Rotary honors three new leaders

An Evanston Rotarian, Bruce G. Baumberger, was installed Sunday night as governor of District 6440, the top post in a 72-club district that encompasses clubs from Evanston to the Wisconsin state line.

At an installation dinner at the Evanston Golf Club, Rotarians also installed the presidents of the two Evanston clubs. All are for terms that end on June 30, 2011.

Baumberger, a past president of the Rotary Club of Evanston Lighthouse, succeeded William J. Ferreira of the Rotary Club of Long Grove.

Karena J. Bierman succeeded Chip Uchtman as president of the Lighthouse club, and Gene Servillo succeeded Dick Peach as president of the Rotary Club of Evanston.

The dinner was attended by nearly 300 Rotarians from throughout the district.

Baumberger, a Rotarian since 1986, operates a referral-based computer consulting firm that specializes in supporting small businesses and individuals.

Bierman, who received a law degree with honors from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans, is senior planned giving officer for The Rotary Foundation, which is affiliated with Rotary International, headquartered in Evanston.

Servillo was president of the Board of The Harbour, a shelter and counseling service for homeless girls in Evanston, and is owner of a computer consulting practice in Evanston.


Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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