Barry Kroll has been selected by District Governor Margit Rahill as 2017 Rotarian of the Year.  
Embodying “Service Above Self,” Barry is an exemplary Rotarian who provides strong leadership, tirelessly shares his knowledge and skills, generously donates financial and in-kind resources and works countless hours in various capacities with the Madison Club, many districts, the Zone, and Rotary International to further the mission of Rotary.
The Madison club, District 7470 and the tens of thousands of people we serve have directly benefited from his efforts. An outstanding Rotarian especially dedicated to the growth and future of Rotary with a multitude of accomplishments in membership, training, youth, technology and communications, Barry is a role model for our club, district and beyond.
Accomplishments and Activities:

Madison Club:
Barry consistently, proactively and positively contributes to all five avenues of services in membership, community, club, youth and communications. His key roles and responsibilities include: Club Board of Directors, Membership Secretary, New member Development Chair of the Membership Committee, New Member Orientations (fireside chats) Chair, new member mentor, Webmaster, Ebulletin Editor, End Hunger 3.6 Committee, technology trainer, Club Picnic Chair, Paul Harris fellow coordinator, Paul Harris Society member, Youth Scholarship Chair, Walkfest coordinator and many others. Barry’s steadfast involvement has been a major factor to the overall continued success of the Madison Club. Most notably for the 2016-17 year, Barry has been exceptionally instrumental to Madison’s success including bringing in 18 new members, becoming the largest club and continuing to be one of the strongest clubs in the district, and achieving overwhelming success in many community service projects including End Hunger 3.6.

District 7470:
Barry serves as a member District Leadership Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Finance Committee, Inflight Committee, Gift of Life Committee and Paul Harris Society committee; he is the Chair of Membership Development/Retention and Electronic Committees. He is Co-Chair of RYLA and Ross Redmond Short Term Youth Exchange to Japan. He serves as a Rotary Leadership Institute faculty member and is the Site Coordinator/Chair for the Rotary Leadership Institute in West Orange.
He also serves as a Trustee on District 7470 Foundation. He is the District Webmaster, database manager, communication coordinator. He has conducted numerous webinar trainings, coordinated several Go To Meeting and Webinar events. He conducts a quarter new member webinar orientation, Club Runner training and is the coordinator of district/club surveys using Survey Monkey.

District and Beyond:
Barry was the 2017 Vice Chair for Mid Northeast PETS and will be the Chair for 2018 Mid Northeast PETS. 2017 PETS had recorded attendance of 450 people. Evaluation results indicated a 95% excellent rating from participants.

Zone – RI:
Barry was the ARC (Assistant Rotary Coordinator) for membership covering 5 districts and has been a trainer on membership at Zone Institutes.