Beth Stubbs to join RI board

Tom KingBlount

Beth Stubbs is not a member of the Rotary Club of Farragut, yet in a way, she is. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Maryville. And in the Rotary years of 2015-16 she served as the District 6780 Governor, leading 65 clubs in East Tennessee – Farragut Rotary included.

And Beth loved that job. Now, there’s another Rotary job in her future – a big job, a challenging job, but a prestigious one as well.

Beth Stubbs

She was recently elected to the Rotary International (RI) board of directors. She will be one of 17 international Rotarians leading the largest civic club in the world with 1.4 million members in 35,000 clubs in 200 countries and territories. Her two-year term at the table begins on July 1, 2023. Her election to the board will become official during the 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston, June 4-8.

District governors spend part of their year visiting every club, sharing their priorities and goals, news from the district, and from RI, plus working to understand what each club has going on. Being a district governor is for sure a labor of love. She has visited and spoken to our club many times, sharing news and Rotary Foundation goals as well as the work Rotary is doing to forever eradicate polio worldwide. We know her well.

A Rotarian for 31 years, her home club in Maryville nominated her for this prestigious position, and the RI Zone 30 Nominating Committee recommended her to Rotary International.

Professionally, Stubbs has owned the Beth Stubbs, CPA firm in Knoxville for more than 20 years.

The Maryville club selected her as its Rotarian of the Year in 2002. She was honored with the RI Avenues of Service Award in Club Service in 2020-2021. Her Rotary resume includes attending 20 international conventions, being in New York City for the U.N. National Day for Rotary, and traveling to Chandigarh, India, in 2009 for National Immunization Day where she immunized numerous children against polio.

As much as she gives of herself to Rotary, she also is passionate in serving her community. She serves on several non-profit boards, including the Michael Dunn Center, and is past chair of Asbury Place Inc., a regional retirement community organization in Maryville. In the past she has served in various district officer positions in Toastmasters International. She is also very active in the Church Street United Methodist Church in Knoxville.

Beth is married to Tony, a business owner and insurance broker, and they share three children – Tammy, Dawn and Thomas – and three grandchildren.

To explore membership in the Rotary Club of Farragut, call 865-659-3562. Farragut Rotary meets each Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. at Fox Den Country Club. Tom King, a past president of Farragut Rotary, has served at newspapers in Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and California and has been the editor of two newspapers.

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