Cyndi Doragh named 2015-2016 Rotary District 6960 Governor

Rotary International District 6960 is pleased to announce the election of Cyndi Doragh as District Governor for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. A member of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South since 1994, Doragh is Past President (1999-2000) and Past Assistant Governor for Area 4. As District Governor, Doragh will provide leadership, support and motivation to more than 50 Rotary Clubs in District 6960.

District 6960 encompasses 8 counties, including Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Desoto, Hendry, Glades, Lee and Collier. Rotary is a volunteer organization comprised of 1.2 million business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace. There are 32,000 Rotary Clubs, in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.

Rotary International President K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran from Sri Lanka has chosen the theme, “Be A Gift to the World” for his year and challenges each District Governor to share their gift. Doragh said, “We each bring our gifts to make our world a better place. What is your gift to share? What legacy will you leave behind?”

Rotary’s flagship program is PolioPlus and is the leading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, along with The Gates Foundation, the World Health Organizations, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; all working together to eradicate this dreaded disease. India is now polio-free and Africa has gone one full year (2014-2015) without a case of polio. There have only been 30 cases of polio reported this year, 26 in Pakistan and 4 in Afghanistan, where 1,000 cases per day was once the norm.

Doragh and her husband Pete, Past District Governor for 2014-2015, are Major Donors, Bequest Society Members and Benefactors. She has received the prestigious “Rotarian of the Year” and “Service Above Self” Award. In addition to her work with Rotary, Doragh has served as Past Chairman of the Lee County Economic Development Council and Past President of the Downtown Fort Myers Property Owners Association. She has also supported the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce and United Way. She has been named the Florida Public Relations Association Chapter Member of the Year, is the first recipient of the National Athena Award for Women in Business in Florida, and has been awarded several Addy and Beaty Awards. Cyndi represented Southwest Florida’s local PBS/NPR affiliate for numerous years (WSFP TV/FM, now WGCU).

Doragh is a fourth generation Floridian with strong roots in Lee County. She and her husband Pete are the proud parents of five children, Shannon, Abigail, Joshua, Joseph, and Elizabeth, all Florida State University graduates.

Rotary District 6960

Rotary District 6960 has more than 2,300 members. Service Above Self is the Rotary. For more information, visit www.rotarysouth.org.