Posted by Paul T. Homsy, MD, MPH on Aug 22, 2019
 
 
District Governor : Gary Gillen                                                                                                                                                                                                    
 
                                                                       
                                                                     
In Rotary,  there are 1.2 Million members organized in  over 35,000 clubs. There are 60 clubs in District  5890 which covers the Houston area Gary Gillen is our organizer and leader. Rotary leadership is made up of volunteers. Charity navigator rates Rotary  as 100 out of a 100 point scale for overall rating ,  100 points for financial responsibility and also. 100 points for Accountability and Transparency.  SOURCE  charitynavigator.org: 8/2019 report for FY 2018. 
  https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=4553
 
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Gary joined the Rotary Club of Richmond in 2001. He was named Rotarian of the Year by his club in 2003 and elected President in 2010-2011. He was an Assistant Governor from 2013-2016 and was named Assistant Governor of the Year in 2014-2015. At the District level he has been a member of the Finance Committee, several All Club Meeting Committees and District Conference Committees. He served on the Lone Star P.E.T.S. Vision Committee in 2015. Gary and Janice are both Paul Harris Fellows with Gary being a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a Paul Harris Society member. 
 
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district 5890 website -https://portal.clubrunner.ca/50025/Stories/gary-gillen-district-governor-2019-20-gary-gillen-district-governor-2019-20)
 
 
Gary is married to Janice Gillen. They have two married daughters and one granddaughter. Gary and Janice own and operate Gillen Pest Control in Richmond. Gary joined the Rotary Club of Richmond in 2001. He was named Rotarian of the Year by his club in 2003 and elected President in 2010-2011. He was an Assistant Governor from 2013-2016 and was named Assistant Governor of the Year in 2014-2015. At the District level he has been a member of the Finance Committee, several All Club Meeting Committees andDistrict Conference Committees. He served on the Lone Star P.E.T.S. Vision Committee in 2015. Gary and Janice are both Paul Harris Fellows with Gary being a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a Paul Harris Society member. Both daughters are also Paul Harris Fellows.
 
Gary calls himself the luckiest man you will ever meet because he has had the opportunity to serve the people of Richmond, Rosenberg, Fort Bend County, Texas and the United States, in positions most people do not even know exist. Gary served on the Rosenberg City Council 1982-1986, Republican Party Chairman of Fort Bend County 2006-2007, and was a Commissioner with the City of Richmond 2010-2014.
 
 He served many years on the Board of Directors of the Texas Pest Control Association and was Chair of PestPac, their political action committee. After the attacks in 2001, he was selected to serve on the Fort Bend Bio-Terrorism Preparedness Task Force. A dedicated Aggie, he chaired Texas A&M’s Muster in Fort Bend County for several years and helped fund a perpetual scholarship for the Corps of Cadet members.
 
He was appointed by President George W. Bush and reappointed by President Barack Obama to serve a total of 7 years on the Good Neighborhood Environmental Board - the only independent Presidential Advisory Board in the Federal Government. They study health and environmental issues along the US/Mexico border and suggest policies for the President and Congress.