Discussion Leaders

Charles Allen portrait

Charles Allen

Governor 2008-2009, District 7690

Discussion Leader

Charles attended college at UNC-Greensboro and Guilford College. A member of Randolph Rotary since 1993, Charles and Sandra are Multiple Paul Harris Fellows, Paul Harris Sustaining Members, Benefactors, and Major Donors. Charles is also a member of the Paul Harris Society. Charles enjoys time with family, travel, various community activities and photography. He and Sandra are active members of Asheboro's Balfour Baptist Church.

Lorraine Angelino portrait

Lorraine Angelino

Governor 2013-2014, District 7750

Discussion Leader

A member of the Emerald City Rotary club in Greenwood, SC since 2002, Lorraine is is a Major Donor, Paul Harris Fellow, Benefactor, Bequest Society member, and a Paul Harris Society Charter member. She enjoys participating in Rotary events around the globe.

Dave Baggett portrait

Dave Baggett

Governor 2015-2016, District 7730

Governor Nominee Discussion Leader

A member of the Fayetteville Rotary Club, Dave will be Club President for 2018-2019. He is a Major Donor, Paul Harris Society & Bequest Society Member. Most recently he has been involved with his wife, PDG Magda, in Hurricane Maria recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

Nancy Barbee portrait

Nancy Barbee

Governor 2009-2010, District 7730

Discussion Leader

A member of the Maysville Rotary Club since 2000, Nancy is a Sustaining Member, Paul Harris Fellow, and Paul Harris Society Charter Member and a Benefactor. She was instrumental in establishing a library at St. Anthony’s School in India as a project for her club. She also established a Twin City partnership with The Rotary Club of Dhanbad, India and was a guest speaker at D3250 District Conference in Orissa, India.

Billi Black portrait

Billi Black

Governor 2015-2016, District 7670

Discussion Leader

Both Billi and her husband Ron Winecoff are members of Franklin Daybreak Rotary and the Arch Klumph Society. Billi has been the District Paul Harris Society Chair and Conference Program Chair. She is a member of the DaCdb advisory board and a RLI faculty member.

Russell Duncan portrait

Russell Duncan

Governor 2009-2010, District 7710

Discussion Leader

Joining the Lillington Rotary Club at the age of 24, Russell is currently a member of the Cary Central club. He has received the Rotarian of the Year award, is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a Benefactor, a Paul Harris Society member and has 25 years of perfect attendance. Russell currently works as a Program Manager for the State Energy Office in Raleigh, NC after a 25-year career with Progress Energy.

Patrick Eakes portrait

Patrick Eakes

Governor 2014-2015, District 7690

Discussion Leader

A member of the Crescent (Greensboro) club, Patrick has served in several roles, including Rotary Foundation Chair and District Conference Chair and has received the Citation for Meritorious Service. Patrick and his wife Kristen have two young children who are active in Rotary service projects.

Vanessa Ervin portrait

Vanessa Ervin

Governor 2014-2015, District 7730

Discussion Leader

A healthcare administrator, Vanessa joined the Jacksonville Rotary Club in 1992 and currently serves as Zone 33 Asst Public Image Coordinator. She is a Major Donor, Benefactor, Bequest Society Member, and led the district effort to establish a dialysis center in India.

Erin Groble portrait

Erin Groble

The Rotary Foundation, Annual Giving Officer, Zones 33 & 34

Discussion Leader

Erin joined Rotary in 2013 and supported the Annual Giving team in various capacities before starting as an Annual Giving Officer in July 2016. Erin counts attending the 2015 International Convention in Sao Paulo, Brazil and the 2016 International Assembly among the highlights of her Rotary career.

Rebecca Holloway portrait

Rebecca Holloway

Rotary International, Regional Membership Officer Zones 21A, 33, & 34

Discussion Leader

For over a decade Rebecca has been actively engaged with The Rotary Foundation and Rotary International. She currently supports membership development in the diverse regions of Latin America, the Caribbean, and parts of the United States. She is also an alumna of both the Rotary Youth Exchange and Ambassadorial programs in Zurich, Switzerland and Bonn, Germany, respectively.

Glenn Hood portrait

Glenn Hood

Governor 2005-2006, District 7710

Discussion Leader

Glenn Hood is a retired educator who first joined Rotary in 1974 in Lillington, NC, where he was born and raised. He has served his club as Secretary-Treasurer for nine terms, President for two terms and has been his club's Rotarian of the Year three times. Glenn and his wife Ann are both Rotarians, all seven members of their family are Paul Harris Fellows, and Glenn is a Foundation Benefactor. He currently serves as a President of The CART Fund, Inc, District Rotary Foundation Chair, Zone 33 Literacy Coordinator, and District Communications Officer.

Leigh Hudson portrait

Leigh Hudson

Governor 2013-2014, District 7710

Discussion Leader

Leigh joined the Garner Rotary Club in 1981 and then the Clayton Rotary Club in 1985. He is a member of the Paul Harris Society and is a RLI faculty member. He and his wife, Pug, are active in their community and have been recognized with several civic awards.

Matthew Kane portrait

Matthew Kane

Governor 2014-2015, District 7710

Discussion Leader

Matthew joined the North Raleigh Club in 1996. After learning how Rotary perfectly blends fellowship with service, he got active in grant projects and community service. He was twice selected as "Rotarian of the Year" and is a member of the Paul Harris Society.

Randy Lickey portrait

Randy Lickey

Governor 2001-2002, District 7600

Discussion Leader

Randy has been a Rotarian since 1990 and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of the Capital City (Raleigh), NC in District 7710. He has served in numerous positions at the District and Zone levels, including as ARRFC, Zone Training Leader, and Zone Institute Chair. Randy is a Major Donor, Bequest Society Member, Paul Harris Society Member, and received the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service.

Marni Nixon portrait

Marni Nixon

Rotary International, Senior Officer, Club & District Support, Americas

Discussion Leader

Marni joined the Club and District Support team at Rotary in 2011. Of all the opportunities she’s had over the years in her role, she most enjoys getting to know new people and places all over the world. Together with her colleague Alicia Pijal-Avila, Marni currently supports 37 districts located in various parts of the US, Caribbean, and South America.

Firoz Peera portrait

Firoz Peera

Governor 2010-2011, District 7680

Discussion Leader

Firoz is charter member of Ballantyne Rotary in District 7680. He is actively engaged in fund development for the Rotary Foundation as member of the Water & Sanitation Major Gifts Initiative. His previous assignments have included service as Endowment & Major Gifts Adviser for Zone 33 and District Rotary Foundation Chair.

Bill Shillito portrait

Bill Shillito

Governor 2007-2008, District 7670

Discussion Leader

Bill is a member of the Rotary Club of Catawba Valley (Conover). He is a Major Donor, Benefactor and a member of the Bequest Society. Bill serves as the National Director of CART from 2009-to present. He and Diane have two sons and seven grandchildren.

Karen Shore portrait

Karen Shore

Governor 2009-2010, District 7680

Discussion Leader

Karen has been a member of the Cabarrus County and Mooresville-Lake Norman Rotary Clubs. She is a member of the Paul Harris Society, the Foundation's Bequest Society, and has served as president of the board of directors for C.A.R.T.

Tom Smith portrait

Tom Smith

Governor 2016-2017, District 7680

District Governor Nominee Designate Discussion Leader

Tom joined the Rotary Club of Charlotte South in 1994 and served as its President in 2009-2010. He is a Major Donor, Benefactor, Bequest Society and Paul Harris Society member. Tom and his wife Paula have four children and five grandchildren.

Terry Weaver portrait

Terry Weaver

Governor 2015-2016, District 7750

Assistant Governor Discussion Leader

A member of Greenville, SC Rotary, Terry is a Major Donor and member of the Bequest Society and Paul Harris Society. His 35+ years in Rotary include the clubs of St. Louis, Milwaukee and Atlanta. Terry and his wife Pam have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

Lance Young portrait

Lance Young

Governor 2016-2017, District 7750

Discussion Leader

Lance joined Rotary in 2004 and is a member of the EClub of the Carolinas. He is a Major Donor, Bequest Society member, Benefactor, Paul Harris Society member, multiple Paul Harris Fellow and Veteran. He retired as a Colonel after 29 years in the Air Force.