Meet Some of Our Current Members!
 
 
 
John Ball
 
How long have you been a member of Rotary International?
36 Years
 
Have you been a club officer? If so, list the title and years.
Yes, Secretary, Vice President, and President
 
What do you like most about Rotary International?
Fellowship, RYLA, Helping Others, and I enjoyed being the District Secretary for 6 years. 
 
Please list the classification that best describes what you do.
Vocational Director-Retired
Vocational Agriculture Teacher
Education for about 50 years.
 
What is something interesting about yourself that you would like to share?
I am a former Marathon Runner and have ran 13 marathons.I placed 1st in the OCean State Marathon in my age category.
 
I have also recieved 2 Paul Harris Awards. 
 
What is your favorite charity/nonprofit?
The American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association
 
 
 
Bob Bjorklund
 
How long have you been a member of Rotary International?
33 Years
 
 
Have you been a club officer? If so, list the title and years.
Yes, I have possessed all Executive Leadership positions. I was President of the Club in 1989.
 
What do you like most about Rotary International?
The irradiation of Polio.
 
Please list the classification that best describes what you do.
Retired
 
What is something interesting about yourself that you would like to share?
I pitched to Ted Williams.
 
What is your favorite charity/nonprofit?
S.H.A.R.E

 
   
   
   
   
   
 
Paul Potvin
 
How long have you been a member of Rotary International?
2 Years
 
Have you been a club officer? If so, list the title and years.
Yes, Treasurer 2015 and 2016.
 
What do you like most about Rotary International?
The charity work that they do on a global basis across political and geographical boundaries.
 
Please list the classification that best describes what you do.
My classification is funeral director at the Potvin-Quinn Funeral Home, family owned and operated.
 
What is your favorite charity/nonprofit?
My favorite charity is the St. Vincent de Paul Society, my church based group that assists the poor in the local area.

 
Linda Rekas-Sloan
 
How long have you been a member of Rotary International?
17 Years
 
Have you been a club officer? If so, list the title and years.
Yes!
Treasurer: 2001. Secretary: 2002. Vice President: 2003. President: 2004. Board member: 2006, 2007. Vice President: 2009. President: 2010. Vice President: 2011. Vice President: 2012
 
What do you like most about Rotary International?
I like that our little club can have real impact locally in the towns of Coventry, West Greenwich and West Warwick, while at the same time, having an impact on national issues like eliminating Polio from the planet.
 
Please list the classification that best describes what you do.
I am an attorney.
 
What is something interesting about yourself that you would like to share?
I will be the President of the Rhode Island Bar Association in 2017.
I am the reigning Pawtuxet Valley Rotary Club Hula Hoop Champion.
I also currently serve on the West Greenwich Town Council.
 
What is your favorite charity/nonprofit?
I love the Pawtuxet Valley Rotary Club.  I also support Providence College and Boston University School of Law.
I also support many organizations that rescue animals.

 
 
Maria Shank
 
How long have you been a member of Rotary International?
5 Years
 
Have you been a club officer? If so, list the title and years.
Yes, Treasurer in 2012 and 2014. I was also Secretary in 2015 and 2016.
 
What do you like most about Rotary International?
It reaches and helps a significant number of members and you are welcome at any club anywhere, in any country and to know that you are a part of that is fulfilling.
 
Please list the classification that best describes what you do.
In my current career: At Centreville Bank - Banking Retail Services/Deposit and Loan Sales & Service. I also work at H&R Block as a seasonal tax associate, filing personal tax returns. 
 
What is something interesting about yourself that you would like to share?
I was born in the Azores and fluently speak Portuguese.
 
What is your favorite charity/nonprofit?
The PV Rotary Club, St. Anthony's Church West Warwick and the Alzheimer's Association.

 
   
Tarah Warner
 
How long have you been a member of Rotary International?
3 Years
 
Have you been a club officer? If so, list the title and years.
Yes, I will be President 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.
 
What do you like most about Rotary International?
It is fascinating to me that members from all over the world can come together and solve international problems such as poverty, disease, and conflicts between nations.
 
Please list the classification that best describes what you do.
I am the President and CEO of TMW Productions, LLC. My company works to plan fundraising events with representatives of nonprofit organizations, as well as companies and individuals who wish to raise money for a charitable cause. My classification would be event planning.
 
What is something interesting about yourself that you would like to share?
I love to fly small aircraft and would like to get my pilot's license within the next few years. 
 
What is your favorite charity/nonprofit?
Rotary International and Save The Bay

 
Zachary Whittenberger
 
How long have you been a member of Rotary International?
3 Years
 
Have you been a club officer? If so, list the title and years.
Yes, President. 2015-2016 and 2016-2017
 
What do you like most about Rotary International?
The ability to have a positive impact on the local community in an organization large enough to change the world. 
 
Please list the classification that best describes what you do.
Medical and Healthcare
 
What is something interesting about yourself that you would like to share?
I have been to all three Parthenons in the world. 
 
What is your favorite charity/nonprofit?
AIDS Care Ocean State

 
 
 
Updated: July 2016