Kerrie Bloss of the Columbia Sunrise Southwest Rotary Club, has agreed to serve as Communications Officer for District 6080

Mark Pearce Announcements, District Governor, Public Image

Fellow Rotarians –

I am proud to announce that Kerrie Bloss of the Columbia Sunrise Southwest Rotary Club, has agreed to serve as Communications Officer for District 6080 beginning July 1st. In that position Kerrie will serve as first contact for those who want to expand their use and capabilities with DACdb – the District and Club Database. She will also serve as liaison between DACdb creators and users, and she will seek to maximize the operational possibilities that such a database represents for clubs throughout the district.

Kerrie was introduced to the world of Rotary through her family. Her father was a past president of Rotary Club #32 in St. Joseph, and currently serves as club president in Logan, Utah. Kerrie began her Rotary affiliation in Rotaract, where she was president of the Columbia chapter in 2005-06. Seeking a full Rotary affiliation, Kerrie was encouraged to lead the formation of a new club by the District’s Associate Governor, the late Tim Donovan (affectionately known as “Mr. Rotary.”)

Kerrie has been busy in Rotary since, having served as District Secretary under Governor Raymond Plue in 2010-2011. She was honored with the Service Above Self Award in 2011, and now serves as President of the Columbia Sunrise Southwest Club. She likes Rotary’s mission to improve international understanding, and she is particularly interested in Rotary’s Youth Exchange and the Group Study Exchange programs.

For over thirteen years, Kerrie has served as Program Director for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Missouri where she also dabbles in fundraising and events planning. She has been awarded ATHENA Young Professional Award by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network, which recognizes emerging leaders who demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their profession, and who provide valuable service by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community.

And don’t tell anybody, but Kerrie has a “secret life” of sweepstaking and she is the administrator for a large online sweepstakes community.

Once again, District 6080 is graced through the presence of another vital and active citizen on the district leadership team who cares for the Rotary mission and ideals. Please help me welcome Kerrie Bloss to the position of Communication Officer for District 6080.

Mark Pearce
Governor 2012-13
Rotary District 6080