"Renew the Spirit of Rotary"


Roy was born in Olympia, Washington, and educated in the schools of that city. He graduated from the University of Washington with a B. A. degree in Economics in 1943. He then served three years in the U. S. Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Captain. After WWII he married his longtime sweetheart, Sally. They are proud of their three children; two married daughters and one son.

He and Sally love to travel, and during the spring, summer and fall months, will find them cruising the local and Canadian waters in their powerboats.


Roy first joined a Rotary Club in Olympia in 1946, but the next year he moved to Bellingham to work for the Puget Sound Pulp and Timber Co., where he was Sales Manager and a Director until the company merged into the Georgia-Pacific Corporation. He retired in 1971.


He has served as an area Governor of the University of Washington Alumni Association, as Chairman of the Bellingham March of Dimes and the United Way, and on many committees of the Chamber of Commerce. In this year of 1982 he is on two Boards of the Diocese of Olympia (Western Washington) of the Episcopal Church and on the Community Council of the St. Joseph's Hospital of Bellingham.


He joined the Rotary Club of Bellingham in 1960 and was its President in 1965-66. During this year he became interested and involved in the affairs of our District 504, resulting in his being elected Governor for 1974-75. For his training as Governor he attended the last International Assembly at Lake Placid, New York. Roy emphasized then, and has since, the fact that our District has both American and Canadian Clubs which makes the term of any Governor an especially gratifying and wonderful experience. During his year the Burlington Club was chartered.

Roy was honored with a Paul Harris Fellowship by his club in 1975.