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Bill St. Clair: Rotary Foundation
July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bill was born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia, graduating from Woodbury Forest School in Orange, Virginia. After graduating from North Carolina State University, with a degree in Civil Engineering, he served as a 2 nd Lieutenant in the Army at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Seoul, Korea.
After leaving the service, he worked for Norton Company in Massachusetts, Japan, Brazil, North Carolina, Flowery Branch and Luxemburg. Early in his career at Norton, he earned his MBA at Boston University, where he was President of the MBA Association and held a Gillette Fellowship, graduating with honors. Bill has owned ServiceMaster of Gainesville, a commercial cleaning company since 1987. The business was sold in the spring of 2009.
During his 26 years in Gainesville, Bill has been active in many business and civic organizations including President of Manufacturing and Processors Council, Chair of Lanier Technical Institute Board, Search committees for Heads of Lanier Technical College, and Gainesville College, Executive Board of Gainesville College Foundation, North Georgia Swim Team President and Treasurer, First Presbyterian Church Elder, and Chair of Hall County Clean Council.
His Rotary experience began in 1974 in Newton, North Carolina. Upon moving to Georgia, he joined the Gainesville Rotary Club, in 1978. He served as President during Gainesville Rotary Club’s 75 th Anniversary Year 1997 – 1998, receiving the Governor’s Award for exceptional service. He has served as Club secretary since 2001. Bill as served at the District 6910 level as AIDS Awareness Chair 2001 – 2004, District 6910 Rotaract Chair 1992 – 1993, District 6910 Secretary, Assistant Governor 2007-2010 and is currently serving his third term as GRSP Trustee.
Bill and his wife Elizabeth are Paul Harris Major Donors and Hue Thomas Fellows. Together they have attended Rotary International Conventions in Glasgow, Singapore, Barcelona, Brisbane, Chicago, Montreal, Lisbon, Sao Paulo, and Salt Lake City. They have also served as members of a Rotary Friendship Exchange Team to District 3160 in India. The St. Clair’s have two children, Alexander, an Investment Banker in Alexandria, Virginia and Christiana, a Real Estate Agent with Dorsey Alston Realtors in Atlanta, Georgia. Unfortunately, Bill lost his Rotary Partner, Elizabeth, in the spring of 2011.