District Leadership

District Governor

Mary Ellen Bentler
District Governor
Rotary Club of Hamlin/Lake Ariel

 Mary Ellen Bentler has been a member of the Hamlin/Lake Ariel Rotary club since July 2012 serving as club President in the Rotary Year 2013-2014.  Prior to that, Mary Ellen was a member of the Newfoundland Rotary Club for seventeen years and President in the Rotary Years 2003-2005.   She was the Rotary District 7410 Foundation Chair for the Rotary Years 2016-2019.  Through the years Mary Ellen has filled other significant positions including the Grants Chair and Assistant District Governor for Area 3. 

Mary Ellen has always been passionate about District Grants and Global Grants.   The Rotary Foundation is the only charitable organization that you can donate to and the funds come back to the District so that Rotarians can continue to do good in local communities and in the world. 
Mary Ellen served as the Retail Market Manager of the Northeast PA Market, for NBT and retired in February, 2021, after 27 years with the bank.  Her responsibilities included providing Leadership and guidance to branch managers in the area of sales, business development and to ensure successful operation of their branch.  She built a motivated and high performing branch team through recruitment, training and development of the staff in thirteen NBT Bank branches.  She has also completed the Pennsylvania Bankers Association School of Banking and the Pennsylvania Bankers Association Advanced School of Banking. 
Mary Ellen is a graduate of the North Pocono High School in Moscow, PA and is the mother of two children and the proud grandmother of four grandchildren.  When she is not busy working for the good of Rotary, she enjoys spending time with her family on her boat at Lake Wallenpaupack.