Ronald L. Mabry of Front Royal will assume the volunteer post of Rotary International district governor for 2013-14. As governor, Mabry will coordinate community and international service projects of the 83 Rotary clubs in District 7570, representing more than 3,500 member Rotarians in a region that runs from Greeneville, Tenn., to Winchester. Mabry will assume office July 1, and will serve through June 30, 2014.
Mabry is one of 532 Rotarians worldwide serving as a district governor this year. He lives in Front Royal with his wife Sandra Stewart Mabry and is a current member, charter member and charter president of the Rotary Club of Linden. During his tenure, the Rotary Club of Linden has developed partnerships at home and abroad in order to provide and leverage needed financial resources and sweat equity to support humanitarian projects, including developing the first public playground in Linden; funding a van to transport Warren County senior citizens to and from medical appointments; retrofitting a greenhouse that provides employment for people with disabilities; establishing an emergency fund to make needed medications available through a community clinic; providing books to the public library for an accelerated readers program and to a local public middle school program; supporting elementary age children in a school in a slum outside Rio de Janerio, Brazil; funding shelters and schools in Haiti; funding wells in Bangladesh and continuing the fight to eradicate polio.
Mabry has served the district as assistant governor for Area 1, served on numerous district committees and has chaired the Linden Rotary Foundation Committee. He has had perfect attendance since 2005, is a sustaining member, Paul Harris Fellow and benefactor.
Mabry received a bachelor's degree in political science from Madison College and a Masters of Public Administration from George Mason University. He is a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute at the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia and has worked in the public and private sectors over the past 40 years.
The main objective of Rotary International is service, in the community and throughout the world. It has more than 1.2 million members in more than 34,000 clubs worldwide.