Elizabeth A. L. Rhoads, Ph.D.
         Lieutenant Governor 2007-2008

Elizabeth joined the Rotary Club of Kennett Square in 1996. She served on the Board for three years, with responsibilities for vocational service, programs, and membership, before she became President of the club in 2000-2001. The following year, she served as President of the Kennett Rotary Foundation. In the 2004-2005 Rotary year, she was honored by her club with the designation “Rotarian of the Year.” She is a Paul Harris Fellow and a Gundaker Fellow.

At the District level, Elizabeth served on the RYLA committee from 2002-2005.

She served two terms as Assistant Governor for Area 7 of District 7450. During the 2005-2006 Rotary year she served on the District Foundation Committee as a host counselor for an Ambassadorial Scholar and on the Grants subcommittee.

That same year she also served on the Strategic Planning Committee, as Chair of the District Membership Development Committee, and as District Trainer under District Governor Elect Marty Phillips. Elizabeth has been recognized with two Governor’s Citations for her work on the Visions of Peace event honoring RI President Frank Devlin and as registrar for the District 7450 Centennial Celebration. During 2007-2008, Elizabeth will serve as the first Lieutenant Governor of District 7450.

A native of Montana, Elizabeth earned BA and MA degrees at the University of Montana in Missoula and a PhD from Ohio University. Elizabeth has also studied music and art history in Germany, France and Italy. As a trained musician, Elizabeth performed in Montana, Oregon, Germany, France, England, Wales and the mid-Atlantic region. She performed with the Madrigal Singers of Wilmington for twenty years and currently sings with the Delaware Valley Chorale. She served on the Board of Trustees of the Delaware Symphony Association for many years. Other community activities include three terms as Clerk of Kennett Friends Meeting, five years as a mentor for Chester County Futures and continuing many years as captain of two tennis teams.

Elizabeth works with her husband, David, in their company, David G. Rhoads Associates, Inc., which provides technical software to the clinical laboratory industry. Elizabeth and David (also a Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow) live near Kennett Square. They have a grown daughter and two teen-aged grandsons.