Rotary Lunch Program: D5110 District Governor Jim Polk

On Tuesday, September 19, our lunch speaker will be our new District 5110 Governor, Jim Polk.

by Michael Cottam

On Tuesday, September 19, our lunch speaker will be our new District 5110 Governor, Jim Polk.

Jim’s career in the U.S. Air Force started in 1971 and lead to him being an Aircrew member serving as a Far East Cryptologic Linguist (Chinese Mandarin). Upon retirement for the military, Jim accepted the challenge of serving the City of Cave Junction as the City Recorder/Treasurer. Jim’s Rotary experience began as a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Illinois Valley in 2007 when fellow public officials pressured him to become involved with the formation of the new club.
Belonging to the club was anticipated to be a short experience and the intent was to help with the numbers for chartering and then to step away. The shared experiences and the friendships made provided a renewed desire in a different avenue of service and to become more involved. Jim was elected to the position of Director in 2011 and advanced in the leadership roles to serve as Club President (2015-16).

Jim is a multiple recipient of his Club’s Rotarian of the Year, is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a member of the Paul Harris Society and a member of the District Polio Plus Society. His initiative led to the implementation of a community service project to conduct a quarterly litter patrol along the state highway that was expanded into a quarterly community-wide cleanup project. He is a vocal and involved participant in the Rotary Duck Derby fundraising effort for local community projects.

Signup for lunch here.

This meeting will both in-person at the Riverhouse (restaurant side, Deschutes South), and virtual.

Join the Zoom Meeting here: RCGB Zoom Link

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