Area #1 Berrien Springs/Eau Claire/Dowagiac/Lakeshore/ Niles-Buchanan/Harbor Country
Karl Kincade (Linda) ‘18 Dowagiac
Karl Kincade is a retired Commercial Loan officer. He spent over 35 years with Farm Credit Services in Michigan working with farmers and agribusiness’. Karl was raised on a small livestock farm in the thumb of Michigan and attended MSU where he received a BS in Agricultural Education. He has served on numerous Berrien County Farm Bureau and MSU/Cooperative Extension committees including farmland preservation and winery promotion.
Karl currently serves on the Boards of the Benton Harbor Fruit Market and the Eau Claire Fruit Exchange. Karl has been a member of the Berrien Springs/Eau Claire Rotary Club for almost 10 years. He has served his Club as Foundation Chair and President. Karl has been Area 1 Assistant Governor since 2011 and currently serves on the Rotary District 6360 Foundation Board.
Karl resides in St Joseph with his wife Linda. They have two grown sons. Karl’s hobbies include family history and travel. Occasionally he flails on the golf course.
Area #2 Benton Harbor Sunrise/Paw Paw Area
Paw Paw Lake/St. Joseph/Benton Harbor/South Haven
Terry Allen (Liz) ‘18
Terry joined the Rotary Club of Lakeshore in Stevensville, Michigan in 1974, served as Club President in 1982-1983, and as District Governor in 2013-14. He was active with the District 6360 Children’s Safe Water Project from its inception in 2004 until 2015. Terry made more than 280 presentations around the Midwestern US, and he and Liz have made nine trips to the Dominican Republic in connection with the Project. Terry and Liz are both multiple Paul Harris Fellows, and Major Donors to the Rotary Foundation.
Terry received his undergraduate education in Chemical Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Michigan, from which he holds a Masters in Metallurgical Engineering. He served as an officer in the Army Corps of Engineers, attaining the rank of Captain, and is the recipient of the Army Commendation Medal. Terry is a retired CEO after thirty-plus years in manufacturing.
Terry serves as a Stephen Minister in his church, and is active in the local community. He is a Director of the Lakeland Regional Health System in Berrien County, where he currently serves as Vice Chair and as a member of several committees. Terry and Liz reside in St Joseph, Michigan.
Area #3 Constantine/Sturgis/Three Rivers/White Pigeon
Dan started a 29 year banking career after graduating with a bachelors in Business Administration from Adrian College in 1973. He joined the White Pigeon Rotary that year and served as Club President in 1977-78. A 1981 job transfer resulted in a membership change to the Sturgis Rotary club where he served as Club President in 1992-93. Another job move resulted in Dan joining the Marcellus Rotary from 1994 through 2001.
In 2002 Dan started his own real estate appraisal business and came full circle, re-joining the White Pigeon Rotary and subsequently serving two more tours of duty as club president. He was hon-ored by the White Pigeon Rotary with a Paul Harris Fellowship and was the clubs first Rotary Hero.
Dan has been the advisor of the White Pigeon High School In-teract Club since its inception in 2004. He served a 3 year term as the District Interact Chair. Dan has always been active with the areas youth. He did 10 year stints as a youth baseball and basketball coach, served as assistant varsity basketball coach in 2000, a middle school football coach in 2005 and head varsity basketball coach in 2005-06. Currently Dan is serving as the President of the White Pigeon Community Schools Board of Education.
Dan has lived in White Pigeon for 40 years with his wife, Sue, a music teacher at Sturgis Public Schools. Their 2 sons, Brandon and Brett live in the Sturgis and Marcellus areas with their wives and five grandchildren.
Area #4 Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Sunrise/Oshtemo/Portage/Kalamazoo Area Rotaract
Chad Schuring (Patty) ‘19 Kalamazoo Sunrise
Chad has been a member of the Portage Rotary Club since 2013. Prior to that, he had been in the Portage AM Rotary Club for 11 years. He has served his clubs as Membership Chair, President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Chad is a Paul Harris Fellow.
As Vice President of John Schuring, Jr. Company in Portage, Michigan, Chad guides the business in both the insurance agency’s operation and seasonal greenhouse business. He enjoys serving his customers in both aspects of his business.
Chad is a Miami University graduate. Chad is happily married to Patty and they have three beautiful children Hannah, Nevin, and Eileen. He enjoys distance running, surfing, micro-brews, local flavors, and his 3 year old Springer Spaniel ‘Kuper’.
Area #5 Allegan/Otsego/Plainwell/Saugatuck-Douglas
Dale Charters, Plainwell Rotary Club
Dale joined Plainwell Rotary in December of 2012 and became its PE in 2013-2014 and President in 2014-2015. In 2013 Dale became a Paul Harris Fellow and in 2016 joined the Paul Harris Society. Dale has served on various committees at the club level and is now starting to spread his wings at District level.
Dale was born and raised in Frankfort, Michigan and then went onto Michigan Technological University in Houghton where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. Over the last 35 years, work assignments have afforded Dale the opportunity to live in Detroit (3 different times), San Francisco, Kansas City, St. Louis, Boston, Dallas, Toronto (Ontario) and finally in Kalamazoo. In addition, he has travelled to 48 of the states (North Dakota, and Oregon are left) as well as several trips to parts of Mexico. Currently he is working for GHD, an international environmental consulting, engineering and construction company with 8,400 employees in over 200 offices across the world.
Dale is single, never married, but thoroughly enjoys spoiling all his nieces and nephews. In his off hours he loves to dabble in numismatics as well as enjoy the outdoor sports of hunting, fishing, camping, and ATV riding. But mostly, Dale really enjoys Rotary with it incredible members helping to serve and make the world a better place. Dale believes it is the best service organization in the world.
Area #6 Delton Area /Delton/Gull Lake/Hastings/Middleville
Marjorie Haas (Eugene), Hastings Rotary Club
Margie is an educator having served in the education field as an administrative assistant/office manager, teacher, program co-ordinator, assistant principal, and principal retiring in 2008. She served in Adrian (Lenawee ISD), Stanton, Owosso, Godwin Heights, and Hastings school districts. Margie studied Japan’s educational system in 1998 as a Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholar. After “retiring” she supervised student teachers for Spring Arbor University for three years, along with working part-time for the Catholic Diocese of Kalamazoo serving as Coordinator of Safe Environment which focused on child sexual abuse prevention, retiring from that position in May, 2014. Currently, Margie is the Coordinator for Barry County College Access Network working out of Barry ISD, which is a countywide initiative to increase students attending postsecondary education.
Margie joined Hastings Rotary in 2005 after attending the Rotary International Convention in Chicago, with her Rotarian husband, Gene. Gene honored her with a Paul Harris Fellowship before she became a Rotarian, and since then has earned another PHF. Margie has been an active Rotarian serving on many committees, projects, and as President in 2013-2014. In February 2015, she traveled to the Dominican Republic with members from Area 6 (and Battle Creek Sunrise) Rotary Clubs. She currently serves as President of the Rotary District 6360 Foundation, and has been a member of the board since 2007. Members of the Hastings Rotary Board nominated Margie for the Barry County Chamber of Commerce Athena Award, which she was honored to receive in January.
Gene and Margie have six children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild! They also spend time in Florida coordinating the care for her elderly parents who are still living on their own with assistance. Margie’s father was a Rotarian in Tecumseh, Michigan where Margie was born.
Area #7 Battle Creek/Cereal City Sunrise/Climax/
Rick Briscoe (Penny)
Rick’s experience began in 1976 with membership in Rotary Club of Cass City, Michigan. He then became a member of the Rotary Club of Vicksburg, and in 1987 joined the Rotary Club of Kalamazoo. As a member of Kalamazoo Rotary, he has chaired five committees—Vocational Service, Sergeant-At-Arms, Group Study Exchange, Rotary Foundation and District 6360 Foundation.
Rick and his wife Penny have hosted numerous Group Study Exchange participants in their home, including young professionals from Germany, Chad and South Korea. Rick also served on the Board of Directors for five years and was President in 2003–2004. He served as an Assistant Governor for four years and attended an International Convention and numerous District Conferences. In 2010, Penny (a member of Rotary Club of Portage, Michigan) and Rick co-chaired the District 6360 District Conference that created the concept of honoring a “Rotary Hero” from each club.
Rick is a Paul Harris Fellow +9 and a Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation. He organized a fundraising Concert to End Polio in cooperation with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, which also increased awareness of our Polio eradication efforts.
Rick’s professional career began in hospital administration in which he held various staff and management positions, including employment in various senior management capacities at Bronson Healthcare Group for over 16 years. Rick has been active in many volunteer and civic activities since moving to Kalamazoo in 1976. Rick’s family hosted four high school students through foreign exchange programs and both of his sons were outbound exchange students. Rick has always lived in Michigan, except while serving in the U.S. Army, first as a Military Policeman and then as a Drill Sergeant.
Area #8 Bronson/Coldwater/Coldwater Twp. SR/Quincy/Union City
Position Currently Vacant
Area #9 Hillsdale/Jonesville/Litchfield/Reading
Kirk Hoffman (Jeanine) Jackson Rotary Club
Kirk has been a member of the Rotary Club of Jackson since 1991. Kirk has served as President and Treasurer for his club and is a Paul Harris Fellow and Benefactor. Kirk serves on the Youth Services, International, Foundation, and New Member Orientation committees & has 23 years of perfect attendance.
He is also an agent of the Rotary Foundation of Jackson County, and has served on the Finance and Grant committees. Kirk enjoys serving on the Youth Services committee and is the Interact subcommittee chairperson. Kirk was a RYLA student in District 6290 in 1982 and was a Youth Exchange host parent in 2007-2008 and 2013-2014.
As VP of Planning Services at GuideStream Financial, Inc. in Spring Arbor, Michigan, Kirk has been a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant and Financial planner since 1986. Kirk is a Western Michigan University graduate and past president of the WMU Alumni Association.
Kirk is happily married to Jeanine and they have two daughters, Kaitlyn and Alysa and one grandson, Liam. Kirk enjoys music, boating, fishing, bicycling, and golf.
Area #10 Albion
Cindy Conant (Jim) Jackson Rotary Club
Since my dad was a member of Rotary before I was born I have always felt like a Rotarian having grown up going to Rotary events. I joined Rotary in 1995 and have seen Rotary itself change a lot in those years. I am fortunate to belong to a very active club, the Rotary Club of Jackson.
After being Club President, I agreed to be an Assistant Governor and enjoyed getting to know the people in my clubs and enjoying their meetings as well. It was good to see other clubs in action. So when given the opportunity by PDG Bob Small to have a full term as AG I agreed and look forward to seeing what these clubs have in store
Area #11 Charlotte/Eaton Rapids/Mason/South Lansing/Holt
Larry Adams (Sharon) Charlotte Rotary Club
Larry is the retired President and CEO of Harrow Industries of Grand Rapids Michigan and returned to his hometown of Charlotte after his retirement. Larry joined the Charlotte Rotary Club on his birthday January 8, in 2007.
Larry had previously been a Rotarian in Winchester, Virginia and has 11 years of Rotary service. Larry’s Rotary career has included service as Committee Chair, Fundraising Chair, Program Chair, President Nominee, President Elect and Club President for the 2014- 2015 Rotary year.
Larry’s achievements include club record fundraising, net increase in membership, sponsoring a local Interact Club, initiating a Satellite Club framework, erasing deficit budgets and the restoration of several community programs due to surplus budgets.
Area #12 Grand Ledge/Ionia/Lansing/DeWitt/St. Johns
Joseph Pulver (Linda) St. Johns Rotary Club
Joe is a Past President of the St. Johns Rotary Club. He has been a Rotarian for 8 years. Joe is the Managing Director of Clinton County Road Commission. Joe and his wife Linda are married with two grown sons and six grandchildren In their spare time, Joe and Linda enjoy endurance ultra running.
Area #13 Delta-Waverly/East Lansing/Haslett/Okemos/Lansing
Nathan Triplett ( Sarah), East Lansing Rotary Club
Nathan joined the Rotary Club of East Lansing in 2009 and served as 2012-2013 Club President. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and a Charter Member of the Rotary District 6360 Paul Harris Society. Nathan currently serves as Area #13 Assistant Governor, a Rotary Leadership Institute facilitator, and District 6360 Rotary Foundation Committee Chair.
He served as a member of the East Lansing City Council from 2007-2015 and, at 30, was elected as the youngest Mayor in the community’s history in 2013. Nathan served on the Michigan Municipal League’s (MML) Board of Trustees and was elected Vice President and President of the Board.
Today, Triplett serves on the Board of Directors of the Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA), the MSU James Madison College Alumni Association, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, the MML Foundation, and the ACLU of Michigan. Nathan is an Eagle Scout who volunteers as an Assistant Scoutmaster and District Chairman for the Chief Okemos District of the Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of the City of East Lansing’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee.
Triplett graduated from Michigan State University’s James Madison College in 2006 with degrees in Political Theo-Constitutional Democracy and Social Relations. He holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from the Michigan State University College of Law. Nathan is an attorney and works as Political Director for Equality Michigan. He lives in East Lansing with his wife, Sarah, and son, Teddy.