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Date(s) - 06/21/2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Viscount Suites Hotel


Time flies when you’re having fun — and gettin’ stuff done! Governor Kirk is quickly nearing the finish line in his year-long race for Rotary’s District 5500, and it’s now time to take a look back, check his ride log, and see how it went. His review will highlight “The 10 Things I Learned as District Governor.”

Kirk Reed is a third-generation Rotarian. His grandfather was a Rotary charter member in 1922, and his father served as District Governor in the Atlanta area. His mother continues to be an active Rotarian at the age of 98.

Kirk has been a Rotarian for 28 years in Illinois and Arizona. He especially enjoys biking in Tucson’s Ride to End Polio, Rotary’s largest fundraiser ever. (Rotarians raised almost $12,000,000 in one day in 2017!) Kirk continues to be a passionate supporter of The Rotary Foundation and led our 100th Anniversary Endowment Campaign.

In his professional life he was pastor of United Methodist congregations in the Chicago area for 37 years, most recently at Trinity Church in Wilmette, featured in the Hollywood movie Home Alone. Kirk also served as Adjunct Professor at the United Methodist seminary in Evanston, Illinois.

He is an Eagle Scout, a U.S. Army veteran, an avid reader, and a passionate fan of the Arizona Wildcats and the Chicago Cubs. Over the past two decades Kirk has visited all 30 major league baseball parks.

He and his wife Susan have 3 children and 7 grandchildren living in Oregon, California, and Tucson.

His goal this year was to support and strengthen all 50 of our Rotary clubs in Southern Arizona.