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The speaker on August 10, 2020 is Rotary District 7680 Governor, Mike Walker.
Mike Walker, Governor 2020-2021
Mike is a second-generation Rotarian whose father was President of his Rotary club in the1980s. He has been a member of the Rotary Club of Charlotte-South since 2009.
In his year as President in 2013-2014, his club was one of only five to win the Presidential Citation with Distinction. In 2015, he was selected as his club’s Distinguished Rotarian, is currently the board chair of his club’s charitable foundation, was club programs chair for 18 months, and has been involved in numerous projects for the club.
At the District level, Mike served as Assistant Governor from 2015-2018 for Area 8, Mecklenburg Central. He’s also the creator and former leader of the District Small Club Membership Summit, strongly believing all clubs should be healthy clubs. He also served as the District Polio Chair. He also created the current version of the District website http://rotary7680.org.
Mike is the co-creator and organizer of the District 7680 Kilimanjaro climbs, and organized the past 6 Mt. Kilimanjaro climbs and fund raising. He and his wife Susan climbed to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in
2012 with fellow Rotarians. Since 2012, over 65 Rotary climbers raised over $210,000 for The Rotary Foundation’s PolioPlus fund. Over half of that was matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Mike has spoken numerous times at clubs, District Conferences, Mid-Year Assemblies and Foundation banquets. He’s a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI), is a Rotary Foundation Bequest society member and Benefactor, and Paul Harris Fellow + 8.
Mike has served in a wide range of community leadership roles outside Rotary over the past 30 years. He is a financial advisor with over 30 years of experience, and is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) with the Investments & Wealth Institute, formerly IMCA. A native of Florida, Mike received a BS in Engineering from the University of Central Florida in 1974, and an MBA from the University of Utah in 1979. His wife Susan is also a member of the Rotary Club of Charlotte-South, and is an active leader in the community. Together, they have 5 grown children and 5 lively grandsons.
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