Jun 28, 2017
Kathie Short
6840 District Governor Elect

Governor Elect Kathie Short Kathie is a member of the Rotary Club of Pass Christian, MS. She became an Honorary Member in 2000 and a member in 2006. She has served her club in numerous positions as President (2008-2009), Foundation Chair and Grants Chair and has held several positions in District 6840 including Grants Chair 2008-2014, Assistant Governor 2010-2015, Deputy Governor 2014-2015, Conference Treasurer, Conference Registration Chair, and featured speaker at the Rotary International Convention in New Orleans. She is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and member of the Bequest Society. Following Hurricane Katrina she traveled with her husband Rotarian Dr. D.H. Short (1939-2008) to twenty two states and two countries to bring awareness to the recovery of Pass Christian and District 6840. Through generous donations made by fellow Rotarians, The Rotary Foundation and the Rotary Club of Pass Christian sponsored recovery projects including the building of thirty two homes by the Mennonite Disaster Services, donation of two dump trucks to the City, walking track with exercise equipment and handicapped playground in the local park, special needs computer lab in city library, children and adult books in the library, bathroom in the park, and educational classes for adults to complete their GED. She is a board member and secretary/treasurer at Memorial Hospital Gulfport. Kathie is involved in medical, community and humanitarian organizations including Mississippi State Medical Association Alliance (Past President), American Medical Association(Legislation Committee), Coast Medical Alliance (Past President) American Cancer Society (Executive Leadership Council), Past Christian Historical Society (President 2005-2008), and Deaconess of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Gulfport, Mississippi.