2022-23 NEW Rotarian of the Year

New Rotarian of the Year 2022-2023

Gary Statler

This year, Club 31 is pleased to honor Gary Statler as our New Rotarian of the Year for 2022-23!

Here are some comments from the nominators …

“This person can typically be found in the center of the action, always doing more than their part…relating openly and candidly with all of our members.”

“There is no one else in Rotary who has stepped up like this new member!  There is not an event I can think of they haven’t attended.”

“I have been so impressed by how this person has embraced Rotary!  They are such an active member.” 

In just the past year, this Rotarian…

  • Became a Paul Harris Fellow of The Rotary Foundation
  • Has a 95% attendance rate between Club and committee meetings.
  • They are always making a point to get to know fellow Rotarians and connect others in the Club…including attending every social event thrown by fellow Rotarians!
  • Club Committee Involvement Includes: Peach Sale, New Member Orientation, Membership Team, including involvement at the District level.
  • They arrive early for almost every meeting and help Melly introduce prospective members to the Club prior to lunch.
  • Within some of their first months of joining, they co-hosted a Fellowship doing one of their favorite hobbies…dancing!
  • Along with Debbie Beasley, they helped reimagine and recreate our New Member Orientation program into a creative and engaging three-part series.
  • And get this…not only did they agree to be the Member Engagement VP in 2023-24, but they stepped into the position half a year early to help with our transition.

This new Rotarian has accomplished all of this since having joined Denver Rotary in June 2022!

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