ELMER R. JORDAN — Past Rotary Club President, Past District Governor 5260, Past Director Rotary International 1991-1993. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of PDG and Past RI Director Elmer Jordan. Elmer's home club, the Rotary Club of Calabasas, submitted the following touching sentiments about him when he was recently awarded the Rotary District 5280 Hall of Fame Award:

There is so much to say about PDG Elmer Jordan, but the words “Rotarian” and “gentleman” are the ones that come to mind first and foremost.  To our Rotary Club, Elmer epitomizes Rotary, always quietly giving advice, only when asked, and practicing what Rotary stands for, in his actions, in his speech and in all of his behaviors.  Calabasas Rotary club was the most fortunate of Clubs when PRID Elmer needed to change Rotary Clubs due to driving distance and he selected Calabasas as his new Club.  He embraced the move into District 5280 and offered his unfailing support and encouragement to Club members and to our Club, always urging “get involved”, especially into district positions.

Elmer R. Jordan was born and raised in New York City.  Before retiring he was the owner of the Elmer R. Jordan Insurance Agency, Westlake Village.  He was past president of the San Fernando Valley Agents/Brokers Association and recipient of the Van Dusen Award, the association’s highest honor for advancing the ideals of the insurance industry.

A Rotarian since 1972, Elmer was a Past President of the Rotary Club of Tarzana-Encino, and served as Governor, District 5260,1983-84.

Elmer served two terms as a training leader at the International Assembly, Rotary’s training school for incoming District Governors.  In addition, Elmer served on the Board of Directors of Rotary International from 1991- 93. 

Elmer published “Can the Four Way Test Work in Today’s Society” and “Advancing the Object of Rotary.”  He represented 17 presidents of Rotary International as their personal representative at Rotary District Conferences throughout the U.S, including conferences in Argentina, Canada, and the Philippine Islands.

Elmer was a Major Donor of the Rotary Foundation and a recipient of the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service.  When Elmer finally had to stop attending Rotary meetings due to ill-health he had 44 years of perfect attendance.  Elmer was married to his lovely wife Gloria for many years, and they were blessed with five children. They lived in Oak Park, California.

A more devoted person to Rotary, and a more deserving person of Rotary District 5280 Hall of Fame Award would be hard to find. To have know Elmer was to love, admire and respect him.



There will be a  viewing on Sunday, October 8 from 4:00-7:00pm, followed by a Rosary at 8:00pm, to be held at Pierce Brothers, 5600 Lindero Canyon road, Westlake Village.
The funeral will be held on Monday, October 9 at 10:00am at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 5801 Kanan Rd., Westlake Village, CA 91362.