This Week’s Speakers: DG Howard Cohen and Dr. Art Jarvis

District Governor Howard Cohen – UBUNTU: Compassion and Humanity 

Photo of Howard CohenCoReinforce the concept of SERVICE: Breathe IN Suffering; Breathe OUT Compassion

Although Howard Cohen has been a Rotarian since 2001 when he first joined the Renton Rotary Club, it was not his first connection with a service club. In high school in upstate New York, Howard joined the Leo Club, the Lions’ Club version of Rotary’s Interact Club. After college, he joined a local Lions Club as there was not a Rotary Club in the area. Years later, he found Rotary.

Howard continues his 44 year history in hotel management. He earned his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his MBA from UW. When Howard changed jobs to downtown Seattle, he joined the Queen Anne Rotary Club and became the President shortly after that. Howard then found his eventual home in the Emerald City Rotary Club, where he became President of that club.

Dr. Art Jarvis, Superintendent – Bellevue School District

Bellevue School District Update

Dr. Jarvis has extensive experience as a leader in education, working with school districts, staff, students and families. After earning his BA in Education, MA in Special Education, and Ed.D in Educational Administration from the University of Washington, Dr. Jarvis has served as Superintendent in Tacoma, Enumclaw, and South Whidbey school districts. Most recently, he has been the Interim Superintendent in the Shelton, Renton, and Peninsula school districts. He has twice been named the Washington State Superintendent of the Year.

Source: Bellevue Rotary Club