The Rotary Club of Tallahassee was chartered on November 10, 1922. Today it occupies a special place in this community. It is the oldest and largest service club in Tallahassee; but more to the point, it reveals through its long record of service what is important to its members and to their view of the community and its needs.
Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community’s business and professional men and women. The world’s Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races and creeds.
The Rotary Club of Tallahassee meets every Wednesday for lunch at the FSU Alumni Center. Meetings are open to members and their guests.
If you are interested in visiting or joining our club, please contact our Membership Chair, Mark Horner at firstname.lastname@example.org
NATIONAL AND DISTRICT OFFICERS:
Holger Knaack, President
Jan Pooley, District Governor
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Officers and Directors (2020-21)
Charlie Rockwood has been a Rotarian for 52 years. He is a Past District Governor and a major donor to The Rotary Foundation. He holds Rotary's highest award for service, largely for his work in forming Rotary Youth Camp. He holds the Frederick Clifton Moore Award from this club and its equivalent the Homer Brinkley award from Tallahassee Northside.
Nancy Stepina-Robison (Paul Harris Fellow +5), President-Elect 2021-2022, has been a member of the Rotary Club of Tallahassee since April 6, 2016. Her Club participation includes serving on the Rotary Board (2018-2020) and Chair of the Rotary Foundation Committee (2018-2020). She also has served the Club as Chair of the Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust (CART) (2016-17)
Kaye Kendrick, President-fiscal year 2019-20, has been our Club Membership and Foundation Chair. She has coordinated the Club fundraising activities: (1) the annual Roast and Toast and (2) Fall Cookout Silent Auction, as well as participated in the Club service events. She has completed all three levels of the Rotary Leadership Institute and currently serves as a Discussion Leader for the Rotary Leadership Institute.
Fanchon "Fancy" Funk
Dr. Fanchon “Fancy” Funk (Paul Harris Fellow +7), FSU Professor Emerita, was inducted into the Rotary Club of Tallahassee (RCT), September 19, 2012. Her Sponsor was Tommy Waits. She has sponsored nine members into the RCT. Rotary Activities: she has served the Club as: Elected to the Board of Directors and served as Programs Committee Chair (2015-2017); Club Chaplain (2019-2020, 2020-2021); Founder and Subcommittee Chair of the Chaplain's Council (2019-2020, 2020-2021)
Mike is an Air Force veteran, retiring after 25 years of service. During his career he spent time in a wide range of positions in the bomb squad, nuclear weapons maintenance, aircraft maintenance, and program management. His final assignment was as an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies at Florida State University.
Mr. Russell Daws is the President/C.E.O. of the Tallahassee Museum. He serves as a member of the board of the Florida Association of Museums and has previously served as their President. He currently serves on the executive committee of the Big Bend Scenic Byway Corridor Management Entity
Sherwood Brown, a native of Fort Lauderdale, was brought into the club in 2011 by Carla De Baldo. He has maintained perfect attendance since joining. Sherwood has served the club as song leader, chaplain, interim Youth Services director, Club Treasurer is currently the Chair of Foundation Committee. He has also participated in the Reading Pals program, sang with the Rototones and served a Salvation Army Bell Ringer.
Ginger Barry Boyd is an attorney and commercial litigation partner in the Tallahassee office of Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel. A 2000 graduate of the Florida State University College of Law, she handles a variety of general commercial litigation matters. She was recognized by the Florida Association for Women Lawyers as a Leader in the Law in 2017.
Pam Griggs joined the Rotary Club of Tallahassee in March of 2016, sponsored by Ivan Johnson. Pam is a PHF, coordinates the Second Harvest Backpacking project and the related district grant, actively supports Hope Community as a dinner server, and serves as a Salvation Army bell-ringer each December. She is currently the Finance Director for the Foundation for Excellence in Education
I was born and raised in Jacksonville but I've called Tallahassee home since 1978 when my parents retired here. I have been a business partner with my brother, Tom, since 1983. I have been a Rotarian since November of 2003. I have enjoyed participating in numerous club activities and continue to serve when asked. I have two wonderful sons.
Born a Hawkeye; grew up a Jayhawk on a farm amongst the wheat fields near the Colorado border. Began elementary school in a one room school house along with 9 other students (in all 8 grades). Graduated from Wichita County Community High School along with 41 classmates. Played football at Emporia State College (now University). Met future wife Linda at ESC; that led to a 53 year trial marriage (which seems like it’s going to work out ok).
Wallisa is a member of the Tallahassee Board of Realtors, Florida Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, National Association of Real Estate Brokers, African American Real Estate Agents (AREA), Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals, Capital Area of Florida Young Professionals Network, Florida Association of Black Businesses, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, and Leadership Tallahassee Class 29.
A highly talented, multi-dimensional senior manager with 20 years of experience combining skills in management, finance, budgeting, operations; sales and marketing. Directed the digital operations and growth of a Midwest ABC affiliate’s internet platforms including the business plan, design, branding, marketing and sales management.