(Wake Forest, N.C., June 24, 2021)—Wake Forest businesswoman Angela Bendorf Jamison is Governor of Rotary International’s District 7710. She will serve as leader of 50 clubs and 2,000 Rotarians in the greater Triangle, 10-county region that includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding communities in North Carolina.
In the volunteer role, Jamison, a member of the Rotary Club of Wakefield/Wake Forest since 2010, serves as an officer of Rotary International, a global network of 1.2 million people of action in more than 36,000 Rotary clubs in almost every country of the world. Her focus is to support local Rotary clubs and club presidents.
Through service, Rotarians improve lives both locally and internationally from helping those in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. Rotary was the state’s first service organization, established in Raleigh in 1916.
Rotary efforts in the Triangle include:
- The Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center, one of seven in the world, selects and trains Rotary Peace Fellows who have a significant, positive impact on world peace and conflict resolution during their future careers.
- Rotary Day of Service brings together Rotarians and community partners to offer 250+ service opportunities on one day. In April, Rotarians volunteered at a COVID vaccination site at the Southeast Raleigh Boys and Girls Club gym and at four retail centers to share vaccine information and help people register to get immunized. On April 23, 2022, the Rotary Day of Service will focus on the environment.
- An international humanitarian effort in May resulted in greater Triangle-area Rotary clubs sending $36,422 to India for ventilators and oxygen during the country’s COVID crisis.
Jamison has served in volunteer positions throughout the Triangle and in her community. She is president of Communicopia, a public relations marketing agency she founded in 1998 located in historic downtown Wake Forest.
“Like many organizations, we are emerging from the pandemic with a focus to connect and engage with our communities and demonstrate our motto of Service Above Self,” said Jamison.
“Rotary helps me focus my passion for service with others who take action and have a spirit of giving,” Jamison added. “Our 105-year-history in North Carolina makes Rotary a respected service organization in our state.”
To learn more about Rotary in the greater Triangle area, visit www.rotary7710.org
About Rotary Disrct 7710
Rotary District 7710 consists of a network of clubs in the greater Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area and surrounding communities of North Carolina. The District is part of Rotary International, one of the world’s largest service organizations with more than 1.2 million members worldwide who are committed to Service Above Self. Learn more www.rotary7710.org
About Rotary International
Founded in Chicago in 1905 as the world’s first volunteer service organization, Rotary is a group of 1.2 million business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace. Rotary clubs meet regularly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures and creeds. For more information about Rotary, visit www.rotary.org
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Angela Bendorf Jamison is governor of Rotary International’s District 7710 serving from July 2021 until June 2022. She will lead 50 clubs and approximately 2,000 Rotarians in the greater Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Rotary is the state’s oldest service organization with its first club founded in Raleigh in 1916. Jamison is a Wake Forest, N.C., business owner who has served in many volunteer roles throughout her marketing communications career.