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Stephanie A. Urchick to Lead Rotary International as President for 2024-2025

PITTSBURGH, July 1 – Stephanie A. Urchick, a distinguished member of the Rotary Club of McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA, has been appointed as President of Rotary International for the term 2024-2025. With a history of significant contributions to Rotary International (RI), Urchick has previously served as an RI director and Rotary Foundation trustee, and has held numerous other leadership roles within the organization.

Urchick’s extensive service includes positions as a training leader, regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, and RI president’s representative. Additionally, she has played an instrumental role in the Council on Legislation, serving as both a representative and member-at-large for three sessions.

Her leadership extends to chairing the Rotary Strategic Planning Committee and The Rotary Foundation’s Centennial Celebration Committee. She has also been an active member of the Election Review Committee and Operational Review Committee.

Since joining Rotary in 1991, Urchick has participated in various international service projects, such as National Immunization Days in India and Nigeria. Her efforts in Vietnam included aiding in the construction of a primary school, and she traveled to the Dominican Republic to install water filters. Urchick, who is proficient in several Slavic languages, has mentored new Rotary members in Ukraine and facilitated a Rotary Foundation grant for mammography equipment and a biopsy unit in Poland. The Rotary Club of Krakow, Poland, recognized her pivotal role in the revitalization of Rotary in post-Communist Poland.

Currently, Urchick is fostering partnerships between U.S. clubs and districts with Rotary clubs in Albania, Kosovo, and Ukraine to support humanitarian and educational initiatives.

Professionally, Urchick has a background in higher education, consulting, and the entertainment industry. She holds a doctorate in Leadership Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has received numerous accolades from The Rotary Foundation and various community and international organizations.

Urchick’s appointment is a testament to her dedication and extensive service within Rotary International, as she prepares to lead the organization into a new era of global service and community engagement.

Monday Ashibogwu

Monday Michaels Ashibogwu is Editor-In-Chief of QUICK NEWS AFRICA, one of Nigeria's leading online news service.

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