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For more than 90 years, the Rotary Club of Kansas City has been rallying all corners of the community to help thousands of kids attend camp. The club, whose members are among Rotary’s first People of Action, gave the first donation to The Rotary Foundation

Strength in Diversity

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Japanese diplomat earns Rotary alumni award

Japanese diplomat earns Rotary alumni

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2017 Rotary Convention offers five days of inspiring speakers, exciting events, and opportunities to connect with club members from around the world

Understanding vaccine derived polio outbreaks

Understanding the recent polio

District Governor Fred Heitman
District Governor 2016-2017

Fred Heitman has been a member of the Rotary Club of Oak Ridge since 1998. Fred has served his club in a variety of capacities, including holding numerous club offices. He served as club president in 2005-06. He served as co-chair and fund raising chair for the Secret City Centennial project. He has chaired several fund raising events for his club.

As club Polio Plus chair, he chaired several successful fund raisers for polio eradication efforts. He was selected as club Rotarian of the Year for 2012-13. He has served on the faculty of his Rotary College since 2001. He is a Rotary Foundation Benefactor, a member of the Paul Harris Society, and a Major Donor to the Rotary Foundation. He has served as District 6780 Polio Plus chair, the Annual Giving Coordinator, and the Foundation Donations chair. Fred graduated from the District Leadership Academy in 2009-10. He served as an Assistant Governor in 2011-12. Fred received the Interact Eagle Award in 2012. He was the General Chair of the District 6780 Peace Forum  Committee that hosted RI President Sakuji Tanaka in 2013. Fred was part of the inaugural Zone 30/31 Emerging Leaders Institute in 2013. He was selected to serve as the District 6780 District Governor in 2016-17.

Fred holds a BS in Zoology from Oklahoma State University and an MS in Biology (Fisheries) from Tennessee Technological University. He is a Certified Fisheries Professional by the American Fisheries Society and a Certified Stormwater Inspector by the National Stormwater Center. He served as President of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, and as President of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society. He continued to serve AFS on the professional certification committee for several years. Fred has published several articles in refered scientific journals dealing with his fisheries research projects. Fred has authored three chapters in a multi volume set of books entitled "Reproductive biology and early life history of fishes in the Ohio River drainage." Fred is the owner of American Aquatics, Inc., a biological consulting firm. The company specializes in management of small impoundments for improved fishing; developing fish and wildlife management plans for private landowners; providing stormwater permitting assistance to municipalities, industries, and construction sites; and performing ecological assessments for large induatrial facilities. Fred travels throughout the country teaching Stormwater Inspector courses for the National Stormwater Center. Fred frequently speaks to non-technical audiences about Rotary, the Rotary Foundation, and Fish Sex.

Fred and his Rotarian wife Kathy Sergeant, share four children and 13 grandchildren. They reside in Knoxville.




The Governor's Team

DGE Deborah Alexander-Davis

DGN Jim Roxlo