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Former First Lady Laura Bush to speak at Rotary convention

Former First Lady Laura Bush to speak at Rotary conventionFormer First Lady of the United States Laura Bush, an advocate for literacy, education, and women’s rights, will speak at the 2018 Rotary Convention in Toronto this

Rotaract clubs honored for excellent service 2018

Top Rotaract honor goes to club that empowers women who have HIVRotaract clubs around the world earn awards for excellent

Rotary members plant red mangrove trees

Submerged tree

Final Exam

After a grueling year of preparation, two Rotarians and a Rotaractor face one last challenge before they can join the elite ShelterBox Response

Rotary 2017 peace champions

Meet 6 champions of

District Governor Deborah Alexander-Davis
District Governor 2017-2018

Deborah is a member of the Rotary Club of Kingston, Tennessee, where she has served as President, Public Relations Chair, Youth Services Chair, Interact Club Sponsor, and 4-Way Test Speech Contest Coordinator. A graduate of the District 6780 Rotary Leadership Institute and the District Leadership Academy, Deborah served as District Trainer and General Chair for Leadership Development and Education. She also served as a district strategic planning facilitator and a member of the District 6780 Scholarship Committee and is a past member of International Service Committee. Other Rotary activities include serving as a Mid-South PETS trainer, session coordinator & recorder at various Zone Institutes, trainer for District Governor elects and Partners at the Nashville Zone Institute in 2010. Deborah is a graduate of the Zones 30-31 2013 Emerging Leaders Seminar.

In Roane County, Deborah chairs the Michael Dunn Center Foundation board and the Strategic Planning Committee. She is a graduate of Leadership Roane County and currently serves as a chair of the Board of Directors. Deborah is also a graduate of East Tennessee Regional Leadership, has served as Community Outreach Chair for the Roane County United Way, President of Continuing Kingston, and a member of the Roane County Foster Care Review Board.

Deborah is an adjunct graduate school faculty member for the College of Education at Tennessee Technological University, a position she has held since retiring from the Roane County Schools System in 2005. While working for the Roane County School System, she was a Special Education Teacher, Assistant Principal and Principal, and was selected Tennessee Elementary School Principal of the Year in 2004.

She is married to Bobby Davis, 2010-2011 District 6780 Governor, and together they enjoy Rotary, traveling, their pets, and family time. Deborah is a Paul Harris Society member, and she and Bobby are major donors to The Rotary Foundation and also are Bequest Society members.



The Governor's Team


DGE Jim Roxlo

Chattanooga Breakfast Rotary Club and served as club President in 2003-04. He has held many positions in his club and at the district level he has served as World Community Service Chair, Planning Chair, Assistant Governor, Grants Chair, and Foundation Chair. While serving as Foundation Chair, he was proud to be part of one of Rotary’s most active districts, both in terms of giving to The Rotary Foundation, and in helping the Foundation spend funds through grants.

His responsibilities included making sure Rotarians were well trained, making sure Rotarians followed Rotary’s rules for the Foundation, and encouraging both giving and spending through the Foundation.

Jim is a Paul Harris Fellow, a member of the Paul Harris Society, a member of the Arch Klumph Society, and he participates in grant activities in his local community and in Haiti.

Jim graduated from MIT with two degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and has had a varied and enjoyable career, visiting over 50 countries, mostly for work.

Jim is married to Rita Heckrotte (41 years!) and retired last year so he can spend more time with her. Rita sings in multiple choral groups and enjoys singing as much as Jim enjoys Rotary. Together, they enjoy travel, opera, wine making, and sailing.

DGN Greg Maciolek

Greg is a retired Air Force fighter pilot having served 26 years in the air defense of our nation. He retired as a Colonel and commanded both a fighter group and the Air National Guard’s Professional Education Center. He has flown the F-106A/B, the F-4C/D and the F-16 ADF. He has over 3,000 hours of high performance flying time. Under his command, his NCO Academy staff developed a Non-Commissioned Office (NCO) Distance Learning Academy that received the 1999 Defense Department’s award for best distance learning program. They took a 6 week in-residence NCO academy and converted it into a 12 week, 2 nights a week distance learning academy with two additional weeks in-residence. This resulted in a savings of 60% over the in-residence academy while maintaining or improving on test scores. He also helped to lower the number of weeks that young officers spent at the Air Force Squadron Officer School from 9 weeks to 5 weeks that has saved millions of dollars for the Air Force.

He currently runs two business-to-business training and development companies focusing on pre and post employment and team assessments, leadership development,
project planning and strategic planning with clients local, nationwide, and internationally. Additionally he owns a flag and flagpole company.

Greg joined the Rotary Club of Knoxville Breakfast in 1999 after retiring from the Air Force. He has served as club president three times, has co-produced five fundraising events that include Jeanne Robertson and Uncle Sy & Alan from Duck Dynasty. He has also served as the Assistant Governor Coordinator, as the District’s General Chair of Communications and as District Secretary. He continues to serve as Zone 30’s Rotary Public Image Coordinator. He is also responsible for video production in the District. Greg is a major donor to The Rotary Foundation, a Paul Harris Society member and a Bequest Society member.

Greg has a BS in Business from Wayne State University and a MS in Human Resources from Troy University in Montgomery AL. He is active in his church as the lector coordinator for the last 23 years. Greg lives in Knoxville, TN and is married to Brissa. Between them they have two daughters, Deanne and Mabelle, one son, David, and five grandsons.