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Meet Our
District
Governors

BOB HOBAUGH

District 7430 Governor 2021-2022

Bob learned about Rotary through his friends who were exchange students sponsored by the Emmaus Rotary Club. He graduated from Emmaus High School, Penn State University, University of Virginia and Dickinson School of Law. He met Florita after law school. They have a daughter, Karen, and a son, Stephen, both Penn State graduates.

Bob is an attorney practicing in Southeastern Pennsylvania. He practiced with large firms for 34 years and now enjoys a solo practice. Bob regularly publishes legal articles with the Business Law Sections of the American Bar Association and PA Bar Association and with many other business organizations. 

Bob serves as Director and Board Chair of Ontelaunee Region Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA). He served as Director and President of the Burn Prevention Foundation, Director of Kutztown Rotary Charitable Foundation, Inc., Diakon and its predecessor organizations, and was a Founding Director at Northeast Berks Chamber of Commerce. Bob is a Senior Master Judge and Team Captain for the AACA and a member of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America, showing antique BMW's at national meets. 

Bob has been an active member of the Kutztown Rotary Club since 1986. He served District 7430 as Parliamentarian, Assistant Governor, Annual Fund Chair, member of the International Service and DEI Committees and as a counselor in the Student Exchange Program. He teaches for the Rotary Leadership Institute. He is also a member of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Rotary Action Group and the International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians. Bob thanks his wife, Florita, for serving with him in Rotary. 

SHELBY RHODES

District 7475 Governor 2021-2022

Shelby Rhodes was born and spent her early years in Pittsburgh, PA before moving to New Jersey in 1985. A graduate of Lenape Valley Regional High School in Stanhope, Shelby earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and a Master of Business Administration from Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

Shelby joined the Rotary Club of The Skylands (formerly Netcong-Stanhope) when she wanted to become more involved in the local community. Shelby served three consecutive terms as Club President and has chaired the Club's Annual Golf Outing numerous times.

 

It was the Golf Outing that attracted her husband Mark to join Rotary. Together, the couple graduated the Rotary Leadership Institute in 2017 and became Rotary Leadership Institute faculty members just one year later. "Rotary Leadership Institute turns ordinary Club members to engaged Rotarians," Shelby often reminds everyone she meets. 

A Paul Harris Fellow, Shelby is a member of the Paul Harris Society and is a Rotary Foundation Benefactor. In 2017, Shelby and Mark joined the ranks of the Arch Klumph Society (AKS) flying to Rotary International Headquarters in Evanston, IL to be formally inducted in the fall of 2018 into the Arch Klumph Society. And in 2021, the couple committed to leave parts of their Estates to The Rotary Foundation joining the ranks of the Foundation's Legacy Society.

Shelby was appointed in 2017 by the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholder to serve on the Women's Advisory Committee. She's also an active member of the Chester Lion/Lioness Club and serves on the Board of the Park Avenue Foundation where she also Chaired the Foundation's 2016 Gala. She is a founder and Chair of HartmannRhodes Charities, a NJ nonprofit corporation that provides funding to New Jersey Rotary projects. 

Shelby is  semi-retired real estate broker and M&A advisor who spends much of her time volunteering and managing the HartmannRhodes' family investments. 

ROGER TAYLOR

District 7450 Governor 2021-2022

Roger has been a proud member of the Rotary Club of Coatesville since 2014. Currently he is the District 7450 Chair of the Four Way Test Contest, The Rotary Leadership Institute Site Chair and part of the faculty of the Rotary Leadership Institute. Roger is also a Paul Harris Fellow and is a member of the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group. His official Rotary Classification is Science-Astronomy and has been teaching Observational Astronomy for more than twenty years and is President Emeritus of the Chester County Astronomical Society. He also enjoys cooking, archery, birding, kayaking, and photography. 

His scientific mind brought him to a career in the technical world with companies such as Siemens Medical Solutions and Bayer Diagnostics. A native son of West Philadelphia, his career took him to Texas and Massachusetts before he settled in West Chester, PA. Roger is an Army veteran and served at the Joint Forces Institute of Surgical Research. He has also served for almost a decade as a school board director as well as being on the board of various non-profit art and education related organizations. Roger has especially enjoyed his role as coach-mentor for speech competitions over the years!

He is dedicated to helping clubs realize their potential in their journey to helping Rotary become as diverse as our population-at-large. He believes that Rotary clubs, moving forward, should seek out a cooperative model so that all may benefit from all of our successes!