Rotary District 7810 - 2018 Conference

  Beautiful Bathurst, N.B. Canada. - October 19-21    

RI Representative

Douglas (Doug) Cook – PDG District 7430, PHF, Bequest Society

Mary Cook – PP Collegeville RC, PHF, Bequest Society

 

            Doug was raised in southern N.J. and attended Rutgers University earning a BA degree in Accounting.  He graduated Beta Gamma Sigma from the Executive MBA program at the University of New Hampshire.   Doug’s professional career began in Philadelphia as a CPA.  He has worked for nearly three decades in the insurance industry in both finance and sales.  Today he is a Business Risk Specialist at OneGroup.


Doug had the unique experience of joining Rotary as the Charter President of the Rotary Club of Kennebunk Portside in Kennebunkport, Maine District 7780.  He also served as president of the Rotary Club of Collegeville in District 7430.  As District Governor, in 2015-16, he initiated and led a two-year campaign to raise over $1.0 Million for The Rotary Foundation Endowment Fund.  The Million Dollar Journey raised $2.5 million in cash and bequests.  One of his most rewarding experiences was chairing a grant team that sent physical therapy equipment to Assis du Vale Brazil for kids with cerebral palsy.  He was also a team leader for a group of Rotarians that went to Assis du Vale to investigate other grant projects. A member of the Youth Exchange Committee, he served in D7780 and again in D7430 with Exchange Students.  He served as District Foundation Chair from 2016 to 2018. Currently, he is the Council on Legislation representative for D7430

           

Doug met his best friend and wife, Mary, in High School.  Mary is a health and wellness consultant working with people fed-up with weight and health issues.  Mary is a Rotarian, past RC President, PHF and was the D7430 GSE team leader to Brazil in 2008.  Mary and Doug have three daughters – Ashleigh 30, Brittany 28, and Courtney 26, one Son-In-Law Michael, grandson Vincent, granddaughters Ava and Lilly.  They also count as family the nineteen exchange students they hosted in their home along with countless others who have been guests in their home over the years.