Rotary International Past President to Speak at Rotary Banquet
SAN ANGELO, TX — The San Angelo Rotary Club annual banquet is scheduled for Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. at the San Angelo Country Club. Speaking this year is Ray Klinginsmith who served as President of Rotary International for the year 2010-2011.
Klinginsmith has been a Rotarian for more than 50 years. He studied at the University of Cape Town as a Rotary Foundation ambassadorial scholar in 1961, and when elected to the board of directors for Rotary International in 1984, he became the first recipient of a Rotary Foundation award to serve on the RI board. He served as a Trustee of The Rotary Foundation from 2002 to 2006 and as Vice Chairman of the Trustees in 2005-06, and he has been awarded both the Citation for Meritorious Service and the Distinguished Service Award by the Foundation.
Klinginsmith is an attorney in Kirksville, Missouri, where he is also a member of the Kirksville Rotary Club. He now works primarily in the areas of commercial and corporate law, real estate, and estate planning.
He retired in August of 1995 as General Counsel and Professor of Business Administration for Truman State University (formerly Northeast Missouri State University) in Kirksville after 22 years of service. During his tenure at the University, he also served as Dean of Administration for a period of five years during the University’s transition to a liberal arts and sciences institution.
'Since his retirement from the University, he served a four-year term as a county commissioner for Adair County from 2001 thru 2004.