Bob Carroll is a lifelong resident of Spokane, Washington. He spent his career in the financial services industry. Bob joined Rotary in 2006 as a member of the Deer Park, Washington Rotary Club. He served as District Governor for District 5080 in 2013-2014. Bob’s work in Rotary has centered on the development of Interact Clubs at the Middle School and High School levels. He currently serves as District Interact Chair and Finance Chair. His influence on the lives of students extends well beyond high school. The presentation this weekend is an example of one of those student relationships.
Cassie Howder joined the Springdale Washington Interact Club in 2010. She served as president of the club for two years. In 2012, she traveled to Latacunga, Ecuador with 20 Rotarians and Interactors to participate in an International Service Project. After high school graduation, Cassie attended RYLA in Castlegar, British Columbia. As a college student at St Cloud University, Cassie chartered a Rotaract Club and is a recent graduate of St Cloud. Cassie lives with her husband in the Minneapolis/St Paul area of Minnesota.
While a junior, grade 11 in high school, Cassie and her Interact Advisor PDG Bob Carroll were asked to put together a stage presentation for the Zone Institute in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Since that first presentation, Cassie and Bob have presented at International Assembly in San Diego for two years and will be on stage in San Jose for the sixth year at Far West PETS. Their stories are a powerful example of how Rotary and youth involvement changes lives.