DG Jim Finstrom Being Installed on June 29 by PDG Carrol Greenwaldt


About DG Jim Finstrom

Born the oldest of four children in Davenport, Iowa on November 20, 1943, Jim was raised in Aurora, Illinois. He graduated from Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa in 1965 and SMU Law School, Dallas, Texas in 1968.
After practicing law in Dallas, Texas for many years, in 1985 he moved to Jefferson, Texas where he continues his practice.  Jim served as District Attorney from January 1993 to December 2004 in Marion County, Texas. In the summer of 2018 Jim was honored for having practiced law for 50 years.

Married to his wife Patricia for 31 years, they have four children and nine grandchildren.  Jim is an Eagle Scout; a deacon at the First Baptist Church in Jefferson, Texas; active in Gideons International; is serving his second term as Alderman on the Jefferson City Council. Joining Rotary in 1993, he has served as president of the Jefferson, Texas Rotary Club twice and as an assistant governor in District 5830.  Jim enjoys gardening and travelling.

A Message from Jim Finstrom
Well, I have been installed as your 2019-2020 District Governor and am eager to go forward.  So that we might all receive the Presidential Citation, this month let's begin by appointing or re-appointing an active club membership committee and an active Foundation committee, with each comprised of no less than five members and report the chairs to Rotary International.  Respective goals could include an increase in club membership and an increased donation to both the Foundation and Polio Plus.  I look forward to meeting with each of your clubs.  Please let me know how I may be of service above self to you.  We will connect Rotary with the world together.