Now Tracy Vicario has been chosen as president-elect. In 2014-15, she will pilot the club that reflects her dedication to an expanded membership.
Vicario was elected PE a month ago by her fellow Rotarians. Other officers for 2013-14 are: Marc Hillman, president; Dave Haack, past president; Pat Mahoney, secretary; and Michael Steen Treasurer.
“I am very honored to have been nominated for President-Elect for the Portland Pearl Rotary Club (PPRC),” Tracy said. “I am excited and at the same time very nervous to lead a club after there have been so many exceptional leaders in the club’s history.
“Our club is filled with the most inspirational, kind and generous people I have ever encountered. As Membership Chair, it has been effortless to obtain new members because as soon as a guest walks in the door, they can’t help but feel the energy, compassion and warmth of the club. I am very proud to be a member of PPRC and look forward to my Tuesday mornings.”
Her presidential predecessor, Hillman, saluted Tracy’s nomination:
“Congratulations (and thank you) to Tracy for accepting the role our club’s 2013-2014 President-Elect! I am very excited to have Tracy in this position. Her fantastic energy and welcoming personality will serve our club well. Tracy’s hard work as Membership Chair has been an integral component to our club’s growth over the past three years and I am confident her new role will keep us engaged and help continue to attract new members.
“Current President Dave Haack, Tracy and I are putting together a leadership pipeline and will provide many new opportunities for members to take on leadership/director roles. Please join me in congratulating Tracy!”
Viacrio’s Rotary involvement began in 2009 at the Lafayette, Calif., Rotary Club after a client invited her to a meeting. It continue when she and her husband, Greg, moved here in 2010. She recalled:
“My friends and family could not understand how I could leave California and move to a place where we did not know anyone. I told them I would join Rotary and make 50 new friends. I first visited the downtown club and then Portland Pearl and I immediately knew that I wanted to be a member of Portland Pearl Rotary Club–the energy, the friendliness and the fun. It’s been almost three years and I have made some incredible friends.”
Her Rotary classification is Employer Services Consultant. She is employed
by Coordinated Resources Group. She explained: “With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, health benefits, payroll, human resource compliance and technology are all inter-connected. I help businesses to design and manage the best health benefit products, services and technology for their employees and families while keeping an eye on cost and regulatory compliance.”
Vicario is also active in both the Pearl District Business Association (recently elected a vice-president) and the Pearl District Neighborhood Association (she’s on the livability committee). “With my memberships in the PDBA, PDNA and PPRC, I work as a community liaison to assist with communication and coordinate activities that cross-over into our community.”
Hillman said he expects most of the current service directors and committee chairs will stay on his board, beginning July 1.