Southern Frederick County Rotary Club member Rich Glover was inducted June 16 as district governor of District 7620 for the 2018-19 Rotary year. As district governor, he will be responsible for more than 60 clubs in the region. He replaces District Governor Greg Wims, a member of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Club.
Glover’s daughter, Victoria, introduced him and has followed in his footsteps as a Rotarian. At Urbana High School, she was active in the Rotary’s youth Interact Club and is now a member of the Dupont Circle Rotary Club. She said that her father “has shown me that being a Rotarian is not something that you do, it is who you are. My dad is a man of big ideas, but he is also a man of action who puts his boots on the ground and gets things done even when it’s the job that nobody else wants to do. This is ‘service above self.’ He leads not simply by doing, but by mentoring, by motivating and by inspiring.”
Glover and his wife, Susan, have both been Rotarians for 27 years—and both have been club presidents. Glover has established four Interact Clubs, with one more in the pipeline. He began with Rotary while living in Kansas. In Maryland, he has been active with the Montgomery Village, Frederick and Southern Frederick County Rotary Clubs, and is a former president of the Southern Frederick County Rotary.
The Silver Alert barbershop quartet performed as part of the presentation, held at Frederick High School. The evening closed with Silver Alert performing Bread’s hit song “If” and Glover accompanying them on the trumpet.