Jul 23, 2021
LOCAL ROTARIAN NAMED ROTARY DISTRICT GOVERNOR
The Shepherdstown Rotary Club celebrated the installation of one of its own members, Dana Orsini, as the Governor of Rotary District 7360 on June 27.
The installation was held at a dinner at Shepherdstown's Bavarian Inn. Orsini was sworn in by Peter Kyle, a member of the Rotary Club of Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC, and Director of Rotary International Zones 33 and 34.
Orsini will serve as Governor of District 7360 for Rotary's 2021-2022 fiscal year, which began July 1. The District includes 66 clubs and more than 2,100 Rotarians. Geographically, it encompasses Central Pennsylvania, Western Maryland, and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Members from across the district attended the installation dinner.
Orsini said his goal as District Governor will be to increase Rotary's impact in the local, regional, and global community by helping to grow the organization's membership. He said is excited to serve in this role and encourages everyone to embrace this year's Rotary theme, "Serve to Change Lives."
Orsini has been a member of the Shepherdstown Rotary Club since 2012 and is a Past President of the Club. He has served District 7360 as the Chair of its Interact and Rotaract committees, and as a member of numerous other committees, including the By-Laws, Finance, Foundation, Membership, Scholarship, SOP, Strategic Plan, and Youth in Peace Action committees. In addition, he has served as Assistant (Area) Governor for Area 15 Rotary Clubs
He is a member of the Paul Harris Society and the District 7360 PolioPlus Society, and a graduate and faculty member of the Rotary Leadership Institute.
A lifelong resident of the Eastern Panhandle, Orsini lives in Martinsburg with his wife Nina. He is a graduate of Shepherd College and still actively involved with Shepherd as an alumnus. After beginning his career with General Motors in the Service Parts Operation, Dana furthered his education by earning a Master of Science in Management from Frostburg State College. After thirty years of working in management and as a business-financial analyst at GM's Martinsburg facility, he is now retired from the company.
Worldwide, Rotary has 1.2 million members that support the idea of fostering the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service above self.