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Edward (Eddie) Blender

Founding member, Director Emeritus & Senior Historian, RGHF Ambassador, Paul Harrisand the Rotary Foundation & Chair: Why I am RotarianDentistry,
RC of Edwards, Colorado USA, PDG 5470

Eddie is a founding member of this history website project. He has been a contributing editor, and founding member, since its inception in November of 2000.

www.1905society.org member of the Arch Klumph Society

2008 – TRF’s DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD and 2008 – RI’s SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD

He is a board member emeritus of RGHF Eddie served as Vice President for the 2006-2007 year. “Rotarians learn from each other; we learn from the men and women who care enough to help build a better world. What better teachers are there then our predecessors in Rotary. Read their stories, read their accomplishments. You will be convinced, and a convinced leader becomes an extraordinary convincer. The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”

Why I am a Rotarian

PRIP RATTAKUL, PRIP MAJIYAGBE, RIP WILKINSON, RIP BOYD,
EDDIE & PATTI BLENDER, PRIP GIAY AND PRIP ESTESS
PDG Blender was also recently appointed chair of the Rotary Centers Major Gifts Initiative.

Eddie is a Past Governor (Colorado D5470) and has had local, national and international leadership, membership and Foundation experience that includes:
• Governor Elect Trainer (GETS) 2001, 2003
• Training Leader—International Assembly (Anaheim) 2002-03 and 2003-04
• Rotary Regional Foundation Coordinator (Z-25) 2002 to 2004
• TRF Representative – the National Association of Fellowship Advisors (NAFA) 2003-2005
• Literacy Task Force Coordinator (Z-25)
• Assistant Zone Membership Coordinator
• 3-H Grants Committee (India and Mexico)
• Country Representative (US and Canada) New Models for Rotary Clubs Pilot Project 2001 to 2007
· RI Presidential Representative (numerous conferences)
• Hope Alliance Country Selection Committee
• Rotary Volunteer
• Director, Rotary Global History
• President-elect, International Dental Volunteers
• Editor “Our Foundation Newsletter”
• Editor “What Paul Harris Said”
• Editor: “Why I am a Rotarian”
• District 5470 Rotary Scholarship Committee
• RI Council on Legislation 2004 Representative
• Founding Member: United Way—Charter Committee (Eagle County)

Eddie and his wife Patti are Rotary Foundation Charter Bequest Society members, Paul Harris Society Members, Major Donors and have Endowed a Rotary World Peace Scholarship.
They have recently been made members of the Arch Klumph Society.

Our Foundation Newsletter
Why I am a Rotarian, a weekly feature
Disaster Relief Alerts
Re-Dedication of the 1941 Mt. Evans Peace Memorial
2005 PSA Booklet “Value of Rotary
World Peace Symposium 2007 Speech
Fran Talk Gems
Report on First Mass Inoculation for Polio – 1954