Dr. Honora Norton, Public Image Chair
The Rotary Club of Sun Lakes (RCSL) is proud to name Gary Whiting as its July 2021 Rotarian of the Month. At a recent meeting, Club President Jon Lyons stated, “We were very fortunate when Gary joined our club in February, 1995. Gary, who has been a Rotarian since 1967, has been leading the club’s communication efforts by continually updating and keeping current the club’s website and Facebook page. We are very fortunate to have Gary as an outstanding club member. Rotary International (RI) and our RI District have been blessed by his service.”
Since becoming an RCSL member, Gary has served as fundraising chair, membership chair, community service chair, club meeting programs chair, club treasurer, vice president, president-elect, and 2000-01 club president. While an RCSL member, Gary also served RI District 5510 as PolioPlus chair, club service chair, membership chair, PETS facilitator, assistant governor, district governor nominee, district governor elect, and 2004-05 Centennial District Governor (responsible for 46 Rotary clubs with 1,648 members). Gary is a multiple RI Paul Harris Fellow and an RI Bequest Society member. Additionally, Gary has been involved in various human service nonprofits, such as Gift of Life-Arizona Foundation (past board president), Navajo Nation Clean Water project, and others.
Gary holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in education from Washington State University. After 26 years, Gary retired from IBM as its area marketing manager. Gary’s spouse, Barbara “Bonnie” Whiting, joins Gary as an RCSL member.