Rotarian Friends –
I am pleased to announce that Duane R. Sterling from Warrensburg has agreed to accept the position of The Rotary Foundation (TRF) Awards Chair for District 6080 beginning in FY 2012-13. In that position, Duane will be looking for Rotarians within the District who have performed exceptional, long-term service on behalf of the Rotary Foundation, and he will make recommendations for special TRF commendations for those found worthy of consideration.
In writing down Duane’s Rotary vitae I wore three pencils down to their nubs. Suffice to say, he has had an extensive Rotary career, both professionally (as Rotary Foundation General Manager 1997-2003) and personally, in which among other things, he has served as Aide to RI President Ray Klinginsmith (2010-11), was on the Peace and Conflict Resolution Fellows Executive Committee and was the first chair of the Rotary Peace Symposium. (This is a much abridged version of Duane’s long and distinguished Rotary career.)
I know Duane as a community member and family man who always includes his family in his thoughts and decisions. He and his wife Pat have made an exceptional Rotary team over the years, and I am proud to have him join the District 6080 leadership team.
And if the past is prologue, we get Pat in the deal too.
Rotary District 6080