CISM - Certified Information Security Manager
- Global Project & Programme Manager
- Creation & Development of Offshore Development Centres
- Creation & Development of Global Contact Centres
- Living & Working on assignments in the more challenging part of the world ie Africa (e.g Nigeria, Rwanda, Libya, Angola), Middle East (e.g Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, Saudia Arabia, Israel, Asia (Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China, Philippines), Central & South America (all over and including the Falklands), Eastern Europe (e.g Russia).

Specialties:IT Security, Risk Management, Audit, Assurance & Compliance
- Sarbannes - Oxley, PCI DSS, COBIT

Global Delivery Programmes
- Managing 3rd Party Companies (SITA, TCS, NIIT, WNS, IBM, DELL, HP)
- Global Procurement requirements (IBM, HP, CISCO, DELL)
- Government Negotiations (India, Libya, USA, Iran, Yemen

Corporate Programmes Development
- Office & Airports
- New Terminals (e.g Dubai, Brussels, Toronto, Abuja)
- New Airports (HKG, KUL, SHA)
- Global Customer Offices - New, Refresh & Enlarging)

July 2011 – Present (1 year 11 months)London, United Kingdom
a) PCI
b) Third Party Audits
c) Management Letter Points generated out of External & Internal Audits.

April 1998 – Present (15 years 2 months)
An experienced IT professional with a successful Thirty year record of helping senior & board-level stakeholders achieve significant business goals through complex, challenging and time-critical technology global programmes. Mukesh has a people-centric style and a solid, practical understanding of technology that allows him to work effectively across business and IT teams. Mukesh has worked all over the world and this has given him broad exposure whether engaged in a specialist advisory or on the management leadership team for delivery projects of between four and two hundred people who will be employees and contractors.

Non exec director
Computer Aid International
2000 – 2012 (12 years)
District Governor
Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland
2009 – 2011 (2 years)
Trustee and Non Exec Director
Thames Community Foundation
2001 – 2011 (10 years)

- International Charitable work - thru Rotary

Honors & Awards
Paul Harris Fellow - Rotary International

Rotary District Governor (D1140) 2011/12) - responsible for approx 50 Rotary Clubs in 6 London Boroughs, NE Hampshire & Surrey.
Director/Trustee - Thames Community Foundation
Director/Trustee - Computer Aid
Trustee - Hindu Cultural Trust Centre,
Member of ISACA

Zone 18: Section A: Channel Islands, Southern England, Wales 1080, 1090, 1100*, 1110*, 1120, 1130, 1140, 1170, 1200, 1240, 1250, 1260, 1290

Zone 18: Section B: Belgium, Luxembourg 1620, 1630*, 217


DG 03/04 Irene Lewitt District 2490 2003/04, Jerusalem Israel 2007-2008 RI Rotaract Chair.

PDG Irene Lewitt receiving her RGHF membership pin,

from PDG Geri Appel, RGHF Treasurer,

at the Los Angeles 2008 Convention.

Bio:  PDG  Irene Lewitt   ZR   Zone 19

Member RC Jerusalem, District 2490

Rotary Ann since 1965. Joined RC Jerusalem in 1991 after husband PDG Israel Lewitt passed away.  International Avenue in District team 1994/95, Club President 1997/98,  RI Youth Exchange Committee 2002/03,

District Governor 2003/04, RI YE Committee 2004/05, Training Leader 2005,    RI Rotaract Committee 2005-2008, Chair of RI Rotaract Committee 2007/08 District History Committee chair 2008-2010

Trained as scientific photographer. Set up Photographic Service and Copyright Department in the Israel Museum Jerusalem.  Illustration editor for several Museum publications as well as freelancing for books and CDs 

"One of the things which always amazes me about Rotary is its ability to adapt to the change of times, change of problems and needs in the world. Whether it is the different committees dealing with the goals, new needs in the administration, extension into new worlds, learning to deal with and use the new technologies, Rotary never stayed behind and stuck in old ways. Is it amongst the goals the RGHF has set itself to keep a record of how major decisions or actions came about?" (ed. Yes)

Zone 19: Austria, Bosnia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Herzegovina, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Liechtenstein, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, 1830, 1840*, 1910*, 1911, 1920, 1930, 2000*, 2060, 2240*, 2241*, 2490

ZONE 20a

Zone 20a Gaël Henriette-Bolli

Gael was the first Rotaractor to serve on the RGHF board. Gaël Henriette-Bolli:
Founder member of the Rotaract Club of Rose-Belle, Mauritius, chartered on the 24th January 2011.
The Rotaract Club of Rose-Belle is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Rose-Belle, Mauritius, District 9220.
Has served as Commission Director, Secretary, and President.
PETS since 2010-2011 till 2013-14.
Rotaract District 9220 Secretary for year 2014-15.
Education: BA (Hons) Law and Management, Reading for LLM (International Commercial and Financial Law).

Profession: Educator.

ROTARACT: Rotary in Action!
“Rotaractors of today are the Rotarians of tomorrow. If we want to increase the Rotary membership and adherence, we should be aware of its history, mission and vision. Some of us may be born leaders while some may not. However, Rotary Youth Service has never neglected anyone and has always encouraged us to engage ourselves in order to promote Leadership in our everyday life. Together, let us achieve more as a Team!
Could my choice of joining RGHF bring more Rotaractors and young adults to learn more about Rotary and contribute to the global network of RGHF”.

Zone 20: Section A: Dist 9200: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. (Wef July, 2013 Dist 9211 Will Consist Of Ugada and Tanzania And Dist. 9212 Will Consist Of Eritrea, Ethiopia And Kenya. Dist. 9210 Countries are Zambai, Malawi, Zimbabwe and part of Mozambique. Dist. 9220: Countries Are Djibouti, Seychelles, Mauritius, Reunion, Comores, Mayotee And Madagascar. Dist. 9270, 9320, 9350 (9370 Wef July, 2013) and 9400 Consist Of Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Leshotho, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

ZONE 20an

Zone 20an: DG 15/16 Ijeoma Pearl Okoro (NEE EMEANURU)

Assisted by Chibor Okaro and Olaoluwa Olugbodi

A Rotarian of the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt since, 1999. Rtn. Aijay, as she is fondly called, has served the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt at different times in various capacities. She served the Club as President in 2008l2009 and emerged the ‘ Make Dreams Real’ Best President while the Club equally emerged the Best Club in the District. She was also Best Rotarian Of the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt in 2001,2002 and 2010. She was District 9140 Treasurer in 2003/2004, and have served as member of various District committees in various years and currently the District Chair, Annual Giving for 2012/2013. She was Assistant Governor Zone 4 2010/2011 and was the Best Assistant Governor in District 9140 that Rotary year. She was Chairman, District Installation and Conference in 2011/2012.

She was awarded the Rotary International Four Avenues of service Citation for Individual Rotarians. A recipient of the Rotary Foundation District Service Award for individual Rotarians among other several other Club and District Service Awards. She received an Award of Excellence in Professional Development from the Rotaract Club of University of Port Harcourt in 2010. The District 9140 Rotaract Clubs recognized her as The most outstanding Rotarian in District 9140, a Service Above Self Award and an Award for Appreciation and Support and an Award of Excellency by the Nigeria Rotaract Multi Districts all in 2011/2012. She has received Awards of recognitions from the Rotary Clubs of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt GRA, Trans Amadi, Rotary Club of Port Harcourt Central, Rotary Club of Port Harcourt North, and Rotary Club of Arochukwu. She has attended the Regional Presidential Conferences in South Africa, and 11 International Rotary Conventions in different parts of the world. She is a member, RGHF, ICUF and association of singing Rotarians

Born to Chief and Mrs. R.A. Emeanuru on the 3rd of December, 1968, she had her early education in Enugu and proceeded to University of Calabar where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1990 , a Post Graduate Diploma in Management in 1993 from the University of Nigeria Enugu Campus and Advanced Management from the Lagos Business School in 2012 and is currently the Class President.

She started her working career after Youth Service as the Manager of Agro Chemical and Laboratories in Port Harcourt and later moved on to the Insurance industry in 1995. She is currently the Regional Director, (Eastern Operations) of Consolidated Hallmark Insurance, a public quoted company, overseeing 8 Branches in 8 states. An active member of Mater-Misericordea Catholic Church ,received an Award of Honour from the St. Augustine’s zone for support and contributions. She is the President, Egbu Women Association Port Harcourt Branch, member, World Environmental Movement for Africa (WEMFA), Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce (PHCCIMA), Fellow Nigerian Institute of Corporate Administration, Ex-officio member- Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria - Port Harcourt Chapter among others. She has an award of Honour as “Ezinwanyi Aguegbe” by Umuofor Community in Egbu in 2007 and an Award of Professional Excellence by Egbu Women Association in 2009 and EZIADA Award by Eziachi Community in Imo state. She runs an NGO, in honour of her late father REFEED, which promotes education and development among the less privileged.

She is a Major Donor, a Rotary International Benefactor and a Paul Harris Fellow. Aijay is happily married to Kingsley and they have two beautiful children; Keleremchim and Imammachim, all Paul Harris Fellows.


RGHF zone 20an, districts of North Africa, 9101, 9102, 9110, 9125, 9140, 9150*, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, Cape Verde, Cent. African Rep., Chad, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Dem. Rep. of Congo, Equit. Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Prinicipe, Senegal, and Sierra Leone
ZONE 20b
AtassiDG 09/10 Nijad Al Atassi (Bahrain) RGHF Zone 20b
Academic Qualifications
◦Business Management and Organization Theory – University of Maryland, European Division 1988
◦University of Damascus – Faculty of Geology 1969 – 1971

Business Activities
Partner and chairman of the following companies:
◦Alpha Fire Services Co. W.L.L. – Fire & Safety Contractors and Equipment Suppliers
◦Al Marj Kitchens Co. W.L.L. – Supply & Installation of kitchen cabinets
◦Al Maseerah Printing & Publishing House – Printing & Publication
◦Fair Trading & Maintenance Co. W.L.L. – Building Material & Construction
◦Bahrain Carpet Center – Carpets & Flooring
◦Danielle Décor – Interior Designing, Decorating & Painting
◦Media Gate Production & Distribution – Production & Distribution of DVDs and media products

Business Affiliations
◦Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) – Member
◦BCCI Retail Sales and the Old Market Committee Member

Rotary Involvement
◦District Governor 2009/2010 for District 2450
◦Member of the Rotary Club of Adliya since 1995
◦President of the Rotary Club of Adliya 2000-2001
◦District Secretary 2001-2002
◦Assistant Governor 2002-2003
◦District Trainer (Bahrain – UAE) 2003-2004
◦Inter country Committee Chairperson 2004-2005
◦Rotary Foundation Representative for Bahrain & Dubai 2004 – 2005
◦Membership Development and TRF Representative for Bahrain 2005-2006
◦Attended District Conferences regularly since 1998
◦Attended 2 Rotary International Conventions (Singapore 1999 & Barcelona 2002)
◦Paul Harris Fellowship
◦Received certificate of recognition from RI for outstanding efforts in the Four Avenues of Service.

Social Activities
◦Bahrain Philanthropic Society – Board Member
◦The Bahrain Society to Resist Family Violence – Founder Member
◦Bahrain Bayan School – Member of the General Assembly
◦Bahrain Society for Giftedness and Creativity – Member
◦Bahrain Health and Safety Society – Member

◦Stamps & Matches Collecting
Zone 20 Section B: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bulgaria, **Gibraltar, Greece, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo (UNMIK), Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Montenegro, Morocco, Rep. of Georgia, Serbia, Sudan, Tajikistan, TFYR of Macedonia, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE 2420, 2430*, 2440, 2452*, 2252, 2470, 2481*, 2482, 9010*  (24 Countries)
ZONE 20bc
ChrisChristodoulos Achilleoudis (Cyprus)
Zone 20bc Country Coordinator:
Litsa Aresti

The “Limassol Laniteion Gymnasium” (1952)
The “Cyprus Teachers’ Training College” (1954)
The “National Conservatory of Music” in Athens (1961 and 1963)
The “University of Music and Dramatic Arts”, Vienna (1962)

Postgraduate of:
The “Trent Park College of Education”, London (1972)
The “Dartington College of Arts”, Devon, U.K. (1973)

Worked as:
Teacher in Primary Schools with specialization in Music (1954-1959)
Music studies in Athens and Vienna (1959-1963)
Music Teacher in Secondary Schools of Larnaca (1963-1972).
Founder and Conductor of the “Larnaca Mixed Choir” (1966-1972).
Inspector of Music in all Secondary Schools of Cyprus, Gymnasiums and Lyceums (1972-1992).
He is a Founder Member of PMC (Philatelic Music Circle), an international Society for the collectors of stamps related to Music (Founded in 1969 and dissolved in 2007).
He is a Member of ISME (International Society for Music Education) since 1983

One of the 31 Founder Members of the Rotary Club of Nicosia-Lefkothea, Cyprus, in 1987.
Serviced his Club from various positions:
Secretary (1998-1999),
President (2001-2002),
Paul Harris Fellow since 2001,
Internet Communication Officer,
District 2450 Awards Subcommittee Chairperson for Cyprus, Armenia and Georgia.

He wrote the History of the Rotary Club of Nicosia-Lefkothea:
(a) “10 years of the Rotary Club Nicosia-Lefkothea” (1987-1997)
(b) “15 Years of Nicosia-Lefkothea - 15 years of service to the Community” (1987-2002)
(c) “20 Years of Nicosia-Lefkothea - 20 years of service to the community” (1987-2007)

He cooperated in the founding of RGHF in Cyprus on 30 September 2009 by its Founder Jack M. B. Selway and was the first RGHF member of Cyprus, pinned by Jack M. B. Selway.

Worked hard and succeeded to make his Rotary Club of Nicosia-Lefkothea, Cyprus, the First 100% RGHF Club in the World, with the following RGHF official announcement:

“RC of Nicosia-Lefkothea, Cyprus, is our first 100% RGHF Club with 74 members joining. Each of the members received a copy of Paul Harris’ “My Road to Rotary.” The Rotarian who made this possible is their past president Chris Achilleoudis. Also, it was Matts Ingemanson, past chair of RGHF, who arranged for Chris and RGHF CEO Jack M. B. Selway to meet while the Selway's were visiting Cyprus on 30 September 2009”.

Music and Philatelism.
Member of the “Advisory Committee for the issue of Cyprus Stamps”
Editor and Director of “AMC PENCYSTAMPS” (Pictorial ENcyclopaedia of CYprus through STAMPS). More details on: www.pencystamps.com; )
Likes traveling all over the world and takes the opportunity of visiting various Rotary Clubs, presenting his Club, his country Cyprus in general, and exchanging Banners.

Marital status
Married to Doctor Anna, Anesthesiologist, f. Director of the “Makarios Hospital Anesthetic Department”, Nicosia, and President of the “Cyprus Cancer Patients and Friends Association”, since 1986. They have two children: Nicos (Product Manager, CISCO SYSTEMS, Silicon Valley, California, USA) and Antonis (Managing Director "Axia Ventures", Manhattan, New York, USA), both married (2 children the first, 3 children the second).
Zone 20 Section B: Cyprus Part of District 2452
ZONE 20be
RGHF zone 20be board member Mohamed Adel Abdel Shafei

Assistant Jailan El Shazly

AG Adel Abdelshafei joined rotary in 1998 and has been involved at his club for many years in all committees until he was the president of the club on the rotary year 2010-2011.

He has served as Assistant governor for 4 years (Rotary year 2011-2015) and has passion for service above self and is a multiple Paul Harris fellow and a benefactor.

Adel Shafei supported the organization on several rotary events at the District level including two Presidential conferences and he is the treasurer of the current literacy project of D 2451 and the chair of the promotion committee of D2451 water summit attended by RIPE Gary Huang and D2451 District Conference For The Year 2014-2015 .

Adel Shafei has also been a key player in increasing the RGHF membership at zone 20be/Egypt

RGHF Zone 20be Egypt District 2451

ZONE 21a

Carlos Ortiz Flores

Zone 21: Section A: Aruba, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatamala, Honduras, Mexico, Netherland Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Venezuela 4060, 4100, 4110, 4130*, 4150, 4160, 4170, 4180, 4190, 4200, 4240*, 4250*, 4270, 4280, 4290, 4370*, 4380

ZONE 21b

DG 13/14 Bob Gebhard
Bob Gebhard is an Executive Vice President with Texas Citizens Bank in Pasadena, a “boutique” community bank which Bob helped start in Pasadena in 2006. Bob graduated high school in 1965 he joined the United States Navy, and served aboard the USS Harwood DD-861 until he was honorably discharged in 1968. Bob is a Viet Nam veteran. A native Californian, Bob took his first banking job in San Jose, California, with Wells Fargo Bank. He attended San Jose City College, majoring in Banking and Finance.

Bob has been a member of Rotary since 1993, having served as a Director, Secretary, Treasurer of the Pasadena South Rotary Club, and as the President in 1997-98. Bob served as an Assistant Governor for three years, as the Area Foundation Chair and as the District Permanent Fund Chairman. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Polio Plus Society member, Benefactor, Bequest Society member, and a White Hat Society Member. He and his wife, Dianne have been active with hosting Group Study Exchange, Youth Exchange and Ambassadorial Scholars.

Outside of Rotary, Bob is a Lifetime Vice President of the Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo, a board member of both the Pasadena Independent School District Education Foundation and the Mc Donald’s Texas Invitational Basketball Tournament.

Bob’s community involvement began in California with the Poway Jaycees. He formed the El Camino Chapter of the Kidney Foundation. Bob was appointed in 2009 by Governor Rick Perry to the State Commission in the Fitting and Dispensing of Hearing Aids.

Bob received the Savings of America Circle of Excellence award for the best branch in Texas. As a Jaycee, he was recognized as Jaycee of the Year. Bob was also recognized as Chairman and Director of the year by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. Rotary awards include Rotarian of the Year for both Pasadena and Pasadena South, and Director of the year for Pasadena South.

Married for 32 years, Bob and Dianne reside in Pearland. They have a daughter, Debra and Bob also has two adult children, Kelly and Rob. Bob and Dianne are members of Sagemont Church in Houston. Dianne is a surgical scrub and office manager for Warner Heathman, DDS.
Niki Harris Whiteside
Niki Whiteside is Vice President for Educational Technology at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas. She has been employed by the college since 1998 and has worked in higher education since 1989. Niki graduated high school in 1987 from Elkhart High School in Elkhart, Texas and holds and Associate of Arts from Trinity Valley Community College, Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Science degrees from Texas A&M University.

Niki has been a member of Rotary since 2009, having served as a Director of the Pasadena Rotary Club and managing their social media presence. She has also served as Vice-President and will assume of role of President-Elect in 2013-14 and President in 2014-15. She works closely with Rotary District 5890 where she has been Social Media Director (2011-12), Technology Director (2012-13) and will serve as Technology & Events Director for 2013-14. In addition she has served on organizing committees for district conferences and various committees for both district and club events. Niki has been recognized as Rotarian of the Year in her club and received the Rising Star Award from the district. She is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a member of the Paul Harris Society, and the Polio Plus Society.

Niki is married to Morris and they have four children. Two adult children, a son, Casey, and a daughter, Haley. They also have two daughters at home, Morgan and Sophie. Morris is a mechanic and is going back to school to study petrochemical drafting.
Zone 21: Section B: USA – Southern Texas 5790, 5810, 5840, 5870, 5890, 5910, 5930


DG 13/14 Gary Duggan

Gary grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico. After serving a tour of duty in the United States Air Force which concluded in 1975, Gary began his career with Information Technology while residing in Alexandria, Louisiana. Career enhancements moved him to the Kansas City area where he settled in working for the United States Marine Corps, managing a team that maintained the operating systems and data storage for their mainframe computer processing. Retired in June 2011, he has started, Duggan Woodworks, a small business dealing with woodworking, his lifelong passion.
Gary and his wife, Melinda, have been married since 1982, they have a daughter, Michelle and granddaughters Misha and Helena. Gary also has a daughter, Nikki and grandson, Riley. Melinda graduated from Pittsburg State University in Kansas with a degree in Nursing. She has served the community with youth mentoring.
Gary served for 12 years on his local Board of Education and in 2000 was asked by friends Marlin and Betty to join the Gardner, Kansas Rotary Club, a life changing event, and recently completed 13 years of perfect attendance. He has served his club in all Avenues of Service. He served as Club President in 2002-03 when he started an Interact club in the local High School. He and Melinda have hosted 3 Youth Exchange daughters from Japan, Poland and Italy. He served the District as an Assistant Governor from 2004-07. Then as the District Trainer from 2007-10 and District Foundation Grants Chair for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 Rotary years. In 2007-08 he was the District 5710 Conference chair.
Gary is also a Rotary Foundation Alumni, having traveled for a Foundation Grant to Panama for water and education.
He served as the District Governor for the 2013-14 year. He serves on the council of the Heartland Multi-District PETS since 2007-08 and is currently the Steering Committee General Chair. He is also on the board for the Rotary Multi-District PETS Alliance and will serve as the Chair in 2014-15. His newest assignment is Zone 27 board representative to the Rotary Global History Fellowship.

Gary is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and Melinda is also a Paul Harris Fellow and Honorary Rotarian. They are Foundation Major Donors, Benefactors and members of the Bequest Society. Gary is a charter member of the Paul Harris Society.

Zone 27: USA – Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming 5390, 5400, 5420, 5440, 5450, 5470, 5520, 5610, 5630, 5670, 5690, 5710, 5730, 5750, 5770

ZONE 22a/b

DG 01/02 Kleber Toscano
Professional / Personal:
Was born in the city of Guarabira, Paraíba State, Brazil, on January 27, 1947, Kleber Toscano is Notary Public and Accountant in the city of João Pessoa (PB).
Kleber is married with Marileide (Leda) Falcão Toscano, both are Major Donors of The Rotary Foundation with 2 diamonds.
The couple has two daughters: Ana Carolina and Kleide, and five grandchildren: Juliana, Kleber Neto, João Victor, Mariana and Matheus, all "Paul Harris Fellows".
In August 2003, He received the “City of João Pessoa Citizen Title”.
Currently Positions Held:
Secretary of the Association of Notaries and Registrars of the State of Paraíba - ANOREG-PB
Secretary of the Institute for the Study of Protest Bonds Brazil - Paraiba Section
Chairman of the Advisory Board of the College of Notaries of Brazil – Paraiba Section.
Rotary Life:
Kleber is a Membership Representative of the Rotary Club of João Pessoa (PB) since 1992 with the classification Notary Public.
Key Positions in the District:
General Secretary of District 4500 Rotary year 1997/98
President of the Rotary Club João Pessoa 1998/1999
Governor of District 4500 in 2001/2002
Chairman of the Nominating Committee of the Governor 2004/2005
Member of the Nominating Committee of the Governor 2005/2006
Member of the Nominating Committee of the Governor 2006/2007
Member of the Nominating Committee of the Governor 2007/2008
Member of the Nominating Committee of the Governor 2010/2011
Member of the Nominating Committee of the Governor 2012/2013
Member of the Nominating Committee of the Governor 2014/2015
District Trainer in the years 2005/2006 and 2006/2007
D-4500 Representative of the Council on Legislation in 2007 (Chicago)
Coordinator of the 40th Conference of District 4500 2008/09
Coordinator of the District Assembly 2009/2010
Coordinator of the 42nd Conference of District 4500, 2011/12
Chairman of the District Rotary Foundation 2009/2011 - 2011/2013
Key Positions in Rotary International:
Zonal Coordinator RI DQS for 2007/2008 (districts 4390, 4550, 4500, 4490 and 4720)
Major Gift Advisor Rotary Foundation Zone 20 - 2008/09
Coordinator Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation - Zone 22B, 2009/2011
Titles and Recognition:
Paul Harris Fellow
The Rotary Foundation Benefactor
Major Donor of The Rotary Foundation with 2 diamonds
Received in 2006 the "Citation for Meritorious Service Rotary Foundation."
Member of Paul Harris Society D-4500
Kleber Carvalho Toscano
Governor 2001-2002 - District 4500
Member of the Rotary Club of João Pessoa – PB
Received Titles:
Honorary Member of Rotary Club João Pessoa Norte (PB)
Honorary Member of Rotary Club João Pessoa Sul (PB)
Honorary Member of Rotary Club João Pessoa Bancários (PB)
Honorary Member of Rotary Club João Pessoa Manaíra (PB)
Honorary Member of Rotary Club Belo Jardim (PE)
Honorary Member of Rotary Club Recife Treze de Maio (PE)
Honorary Member of E-Club D-4500 (PE)
Honorary Member of Rotary Club Recife Apipucos (PE)
Honorary Member of Rotary Natal Potiguar (RN)
Honorary Member of Rotary Natal Reis Magos (RN)
Honorary Member of Rotary Club Caruaru (PE)
Honorary Member of Rotaract Club South João Pessoa (PB)
Events Rotarians who participated:
International Conventions:
Glasgow (Scotland) in 1997.
Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 2000
Barcelona (Spain) in 2002
Chicago (USA) 2005
Participation in International Meetings:
Rotary Peace Forum - Brasília - 1991
Council on Legislation 2007 - Chicago - USA
Training Future Vision 2010 - San Diego - USA
Presidential Representation: RI President’s representative to District 4700 Conference in 2008
Participation in Regional Institutes Rotary:
Recife (PE) 2000
São Paulo (SP) 2001
Foz do Iguaçu (PR) 2002
Aracaju (SE) 2003
Florianópolis (SC) 2004 - Chairman of the Group Discussion on Education
Atibaia (SP) 2006
Belém (PA) 2007 - Exhibitor theme: Grow Membership in Record Time, is it possible?
Belo Horizonte (MG) 2008 - Moderator Group Discussion on the DQS and Secretary of the Rotary Foundation Seminar.
Gramado (RS) 2009 - Instructor for Group Instructors District
Santos (SP) 2010 - Instructor for Group Instructors District
Zone 22: Section A: Central Brazil 4310, 4420, 4430, 4440, 4480, 4510, 4540, 4590, 4600, 4610, 4620, 4770
Zone 22: Section B: Northern Brazil, Ecuador, Peru 4300, 4390, 4400, 4410, 4450, 4460, 4490, 4500, 4520, 4530, 4550, 4560, 4570, 4580,  4720, 4750, 4760

ZONE 23a



Birth in 19 de august of 1.949
Wife: ....... Vilma Therezinha Dutra do Nascimento
Son: ....... Leonel do Nascimento ... Doctor Anesthesiologist
Leonardo do Nascimento............... Doctor Traumathologist
Grandson:............. Leonel Parisenti do Nascimento
Arthur Parisenti do Nascimento
Lucca Parisenti do Nascimento
Lorenzo Ghiel do Nascimento
Granddaughter:.... Sophia Ghiel do Nascimento
Levimed Consultoria Empresarial e Representações Ltda.
4.700 DISTRICT TRAINER, ROTARIAN YEAR  2005/2006 AND 2006/2007;
ROTARIAN YEAR  2002 / 03.
MAY / 2.009.


Companheiros Governadores 2011/12.



Dirijo-me a suas honrosas presenças, para, além de cumprimentá-los cordialmente, desejar-lhes um excelente ano rotário que vos aguarda.


Com vossa licença, me apresento:


Sou Leonel Irio Silva do Nascimento, GD 2002/2003, Distrito  4700, RS, Coordenador Regional Assistente da Fundação Rotária, para o Rio Grande do Sul, e mais recentemente passei a fazer parte do Grupo de Companheirismo dedicado ao estudo da História do Rotary (Rotary Global History Fellowship).


O grupo, regimentalmente aprovado e registrado perante o Rotary International, fundado em 2001, conta hoje com quase 800 membros e em seu site (www.rghf.org), possui mais de 4.000 páginas de dados e informações, subdivididas por categorias de assuntos, todos com dados relevantes sobre a Instituição.


Nosso atual Presidente Ray Klinginsmith e o Presidente 2011/12, Kalyan Banerjee,  assim como, outros ex-Presidentes de RI, são membros do Grupo.


Também nos congregamos em Grupo específico no Facebook, com úteis trocas de mensagens muito amiúde.

Enfim, uma riquíssima fonte de conhecimento rotário e companheirismo, o que certamente é fator de crescimento pessoal de cada um de nós e de valorização da nossa grande Instituição.


Como diz o ditado popular: só se ama o que se conhece bem...

Então, acreditamos que o maior conhecimento rotário será fator de retenção do quadro associativo e maior potencial de prestação de serviços.


Desde março deste ano, convidado pelo Chairman do Grupo de Companheirismo,  Jack M. B. Selway, e indicado pelo companheiro José Darci Pereira Soares, coordenador para divulgação na América Latina, passei a participar  das atividades de divulgação do Grupo na Zona Rotária 23-A.

O Comp. EGD 2006/07 Marcelo Demétrio Haick é o coordenador da Zona Rotária 22-A.


Nessa perspectiva, valho-me desta,  para reiterar o  convite pessoal formulado pelo EGD J.D.Soares, ao caro Governador para que venha fazer parte deste tão relevante Grupo.


Em aceitando, muito nos auxiliaria se dentre os laboriosos EGDs desse Distrito nos fosse indicado um para servir como nosso auxiliar no âmbito do vosso Distrito.

Como é de fácil compreensão, quanto uma tarefa como essa, que abrange tão largo espaço territorial é dividida por Distritos, fica mais fácil a abordagem dos membros potenciais.


Por fim, informo que na Convenção Internacional de Nova Orleans, EUA, já está preparado o estande (booth) nº. 1192, da Casa da Amizade, no qual estarão presentes para recebê-los, companheiros que fazem parte do RGHF.


Adianto que, da mesma forma, já estamos preparando o estande do Grupo em Bancoc e Lisboa.


Na expectativa de vossa boa acolhida e sempre à disposição para esclarecimentos complementares, recebam um forte e fraterno abraço,

Leonel I.S. Nascimento

Governador 2002/03 – D.4700

Rotary International

Zone 23: Section A: Southern Brazil 4470*, 4630, 4640, 4650, 4651, 4660, 4670, 4680, 4700, 4710, 4730, 4740, 4780

ZONE 23b

María del Pilar Calace Calvo

Assistant Fernando Ignacio Pinto Nercelles

Maria del Pilar Calace-Calvo was born in the beautiful area of Miraflores near Lima, Peru on the14th of the month of January. Her parents are Pilar and Hector, of Spanish and Argentinian nationalities respectively. Her father (retired) worked in the computer business for Olivetti in the city of Ivrea, Italy; later on in Peru and then in Argentina. This is the reason she moved around a lot and had many interesting trips. .

She studied in the “Hispano-Britanico” (Spanish-British Academy) in Lima, Peru. Due to her great grades Maria del Pilar received a scholarship to attend higher education in London, U.K. in the filed of Mathematics. She continued her education at Bs. As. Argentina “ John F. Kennedy” institute where she excelled.

Maria del Pilar is now an independent lawyer at the University of Buenos Aires. Her degree is law with a specialization in International Law and Conflict Resolution. Maria del Pilar enjoys flamenco dancing, the arts in general, painting, astronomy and music.
she remembers, which peaked her curiosity on the planets, and especially on Saturn and its magnificent rings which harmonize so well with the cosmos around us. With time, Maria del Pilar. She has been a speaker and a debate chair on various International Congresses.

One of them was the Congreso de derecho privado: “La Ciencia Crece a Nivel Exponencial… pero el derecho?”
(which translates into English as: “Science grows exponentially… but what about the laws that govern it ?). She also participated in the Congreso Latino Americano de Derecho Bioetico (Latin-American Congress of Bio-Ethical rights)

Rotary trajectory

Rotaractian of RC of Buenos Aires (From 2001 to 2004)
- Rotary Club Altos de Palermo (2004 to 2008)
- Rotary Club Bajo Belgrano (From 2010 to 2012)-Founding Partner
- Rotary Club Cid Campeador (From September 2012 to present)

Rotary actions

. During my time as Rotaractor, participated in wealth projects for children and paint programs for schools.
. During my time at Altos de Palermo I served as Pro-Secretary, and Director of International Avenue, and also participated in projects best companion medal and donation of books.

I was one of the founding members of Bajo Belgrano Rc, helping throughout its formative stages. There I served as Secretary and Director of SATO, encouraging members to promote their occupations as a way to publicize Rotary.
. Currently I am a member of the RC of Cid Campeador, where I serve as Secretary club.

have also helped the formation of two Rotaract and participated in the formation of two E-Clubs getting partners for them.
have been assistant jury 10th high school literary contest for the Rotary Club of Villa Urquiza.
have been awarded the First Prize in the specialty "Story" of Prime Adult Literary Contest Rotary Club of Villa Urquiza.
I am member of EFR (environment fellowship of Rotarians) I'm a Paul Harris fellow from May 2013.

The question as to why she is in Rotary comes to mind and she replies: “I am in Rotary as it is a privilege
to belong to an organization that has such lofty goals where one that serves most, benefits most where service
above self takes precedence. Rotary has made me feel that I have made friends while I helped myself by helping others” In this year of Rotary’s, this phrase could not be better said: “Engage Rotary ,changes lives “which provides an indescribable set of emotions for Rotarians at large.

Thank you Rotary and thank you RGHF for being there!!!!!!!!!!

Zone 23: Section B/C: **Antarctica, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay 4320, 4340, 4350, 4360, 4690, 4790, 4800, 4815, 4825, 4830, 4840*,  4855, 4865, 4890, 4915, 4920, 4930, 4940, 4970, 4980

ZONE 24/32

RGHF Zones 24/32 Board Member Wally PhilipsWalter Philips


Wally was one of the founders of the Richmond Sunset Rotary Club in 1998 and was the first club secretary and the third club president in 2000/01. During that year the club lost a number of club members to the new Richmond Steveston Club who had businesses or worked in that area so it was a rebuilding program. In the following years Wally held different positions with the club and he is in the first year as an assistant governor.



Was in management of branch offices in Vancouver and opened a branch in Windsor before coming back to Vancouver in the same capacity. During this period, the President of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Volunteer Richmond. Richmond Christmas Fund and on many boards, such as the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, Provincial Regional Health, Richmond Community Association, also on the board in Civic, Provincial and Federal associations. Etc. Etc. I was presented with the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal for the work on community and non profits over the years.



Born in Saskatchewan, schooled in Vernon before coming to the coast to college. Married in 1955 to Kay and we have six children and now nine grand children. Got the cruising and travel bug which has taken us to various parts of the world in the past 30 years. Trying to retire for the third time and go back to golf and volleyball.

Zone 24: Canada, Eastern Russia, St. Pierre & Miquelon, USA – Alaska, Maine, Michigan, New York, Washington 5010*, 5040, 5050*, 5060*, 5360, 5370, 5550, 6330*, 7010, 7040*, 7070, 7080, 7090*, 7790*, 7810*, 7820
Zone 32: Bermuda, Canada, USA – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont 7210, 7230, 7250, 7260, 7390, 7410, 7430, 7450, 7470, 7490, 7500, 7510, 7640, 7780, 7850*, 7870, 7890, 7910, 7930, 7950, 7980

ZONE 25/26

Roz CooperDG 05/06 Rosalynn ‘Roz’ Cooper (USA)


Roz has been a Rotarian since 1987 and is a member of the Rotary Club of Metropolitan Honolulu of Rotary District 5000.

She has held numerous positions within the club and served as the club president from 1999 – 2000. She attended her first District 5000 conference in 1987 and has not missed one yet. She has been District Secretary; treasurer; Club Service Director; Bulletin/Newsletter Editor; Conference Audio Visual coordinator; Registrar; Annual Programs Funds Chair; End Polio Now Chair and, served as District Governor in 2005 – 2006 and represented D5000 at the 2010 Council on Legislation. Roz has served as the Zone Institute Registrar in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 and Assistant Marketing Directory in 2012.

She attended her first RI Convention in 1998 and has been an annual convention goer since then. She has recently been appointed to serve as a member of the Host Organization Committee of the 2015 International Convention in Sao Paulo Brazil.

Roz’s passion is The Rotary Foundation. She held for many years the position of Annual Programs Fund Chair; End Polio Now Chair and Permanent fund Chair. She was the District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair from 2009 – 2012. She has participated in 8 National Immunization Day activities in Africa and India.

She has received in 2002 Rotary International’s ‘Service Above Self’ Award recognition; in 2010 The Trustees of the Rotary Foundation International Service Award for a Polio Free World; and in 2012 The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service.

Roz is a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow; Major Donor; Benefactor; Bequest Society members and a member of the White Harris Society. She has been a Paul Harris Society member annually since 2002 and currently serves as Zone 26 Paul Harris Society Coordinator.

Zone 25: Canada, USA – California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington 5020*, 5030, 5080*, 5100, 5110, 5130, 5150, 5160, 5180, 5190 
Zone 26: USA – Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada 5000, 5170, 5220, 5230, 5240, 5260, 5280, 5300, 5320, 5330, 5340, 5490, 5500, 5510
Ellen Marie Mac Farlane USA
Zone 28: Canada, USA – Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wisconsin 5580*, 5650, 5950, 5960, 5970, 6000, 6220, 6250, 6270, 6420, 6440, 6450


Zone 29: Canada, USA – Maryland, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia 6290*, 6310, 6360, 6380*, 6400*, 6600, 6630, 6650, 7120, 7150, 7170, 7190, 7280, 7300, 7330, 7350, 7370


Floyd LanciaDG 09/10 Floyd Lancia

Assistant DG 13/14 Tim Lee

Floyd Lancia began his professional career as a secondary school teacher in Hancock County, West Virginia. He and his family moved to Massachusetts when he was accepted into the Master Degree program at the University of Massachusetts where he matriculated through that program and later completed the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies degree majoring in educational administration.

After becoming certified as a school administrator, the family moved to Maine where Floyd became a school principal, the Director of Instructional Services and later the Superintendent of Schools.

Floyd first became a Rotarian while working in Maine and became it’s president after a few years. Enjoying his involvement in Rotary lead to his joining the Anthony Wayne Rotary Club when he moved to Fort Wayne to start a real estate development and construction company.

While in the Anthony Wayne Rotary Club, Floyd served on the board of directors for several terms, and eventually passed through the chairs to become it’s president. At the District Level—Floyd served as an Assistant Governor and Assistant Governor Coordinator.


 Floyd served as District Governor in 2009-2010 during which time he aided in the transition from zone 28 to zone 30. Floyd also served on the District’s Administrative Council for four years and became it’s chair in July 2011. Additionally, Floyd served on the District’s Conference Committee for three years, the Foundation Dinner Committee for five years, was the District’s Membership Chair in 2011 and in 2012-2014 the PolioPlus Chair. He is the recipient of the district’s J and K Kissinger Service Above Self Award 2011, the Angle Lifetime Achievement Award 2012 and The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service 2012.

At the zone level, he has served as District Governor Nominee trainer for two years, event coordinator, recorder, Chief Sergeant and Operations chair as well as serving on the Zone 30-31 institute executive committee. Internationally—Floyd has attended five zone institutes, five international conventions, served as Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator 2010-2013 and Endowment
Major Gift Advisor 2013-current. He has spearheaded two large water tank projects in Mexico (over a three year period). On two occasions he visited the only free eye surgery hospital in Nicaragua and spearheaded four grants for a total of $175,000 for surgical
equipment. Additionally, he visited and assessed the need in Brazil for a cleft palates surgical hospital in which he was instrumental in getting funding for the needed equipment. While in Brazil, Floyd saw the need in a nursing home and a hospital for upgrading the facilities such as kitchen and laundry equipment and was instrumental in getting the funds to have new equipment purchased and installed. In 2012 while participating in a Polio National Immunization Day he attended the International Polio Summit in New Delhi. He was instrumental in spearheading grants for school equipment for the Piyali Learning Center for girls in Calcutta, India.

Floyd served as president’s representative in 2013 for Rotary International’s President Sakuji Tanaka’s in North Alabama’s District 6860. He has served on the Great Lakes Rotary President’s Elect Training committee since 2009 and currently is the Vice Chair
and will become the chair for 2014-16. While serving as the district’s administrative council he introduced and encouraged joining the Great Lakes Rotary Leadership Institute of which Floyd serves on the board and institute facilitator.

At the community level---Floyd has served on the Saint Jude’s Catholic Parish Council for two terms, president of the Home Builder’s Association for Fort Wayne, currently serves on Fort Wayne/Allen County Building Department Board of Directors and has for 22 years. He also served on the Better Business Bureau of Northeast Indiana’s Torch Award committee 2012. Currently serves as a director on the Anthony Wayne Charitable Foundation.

Floyd and Betty Lou serve the community through various organizations with an emphasis on supporting the arts including Arts United, The Fort Wayne Museum of Art and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus. He and Betty Lou share the passion of the work being done through The Rotary Foundation by being Arch Klumph and Bequest Society Members. Floyd and his wife Betty Lou have three children and six grandchildren.

Zone 30: USA – Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee 6540, 6560, 6580, 6670, 6690, 6710, 6740, 6760, 6780, 6800, 6860, 6880
DG David RobinetteRGHF Zone 31 board member DG 08/09 David Robinette is a member of the Overland Rotary Club. Rotary District 6060 He was a member of the now closed Westport/West St. Louis County Club for two years (1987 & 1988).  At the request of a close friend, who is also a member of the Overland Club, he joined Overland in 2001.  David served in several Club offices and was President during the 2005-2006 Rotary Year.  He is a member of the Show-Me Rotary Council and a member of several Rotary Fellowships including IFFR, ICUFR, ROTI and RGHF.  He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow; his wife, Mary, is a  Paul Harris Fellow.  They are both members of the Bequest Society.

David has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from St. Louis University.  He is employed as a Funeral Director at Baumann Colonial Chapel in Overland, Missouri. 

He and his wife have two grown children: Paul, age 23, who is attending the University of Missouri at Rolla, working on his Master’s Degree, and Elizabeth, age 19, who is attending Webster University in St. Louis, as part of the Conservatory Program, with a major in Technical Theater Lighting Design.  Mary is a Senior Process Engineer, Chemical Engineering, with Sigma Aldrich in St. Louis.

David is active in his Church, serving as President of the Parish Council, carnival chairman, usher and other positions.  He is an avid photographer.  He is a Private Pilot, VFR rated, for single engine, land based aircraft.  He received his Pilot’s Certificate in 1999 and is partial to the Piper Cherokee Archer aircraft.


Zone 31: USA – Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas 5830, 6040, 6060, 6080, 6110, 6150, 6170, 6190, 6200, 6460, 6490, 6510, 6820, 6840

ZONE 33/34

Barbara Shayeb-HelouDG 05/06 Barbara Shayeb-Helou

Barbara Shayeb-Helou became a Rotarian in August 1992 in Zone #34 and has had perfect attendance ever since.

She began her Rotary life in the Tampa Bay area of Florida D# 6890 where she and her Daughter had moved. She followed on the footsteps of her maternal Grandfather and Father, both of whom were past Rotary Club Presidents in Massachusetts. In fact her Grandfather founded the RC Chelsea, Ma. in 1927.

Barbara assumed numerous Club positions and became President of her first Club in 1997/98. Along the way she accepted District responsibilities, founded two Clubs and actually served as President for two Clubs, she rose to DG in 2005/2006.

In late 2007 following the death of a Grandchild, she moved to Greenville, SC to be close to her Daughter and family. She joined the RC Pleasantburg (in Greenville). She was been a D#7750, Zone #33 District Fundraiser, Polio Plus Chair and looks forward to becoming the Chair of RAGS and Fellowships for that district.

Barbara holds an A.B. degree from Suffolk Univ. and an M.A. from Northeastern Univ. Professionally she has been a tireless worker in the non-profit field. She has assisted graduating college students with career development,  resettled refugees, worked in a shelter for homeless families, planned events, done direct fundraising, and assisted at a low-income neighborhood community educational and recreational center.

She is a sought after Rotary Motivational Speaker who in the past year has spoken in Florida, California, North Carolina and South Carolina. She speaks on about ten different Rotary topics, often incorporating humor to get her point across.

Currently she has attended ten RI Conventions, 11 Zone 33/34 Conferences, and serves on the Executive Committee for the RI Past Officer Reunion that meets each year in San Diego. In addition to RGHF, she belongs to the RI Wine Appreciation Fellowship, the RAG on Hunger and Nutrition, and the Fellowship of Past Rotary Officers. Currently she is working on a RAG concerning human trafficking and a Peace Conference to take place in Greenville in 2014. Barbara is a Zone 33 RLI Facilitator and in charge of RLI material disbursement.

Barbara is a member of the Bequest Society, a Benefactor and a multiple Paul Harris Fellow.
The greatest gift that she has received from Rotary is hundreds of friends around the world.


DG 07/08 Travis White

Following a 28 year career as an armor officer in the U.S. Army, Travis retired in 1988 in Northern Virginia and established an insurance agency which he still active manages.  He became a Rotarian in 1992 and served as president of the Burke Rotary Club in 1994-95.  He followed with service at the district level as assistant governor, Polio Eradication Chair and Annual Giving Chair.  He served as District Governor in 2007-08 and has been the district’s Rotary Foundation Chair since.  He joined the board of the Rotary Global History Fellowship as Zone 33 representative in 2010. 


Travis is a major donor, a charter member of the District 7610 Paul Harris Society, a Rotary Foundation Benefactor, a recipient of Rotary International’s “Four Avenues of Service Citation for Individual Rotarians” and has been awarded the prestigious Rotary Foundation Citation of Meritorious Service.  He has maintained perfect attendance the entire time he has been a Rotarian.  Travis and his wife Susan live in Clifton, VA.  They have been married 53 years and have three daughters and six grandchildren.

Zone 33: USA – District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia 7530, 7550, 7570, 7600, 7610, 7620, 7630, 7670, 7680, 7690, 7710, 7720, 7730, 7750, 7770
Zone 34: All of the Caribbean, Guyana, Puerto Rico, Suriname, USA – Florida, Georgia 6890, 6900, 6910, 6920, 6930, 6940, 6950, 6960, 6970, 6980,
6990, 7000, 7020, 7030
* The members of the RGHF board, under the leadership of the CEO, meet quarterly, via the internet, for 72 hour eMeetings where fellowship business is discussed and approved. The zone board members are also responsible for membership and history within their zones. The Executive Committee and the CEO manage the day to day operations with board oversight. Also see By-Laws.








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