Rotary International Zones 30 and 31 is known as the HEART OF AMERICA and is comprised of 26 districts in 13 states. We have over 1302 Rotary clubs with a membership of over 64,000 Rotarians. We are business professional and communities leaders, engaged in fellowship and Service Above Activities within our communities both locally and around the world.
DIRECTOR, ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
Karen K. Wentz
Rotary Club of Maryville -Alcoa, Tennessee, USA
Karen, a Rotarian since 1990, is a member of the Rotary Club of Maryville-Alcoa, Tennessee with the classification of Higher Education Administration. She was governor of District 6780 in 2005-06, and will serve on the board of directors of Rotary International for 2015-17.
Karen’s service to Rotary includes Rotary Coordinator for Zone 30, General Coordinator of Rotary Foundation Alumni Coordinators, Project Lead for the Zone 30 Regional Membership Plan, and Rotary International Assembly Training Leader. She was a founder of Mid-South PETS in 2005, and served several years on its executive committee as program chair and registration chair. A member of the PETS Alliance Steering Committee for seven years, she served terms as chair and as treasurer.
Karen and her Rotarian husband Ron Appuhn are passionate supporters of The Rotary Foundation and are members of the Arch Klumph Society. She received the Rotary Foundation “Citation for Meritorious Service” in 2012. She has traveled to both Nigeria and India to immunize children against polio.
Karen’s professional career was in higher education as a librarian, strategic planning and development professional, project manager, and part-time instructor of marketing.
Karen and Ron now devote their time to Rotary service, family, and travel. They have six children between them (four hers, two his), five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.