Shane Pyle selected District Governor of Rotary in 2017

| December 16, 2014

Rotary Shane and AngieCOSHOCTON – Rotary District 6690, which is comprised of 59 Rotary clubs in the Southeastern quadrant of Ohio, has selected Coshocton Rotarian Shane Pyle to be District Governor in 2017-2018.

Pyle has been a member of the Coshocton Rotary Club since May of 1998 and is a third generation Rotarian. His grandfather, Dr. James J Pyle was club president in 1964. His mother, Sandy Pyle was club president in 2002 and his father Dr. Kevin J. Pyle was president-elect at the time of his passing in 2005. Pyle’s step-father, Roger Viers, served as District Governor in 2000-2001. Shane served as club president in 2003-2004. After his presidency, Pyle served as Assistant District Governor from 2005-2009 and was awarded special recognition for his service as ADG from District Governor Ram Gwande in 2009. Pyle has also worked in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program, Rotary Youth Exchange programs, District legislative committee and District Group Study Exchange.

In Coshocton, Pyle has served as chair for multiple Rotary committees and as the Sergeant-At-Arms for the club, served as a day manager for the Rotary Doughnut sales during the Coshocton County Fair, Team Captain for the 12 Days of Christmas fundraiser, newsletter editor, golf outing chairman and Past President of the Coshocton Rotary Foundation. Pyle owns and operates the Coshocton branch of Raymond James Financial Services which has been serving the investment needs of Coshocton County for 30 years. Pyle also donates his time to the Coshocton Footlight Players, The Coshocton Airport Amphitheater, West Lafayette F&AM 602, Plainfield UMC and Leadership Coshocton County. Pyle also serves as Chairman of the Coshocton Civil Service commission.

Pyle’s wife, Angie Pyle, will serve as First Lady and together they will travel to the 59 individual clubs within the district, as well as travel to the Rotary International Conferences and Zone conferences. She will also visit club community service activities which serve children such as Toys for Tots, Operation Smile and Polio Plus.

“I am both humbled and honored to be selected among such a diverse group of business and social services leaders.” Pyle said. “It has been 92 years since a Coshoctonian has served as district governor, going back to 1922 when George C Mitchell, the president of the Pope-Gosser China Company, served. I am proud that in 2017, Coshocton will become the center of the Rotary Universe as Rotarians from all around Central and Southeast Ohio will travel to Coshocton for our District Assembly, District Conference and many other events.”

Pyle said his primary goal is to spread the word of Rotary to the 21st century generation.  “When Rotary was first established in 1905, the members would gather in small rooms and offices to meet and discuss the needs of the community. That was the only way they could communicate as a group. But today, a single text or “tweet” can reach hundreds in a millisecond. How can we bridge that gap? That will be my focus, to energize the young men and women of this generation to participate in Rotary actively, in this day and age of Social Media.”

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