Pollard oversees $1.8M in Rotary contributions

Published 7:46 pm Saturday, June 22, 2013

Suffolk’s Bill Pollard will complete a three-year term as the chair of The Rotary Foundation for Rotary International District 7600 on June 30.

As The Rotary Foundation chair, Pollard’s duties included planning, coordinating and evaluating all district Foundation activities.

Pollard

Pollard

During his term, the clubs and Rotarians in District 7600 contributed more than $1.8 million to The Rotary Foundation. These funds were used to support local and international projects that advance The Rotary Foundation’s mission as well as support Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio in the world.

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During the past three years, clubs in District 7600 participated in humanitarian grants with Rotary clubs from Brazil, Costa Rico, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Nicaragua, Rwanda, St. Lucia, Turkey and Zambia.

Pollard is a member of the Churchland Rotary Club, where he served as the club president in 2002-2003. He joined the Petersburg Rotary Club in 1988.

In 2008-2009, Pollard served as the District Governor for Rotary District 7600. As District Governor, his role as an officer of Rotary International was to provide leadership, motivation and guidance to Rotary clubs under the general supervision of the Rotary International Board of Directors.

Pollard is a vice president and loan officer at Farmers Bank’s Harbour View office. He resides in northern Suffolk with his wife and daughter. He is a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational and cultural exchange programs. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

Rotary District 7600 consists of 63 Rotary clubs and approximately 2,900 Rotarians in Central and Southeastern Virginia. Rotary clubs in Western Tidewater include the Franklin, North Suffolk, Smithfield and Suffolk Rotary clubs.