Henrietta “Hank” Huisking is the 2021-22 governor for District 5500. She has been a member of Sierra Vista West Rotary for 15 years. Since becoming a Rotarian, she has served in many capacities in her club and D5500, including Club President, District Secretary, and on the District Finance Committee. She served Region 11 as Assistant Governor from 2016-2019. She was an Emerging Resource Leader at the 2017 Zone 25-26 Institute, and attended the international conferences in Thailand in 2012 and Germany in 2019.
Hank is a graduate of the D5500 RLA and RLI programs and now serves as an RLI faculty member. She is married to Rotarian Peter Huisking of Sierra Vista Sunrise. Together they have hosted Youth Exchange Students (Germany, Brazil, and Peru) and numerous Group Study Exchanges (Thailand, Turkey, Australia, Japan, South Africa, and Brazil). She has also served as a counselor for RYLA. She will be District Governor in 2021-2022.
She has a BS in Education from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and taught Water Conservation in Cochise County Schools as a Senior Instructional Specialist for the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension WaterWise program 1999-2012. Hank was elected to the Sierra Vista City Council in 2003 and was re-elected twice, completing her third term in 2016. She continues to volunteer in her community.
Hank and her husband have three children and six wonderful grandchildren living in California. Favorite pastimes include reading, hiking, cycling, gardening, traveling, and planning travel adventures with family and friends.
Some pics from our September 24, 2021 hybrid meeting.