Scottsdale Rotary Club welcomes Rotary International leader

Greg Podd, Rotary International board member; John Burgraff, past president Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Club; and Pam Podd.

Greg Podd, Rotary International board member; John Burgraff, past president Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Club; and Pam Podd.

Greg E, Podd, 2014-15 director of Rotary International, recently met and spoke to members and guests of Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Club.

Mr. Podd serves on RI’s board along with 20 other officers and board members from the United States and 14 other countries. He became a Rotarian in May 1982 and is a member of the Evergreen Rotary Club near Denver, Colo.

Dr. Honora Norton, Rotary Club of Scottsdale board member, and Greg Podd. Dr Norton and Greg, as Rotarians, participated together in RI Matching grant international water projects.

Dr. Honora Norton, Rotary Club of Scottsdale board member, and Greg Podd. Dr Norton and Greg, as Rotarians, participated together in RI Matching grant international water projects.

Mr. Podd served as Arizona’s District 5510’s 2003-4 District Governor and is a former club president of Scottsdale’s Camelback Rotary Club and member of Fountain Hills Four Peaks Rotary Club.

He served a two-year term as a member of the Rotary Foundation Investment Advisory Committee and as a Rotary International Membership Zone Coordinator. He has also served as a Rotary Foundation Major Gifts Advisor where he established his district’s Million Dollar Dinner raising over $3.1 million for the Rotary Foundation in one night.

Mr. Podd provided attendees with an overview of his experiences as a board member of an international service organization with 1.2 million members actively participating in thousands of clubs spread across 161 countries around the world.

RI’s headquarters is located in Evanston, Ill. An RI board meeting typically lasts four days; meetings are led by RI President Gary Huang of Taipei, Taiwan.

Two local Rotary Clubs meet in close proximity: Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m. Thursday mornings at McCormick Ranch Golf Club, 7505 East McCormick Parkway, and Rotary Club of Scottsdale meets noon Mondays at McCormick Scottsdale (Formerly The Millennium), 7401 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.

For more information about Rotary Club programs, community service projects, meetings and/or membership, visit www.scottsdalesunriserotaryclub.org and/or www.scottsdalerotary.org.

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