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Our Rotary Club Leadership

May is Youth Service Month
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Our Club Board

Vicki Wilson, President
Beth Wallace, President Elect
Mike Nigro, Past President
Mary Rogers, Secretary & Community Service
Kathy Sollien, Treasurer
Doug Krause, Youth Services
Betsy Gunn, International Chair
Ted Bird, Sergeant at Arms

The Board of the Bennington Rotary Club starts work on July 1st with the usual mixture of new and old Board members. They will be forming committees to do what needs doing within the community as Rotarians maintain their mission of Service Above Self.

Membership continues to be important and Rotarians will want to invite people in the community to join who subscribe to the principals of the Four Way Test.

There is a Club Assembly at the end of June and at that time the Board Members will probably outline some of their goals for the coming year. The new District Governor will also be visiting the club within the next few months.

Current Board of Directors

Vicki Wilson

Member Bio. - Coming Soon!

President Elect
Beth Wallace

Member Bio. - Coming Soon!

Past President
Mike Nigro

Member Bio. - Coming Soon!

Secretary & Community Service
Mary Rogers

Mary grew up in Wilmington Delaware, which was bigger than Bennington, and close to Philadelphia. She went to the University of Delaware as an undergraduate and did graduate work at Virginia Poly Tech which was completed at the University of Delaware.

Mary and her second husband, Mark, have been married for eight years. They built their home on Matt Drive in North Bennington. seven years ago. Mary has a son, Philip, from her first marriage

Mary's passions are gardening and running. She is starting to get into Yoga. She was an avid reader and is starting again, enjoying histories.

Mary joined Rotary because she wanted to be involved in the town that she considers the best in the country. Her primary goal is to get to know who is who and what are the issues and what are the needs and what can be done to help people.

Although Mary feels you shouldn't bite off more than you can chew, she has many good ideas for service above self in terms of both the young and older people. We look forward to working with her on some of these ideas.

Kathy Sollien

Kathy is a native of Texas who relocated to Bennington with her husband Alan in 1990 and has never looked back. Staying active in her community by way of Rotary; the Better Bennington Corp and the Chamber of Commerce has kept her busy and in the middle of what is happening in Bennington. She is a Real Estate Broker and co owner of RE/MAX Maple Leaf Realty.

Youth Services
Doug Krause

Doug lives in Old Bennington with his wife Marny; and has been a Rotarian actively involved in the Coordination of Rotary Exchange Programs for many years.

International Chair
Betsy Gunn

A former teacher; Betsy is responsible for developing and implementing the four major components for the Head Start Program: health; education; social services, and parent development. Her additional duties include budget development; local and statewide community networking on early childhood programs; and supervision of The UCS Infant Toddler Center and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bennington County.

Sergeant at Arms
Ted Bird

Born and brought up in Bennington County and moved to Bennington in 1952. Graduated from Bennington High School in 1958 and bought Abe Noveck's music and photography store with Cy Shultz in 1962. Established own business in 1967. Joined Bennington Rotary Club in 1968 and was president in the 1973-74 Rotary Year. Married and had three children. Closed business in 1979 and left town for 23 years. Moved back in 2002 because of three children, five grandchildren and one Prom Queen. Started selling Commercial Real Estate for Hoisington Realty in 2003. Also rejoined Benningon Rotary Club in same year. Sings in the Choir at the Second Congregational Church and is a Past President of the Bennington Historical Society.

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