Lori Fleck – Obituary

Lori Fleck was legendary for her exceptional organizational and technical skills, her boundless energy, and her commitment to “service above self.”

Rotary International, District 5110, and the Rotary Club of Scott Valley lost a dedicated and tireless champion when Lori Fleck died peacefully on April 11, 2023.

Lori Fleck was legendary for her exceptional organizational and technical skills, her boundless energy, and her commitment to “service above self.” She joined the Rotary Club of Scott Valley in 2001 and immediately became a key contributor to every event, service project, and fundraiser. She became club president in 2004-5. She traveled to the Dominican Republic with two club members for a service project that installed computers, printers, and generators in a school in Salcedo. She became a passionate advocate for international service and friendships.

With her “can do” attitude and exceptional skills, Lori quickly became known to the District 5110 leadership team. She graduated from District Leadership Academy in 2007, then served as Assistant Governor for Northern California, followed by stints as District Secretary and District Data Manager. She was named Rotarian of the Year for 2014-15 – with typical humility, Lori was genuinely surprised by this extraordinary honor.

Lori and her husband Gary, who predeceased her, adored and supported young people. Lori served in important roles on the District Interact Executive Committee and the RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Academy) Executive Committee. Lori and Gary served as chaperones for youth events and hosted Rotary Youth Exchange students from around the world; they were valued Rotarian team members at Camp RYLA for several years.

A committed Rotarian, Lori Fleck was a Rotary Foundation Benefactor, a Major Donor, a Polio Plus Society member, and a member of Rotary’s Bequest Society. She will be missed profoundly by those who knew her, and by those who have benefited (and will continue to benefit) from her talents and generosity.

6 Responses

  1. What a great Rotarian and Women. I worked with her in her role with Interact. My condolences to her family.

  2. Such a gracious, selfless contributor working hard to make technology work when it was not easy! She was one of those quiet workers with boundless energy! She will be missed and her life should be celebrated!

  3. No one ever more selfless than Lori. Always eager to help others. One of my mentors. Her legacy endures.

  4. Lori was the Rotary wheel that kept us moving smoothly with her behind-the-scenes skills and talents. She was a wonderful leader who would have been a terrific district governor had she simply offered to do the job. Perhaps because of that, she is single-handedly responsible for saving the sanity of many aspiring district governors who relied upon her throughout their tenure. She loved good chocolate, good liquor, and good friends with whom to share both. She will be sorely missed. I find it especially fitting that I learned of her passing as I ended hours of interviewing RYLA applicants. She would have loved to have been there!

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