Rotary District 5890's very own Past District Governor Susan "Suzi" C. Howe serves as one of nineteen members of Rotary International's 2020-2022 Board of Directors.  All of us here in Rotary District 5890 admire and respect Suzi and we are so very proud of her for being an outstanding role model for all of us. 
 
We're all extremely proud of RI Director Suzi because has worked tirelessly to improve her community and our world, and she will continue to make a positive impact as a RI Director. Together with her husband, Bill, they exemplify "Service Above Self."
 
RI Director Suzi is a proud member of her home club, the Rotary Club of Space Center in District 5890.
 
Director Suzi dedicated her career to education after graduating from the University of Kansas. She owned and operated South Shore Montessori, a private school, until her retirement inf 2019. It was during the construction of that school that she learned about Rotary through her broker, architect, and others involved, all of whom were Rotarians. She joined Rotary in 1992, and within six months was serving on her club's board.
Passionate about sharing her skills in training and education, she has served Rotary as an RI training leader and as a member of the Leadership Development and Training Committee. She has also been a regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, host committee adviser for the 2022 Rotary International Convention, and vice chair of the End Polio Now Countdown to History Campaign Committee. In 2005, Howe received the Dome City Award on behalf of all Houston-area Rotarians after coordinating logistics for 650 Rotarian volunteers at the Houston Astrodome after Hurricane Katrina. The group helped hundreds of thousands of evacuees from New Orleans over three weeks.

A talented fundraiser, Howe has served on three Million Dollar dinner committees and chaired a recent dinner that raised $3.8 million for The Rotary Foundation. "If you make eye contact with me, I will be asking you to make a contribution," she says. Howe has received the Service Above Self Award, The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service, and The Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award. She and her husband, Bill, are Arch Klumph Society and Bequest Society members.

Suzi is responsible for two Rotary International Regions (32 & 36), made up of three Rotary Zones:  25A, 25B, 29. Zone 25A (Region 32) includes Central America, Venezuela, and Columbia. Zones 25B and 29 (Region 36) are in the US.