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District Governor 2022-2023, Martin Schulman

Martin Schulman was sworn in as District Governor for the Rotary year 2022-23 and served until 30 June 2023... 
Martin was born and educated in the City of New York, USA. Attended The Cooper Union, graduated from The City University of New York is Licensed as an Ophthalmic Dispenser, Contact Lens Practitioner, and Optician. Fellow of the National Academy of Opticians and Charter Certified by the American Board of Opticianry. Since 1982, owns Trapp Optical, a group in Westchester County and Greenwich CT.  He proudly shares his business responsibilities with his youngest child, Charles M Schulman, as well as his brother David B. Schulman. Trapp Optical group received the prestigious award as 2020 Best Family Owned Business bestowed by the Westchester-Fairfield publishing group, The Westchester Business Journal, and WAG magazine.
Marty and his wife, Dr. Lois Schulman, a retired School Administrator, are active supporters of The Rotary Foundation. They reside in Upper Nyack NY,  are parents of five grown children and five beautiful grandchildren.
Martin served as Director/ President of The Maxwell Institute, St Vincent's Hospital Westchester Division, Director/ President of Family and Community Services of Eastchester NY.
An active member of the Bronxville Rotary Club since 1983, President in ‘88-89, Director and Program Chair ‘09-18. Trustee of The Bronxville Rotary Foundation ‘89-97.
As District 7230 Membership Chair since 2019, Martin has assisted in educating and promoting club health, membership attraction, engagement, and retention. New District-wide membership initiatives resulted in record growth with four new club charters, doubling in number of Rotaract clubs and three new Interact clubs. 
Marty enjoys golf, travel, extensive reading, and continued daily studies.

District Governor 2021-2022, George McKinnis

Judge George C. McKinnis served as District Governor from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.  He was born and raised in Oklahoma.  He graduated from Oklahoma University with a BA in English Literature and Philosophy and served in the US Army as an Infantry Officer.  After receiving a JD from the University of Michigan Law School, a Wall Street Law Firm brought Judge McKinnis to New York in 1967.  Four years later, he became Vice President and General Counsel of a British merchant bank, living and working in Nassau, Bahamas.  Judge McKinnis married his wife, Marlene, in Nassau and returned to New York City to join the ITT Legal Department.

When Judge McKinnis joined ITT, it was run by Harold Geneen and was the premier US international telecom company with a high market share in Europe and Latin America. George became responsible for many of the legal aspects of ITT’s international telecom operations worldwide and contract administration in the US.  In addition, he was General Counsel of ITT’s Advanced Technology, Programming and Semiconductor Centers in Connecticut.  Judge McKinnis was a member of the small ITT legal team that negotiated and closed the two-and-one-half billion-dollar sale of all of ITT telecom and electronics to a French national company now known as ALCATEL. 
After the ALCATEL closing in late 1986, ITT sponsored George to go back into private practice as a telecom and technology lawyer representing ITT and ALCATEL.  Ever since then, George concentrated on high technology companies and transactions, including telecom, semiconductor, RFID, and computer science companies.  
He concentrated on aiding many high-technology start-up companies as an entrepreneurial lawyer, three of which became public companies, and has been a director of multiple companies.
Judge McKinnis is now retired from commercial law practice and from the Bench.   He concentrates on pro bono legal services principally for Rotary. 
George McKinnis and his wife have lived in Bronxville, NY for over 40 years. They have two grown sons.  He served two tours of duty as an Infantry officer and is now retired from the US Army Reserves.  He has performed various services for his community from being legal counsel to the Zoning Board of Appeals to serving as Village Counsel on a pro bono basis for three consecutive Mayoral terms to becoming and serving for twenty-four years as the Chief Justice for the Bronxville Justice Court with criminal, civil, landlord-tenant and traffic violation jurisdiction.  He was President of the Bronxville Beautification Council for nine years.  This Council is responsible for all of the plantings in the Bronxville commercial district.  Judge McKinnis is a member of and a former President of The Bronxville Working Gardeners. 
He is a member of the Bronxville Rotary Club, which has been very active in international projects and has been President of this Club three times. He is a Director of his Bronxville Rotary Club, was District Counsel for his Rotary District 7230 for a number of years and was elected District Governor of Rotary District 7230 to take office in 2021.  In addition, he is the Secretary for the Rotary Global History Fellowship, an organization within Rotary dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of Rotary International.  In 2019, he received the Community Service Award which was jointly awarded by the Bronxville Rotary Club and the Bronxville Reformed Church, and served as Marshal of Bronxville’s Memorial Day Parade.  Judge McKinnis is a member of the University Club in New York City and the Bronxville Field Club.

District Governor 2020-2021, Mary Shackleton

Mary Eileen Shackleton was District 7230 Governor for the Rotary year 2020-21.  She is a member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Metro New York City (2015-16), when the club was awarded a Presidential Citation.   Mary is also a two-time Assistant Governor (2016-17, 2017-18).   She served as District 7230 Executive Secretary and chaired the District Grant and Stewardship Subcommittee in 2018-19.  Mary co-chaired the 2020 District Conference.  She graduated from the Rotary Leadership Institute in 2018.   Mary is a Major Donor and member of both the Paul Harris and Bequest Societies.
Mary is a Research Specialist with the international law firm Kirkland & Ellis, LLP.  She received a B.A. (Communication) from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.  Mary went on to receive a J.D. from the Maurer School of Law, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, and a M.I.L.S. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.  She is a member of the American Association of Law Libraries, the International Legal Technology Association, and the Law Library Association of Greater New York.  Mary was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 1988.
Mary is a proud Midwest farmer's daughter and fourth-generation Rotarian.  Her paternal great-grandfather, Evan Shackleton, joined the Rotary Club of Attica-Williamsport, IN (USA) in 1938, followed by his son, Hubert B., some years later.  Both parents (Hubert J. and Wilma) have served as the club's president.  Mary and her mother were serving Assistant Governors at the same time.  Her paternal aunt (Suzann Shackleton) also remains an active Rotarian.
Mary enjoys photography, reading, baking when she can, travel, exploring NYC, all water sports, dancing, and especially meeting Rotarians.  She is a life-long fan of the Purdue Boilermakers, Chicago Cubs, and most sports.

District Governor 2019-2020, Mahbub Ahmad

Mahbub Ahmad, was the District Governor having served for the Rotary Year 2019-20.  District Governor for Rotary Year 2021-22, George Mckinnis, has tapped PDG Mahbub to remain part of District leadership as Vice-Governor and District Executive Secretary. 

From 2017 to 19, PDG Mahbub was the District's Technology Director, tasked with assessing and improving the level and usage of technology among the Clubs and the District.  He was the President of the Rotary Club of Yonkers-East Yonkers for 2016-17 and under his Presidency, the Club achieved the highest Rotary Honor - the Presidential Citation for 2016-17 - an honor shared with only 2 of the 43 Clubs in the District.  He has been the Club and District's Webmaster. and Co-Chaired the 2018 District Conference Committee. He has facilitated many Public Image and technology-related seminars in the District and at Mid-North-East PETS.

During his tenure as Governor, Mahbub has been instrumental in bringing about significant changes resulting in more uniform branding across Clubs in the District.  He has helped 18 Clubs establish and manage their Facebook pages, established 3 new Satellite Clubs, doubled the number of active Rotaract Clubs in the District from 4 to 8 and added 3 new Interact Clubs.  Membership growth in the District was up 3% from July 2019 - one of the highest growth rates in Zones 28 and 32 combined.  He also established a strong technology and public image training program in the District.  He  was innovative in splitting the District Conference into 2 parts - the first being held early in the year concentrating on training for Club Officers.  The second part, slated to be a celebration of the achievements had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.  He visited all 44 Clubs in the District in the first 5 months of his tenure..

Right from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, PDG Mahbub has been pro-active in helping Clubs transition to online meetings. In mid-March, he made available the District's Zoom account for Clubs to hold Zoom meetings until they became comfortable doing so.  He has secured an emergency grant from The Rotary Foundation, topped it off with donations from the District and got Clubs to vote on reallocating part of the unspent District funds towards COVID-19 projects.  All Clubs in the District that applied for Emergency Grants have been approved for the full amount of their requests.  In all, the Clubs implemented 47 COVID-19 related projects involving a total of over $230,000..  

PDG Mahbub was supported by First Lady Rotarian Bina Ahmad, who has been a strong proponent of the District's presence on social media, particularly Facebook.  As a Team they reached out to Clubs and assisted many clubs one-on-one.

PDG Mahbub was an International Civil Servant at UN Headquarters in New York for 30 years, retiring as Chief, UN Web Services in 2012. He is credited with many innovations at the UN, the foremost being creation of the multilingual UN Website in 1995.  He began his UN career as a broadcaster and has prepared and produced many programs for UN Radio and TV, including multi-part Radio series on Human Rights, Children and the Environment, and TV episodes on UN topics broadcast on CNN.  He has widely traveled to attend UN Conferences on the Middle-East, Population, Development, Information Technology, among others, and was Spokesperson for the UN General Assembly President. He received the prestigious "UN21" Award for exceptional service from 2 UN Secretaries-General - Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-Moon.

He is a member of the Paul Harris Society and along with his wife, fellow Rotarian Bina Ahmad are Major Donors to the RI Foundation.  After 18 years raising their 2 sons in Scarsdale they now are residents of Yonkers.

PDG Mahbub graduated with distinction with a Master's Degree in International Law & Organization from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, in 1978.  

District Governor 2018-2019, Krishnan Chittur

Past District Governor (2018-19). Krishnan Chittur is a lawyer in private practice.  A gold-medallist from University of Bombay and a graduate of Harvard Law School, he is admitted to practice in Mumbai, India, in several jurisdictions in the United States, and in the U.S. Supreme Court . He was also an arbitrator with the New York Stock Exchange and with the National Association of Securities Dealers.  Having litigated in India and the United States, Mr. Chittur has extensive international litigation experience. He is the “little guy’s lawyer,” focusing on protecting the interests of consumers and small businesses.

Rtn. Chittur’s involvement with Rotary began in 1972 when he joined a Rotaract Club in India, a vibrant Club which was awarded the “Best Club” in the District the next year. In 1981, he was selected by R.I. Dist. 314 (Mumbai and neighboring areas) as a member of the Group Study Exchange Team to visit Southwestern Pennsylvania (R.I. Dist. 733).  He formally joined the Rotary Club of Briarcliff Manor in 2010, becoming its Vice-President (2011-‘12), and President (2012-‘13).

As President, he started several new projects in Briarcliff Manor, such as “Preventative Health Series” to increase consumer awareness of health issues.  He also started the “ElderAct” club, the sixth ElderAct in the World, and the first in our District. With that ElderAct Club, and the Interact Club of Briarcliff Manor, he organized a three-generation gardening project involving ElderAct, Rotary, and InterAct. In 2016, he started an InterAct club at St. Christopher’s, Inc., a school which provides residential programming for teens with learning challenges, which has since then become one of the most vibrant InterAct Clubs.

Rtn. Chittur started the Friendship Exchange Program in our District in 2012-’13, with a Friendship Exchange with Bangalore, and with Turkey (2014-’15).  He was Chair of our District’s Friendship Exchange Committee from 2012 - 2015.

He was given the District Award for Community Service (2012-’13), and District Peace Award for International Understanding (2012-’13).  He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, and a member of the Paul Harris Society.  He is a sought-after speaker and has addressed many Rotary audiences in U.S. and elsewhere in joint club meetings, seminars, and District Conferences.

His five-year goal for District include a 10% annual increase in membership, and well-established and systematic participation in Rotary’s international programs such as Peace Fellowship Program, Vocational Training Team Program, Youth Exchange Scholarship Program, and Friendship Exchange Program.

District Governor 2017-2018, Janet DiBenedetto

District Governor 2017-2018, Barbara Edwards
District Governor 2016-2017, Lora Hugelmeyer
District Governor 2015-2016, Marilyn Masiero
Marilyn Masiero was invited to join the Sarasota Bay Rotary Club in 1994. She was immediately assigned to various committees and was recognized as having leadership potential and moved forward by serving as Chair of each of the Four Avenues of Service. She served as District 6960 Youth Exchange Co–chair, member of the Board of Directors, and served as the Foundation Director of SBRC and President (2003–2004). She became a proud member of the Paul Harris Society in 1998, a member of the Bequest Society in 2012 and a major donor in 2013.

Upon retirement, Marilyn returned to New York where she transferred to the Rotary Club of Larchmont. Marilyn decided to “Lend a Hand” (the RI President’s theme from her first presidency). She “jumped right in” and served in various capacities and was elected Club President (2010–2011).

Marilyn was appointed Assistant Governor (2010–2013). She served on the District Training Committee (2011–2014) and as Chair of the Grants Subcommittee (2011–2012). She has been a facilitator for Mid-Northeast Multi-District PETS.

Marilyn has worked in a variety of fields: textile designer, teacher, art therapist and counselor. She has a B.S. and M.A. in Developmental Psychology and Education from NYU. She also has an M.S. in Art Therapy from the College of New Rochelle. While in school, Marilyn was a member of the NYU fencing team. In 1977, she was the recipient of the Intercollegiate Women’s Fencing Association Founder’s Medal for Meritorious Service. She was also named Woman of the Year by the New York YMCA. In 1990 she received the Catherine Haag Outstanding Graduate Student award for her humanitarian efforts from the College of New Rochelle.

In her spare time, Marilyn Marilyn liked to visit museums and art galleries, travel to World Fencing Championships, Olympics and RI conventions.
PDG Marilyn Masiero passed away in February 2019.

District Governor 2014-2015, David R. Del Monte
David’s experience is extensive, entrepreneurial in spirit and action. In the last 44 years he has worked in the real estate industry with involvement of many subsets including brokerage, construction, land & building development, mortgage lending and property/project management, as well as creating real estate syndication for group investment in larger projects. He has founded and operated more than 25 corporations, partnerships and other entities that mostly all had a real estate focus.

He holds a degree in communication from San Francisco State University, a professional designation (CCIM) in commercial real estate from the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute in Chicago, and he received Combat Engineer training in the US Army in Fort Belvoir, VA. He has served as an adjunct instructor in the Business Department at Santa Rosa Junior College and as a national instructor with the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute.

Volunteerism has played an important role in David’s life. He has been an active Rotarian since 1982 after serving 14 years with the Active 20-30 Club, a young men’s service organization in 9 countries in the Americas. Here he served in various roles at the club level before ascending to positions on the International Board of Directors including President of its foundation. It was through this involvement that he was recognized as an honorary citizen of San Salvador, El Salvador. Other past affiliations that David takes pride in sharing include serving for two years as a Docent for the Foundation of San Francisco’s Architectural Heritage, President of the Sonoma County Realtors Association, Treasurer of the Northern California CCIM Chapter, Board Member of Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation, and Board Member and VP of Finance for Boy Scouts of America, Sonoma-Mendocino Council.

Since moving to New York City on March 31, 2000, grand events have blessed David. First of all, he met and married Dede Meyer (now Del Monte), and in 2003, David’s daughter, Molly, moved to New York City to attend the French Culinary Institute. Molly’s plan was to attend the course and immediately return to California. The New York bug bit Molly and she is still here, to the delight of her father! Following David’s most proud accomplishment of becoming President of the Rotary Club of New York, he is very proud of completing 4 marathons in 4 months since October 10, 2009, including the 39.3 mile Goofy Challenge and a half at Walt Disney World on January 9-10, 2010. As an avid marathon runner (9 full marathons and more than 90 races since 2001), David Del Monte understands what persistence means.
District Governor 2013-2014, Matts Ingemanson
Matts Ingemanson is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. He joined the Rotary Club of New York in 1998 and served there as Internet Communications Officer 2000-2004. He later transferred to the Rotary Club of Yonkers in 2008, where he served as President 2009-2011.

Matts was Rotary District 7230 Chairman of the Group Study Exchange Committee 2002-2004, District Secretary 2005-2006, 2009-2010 and Chairman of the Annual Giving Subcommittee 2011-2012.

Matts is a Founding Member of Rotary Global History Fellowship. He has served as Vice Chairman 2001-2003 and Chairman 2004-2006. Rotary Global History Fellowship’s website at www.rghf.org receives 1 million visits per year from Rotarians around the world.

Since Rotary is a volunteer service organization, Matts supports the individual passions for Rotary Service among Rotarians. He also seeks to attract passionate young people into Rotary and to show them how their passions to serve can be supported by the resources of Rotary’s worldwide organization.

Matts came to America from Sweden in 1981 with a grant from the Swedish Government to develop a personal computer in Berkeley, California. He operated a computer business in the infant computer industry together with many of its pioneers. He became a U.S. citizen in 1995.

He has conducted international business for many years. His experience includes many diverse business cultures working with business, technology, patents and international law in Asia (including South Korea, North Korea, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan), the former Soviet Union (including Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan) and many countries in Europe,

Matts owns a business that develops energy efficient data centers. He also owns a Real Estate Development business in Sweden, which builds energy efficient prefabricated residential homes.

Matts lives in New York City. In 1987, he is married to Sundra, an artist. Sundra previously worked as an Art Teacher and Arts Coordinator in the New York School System for 34 years. Their son Morris has graduated from Hunter College Elementary School 1999, Hunter College High School 2005, Hunter College 2009 and is a JD Candidate Class of 2014 in University at Buffalo Law School.
District Governor 2012-2013, Gregory Arcaro
Gregory Arcaro was invited to join the East Yonkers Rotary Club in 2000 by Honorable Roy Letsen, one of its founding members. He has served on many club committees, has been Club President and a member of its Board of Directors. In 2005 he was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow. At the District level, Greg has been an Assistant Governor, a three-time Chair of the Group Study Exchange Subcommittee of the District Rotary Foundation Committee and a two-time counselor in the Ambassadorial Scholar Program.

Greg has worked as a city planner in the community development and housing field for the private, non-profit and public sectors since 1968. For the past four years he has enjoyed a wonderful relationship with the Community Planning Council of Yonkers as its Executive Director. Continuing the tradition of the Planning Council since its founding in 1920, he is managing its community service and planning projects.

Prior to joining CPCY, Greg worked with the private sector to develop affordable housing and with the City of Yonkers as its Director of Affordable Housing and Planning Commissioner. While with the City, he and his staff completed a new Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance, the renovation of the City Pier, and neighborhood improvement projects including Habitat for Humanity projects.

For many years, Greg worked for the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, a national non-profit corporation. As its Assistant Director for Multi-Family Housing, he and his staff assisted neighborhood-based, non-profit corporations throughout the country to develop and manage affordable housing.

Greg has also enjoyed teaching. He has taught planning, real estate and housing development courses at Lehman and Purchase Colleges and at the Neighborhood Reinvestment Training Institute.

Greg graduated from New York University Master’s Program in City Planning, Holy Cross College (A.B. Mathematics), and completed certificates in housing management from the Institute of Real Estate Management.

Greg served as a lieutenant in the U.S Air Force from 1970-72.

He is a member of the American Planning Association and the Mercy Center Board of Advisors (Bronx, NY).

Greg resides with his wife, Janice, in Yonkers where they raised two children – Rebecca and Michael.
District Governor 2011-2012, Helen M. Lynch

Member of Yorktown Rotary Club since 1991
 : : : : Perfect attendance since 1991
 : : : : President of club, 1994-1995
 : : : : Vice President, 1993-1994
 : : : : Secretary, 1992-1993
 : : : : Member of Board of Directors since 1992
 : : : : Club Rotary International Foundation Chair, 2006-2009  : : : : Paul Harris Fellow
 : : : : Chairman Annual Citrus/Pecan Fund Raiser, several times
 : : : : Prize Chairperson for Annual Hole-In-One Contest since 1992
 : : : : First recipient of Yorktown Rotary’s Service Award, 1992
 : : : : Chairperson for President’s Installation Dinner since 1993

District 7230:
 : : : : Area 1 Rep (now Assistant Governor) 1996-1997; 1997-1998
 : : : : Assistant Governor Area 1, 1999-2000
 : : : : Assistant Governor Area1, 2007-2008
 : : : : Assistant Governor Area 1, 2008-2009
 : : : : Assistant Governor Area 1, 2009-2010
 : : : : Group Study Exchange Chairperson, 1998-1999
 : : : : Group Study Exchange Team Leader to District 1050, U.K., 1999
 : : : : Member of The Rotary Foundation Alumni since 1999
 : : : : Attended Rotary International Convention, Indianapolis, 1998
 : : : : Joined the District Governors On-to-Bermuda, 1997 and 2001
 : : : : District Alumni Subcommittee 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
 : : : : District Alumni Subcommittee Chairperson, 2009-2010
 : : : : Multi-District PETS Facilitator, May 2009
 : : : : Co-Chair for Ad sales for Paul Harris Luncheon Journal, 2008
 : : : : Rotary Leadership Institute Level One Graduate
 : : : : Attended several District Conferences


EDUCATION: Attended CUNY, Pace University

FAMILY: Married 37 years to Lawrence J. Lynch
District Governor 2010-2011, George R. Camp
George Camp has been a Rotarian dedicated to the ideals of Rotary since becoming a member of the Rotary Club of Ossining, New York. George has served in all capacities and on the board in the 29 years as a member. He served as President in 1987, and during his year he the Club to an all time high in fundraising by raising over $28,000 that year, of which $16,000 went to Polio Plus. George was awarded his first Paul Harris Fellow in 1998 and is presently a Major Donor and member of the Paul Harris Society. He has also been award the Rotarian of the Year multiple times by his club, Rotarian of the Year by the District and he received the Service Above Self Award from Rotary International.

On the District level, he has served as Area Representative; District Coordinator; District Conference Co-Chairman; Assistant Governor Area II; Director of Community Service; Co-Chairman District Membership Development Committee; Co-Chairman District Membership Seminar; Assistant District Trainer; Sub Committee Chairman Polio Plus; Sub Committee Chairman Annual Giving; District Rotary Foundation Committee; Committee Member Multi-District Foundation Seminar; Governor’s Aide and NID (National Immunization Day) Volunteer. George is also a faculty member for Rotary Leadership Institute of Northeast America.

George’s passion is Polio Plus. He has served as a NID Volunteer in Bangladesh and Nigeria. He helped immunize hundreds of children against Polio and visited countless homes in the slums with local health care workers. He has lectured around the District on the great work Rotarians throughout the world have done in these areas and the need to support The Rotary Foundation so we can continue this fine work.

George is the owner and licensed Director of Dorsey Funeral Home, Inc. located in Ossining. He received his AAS in Mortuary Science from the State University of Farmingdale where he was the President of Phi Theta Kappa and the Director of the College Tutoring Program.

He has also been involved with various civic organizations including President of the Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce; President of the Ossining Area Jaycees; District Director New York State Jaycees Region 10 District 4; Village of Ossining Public Relations Committee; Village of Ossining Planning Board; Village of Ossining 175th Anniversary Celebration committee Chairman.

George has been honored as Ossining Citizen of the Year; Village of Ossining Proclamation ”George R. Camp Day”; Town of Ossining Proclamation, “George R. Camp Day” and a Westchester County Proclamation, “George R. Camp Day.”

George has two sons Brendon age 18 and Evan age 16 who are both members of Interact.
District Governor 2009-2010, Karl F. Milde, Jr.
Karl Milde joined Rotary in White Plains on July 1, 1987, but a year later moved his law practice to New York City where he joined the Rotary Club of New York. Serving as Chairman of the International Division at New York Rotary, he began holding “International Days” at regular Rotary luncheons, with food, music and a guest speaker from a particular foreign country, a tradition that continues to this day.

While serving as President of New York Rotary in 1992/93, Karl created a hands-on project to feed the hungry and homeless at All Souls Unitarian Church and increased membership of the Club by 20% to 240.

Following his presidency, Karl returned to White Plains, and served first as a Director and then Secretary of the White Plains Club for four years, from 1994 to 1997. Then in January 1998 Karl started a two-year Rotary project, as “Derby Director” to bring the All American Soap Box Derby back to White Plains (the last race having been run in 1952). The race was held on May 30, 1999, and is now an annual activity under the auspices of the White Plains Recreation Department. Karl then served as President of the White Plains Rotary Club during the years 2000/01. During this Rotary year, his Club raised over $20,000 to build a children’s playground adjacent Grace Church in White Plains, and held a very successful membership drive.

While serving as Assistant Governor in 2003/2004, Karl co-founded the Rotary Club of Somers, NY.

Karl is an attorney admitted to practice in the State of New York, the Southern and Eastern Districts of the United States Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. He specializes in intellectual property law, a field encompassing patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Karl is a partner in law firm, Milde & Hoffberg, LLP, in White Plains, and “Of Counsel” to the general law firm of Moses & Singer in New York City. Karl graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover MA and received two degrees (BS Physics and BS Electrical Engineering) from M.I.T. He received his law degree (JD) from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

Karl and his wife, Cheryl, reside in Mahopac, NY, with their son, Jason. Karl also has two children, Marc and Monica, from a former marriage and four grandchildren.
District Governor 2008-2009, Eric P. Storberg, CFP, CRPC, CIMA

Eric joined the Rotary Club of South Shore (Staten Island, NY) in August of 1991. Since then, Eric has served the club in a variety of capacities, including Board Member, Treasurer for 2 years and President from 2001-02. Eric is also a current member of the South Shore Rotary Family Chorus. Eric was honored by his club by being awarded the Paul Harris Fellow Award in 2003. Eric has served the District as the Area 7 Assistant Governor in 2003-04, and most recently served as District Membership Co-Chair.

Eric has been very active through the years outside of Rotary. He has served as a board member of the Staten Island AIDS Task Force for 10 years, including board chairman for 5 years. He was on the founding board of Staten Island Cares. He was also on the founding board of Rainbows Hope Inc. In 2000, Eric was honored by American Express as a "Great Citizen", a one-time only award celebrating American Express' 150th anniversary by recognizing the top 150 American Express associates around the globe who have "done something extraordinary to better our world."

Professionally, Eric is a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial Inc. He has attended Rutgers University, Wagner College, and has a B.S. in Economics from the College of Staten Island. Eric attained his Certified Financial Planner designation through the College for Financial Planning, and and also attended the Wharton School through the University of Pennsylvania where he earned his Certified Investment Management Analyst designation..

Prior to this, Eric worked with his family in the harness racing business, earning his trainers license through the United States Trotting Association, allowing him to train racing trotters and pacers.
District Governor 2007-2008, Bob Cucinell
Bob Cucinell, a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, has been a dedicated Rotarian since 1969 when he joined the Rotary Club of Hartsdale N.Y. He has served as President and most offices of the club and is currently a Director. Bob served on many committees of the club during his 39 years of service. He is the club's Chairman of its Rotary Foundation and Paul Harris committees and was instrumental in forming Interact Clubs in the area. Bob was Hartsdale Rotary Club Chairman of the Kentucky Appalachian Project, student vocational advisor in the Greenburgh School District and Chairman of the Ralph Lemaire Student Memorial Awards. He received an award for Rotarian of the Year in 2005.

On the District level, he served as Assistant District Governor in Area 3 for two years; District Coordinator for Water, Health and Hunger 2004-2006; Co-chairman of the Grants Committee, counselor to an Ambassadorial Scholar; the U.S. contact on a multi-national literacy program; partnered with other clubs and districts to establish a Save the Village Water Project in La Ceiba, Honduras where more than 600 families have been provided filters to have sustainable access to pure water; the primary contact and organizer of two international Rotary International Matching Grants for Water Projects serving 10,000 people in Honduras and Tanzania; and member of the RYLA committee.

Bob and his wife, Donna, visited Central America in 2006 to inspect an ongoing water project in Danli, Honduras and established contacts for a new water project in the area. Bob participated in the Hands to Honduras Program to provide medical facilities and supplies to the people in Danli, Honduras. Bob has conducted seminars on Rotary Youth Programs and Water Resources to raise the level of consciousness to the importance of these programs. He has attended and is a strong advocate of the RLI (Rotary Leadership Institute) programs started in the U.S. and now expanded internationally. Bob has lectured in and outside the District on the importance of pure water and sanitation to save lives and help people in developing countries. In 2005, Bob was elected to serve as Governor of Rotary District 7230 for the Rotary year 2007-2008.

Bob is an attorney admitted to practice law in the State of New York, the Southern and Eastern Districts of the United States Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Westchester County Bar and New York State Bar Associations and has been practicing law in New York for almost 40 years. He is now specializing in Real Estate and Estate Law. He received a BA degree from Lafayette College and an LLB and Doctor of Laws degree from New York Law School. Bob has received proclamations of appreciation from the Westchester County Board of Supervisors and the Yonkers City Council for his community service efforts. During his law career he has served as a Nominating Committee delegate to a Judicial Convention in the Ninth Judicial District of the State of New York, Legislative Director to State Education Advisory Committee for the 90th Assembly District, president and counsel to civic associations, Chairman of a Heart Association dinner, counsel to a Parents Association and Director of a local church board.

He is married 33 years to Donna, who is a Paul Harris Fellow, and has two children, Glenn and Lynne. Bob and Donna reside in Pound Ridge, New York.
District Governor 2006-2007, Charles C. Gruetzner, Ph.D.
Charlie joined the Rotary Club of Peekskill in February of 1999. He has served his club in a variety of different capacities including Annual Horse Show Chairman, the Alf Spears Committee, and the Educational Grants Committee. He has participated in the Rotary Club of Peekskill Adopt a Class program. He has served on a number of District committees, including chair of the District 7230 Scholarship committee. He was Assistant Governor for Area 1 when he was elected to be District Governor Nominee.

He served as Club president in 2002-2003 and as a member of the Board of Directors. Charlie was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow Award by his club in 2003. He is also a member of the International Fellowship of Yachting Rotarians and the International fellowship of Rotarian Scuba Divers.

He retired as a Lieutenant from the White Plains Fire Department in 1997 after serving 20 years. During that time, he returned to college and received a Bachelors degree in Fire Science, a Masters in Human Resource Management and a Doctorate in Management with a specialization in Environmental Health and Safety. Upon retiring from the Fire Department, he accepted a position as the Dean of the Mercy College Yorktown Campus and program Director for the Environmental Health and Safety program for eight years.

Charlie, who holds a United States Coast Guard Masters license, is currently the President/CEO of Oceanis Marine Services Inc, a yacht survey and consulting company; and Angels’ Grace Sailing Charters, a sailing charter business on Long Island Sound. He is a certified Scuba Schools International Dive Control Specialist Instructor qualified to teach both basic and advanced scuba classes.

Charlie and his wife Linda live in Carmel, NY and have seven children and two grandchildren.
District Governor 2005-2006, Helen B. Reisler
Helen Reisler has been a dedicated Rotarian since 1988 when she became the first woman member of The Rotary Club of New York. She chaired a variety of committees including Community Service, Environment, Advertising, and Public Relations. Her creation of the Gift of Life “Host Committee” inspired 30 active participants and attracted a $75,000 grant. She has interviewed Ambassadorial Scholar applicants for 10 years, has counseled three incoming scholars, served as a Board Director for twelve years, and is a Trustee of her club’s Foundation. “New York Rotary -- A Club That Works” and “Gift of Life -- A Child’s Story,” a series of videotapes and a documentary produced by Helen, have both been shown on Manhattan Cable TV. Her efforts to highlight interesting club members resulted in their appearances on “The Today Show” and Channel 4 “A Good Cause.” RI President Lacy appointed Helen the Media Liaison for the New York area.

Helen’s involvement in District #7230 activities has included Foundation Trustee, Exhibit Coordinator and Media Room Coordinator at various District Conferences, Gift of Life Committee member, contributor to District newsletters and advisor to the Rotaract and Interact clubs.

In 2001 Helen became the first woman President in the 92 year history of the Rotary Club of New York and was unexpectedly faced with the greatest challenge -- the 9/11 terror attack on NYC. Her focused leadership kept up her club’s spirit and helped to raise $1.4 million which was efficiently disbursed to the neediest. She and her team arranged vacations for 45 rescue workers and inspired the article “Ground Zero” in the December 2001 Rotarian Magazine, as well as newspaper coverage. She also spoke at District Conferences around the nation, at the request of other Rotary Clubs. The June, 2005, “100 Years” edition of the Rotarian Magazine also featured these accomplishments.

Helen was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow by her club in 2003, a “Service Above Self” plaque in 1997 and Appreciation Trophy in 2002. She has received multiple District citations for Public Relations, the Bronze “Distinguished President” pin from RI, Certificate of Appreciation from Mayor Dinkins, Citation of Merit from Bronx Borough President Ferrar, a Certificate of Appreciation from the Polio Eradication Initiative, and the 1905 Silver Nickel award for setting historical precedents in Rotary. She was elected to the Rotary Global History Fellowship Board of Directors and appointed Chair of the Fellowship Committee.

Helen has a B.S. from New York University and a M.S. from Long Island University. She taught in the new York City school system, was an adjunct lecturer at L.I.U. Graduate School, Vice-President of the New York Yellow Pages –Manhattan Bluebooks, New York Manager of Recruitment and Public Relations for Southwestern Bell, and moderator of “The New York Business Forum” on Manhattan Cable TV. She was named “Partner in Education” for creating high school internships in the business arena, was a director of the Sales and Marketing Executives, and a founder of the “Sales Hall of Fame.”

Helen is presently a Consultant in Public Relations, a Director of the Park Slope Geriatric Day Care Board, the “100 Club” Board, and her condo Board in Westchester. Her bio is highlighted in several Marquis “Who’s Who” books. She has three children and six grandchildren. Helen’s husband, Mel, an attorney was a Paul Harris Fellow.
Helen Reisler has 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Her husband, Mel, an attorney, was a Paul Harris Fellow.
Centennial District Governor 2004-2005, Dong-Joon (Don) Lee
A dedicated and experienced Rotarian with perfect attendance since 1984, Don is a member of the Rotary Club of Staten Island. His classification is Higher Education. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and was the Rotarian of the Year in 1986. He has served in virtually every position at both the club and district levels.

He served Rotary International as RI Rotaract Committee member (2000-2001), RI Rotaract Committee Special Advisor (2002-2003) and Chief Assistant Sergeant-At-Arms at the San Antonio RI Convention. He attended seven Rotary International conventions, one Interota Mexico (Rotaract World Conference), five RI Presidential Conferences, and Rotary Institute for Zones 31 & 32 (Baltimore) as a panelist.

He has been active in numerous educational, professional, and community organizations. He served as President of the Parent Association of Stuyvesant High School and the President of the Korean American Scientists and Engineers Association in New York.

He has been a faculty member of the Notre Dame Division at St. John's University, Staten Island, since 1992. He began his academic career as a computer science professor at the College of New Jersey in early 1980.

His wife Diane is an anesthesiologist and Paul Harris Fellow. They married in 1974 and have one son and one daughter. Son Eugene is Past President of Interact Club, Past Secretary of Rotaract Club, and Associate at Morgan Stanley. Daughter Sujean is the Past President of Interact Club, Past President of Rotaract Club, and Past President of Student Government of Harvard University.
Past District Governors
2022-23 MARTIN SCHULMAN - Bronxville
2021-22 GEORGE MCKINNIS - Bronxville
2020-21 MARY SHACKLETON - Metro NYC read bio
2019-20 MAHBUB AHMAD -Yonkers-East Yonkers read bio
2018-19  KRISHNAN CHITTUR -Briarcliff Manor read bio
2017-18  JANET DIBENEDETTO - Pleasantville
2017-18  BARBARA EDWARDS - Pembroke
2916-17  LORA HUGELMEYER - Rye
2015-16  MARILYN MASIERO - Larchmont read bio
2014-15  DAVID DEL MONTE - New York #6 read bio
2013-14  MATTS INGEMANSON - Yonkers read bio
2012-13  GREG ARCARO - East Yonkers read bio
2011-12  HELEN LYNCH - Yorktown read bio
2010-11  GEORGE CAMP - Ossining read bio
2009-10  KARL F. MILDE JR.. - White Plains read bio
2008-09  ERIC P. STORBERG - South Shore      read bio
2007-08  ROBERT G. CUCINELL - Hartsdale      read bio
2006-07  CHARLIE GRUETZNER - Peekskill      read bio
2005-06  HELEN B. REISLER - New York     read bio
2004-05  DONG-JOON LEE - Staten Island      read bio
2003-04  DAVID SULLIVAN - Sandys Bermuda
2002-03  ROBERT O. BENSON - Bronxville
2001-02  ANDREW CHENG - Chinatown
2000-01  JANET DIBENEDETTO - Pleasantville
1999-00  PAUL E. CARUSO - North Shore
1998-99  PATRICIA ANDERSON - New Rochelle
1997-98  CHUCK I. KATZE - Yonkers
1996-97  CHUCK I. KATZE -Yonkers
1995-96  GILDA CHIRAFISI - Riverdale
1994-95  ANDREW L. MORZELLO - White Plains
1993-94  DAVID G. BLACK, Jr. - Pelhams
1992-93  JOSEPH F. CLARK - Riverdale
1991-92  ARTHUR E. POLLAK - Tarrytown
1990-91  JOE MALONE - Mount Kisco
1989-90  WILLIAM J. HART - Elmsford
1988-89  LOUIS P. MAHLER, Jr. - New York
1987-88  JOSEPH A. VOVES - Elmsford
1986-87  DR. GLEN T. NYGREEN - Bronx
1985-86  DR. HERBERT SCHUELER - Katonah
1984-85  DANIEL B. KNOCK - Rye
1983-84  WILLIAM S. MASTERS, Jr - Hamilton. Bermuda
1982-83  PETER J. BARBERO - North Shore
1981-82  ALAN D. NEMLICH - Elmsford
1980-81  EDWARD BERGER - Hawthorne
1979-80  DR. IRVIN McCAINE,Sr - Mount Vernon
1978-79  HUGO VAN PERLSTEIN - Pleasantville
1977-78  DR. GEORGE L. McNEW - Yonkers
1976-77  WALTER D. MADDOCKS - Hamilton. Bermuda
1975-76  DR. JOSEPH B. FONTANA - Peekskill
1974-75  HAROLD O. MAWHINEY - Rye
1973-74  ERNEST H. SLAYBAUGH - Yonkers
1972-73  BENEDICT S. ANDREWS - Peekskill
1971-72  JOHN W. RUGER - White Plains
1970-71  WILLAM BLASBERG Jr. - Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley
1969-70  MARTIN J. BRENNAN New York
1968-69  THOMAS F. KEILL - Hamilton. Bermuda
1967-68  NORMAN W. MEDLAR - White Plains
1966-67  HAROLD DAVEY - Pleasantville
1965-66  LEWIS W. LANDRUMP - Peekskill
1964-65  FRANCIS W. GREENE - Ossining
1963-64  WILLIAM C. URBACH - Staten Island
1962-63  WILLIAM E. WALSH - New York
1961-62  W. JACK DAVIS - Hamilton, Bermuda
1960-61  JOSEPH J. LENNOX - Yonkers
1959-60  WILLIAM BLASBERG - Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley
1958-59  JOSEPH A. BURGUN - Bronxville
1957-58  VERNON B. HAMPTON - Staten Island
1956-57  EDGAR B. INGRAHAM - New York
1955-56  ALBERT T. HAYDUK - Yonkers
1954-55  CARL E. WAITE - White Plains