Rotarians of Distinction being recognized during centennial
During Greenfield Rotary’s centennial celebration in 2022, the club decided that it would be a good idea to commemorate some of the organization’s Rotarians of Distinction. In one way or another, every local Rotarian has had some kind of a positive impact on the community of Greenfield through their membership in the service organization, their business activities, by giving of their time and resources, and in other ways as well. We hope to add to the list as time permits, and welcome nominations, information and photos from those who have known past or present Greenfield Rotarians and would like to help with this project. Suggestions can be sent to the “Contact the club” window at the bottom of the home page of this website.
Founder of Rotary
Paul Harris founded the first Rotary club in Chicago in 1905. Without him there would not be a Greenfield Rotary club.
James A. Harps
First President of Greenfield Rotary
Harps was a successful businessman and community leader who headed the Greenfield club when it formed in 1922.
George M. Waddell
Greenfield club's only District Governor, 1951-52
Businessman, civil leader, philanthropist known as "Mr. Rotary" for his dedication to the ideals of the organization.
First Woman President of Greenfield Rotary
Judy admirably served as the first female president of Greenfield club during the 1999-00 Rotary year.
Wilson L. Moon
Businessman, philanthropist and outstanding Rotarian
Donald K. Anderson
Outstanding Rotarian, active in club for many years
Ralph W. Phillips
Attorney who helped club with legal issues; the community recreation & civic center bears his name
Pam Royse, Shari Royse-Bellar
First Female Members, 1988
These sisters were the first to join the club, and they served with distinction
Patrick L. Hays
Driving force behind the Needy Kids program and other Rotary activities
Oversaw details of the Greene Countrie Towne Festival for many years
Dr. Ronald E. Vaughan
Educator, Community Leader
As Superintendent of Schools and Rotary leader, Ron had a big impact on the community
Longtime Rotarian serving in numerous leadership roles
Paul was active in Rotary in Greenfield and Colorado. He was a great storyteller and received multiple honors for his generous giving to Rotary International.
Honorary member & longtime pianist
Marjorie's husband Allen Johnson was a longtime and outstanding member too. Marjorie is fondly remembered for her sunny disposition and sense of humor.
Steve has been involved in Rotary most of his adult life and been an asset to the community as well.
Longtime dedicated member
From 1972 until his passing in 2020, Mr. Turner was a dedicated Rotarian and servant leader.