The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 2:17 pm

Rotarians gathering for summit

The Journal Gazette

More than 500 Rotarians from 13 states are expected to gather at the Grand Wayne Center this week for the Heart of America (Rotary) Zone Summit. 

Rotary International President-Elect, Holgar Knaack is scheduled to address the luncheon Friday, a news release said. Knaack lives in Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany, and will serve as president of Rotary International in 2020-21. 

Knaack has been a Rotarian since 1992 and has served in various leadership roles at Rotary International. He is CEO of Knaack KG, a real estate company, and was previously a partner and general manager of Knaack Enterprises, a 125-year-old family business. 

“Having a future president of Rotary International in Fort Wayne is a rare opportunity for Summit attendees and local Rotarians,” said Floyd Lancia, Zone Summit convener and a new director to the Board of Directors of Rotary International. Locally, Lancia is a member of the Anthony Wayne Rotary Club. 

The Zone Summit starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. 

“The Zone Summit is an annual gathering of Rotarians who have committed to a higher level of service and provides leadership training for the 78 Rotary Districts within these zones,” Lancia said in a statement.

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