Glenn Estess, Sr. - Rotary International President, 2004-2005

President, Rotary International 2004-05

Trustee, The Rotary Foundation 1993-96

Vice-President, Rotary International 1991-92

Director, Rotary International 1990-92

District Governor D-6860, 1979-80

Glenn E. Estess, Sr. is the Retired Chief Executive Officer of Glenn Estess Associates, Inc. Born in Pike County, Mississippi; he earned a degree in Chemistry and Physics from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Glenn is one of five brothers who were Rotarians. At one time four were Presidents of their respective clubs.

Glenn is past chairman of trustees of the Baptist Health Systems, an eleven-hospital system headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama with approximately 10,000 employees. He served as director of the Better Business Bureau of Central Alabama and as a trustee for the Workmen's Compensation Trust of the Business Council of Alabama. Earlier in Florida he was chairman of the YMCA, the American Chemical Society and the Arthritis Foundation. He was also a member of the Board of Regents of the National Association of Personnel Consultants in the United States.

A Rotarian since 1960, Glenn was a member first in club #41 at Jacksonville, Florida (USA), and then Wayne, New Jersey (USA). Glenn was an Advisor to the 1997 Rl Convention Committee, PolioPlus National Coordinator in 1987-88. During his tenure as a Trustee, Glenn served as Chairman of the Foundation's Finance Committee and Vice Chairman of its Program Committee. He was Rl's International Assembly Chairman and Moderator in 1999.

He formerly was a member for four years and Chairman for one year of Rl's Audit & Operations Review Committee. This is Rl's only committee having a six-year term. This Committee serves in an Advisory role to the Board of Directors. Glenn was also the Chair of the 2002-2003 Membership Development and Retention Committee.

Glenn is a Rotary Foundation Major Donor, a Paul Harris Fellow, and a Benefactor. He is the recipient of the Citation for Meritorious Service and The Rotary Foundation's Distinguished Service Award.

Glenn and Mary have three children and eight grandchildren. Sixteen members of his family are Paul Harris Fellows.

Speaking on Why I Am a Rotarian, Glenn E. Estess Sr. remarked:

"Rotarians are a diverse group of people, from differing backgrounds and often of differ­ent cultures. We have learned firsthand that Rotary does contribute to better understanding among people. Each experience adds to our number of special friends.

When I witness the joy of a child and the appreciation of the mother as a result of our club providing a small playground at a local children's hos­pital; when I talk with young people about career and educational oppor­tunities, I know my Rotary efforts are worthwhile.

And then, most of all - the fellowship, friendships, and sense of unity I experience in my club make me value membership in Shades Valley (Alabama, U.S.A.) Rotary above all else, except my church.

I appreciate being a part of this and I am a Rotarian because of it."

Learn about Glenn E. Estess Sr.from these links:

Rotary Global History Fellowship The Help Commission, United States Commission on Helping to Enhance the Livelihood of People 10/27/04 Visit to D7150 by R. I. President Glenn Estess, Sr.