RI District 7120 Directory

Rotary International President Rotary’s 2011/2012 theme

Kalyan Banerjee

Kalyan Banerjee, a member of the Rotary Club of Vapl, Gujarat, India, since 1972 will be our 2011/2012 Rotary International President. President Banerjee has stated that he would like to see Rotary blossom from being the world’s most recognized service organization to being the most nongovernmental organization in the world. Rotary, it is said,has the strength of a government and the tenderness of a parent. He stated that “In order to achieve anything in this world, a person has to use all of the resources they can draw on. And the only place to start is with ourselves and within ourselves. Once Rotarians find their inner strength they can accomplish great things in their communities and around the world.” He also asked us to “Discover yourself, develop the strengths within you and then unhesitatingly, unflinchingly, go forth and encircle the world, to embrace humanity.

President Banerjee is a director of the United Phosphorus Limited, the largest agrochemical manufacturer in India, and the chair of the United Phosphorus (Bangladesh) Limited. He is a member of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers and the American Chemical Society, a past president of the Vapi Industries Association, and a former chair of the Gujarat chapter of the Confederation of Indian Industry. He has earned a degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, in 1964.

President Banerjee served Rotary as a director, Rotary Foundation trustee, committee and task force chair, International Assembly group discussion leader, president’s representative and district governor. He also has served as the chair of the Southeast Asia Regional PolioPlus Committee. President Banerjee has been a member of the International PolioPLus Committee for many years and has attended meetings with the World Health Organization and UNICEF in that capacity. President Banerjee is a Major Donor, Benefactor and Bequest Society member to the Rotary International Foundation. He has been awarded the Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service and its Distinguished Service Award.

President Banerjee serves as a trustee of Rotary club sponsored trusts and supports many educational and community development program in India, including a 250 bed hospital.

2011-12 Zone Director for Zone 28/29

Elizabeth "Betsy" Demaray

Betsy Demaray has been a member of the Sault Ste. Marie, MI Rotary Club since 1988. She is a Commercial Real Estate Broker, and formerly a Bank Vice President. She has owned several businesses including an appraisal firm, an accounting firm, a sporting goods store and two motels. She also taught part time at Lake SuperiorStateUniversity. Her educational background includes a B.S. degree in Accounting and Masters of Business Administration.

She and Rotarian husband Ken Demaray have two grown children and four grandchildren.

Betsy has served her local club as Club President twice, YEO, Treasurer, bulletin editor, chair of the Herb Taylor Memorial Committee and host parent to six exchange students. She serves as a mentor to young Rotarians in leadership positions in the club.

At the District level, she served as District Governor 2000-01 and Foundation Chair, Membership Chair, Family of Rotary Chair, finance committee, nominations committee, and RYLA committee. She and Ken were part of a Discovery Grant mission to rural Jamaica in 1998, surveying the needs of the community for additional projects. During 2005 she visited rural Nicaragua twice, working on the Children of the Dump Project. She served 2 years as the General Chair of Great Lakes Rotary Multi-district PETS.

At the Zone level she was the Zone Coordinator for the Brisbane Convention, Chair of the Northland Breakfast in Chicago in June 2005, Zone Institute Program Chair and trainer at Zone Institute for 4 years, with 2 years as lead trainer and Regional Rotary Membership Coordinator. She and Ken are both multiple Paul Harris Fellows, benefactors and members of the Bequest Society.

At the Rotary International level she has served on the World Affairs Committee, Leadership and Development Committee, Paperwork Review Committee for the Rotary Foundation, Family of Rotary Task Force and 2 years as Training Leader at the International Assembly. She has also represented the Rotary International President as a district conference President’s Rep 7 times. Betsy has been awarded the RI Service Above Self Award. She will serve as a Director of the Rotary International Board from 2011-2013.

Norma Madayag - Reilly & spouse Gary

District Governor for 2010/2011

Norma joined Newark Rotary Club in December 1998 but her first introduction to Rotary was when she was awarded in the Philippines the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship to the U.S. in 1979-80.

Norma was teaching elementary school students who are blind or visually impaired when Rotary recruited her for the scholarship. The scholarship enabled Norma to attend SyracuseUniversity where she completed her Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. Upon graduation from SyracuseUniversity, Norma accepted employment with Wayne ARC in Newark, New York. She started as Rehabilitation Counselor. She is currently the Director of Vocational Services. Norma has been with Wayne ARC for over 27 years.

While with the Newark Rotary Club, Norma was elected member of the Board of Directors in July 1999 and served in various Club committees such as youth exchange, community service, international service, etc. She was one of the original members of the Wayne County Rotary Spelling Bee that the club initiated in 1999. She became Club President in 2005-2006. During one of Norma and Gary’s visits to the Philippines, they had a make-up meeting at a local Rotary Club in Baguio. That make-up meeting resulted into two World Community Service Projects that benefited school children with disabilities. Newark Rotary Club was very supportive of these projects that were geared to addressing the educational and vocational needs of school children in Baguio City, Philippines where Norma used to teach blind students

At the District level, Norma was appointed Chair for the District Club Achievement Awards Committee from 2003 through 2008; co-chair of the District Literacy Committee from 2006 through 2009. She was the Assistant Governor for Area 11 for two terms in 2007-2009. She completed the Rotary Leadership Institute (Part I, II, III & Graduate levels).

Norma is married to Gary who is also a Rotarian who started his membership with the Honeoye Lake Rotary Club in 1985. As a new member, Gary was appointed Club Polio Fund Committee Chair. Gary successfully exceeded the Club’s target goal with this appointment. After getting married, Gary and Norma settled in Fairport. Gary transferred his membership to Newark Rotary Club where he remains a member. At Newark Rotary, Gary was elected Club President in 1999-2000. At the District level, Gary was appointed Area Rep. for 2 terms and Assistant Governor for three terms. He completed the Rotary Leadership Institute Training (Part I, II, III & Graduate levels)

Norma and Gary are multiple Paul Harris Fellows, Rotary Foundation Bequest Society members, Sustaining members and Benefactors.

Norma and Gary enjoy their time together playing golf, home gardening and traveling to visit relatives and friends around the U.S. and outside of the country.

District Governor Elect Gaven & spouse Kathy Hurley

Gaven's first introduction to Rotary was playing on the Rotary sponsored Pony League baseball team in Cranford, NJ. His high school vocal quartet also sang at a Rotary meeting. In 1982 he was invited to join the Rotary Club of Morristown, NJ (District 7470) where he served as President in 1988-1989.

In 1993, Gaven and his wife Kathie, also known as Kathleen Bride, Professor of Harp at the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music, moved to the Rochester area. He realized the fastest way to know the area and be known was to join a local Rotary Club-and so Pittsford it was. In his years of Rotary, Gaven has held about every club office and chaired many committees. He, with the help of Carmen Scalise of the East Rochester club, introduced the Dictionary Project to District 7120. Many Rotarians have known Gaven for his involvement with the District Simplified Grants, and as well as faculty and District Chair of the Rotary Leadership Institute. In 2001-2002 he served as President of the Pittsford Rotary Club.

Gaven was selected as Team Leader for the 2010 Group Study Exchange team that traveled to District 1390 in Finland. This combined two of his main interests: travel and the Rotary Foundation. He and Kathie are both Multiple Paul Harris Fellows and Bequest Society members.

District Governor Nominee Ellen and spouse Jim Hughes

I have been a Rotarian for 15 years. In that time I have served my club as president (twice), Youth Exchange Officer, Interact advisor and secretary.

At the district level I have been a member of the youth exchange committee serving as a country officer, vice chair and then chair for three years. After that, I was the Student Protection Officer and have been the Director of Youth Services (now New Generations) for 3 years.

I have an adult daughter, son and stepdaughter. We are also grandparents to one adorable little girl.

/ District Governor
Norma Madayag-Reilly
Newark Rotary Club
W: (315) 331-7741
Cell: 585-451-6822
Home: 585-425-4812

/ District Governor Elect
J. Gaven Hurley
H: (585) 47--6363
F: (585) 87--8941

/ / District Governor Nominee
Ellen Hughes
W: (315) 39--1550
F: (315) 39--1536

/ District Secretary
Linda Wyse, PE
W: (585) 265-2000
F: (585) 65—2542
/ Assistant District Secretary
Bruce Spector
H: (585) 249-7657

District Treasurer
Tom Rogers, AG
H: (585) 394-8982
F: (585) 394-4886

Assistant District Treasurer Assistant District Treasurer
Charles Clemens, PDG Alan Rosbrook
ElmiraHeights Victor-Farmington
H: (607) 732-0287 H: (585) 924-2093

Foundation Committee
/ Foundation Director
Michael Leone, PDG
W: (585) 899-1466
/ Annual Giving- Chair Donald Alhart, PDG (Rochester)
Scholarship- Charles Turner, PDG (Brighton)
World Grant
Major Donor- Mahendra Shah, PDG (ElmiraHeights)
Permanent Fund &
Peace Scholarship- John Best,PDG (Penfield)
District Simplified Grant- Doris Marsh (Nunda)
Group Study Exchange - Robert Hunt, PDG (Fairport)
Polio Plus - Jerry Rose (Penn Yan) Co-Chair
Elizabeth Richardson (Greece)Co-Chair
Rotary Alumni- Patricia Ver Plank (Palmyra-Macedon)
Foundation Brunch- Jane Holden (Canandaigua)
Mary Mady (Penfield) Co-Chair
Foundation Area Directors (FAD)
Area #1 Brian Klotz (Corning)
Area #2 Mark Davidson (Hornell)FAD
Area #3 Brenda Keith (Naples)
Area #4 Kenneth Veneron (Nunda)
Area #5 Tracy Main (Honeoye Falls-Mendon)
Area #6 Karen Parkhurst (Victor-Farmington)
Area #7 Scott MacDonell (Clifton Springs)
Area #8 Roger Ressman (Spencerport)
Area #9 Charles McLellan(Spencerport)
Area #10 William Pethick (Penfield)
Area # 11 Richard Messinger (Gananda)
Area #12 William McKee (Sodus)
Area #13 Henry Ralston (Rochester)
/ Administration Director
J. Gaven Hurley, DGE
H: (585) 47--6363
F: (585) 87--8941

Administration Committee
District Trainer / Mark Wyse / Ontario - Walworth
District Secretary / Linda Wyse / Ontario – Walworth
Assistant District Secretary / Bruce Spector / Pittsford
District Treasurer / Tom Rogers / Canandaigua
Assistant District Treasurer / Charles Clemens / ElmiraHeights
Assistant District Treasurer / Al Rosbrook / Victor - Farmington
Policy & Procedure / Michael Leone / Irondequoit
District Audit Committee / Charles Turner / Brighton
Strategic Planning Committee / J. Gaven Hurley / Pittsford
District Webmaster / Charles McLellan / Spencerport
District Historian / Robert Gaffney / Hornell
District Newsletter Editor / Howard Selleck / Prattsburg
/ Membership Director
Eric Parker, PDG
W: (585) 237-3223

Membership Committee
Rotary Leadership Institute Mark Wyse Ontario-Walworth
Family Of Rotary Outreach Committee Diana Balch Scottsville
Club Extension Glenn Balch Scottsville
/ New Generations
Ellen Hughes
W: (315) 39--1550
F: (315) 39--1536

/ New Generation Committee
Youth Exchange Ed Clark, Chair Red Jacket
Youth Exchange Mark Wyse, PDG -Vice Chair Ontario-Walworth
District Interact Drew Ashley,Chair Honeoye Falls-Mendon
Oratorical Contest Jeffrey Krans, PDG- Chair Penn Yan
Vocal Contest Paul Cimicata, Chair East Rochester
Rotaract Marilyn Lyon,Chair Geneseo
/ Public Image Director
John Hall
H: (585) 77--9728
F: (585) 77--9728

/ Public Image Committee
Promotion/Branding John Hall, PDG, Chair Fairport
Club Bulletin & Website Awards Howard Selleck Prattsburg
Club Achievement Award Jerome Johnson Scottsville
Gov. Elect Hospitality Larry Wetzel, Chair Brighton
Friendship Exchange Carl Grovanz, Chair Ontario-Walworth
Media Response Michael Leone Brighton
/ Service Projects Director
Sjoerd Stoffelsma

/ Service Projects Committees
Rotary Day @ Red Wings Cheryl Ohls, Chair Hilton
Rhino & Amerk Game Peter Lovier,Chair Fairport
District Golf Tournament Bill Redden, Chair Lima
District Golf Tournament Gary Hustis, Co-Chair Irondequoit
Literacy Mary Ann Mady,Co-Chair Penfield
JoAnne Terry, Co-Chair East Rochester
Dictionary Project Jan Clemens, Chair ElmiraHeights
CampStar Stanley Cullen Horseheads
CampONSEWAYA Joseph Kardesh Canandaigua
CampHacamo Robert Scheidt Irondquoit
Sunshine Camp Tracey Dreibech Rochester
/ Website Administrator
Charles McLellan
M: (585) 30--0087

/ District Trainer
Mark Wyse
M: (585) 739-4486

Assistant Governor

Area #1
Assistant Governor
Katrina Stanton
Elmira / / Katrina Stanton joined the Elmira Rotary Club in 2003 and is the Assistant Governor for Area # 1 clubs: Chemung Sunrise, Corning, Elmira, ElmiraHeights, Horseheads and Watkins-Montour. She served as Club President in 2008-2009. Katrina is a Paul Harris Fellow and has served on various committees within her club. Katrina is the Director of Vocational Services at Capabilities, Inc. a non-profit agency that assists people with disabilities in achieving their employment goals. Katrina lives in Corning with her husband Scott and daughter Emma. / Clubs
Chemung Sunrise
Area #2
Assistant Governor
Shirley Levernier
Friendship / / Shirley joined Rotary in 1988, becoming the first woman in the Friendship Rotary Club. She served as President twice, most recently with Governor Charlie Clemens for Rotary's Centennial year, and is currently serving as secretary. Shirley served under PDG Ed Cullen, Mahendra Shaw, and Bob Hunt term as a Governor's Aide. She is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. She is retired from the FriendshipCentralSchool in 2009 after 35 years as an LMS. / Clubs
Area #3
Assistant Governor
Skip Miller
Naples / / Skip joined the Naples Rotary Club in 1985 at the urging of his father-in-law Bruce Clawson. Skip has served in many capacities including Treasurer and President for two terms, 1988-1989 and 2005-2006. He is currently serving as Chairperson of the Naples Fundraising committee. The Miller family hosted a Belgium exchange student in 1989 and an exchange student from Spain in 1993.
Skip has maintained perfect attendance for 24 years and has been awarded a Paul Harris fellow. His proudest moment was being chosen as his club's Robert Allen Award for a second time. Robert Allen was the first president of the Naples Club and this award is given for "Service Above Self." / Clubs
Area #4
Assistant Governor
Skip Miller
Naples / / After retiring in 1998, Chris joined the Geneseo Rotary Club in 2003. He was named Quad Cities Rotary Clubs (Avon, Caledonia-Mumford, Geneseo, and Livonia) Rookie of the Year for 2004. In 2006, he became a director of the Geneseo Rotary Club and served the club as President in 2008-09 and he is a Paul Harris Fellow. / Clubs
Area #5
Assistant Governor
Bill Moehle
Brighton / / Clubs
Honeoye Falls-Mendon
Area #6
Assistant Governor
Lisa Stanton
Geneva / / Lisa joined the Geneva Rotary Club in 2003. She has held several offices including President 2007-2008. Her club has recognized her with a Paul Harris Fellow award. Lisa is a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute and has completed a graduate session. She is currently the Director Major and Annual Gifts for the Finger Lakes Foundation. Lisa and her family have hosted several Rotary foreign exchange students over the years. Lisa has 3 daughters: Danielle, Cady (Patrick) Keller and MacKenzie. / Clubs
Clifton Springs
Red Jacket
Area #7
Assistant Governor
Tom Rogers
Canandaigua / / Tom joined the Canandaigua Rotary Club in 1980. His initial Rotary experience was participation in the District 7120 GSE team to England in 1979. Tom served on the Board of Directors in 1987 to 1989 and took a leave of absence in 1989 after accepting a position at a Rochester corporation. Returning to Canandaigua in 1993, Tom renewed his efforts at the local Club level. Serving as a director from 2000 to 2008, Tom was Club President in 2006-2007, serving during the term of Canandaigua Rotarian, PDG Jim Holden. Tom was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow in 2005 and is a multiple PHF.
Tom is the owner of Herrmanns Business Service in Canandaigua. Married to Sandie, they have three grown children. / Clubs
Penn Yan
Seneca Falls
Area #8
Assistant Governor
Walt Springer
Rush Henrietta / / Walt joined Rush Henrietta Rotary in 1986. He served as Club President in 1989-90, 2007-08 and 2008-09. He has also served as club secretary, vice president and club RI Foundation chair. Walt has served District 7120 as a Governor's Aide, District Membership Director and as a member of the District RI Foundation Committee. For the past two years Walt has worked on the Hike For Haccamo steering committee. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a Benefactor of the Rotary Foundation. Walt retired from Rochester Gas and Electric Corp in 1994. He and his wife, Eileen, have three grown children and seven grandchildren. His interests other than Rotary include golf, travel and reading about American History. / Clubs
South Monroe (provisional)
Area #9
Assistant Governor
Bill Gormont
Greece / / Bill joined the Greece Rotary Club in 2004, served two terms as Club Secretary, and was President in 2009-2010. He became a Paul Harris Fellow in 2009. Bill is a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute, completing two postgraduate sessions. He currently presents the Club Program Success Workshop for District 7120 and is the Chief Locomotive Engineer for the Camp Haccamo Railroad, holding that position since 2005. After 34 years with Eastman Kodak Company, Bill retired and is now a professional magician and owner of Empire Magic as well as a motivational speaker and owner of Motivational Vision. Married to Helen, they live in Greece and have two grown children. Together, they enjoy cooking, travel and bicycling. / Clubs
Area #10
Assistant Governor
Herb Gauch
Webster / / Herb joined the Webster Rotary Club in 1979, where he served as Club Secretary, Vice President, and Member of the Board of Directors. He has twice been President of the club. Herb continues to chair a number of the Webster Club’s service and fund raising projects.
Herb and his wife Mary are long time Webster residents and have two grown daughters and four gran children. They are active members in St. Paul’s Catholic Church Community in Webster. Mary is retired from HSBC Bank and is active in the Webster Women Club, RAMS East and the local TWIG group as well as the Webster Rotary Club. Both Herb and Mary are Paul Harris Fellows. / Clubs
East Rochester
Area #11
Assistant Governor
Tim King
Ontario-Walworth / / Tim retired from Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation. He joined the Ontario-Walworth Rotary Club in March of 2004 and has served on various club committees and projects with perfect attendance. He developed a new member and mentor program for the club while serving on the membership committee. He also developed the club’s vocational service’s Business of the Year Program. He was Club president for 2007-2008 and is currently serving as Club Treasurer. Tim is a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute, a Rotary Foundation Benefactor and became a Paul Harris Fellow in 2008. His outside interests include serving as the President, Board of Directors, Ontario Food Pantry, Inc. and a member of American Legion Post 428. / Clubs
Area #12
Assistant Governor
Barb Harper
Clyde / / Barb joined the Clyde Rotary Club in 1988 as one of the first women in that club. She is now retired having worked 35 years with Wayne Economic Development Corp./Wayne County Industrial Development Agency, 16 of those years as Executive Director. She has served three times as her club president and is presently Treasurer. She is a Paul Harris fellow and Rotary benefactor. She has also served at the District level on RYLA and Foundation committees. She is married with 5 children, 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. / Clubs
Red Creek
Area #13
Assistant Governor
Luisa Baars
Rochester Latino / / Luisa is a member of the Rochester NW Club, She transferred from Irondequoit Club where she served as President for the year, 2008/2009. After retiring from her job as director of a center for the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction, she has devoted her time to her company. Luisa is the President/Owner of MAS Translation Services. She has been providing translation and interpretation services since 1988. Her Rotary involvement began in 1992 with the Rochester Club. After he retirement she took a year off and then joined the Irondequoit Club where she has served as secretary and vice president before becoming President. Luisa is active with various organizations as committee chair and / or as a board member to the CatholicFamilyCenter, Latino Alliance, Hispanic Health Coalition, St Margaret Mary Church Social Committee, United Way and the RestartTreatmentCenter. / Clubs
Rochester AM
Rochester Deaf
Rochester Latino
Rochester NW

“Smile and the world smiles with you”. Let’s make 2011-2012 a year of thousand smiles, laughter and joy and happiness through our actions and service to our friends and others. DG Norma