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2022 - '23 Officers

President - Lori Johnson Murawski
President-elect - Michael Wehrenberg
Past President - Lisa Blumenstock
Secretary - Steve Brooks (first year of two-year term)
Treasurer - Greg Beck (second year of two-year term)
Directors - Meredith Bosso (Club Service Avenue), Jason Hynson (International Service Avenue), Candice Reed (Vocational Service Avenue), Margo Spilde (Community Service Avenue), Ashley Walden (New Generations Avenue)
Sergeant-at-arms: David Compere


Photo: Back row, left to right: Brooks, Blumenstock, Beck, Murawski, Hynson, Walden, Wehrenberg; front row, left to right: Spilde, Reed, Bosso

President-elect Avenue Committee Chairs

ATTENDANCE
Dana Maugans

CLASSIFICATION
Andy Clemens

FELLOWSHIP ACTIVITIES
David Hamm

GOLF'toberfest
Bill McNeill

HOUSE
Ray Meyer

MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Brent Baldwin

MEMBERSHIP SCREENING
Rusty Worley

ORIENTATION
Bill Squires

PROGRAMS
Kirk Elmquist

WELCOMING
Matt Bedinghaus

Club Service Avenue Committee Chairs

HISTORY
Dan Emrie

INVOCATION
Tony DiTrolio

PUBLIC RELATIONS
Brian McDonough

SUNSHINE
Candice Reed

Community Service Avenue Committee Chairs

BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Marc Mayer

BLOOD DRIVE
David Caffey & Rex Johnson

COMMUNITY GRANTS
Andrea Bishop

HANDS-ON PROJECTS
Lori Barnes Miller

K-PARK
Jeff Cumley

ROAM
Rusty Worley


 

International Service Avenue Committee Chairs

PEACEBUILDERS
Amy Blansit & Brad Bodenhausen

POLIOPLUS RAFFLE
Nick Altrup

ROTARY FOUNDATION & BENEFACTOR ENDOWMENT
Jason Flores

TWIN CLUB
Brad Bodenhausen

WORLD COMMUNITY SERVICE

Richard Baker
 

Vocational Service Avenue Committee Chairs

DIRECTORY
Anne Soots

FELLOWSHIP LUNCHEONS
Nikki Holden

FOUR-WAY TEST
Jeff W. Smith

ROTARY VOLUNTEERS
Barbara Lucks and Cindy Howell

VOCATIONAL AWARENESS
Josh Hartman

 

New Generations Avenue Committee Chairs

INTERACT & RYLA (ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS)
Marilyn Lopez

ROTARACT
Marilyn Lopez

STUDENT GUESTS
Cindy Howell & Scott Haney

 
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John Horton, district governor

Springfield Southeast Past President John Horton is Rotary District 6080 governor in 2022 - '23.  John was club president in 2010 - '11 and has been a club member since Jan. 24, 2002.

John founded the Don't Meth with Us program in Springfield after learning about a similar program of another club while he was at a Rotary International convention.   He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow as well as a Rotary Benefactor.  He has also served as an assistant district governor.

John has played on our Rotary Club basketball teams for many years, is an avid golfer, and a passionate Kansas City Chiefs fan.  He founded and grew a successful information technology company, Layer 3 Technology, before selling it a few years ago.

Five other past presidents of Springfield Southeast Rotary Club have been district governors: Don Handley (governor in 1978 - '79); Mac McCartney ('84 - '85), Jerry Stiefvater ('90 - '91), Jim McLeod ('97 - '98), and Steve Montgomery ('09 - '10).

Kim Pittman, executive secretary

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CMS provides executive secretary services for our club.  Kim Pittman is designated as our lead point of contact there, and attends our weekly meetings.  Other Club Management Services employees assist Kim.

Kim graduated from Ozarks Technical Community College with an A.A. transfer degree.

Kim enjoys the ever changing environment as well as the consistency that her job presents. Her favorite parts of the job are the financial aspects, such as processing accounts receivable and accounts payable.

At CMS, Kim realized her enjoyment of financial accounting and decided to return to school to pursue a degree in accounting.

Kim and her husband, Tyler, enjoy spending time outdoors and cooking out with friends. Most of all they treasure the moments that they spend together with their three children (the youngest was born in the summer of 2022) and their dog, Rambo.

To reach Kim or someone else at CMS, email info@springfieldsoutheastrotary.org or call (417) 866-8606 (fax 886-3685)
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Jennifer Jones is first woman to be Rotary International president

by Ryan Hyland, from Rotary.org


Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, is Rotary International’s president for 2022-23.  She is the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 117-year history.

Jones says she sees Rotary’s Action Plan as a catalyst for increasing Rotary’s impact.

“As we reflect upon our new strategic priorities, we could have never envisioned that our ability to adapt would become our North Star during what is inarguably the most profound time in recent history,” Jones said in her vision statement.  “Silver linings rise out of the most challenging circumstances.  Using metric-driven goals, I will harness this historic landscape to innovate, educate, and communicate opportunities that reflect today’s reality.”

As the first woman to hold this office, Jones understands how important it is to follow through on Rotary’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement.

“I believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion … begins at the top and for us to realize growth in female membership and members under the age of forty — these demographics need to see their own reflection in leadership,” Jones said.  “I will champion double-digit growth in both categories while never losing sight of our entire family.”

Jones is founder and president of Media Street Productions, an award-winning media company in Windsor.  She was chair of the board of governors of the University of Windsor and chair of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce.  She has been recognized for her service with the YMCA Peace Medallion, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and Wayne State University’s Peacemaker of the Year Award, a first for a Canadian.  Jones holds a Doctor of Laws (LL.D.).

 Jones has been a Rotary member since 1997 and has served Rotary as RI vice president, director, training leader, committee chair, moderator, and district governor.  She played a lead role in Rotary’s rebranding effort by serving as chair of the Strengthening Rotary’s Advisory Group. She is the co-chair of the End Polio Now Countdown to History Campaign Committee, which aims to raise $150 million for polio eradication efforts.

Jones recently led the successful #RotaryResponds telethon, which raised critical funds for COVID-19 relief and was viewed by more than 65,000.  Jones has also received Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award and The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service.  She and her husband, Nick Krayacich, are members of The Rotary Foundation’s Arch Klumph Society, Paul Harris Society, and the Bequest Society.