October 24, 2019
World Polio Day
Our Speaker this week is Past District Governor Carl Chinnery. He will be speaking about "Polio, Rotary and Us."
Carl was Vice-President of Kansas City Life Insurance Company until 1976 when he established his private law practice, now known as Chinnery Evans & Nail, in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, concentrating on estate planning, probate, business law and real estate.
Carl joined Rotary in 1977 and served as District Governor of District 6040 for 2002-2003. That year he received the Presidential Citation. He was 2007 Convener for Nomination of International Director for Zones 30 and 31. He was 2010 delegate to the Council on Legislation. He is a Major Paul Harris Donor, Level 6, and Benefactor, a member of the Inaugural Class of the Paul Harris Society of District 6040, and the Arch Klumph Society, Chairs Circle. He has served as Major Donor Advisor, Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, Endowment Major Gift Advisor and RI President’s Representative.
He received the District 6040 Humanitarian Award for Polio Eradication, the 2010 Regional Service Award for a Polio - Free World, and the International Service Award for a Polio Free World. He received the Citation for Meritorious Service, the Distinguished Service Award, Service Above Self Award, and the Membership Development and Extension Award. He has also served as Polio Plus Chairman for District 6040, was a Rotary International Polio Plus Partners Task Force Member, and was the Moderator/Trainer for EMGA’s. He participated in an NID to India.
Carl enjoys working with wood and has built two sail boats and two canoes among other wood projects. He enjoys traveling, gardening, sailing and golfing. Between them, Carl and Jean have eight children and eighteen grandchildren.
Every member of Carl’s family is a Paul Harris Fellow. During his Rotary career, Carl has sponsored over 165 new members and the installation of three new clubs.