Bender leads Superior RotaryWarren Bender has been elected president of the Superior Rotary Club for 2012-2013.
Warren Bender has been elected president of the Superior Rotary Club for 2012-2013.
Bender taught Spanish in the Duluth Public Schools from 1973 to 2009, at the College of St. Scholastica and with the Upward Bound program at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. In 1988, he was a visiting AFS teacher to Arequipa, Peru, and in 1992, studied with the Quintocentenario Program for Spanish teachers in Madrid, Spain. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master’s degrees from UWS, and was a participant in the 2010-2011 Superior-Douglas County Leadership program.
Bender represents the 3rd District on the Superior City Council, and serves as chair of the Douglas County Democratic Party and corresponding secretary of the Superior Federation of Labor. In addition, he is a member of the Douglas County Historical Society board, the Health Care Clinic board, the UWS Alumni board, and serves as secretary of the Salvation Army board. He is also a member of the Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival executive board and was the festival co-chair in 2011.
Bender’s goals for the 2012-2013 Superior Rotary Club year include increasing membership and involving all members in club functions, continuing the many grants and scholarships that Rotary awards locally and globally, and increasing public awareness of the community based and global programs and initiatives of the Superior Rotary Club and Rotary International.
“We have a strong club, and I look forward to continuing our good works in the community and actively supporting Rotary’s global projects such as eradicating polio and helping people gain access to clean water,” said Bender.
Officers and directors for the 2012-2013 club year are: Brian Leuthner, president-elect; Erin Makela, president-nominee; Allen Raffetto, past president/club trainer; Jann Brill, secretary; Tuula Harris, treasurer; and directors Doug Sutherland, Julius Erlenbach, Len Campbell, James Farkas, Charles Glazman, Doug Dalager and Bob McClellan.
Rotary is an international service club organization and Rotary members work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.
For information, go to www.superiorrotary.org.