District 5240 has no shortage of outstanding Rotarians whose service to humanity can serve as an inspiration to all of us.

This Rotary year, we plan on recognizing and sharing their inspirational journey.

Each of the 12 Groups in the District has been assigned one month in the Rotary 2019-20 year for the Assistant Governor and Presidents to select one Rotarian of Action in their Group.

For the month of November the Rotary Clubs selected as their Rotarian of Action to be Gerry Porter. 

In recognition of “doing good in the world”, Gerry will be presented with a Paul Harris Fellow Recognition.

Gerry Porter- Rotary Club of Cambria

This is what Cambria Club President Mary Ann Carlson has to say about Gerry :
• Dedicated Rotarians for 15 + years
• Attend all conferences, National, and District and most every educational offering
• Hosts Rotary meetings and receptions at his home • Instrumental in bringing Julian Asange from S. Africa to speak on Polio
• Instrumental in bringing speakers from Schools in India and Schools in Bangladesh
• Gerry has been President, has been international Chair, has been foundation president
• Always has projects for district DDGs – helps write and submit for them
• Working on a Rotary International partner Grant for teaching mothers in Bangladesh
• Brought the club foot project to club. Brought Lakota Tribe Electricity project to club.
• Financially supports a girl for the Pyali Girls School in India
• Works all events and attends nearly every club meeting, committee meeting and board meeting and helps any club member who need information or assistance
Gerry is an exemplary Rotarian and well deserving to be Group 11 Rotarian of the year.
Gerry’s Rotary bio - Inducted into District 5330 Lake Arrowhead Mountain Sunrise Rotary Club May 5, 2004 Served as Club Community Service Chair, Club International Service Chair, Member Club Board of Directors, Committee Member - Disaster Response, Committee Member – Succession Planning, Club Finemaster, Club President 2006-2007 District 5330 International Service Chair 2008-2011, D5330 Strategic Planning Committee Member, D5330 Humanitarian Grants Oversight Committee Member, D5330 “STAR’s” (Service to American Rotarians) Committee Member (Katrina Relief), D5330 Oduoro Village Committee Member (Uganda), District 5330 Leadership Development Academy Graduate Transferred to District 5240 - Rotary Club of Cambria February 24, 2012 RC Cambria TRF Chair 2012-2015 RC Cambria International Service Committee Member 2012-2018 RC Cambria International Service Committee Chair 2018-2019 DRF D5240 District Grants Coordinator 2013-2016 D5240 PRLS Graduate D5240 “On to Sydney” Chair 2014 D5240 Region 4 Foundation Area Rep 2014-2015 D5240 Foundation Gala Planning Committee Member 2016-2017 D5240 International Service Committee Member 2016-2017 D5240 Global Grants Committee Member 2016-2019 Member Paul Harris Society, Major Donor Level 2, Benefactor, Bequest Society Member