Membership

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!

NEW MEMBER CRITERIA
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.

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

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Welcome new member Zach Hulm

Welcome 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.

New member Lee McLean Jr.

New member Lee McLean Jr.

Chelsey Bode introduced Lee on March 30. His co-sponsor is Krystal Russell.

Lee was born and raised in the Springfield area. He attended Willard High School and Drury University.

Lee has been in the real estate business for his entire professional life, beginning in his father's real estate development company, McClean Enterprises, and then focusing on the brokerage side of real estate for the last 10 years.

Lee currently is a senior advisor for SVN/Rankin Company, formerly Sperry Van Ness, and holds the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation.

Lee is active in the community, including the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trustees for Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services of Missouri, as well as the finance committee of his church. Free time is spent at baseball tournaments, basketball games and dance recitals.

Lee is married to Cheyenne and they have three children, Hudson, 8; Lila, 5; and Maci, 4 months.

New member Ron Hill

New member Ron Hill

Gary Whitaker introduced Ron on March 16.  His co-sponsor is Rick McElvaine.

Ron was born in St Louis and lived mostly in St. Charles while growing up.  From 1975 to ’80, he studied at School of the Ozarks (now College of the Ozarks) and earned a BS degree in Industrial Technology.

In 1984, Ron helped St. John’s Hospital (now Mercy Springfield) as a paramedic, along with wife, Marilyn, start Springfield’s first Helicopter Critical Care Service: Hammons Life Line.  He was on its first flight.

In 1987, Ron married to Marilyn Hill.  She met all the pre-marital requirements: she was a nurse, had two kids out of diapers, and had a great ski boat.

In 1987, Ron started a paramedic service in Kimberling City for St. John’s.  In 1992, he went back to school for a post graduate degree from Drury’s Hammons School of Architecture.  He’s been designing homes since 1978.

In 2000, Ron worked with Millwood to design St. Andrews Club and San Poppi.  In 2003, he established Euro World Design to design homes with the character found in Old World communities.  His company’s home designs are throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia.  He’s won the 417 Magazine Home of Year award numerous times.

In 2013, Ron established On The Hill.  It presents dinners that are auctioned by local not-for-profit organizations to raise money for special causes. Ron and Marilyn and chefs donate dinners at their home, which has the ambiance of stepping out of the United States into a French or Italian scene.

Ron was recently honored as one of 2017’s 50 People You Need to Know by Ingrams.

New member Scott Meier

New member Scott Meier

Gary Whitaker introduced him on Dec. 22. His co-sponsor is Brian McDonough.

Scott is originally from north Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Lacrosse in 1976 and did graduate studies at Notre Dame University.

He has been involved in sales, management and ownership of radio and TV stations and sports marketing enterprises in Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York City, Detroit and now Springfield, where he's been general manager of the four radio stations of Midwest Family Broadcasting since February 2016.

Scott has lived the motto of Service Above Self as a leader on numerous nonprofit and community organizations, including Ronald McDonald House, Boys and Girls Clubs, and chambers of commerce in Michigan and Ohio, as well as the March of Dimes national board in New York City.

On the personal side, Scott was his hometown's marble champion in the fifth grade, made his mother teach him how to polka before his first date, and may be the only college radio station volunteer employee to be fired by his college dean.

Scott has been married to Brenda for 38 years. They have four grown children and two beautiful granddaughters.