A Past District Governor ‘s Story Aired on February 13, 2009
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Rotary District 7210’s Past District Governor Dr. Jim Yarmus (2007-2008) discusses his journey from Cuba in 1960 to becoming a U.S. citizen, a Civil Engineer, a Rotarian (Spring Valley Rotary), and a district governor. A Past President of the Society of Civil Engineers, today Dr. Yarmus is a professor of Project, Construction, and Planning Management. As a member of Engineers without Borders, he recently took nine of his students to Honduras for hands-on engineering work in implementing power plants and clean water projects. A few of the projects he is most proud of as Past District Governor are the district’s literacy, publicity, and water and sanitation awards from Rotary International, especially the latter, Dr. Yarmus says, since literacy, clean water and sanitation are part of the “key” to “peace in the world and saving children’s lives.”