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Holger Knaack Selected
to be 2020-21
Rotary International President
By Ryan Hyland
Holger Knaack, a member of the Rotary
Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany, has been selected to serve as president
of Rotary International in 2020-21.
The Nominating Committee’s decision
follows the resignation last month of President-nominee Sushil Gupta due to
To build a stronger membership, Knaack
says Rotary must focus on increasing the number of female members and
transitioning Rotaractors into Rotarians.
Knaack believes that the People of
Action campaign offers new public awareness possibilities for Rotary. “This
campaign conveys our global image while still respecting differences in regions
and cultures,” he says.
A Rotary member since 1992, Knaack has
served Rotary as treasurer, director, moderator, member and chair of several
committees, representative for the Council on Legislation, zone coordinator,
training leader, and district governor.
He is an endowment/major gifts adviser
and co-chair of the Host Organization Committee for the 2019 Rotary
International Convention in Hamburg.
Knaack is the CEO of Knaack KG, a real
estate company. He was previously a partner and general manager of Knaack
Enterprises, a 125-year-old family business.
He is a founding member of the Civic
Foundation of the City of Ratzeburg and served as president of the Golf-Club
Gut Grambek. Knaack is also the founder and chair of the Karl Adam Foundation.
Knaack and his wife, Susanne, are Major
Donors to The Rotary Foundation and members of the Bequest Society.
The members of the Nominating Committee
for the 2020-21 President of Rotary International are Kazuhiko Ozawa, Rotary
Club of Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan; Manoj D. Desai, Rotary Club of Baroda Metro,
Gujarat, India; Shekhar Mehta, Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal,
India; John G. Thorne, Rotary Club of North Hobart, Tasmania, Australia;
Guiller E. Tumangan, Rotary Club of Makati West, Makati City, Philippines; Juin
Park, Rotary Club of Suncheon, Jeonranam, Korea; Elio Cerini, Rotary Club of
Milano Duomo, Italy; Gideon M. Peiper, Rotary Club of Ramat Hasharon, Israel;
Per Høyen, Rotary Club of Aarup, Denmark; Paul Knijff, Rotary Club of Weesp
(Vechtstreek-Noord), Netherlands; Sam Okudzeto, Rotary Club of Accra, Ghana;
José Ubiracy Silva, Rotary Club of Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil; Bradford R.
Howard, Rotary Club of Oakland Uptown, California, USA; Michael D. McCullough,
Rotary Club of Trenton, Michigan, USA; Karen K. Wentz, Rotary Club of
Maryville, Tennessee, USA; Michael K. McGovern, Rotary Club of South
Portland-Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA; and John C. Smarge, Rotary Club of Naples,
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