Membership at Southeast Rotary is extremely important to us, and we are always eager to hear from individuals interested in our mission and in joining our ranks.

Who are Rotarians? They are business and professional leaders who take an active role in their communities while greatly enriching their personal and professional lives.

Rotary International offers its members the opportunity to affect change within the community, advance business and professional contacts, develop leadership skills, and gain an understanding of -- and have an impact on -- international humanitarian issues. Through Rotary International and a local club, a Rotarian can have a significant effect on the quality of life within their community and around the world.

Criteria & Proposals

Springfield Southeast encourages its members to introduce new, qualified prospective members to Rotary and its opportunities for service and fellowship. Membership is by invitation only, and the applicant must be proposed by an active member in good standing.

Our membership development strategy is to build a strong club rather than building only a large club. If you know an individual who meets the membership criteria below, invite them to a Springfield Southeast event and show them what Rotary means to you!

Holds or is retired from a professional, proprietary, executive, or managerial position.

Has the capacity to meet the club's attendance and service requirements.

Lives or works within the Springfield area.

Is a person of integrity and maintains a good business reputation.

New member brochures and proposals can be picked up at the house table or by contacting the Southeast office.

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New member Austin Garrett

New member Austin Garrett

He was introduced on Aug. 24. His cosponsors are Adrienne McCoy and Marc Mayer.

Austin has lived in this area all his life, and in Springfield for five years. He earned a bachelor's of science degree in economics at Missouri State University and then served in the U.S. Army.

Since 2013, Austin has been a commercial lines insurance broker at Crane Agency in Springfield.

Austin was in Springfield Rotaract Club from 2014 until this year. He's also been active in other community organizations, including The Network, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Chamber of Commerce, Association for I.T. Professionals, Springfield Apartment and Housing Association, and Missouri Association of Insurance Agents and Brokers.

Austin and his wife, Cassie, have three children.

New member Marty Goodnight

New member Marty Goodnight

He was introduced on July 24. His co-sponsors are Shallina Goodnight and Linda Ramey-Greiwe.

Marty Goodnight earned a degree in advertising from Kansas State University in 1998. He worked at the Kansas City Star from April 2003 to July 2008, advancing from account executive to interim vice-president of Advertising.

He moved to Nixa nine years ago and Springfield four years ago. Marty worked as the advertising director at the Springfield News-Leader for six years, then was self-employed in the advertising field for two years, worked one year for Whitaker Publishing, and in June 2016 became associate publisher of the Springfield Business Journal, where he's in charge of revenue, circulation, marketing, and events.

Marty is also an artist, and his work is featured in galleries and businesses throughout Springfield. He participated in Leadership Springfield Class 27, and is a past member of the Leadership Springfield board. He serves on the Springfield Regional Arts Council Board as president-elect and chairs Artsfest.

Marty and his wife, Shallina, have five children and live in Springfield.

New member Jay Guffey

New member Jay Guffey

Bob Hammerschmidt introduced him on July 20. His co-sponsor is Lisa Odom.

An advocate for community health for more than 35 years, Jay joined Jordan Valley Community Health Center in 2016 as vice president of administration after serving at Mercy Hospital for more than 30 years, most recently as senior vice president and chief operating officer.

Jay’s education started with certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. He then graduated from St. John’s School of Respiratory Therapy and Missouri State University. Later he obtained his Master’s in Business Administration from MSU.

Jay has an impressive list of civic service including board secretary and treasurer of the Mid-America Transplant Foundation, Ozark Technical Community College Foundation, United Way of the Ozarks board, and Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce vice president of economic development, just to mention a few.

Active in the United Methodist Church, Jay has served as a lay leader, volunteer for international missions and conference pastoral support committee. Jay and his wife, Lisa, have two daughters.

New member Zach Hulm

New member Zach Hulm

Adrienne McCoy introduced him on June 15. His co-sponsor is Michael Wehrenberg.

Zach was born and raised in Lebanon. He joined the Air Force Reserves after high school and was stationed at Whiteman AFB near Knob Noster, where he served as an A-10 hydraulics mechanic. While in the Reserves, he attended University of Missouri - Columbia, where he earned a degree in business marketing and psychology.

Zach felt a desire for a greater challenge to serve his country and was selected for the Marine Corps Officer Candidate Program. After completing that program, he was stationed in Camp Lejeune, N.C., and served as the 2nd Marine Logistics Group budget officer, managing operations and maintenance funding.

Zach voluntarily took a deployment to Afghanistan in 2011. He was the fiscal officer in charge of the stability operations section in Helmand Province, managing humanitarian and construction projects. He earned the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Action for his actions.

After returning home, he was assigned to Bloomington, Ind., as the Marine Corps officer selection officer. He was responsible for recruiting, screening and preparing college students and graduates for the rigors of Marine Corps Office Candidate School.

Zach still serves as a captain in the Marine Corps Reserves. He returned to Missouri in 2014 and purchased CertaPro Painters. He believes it provides the right professional environment and culture for focusing on taking pride in your work and giving back to your community. His goal is to create an extraordinarily positive experience for every employee and customer.

New member Rebecca Welsh

New member Rebecca Welsh

John Horton introduced her on June 1. Her co-sponsor is Ray Meyer.

Rebecca was born in St. Louis, moved to Springfield during elementary school, then moved to Texas and graduated from Texarkana High School.

With a family in the roofing business, she naturally had a love of the construction industry and received her BS in construction management and a MBA from Missouri State University.

After 10 years at DeWitt & Associates as a project manager, she took over as a branch manager at Flynn Midwest, a building envelope subcontractor.

She is active in the Springfield Contractors Association, Tri-state Contractors, Construction Specifications Institute, US Green Building Council and serves on the Kitchen Board.

She has two children who both attend MSU. Christopher is a geology major and Savannah is starting work on a degree in psychology.

She is a member of Christ Episcopal Church, where she is on the welcoming committee.

New member Lynette Weatherford

New member Lynette Weatherford

Ken Stephens introduced her on May 4. Her co-sponsor is John Horton.

Lynette is founder and president of Human Resource Advantage. She's been in the field of Human Resources for more than 20 years.

Lynette earned her Master’s Degree in Human Resources from Ottawa University and a bachelor's degree from Missouri State University.

She is a member of the Springfield Area Human Resources Association, Branson Tri-Lakes Human Resource Association, Springfield and Branson Chambers of Commerce, and the National Society for Human Resource Management.

New member Jason Hynson

New member Jason Hynson

Bob Hammerschmidt introduced him on April 27. His co-sponsor is Cindy Howell.

Jason is executive director of Springfield Victory Mission.  He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from University of Oklahoma.

Jason has previous Rotary experience in the Osage Beach Daybreak club and, most recently, the Camdenton club, where he was on the Board of Directors. He has also served on the board of directors of the Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitors Bureau and is a member of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions.

Jason is married to Tiffany and they have five children.