Source: Lake Norman Rotary Club
At the conclusion of the regular weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg on Wednesday, a distinguished visitor made a surprise announcement.
Rotary District Governor Allen Langley told the 100 or so members of the club that one of their own – Kenneth A. “Ken” Dresser – had been selected to serve as the District 7680 governor in 2014-2015.
Mr. Dresser, 61, who joined Rotary in 2003, was president of the North Mecklenburg club in 2008-2009. He also served the local and district administration as club secretary for three years, and as one of 12 assistant district governors during the past two years. Employed as an information system security professional for IBM, Mr. Dresser also served informally as district technology advisor and managed several district web sites.
As governor for Rotary’s District 7680, Mr. Dresser will lead the local and global philanthropic initiatives of about 3,000 Rotarians in 58 clubs throughout south-central North Carolina, including Charlotte.
Dresser grew up in Derita, lived elsewhere in his work with IBM, then moved back to Cornelius in 1998 with his wife, Barbara. He is the first-ever District 7680 governor selected from the Lake Norman Rotary Club, but next year’s district governor is also from the North Mecklenburg area: Chris Jones from the Lake Norman-Huntersville club.
Dresser invites all area residents interested in Rotary and its activities to attend the North Mecklenburg club’s annual pancake breakfast this Saturday, Feb. 11, from 8 a.m.-12 noon at Bethel Presbyterian Church. The event will include a talent show and silent auction. Tickets are available at the door for $10 each.