Kevin Crouse, Rotary district governor from District 7090, appeared at a recent meeting of the Jamestown Noon Rotary Club.
Crouse and his wife Rebecca traveled from Brantford, Ontario, Canada, on a two-week visit to Rotary clubs in the area.
In addressing the group, Crouse congratulated Sharon Hamilton, Jamestown Noon Rotary Club president, and the club for its membership's activities and projects. He spoke about the importance of this year's Rotary theme, "Engage Rotary - Change Lives."
A former teacher, coach and administrator at the elementary and secondary levels for 35 years, Crouse emphasized the need to help children and young people through Rotary and noted that this would be a goal of his governorship. At the Rotary District level, Crouse served for six years as the New Generations Director of Youth Services and chair of the Slapshot Committee. A four-time Paul Harris Fellow, Crouse created, administered and conducted the Slapshot program, a Rotary leadership program for 15-18 year olds that has sold out every year since its inception. Slapshot is a program unique to Rotary District 7090.
A former "Mr. Ontario" and, also, "Mr. Canada," Crouse developed a variety of teacher resources as resource development director for two provincial organizations and wrote a book entitled Food and Fitness for the Forty Plus.
The district governor holds three university degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in English and math from Wilfred Laurier University; a Bachelor of Physical Education and a Master of Science in teaching from McMaster University. He and his wife Rebecca have four children and five grandchildren.