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Dave Ellis
7450 Governor 2012-13

Dave joined the Rotary Club of Exton-Frazer in October, 1971 at the invitation of John Shaw and has been a member since then, serving as president four times. He has enjoyed serving the community, his vocation of travel, and the international community. Rotary Foundation has been his passion, serving on the District Foundation Committee on several occasions including a term of almost 20 years on the Multi District Ambassadorial Scholar Training Team, including five years as coordinator and more than 10 years as treasurer. Dave; his wife, Cheryl; and daughters, Charlene and Kim; are all Paul Harris Fellows. Dave and Cheryl are benefactors of the Foundation and Dave is a member of the Paul Harris Society.

As a result of his classification, that of travel agent, Dave has been able to assist in the planning of seven NID (National Immunization Day) programs as part of the Polio Plus effort, beginning with a program to Madagascar in 1999. In 2004, Dave was privileged to participate in two NID programs to India, leading the last one. He has learned that when you are able to put your hands on a Rotary project you become a true Rotarian.

Chester Springs is home for Dave and Cheryl. Daughter Charlene lives in Phoenixville with her family, and daughter Kim resides in Lynchburg, VA with her family. Dave and Cheryl are blessed with four grandchildren and are an active part of their lives.

Dave has been recognized by his club in a number of ways. In addition to being a Paul Harris Fellow, he is a Guy Gundaker Fellow and has been recognized by the Rotary Foundation with the District Service Award and the Citation for Meritorious Service.

Dave is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison and served as a naval officer from 1963 to 1967. He owned and operated his own travel agency for more than 30 years and is currently employed by Globus Medical as travel coordinator.

Dave is an active member of his church, Calvary Lutheran in West Chester and has been called to be a member of The Gideon’s International. He fully embraces Rotary's motto of "Service Above Self" and considers it a privilege to work with the Rotarians of District 7450 and those around the world, as we all strive to build "Peace Through Service."