David Tirard, District Governor 2018-2019
David Tirard joined the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island in 2003. He is a Ten Star Rotarian and holds the Four Avenues of Service Citation. He was elected President in 2011, and he led the club to Large Club of the Year recognition at the District Conference in March 2012. At District level he has served on the Grants Committee since 2010, served as Paul Harris Society Chair since 2013 and as an Assistant Governor from the same year. He holds two Foundation District Service awards, a Distinguished District Service award, and was recognized as District Rotarian of the Year in 2014. He is a Major Donor, Paul Harris Society member and Bequest Society member. David is British by birth, and enjoyed a thirty-three year career with Barclays Bank Plc. Most of his career was spent in the UK, but a tour of duty in Zambia as a bank auditor really opened his eyes to the poverty suffered in a third-world country. (This experience helps fuel his passion for the Rotary Foundation). Upon retirement he came to the United States in 2001, where he met his wife Susan. They moved to Bluffton SC in 2002. She is also a Rotarian, and they enjoy two children and eight grand-children in the USA, and two children and three grand-children in the UK. In the little time they have outside Rotary, they enjoy cooking, gardening and looking after the three Golden Retrievers they have rescued.
Gary C. Bradham 2018-19 IPDG
Gary Bradham is the District 7770 District Governor 2017-2018. After graduating from The Citadel, he served in the United States Air Force for 25 years, retiring as a full Colonel. His final Air Force assignment was Commander, Air Force Services Agency, with leadership and management responsibilities for all hospitality and morale, welfare, and recreational functions worldwide. In addition to his BA in Business Administration from the Citadel, Gary holds a MBA from the La Tech University, and a National Security and Logistics degree from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Gary is a member of the Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach, since 2005, where he served as Club President (2011-2012). He also served as Foundation Chair and Club Secretary. He was named the Club Rotarian of the year in 2013. He is a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute. Gary has served as the District’s Membership Chair; a Paul Harris Society member; and Finance Committee member. As Membership Chair, he was instrumental in developing the district’s well recognized “e-member” classification program. He was the recipient of the RI Club Builder award, Presidential Citation Award, and several District Service-Above-Self Awards. One of the most significant parts of his Rotary story was participating in a Polio National Immunization Day, NID 2015, in India to keep India Polio free. During this process, he helped to dispense vaccine drops to the children of India, protecting them from the dreaded polio disease in an effort to eradicate Polio. Gary is married to Susan, his wife of 44 years. Susan is an e-member in the Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach. They have two adult daughters and two grandchildren. Gary and Susan are Major Donors, Bequest Society, Benefactors, and Sustaining Members. Gary is a member of the Paul Harris Society. They currently live in Elgin, South Carolina.
Johnny Moore, District Governor Elect 2018-2019
Johnny Moore is a member of the Rotary Club of Chapin Sunrise. He was born in Spartanburg, SC and graduated from Spartanburg High School in 1971. He enrolled at Clemson University in 1971 where he majored in Industrial Management and joined the Air Force ROTC program where he earned a four- year ROTC scholarship. He graduated in 1975 with a B.S. in Industrial Management and was a distinguished graduate of Air Force ROTC. He has worked in the garment manufacturing industry, the bottling industry, sold computers for four different companies and founded SouthMed, Inc., in December 1992 which he still owns. Johnny joined the Rotary Club of St. Andrews-Columbia in September 2007 where he served as Club President for 2010-2011 and Foundation Chair for 2011-2012. He transferred to the Rotary Club of Chapin Sunrise effective July 1, 2012. He served as Assistant Governor for Area 3 of District 7770 for 2013-2016. Johnny became the District 7770 Membership Chair in July of 2016 and is slated to serve in that role through June 2019. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and a Bequest Society Member. He is married to the former Susan Anne Saine of Irmo, his college sweetheart; and they have been married for over 40 years. Johnny and Susan have three daughters all married to Godly young men and seven wonderful grandchildren with two more on the way in 2017. He is a member, choir member, drama ministry member and Elder (not currently serving) at St, Andrews Presbyterian Church in Irmo. Johnny’s hobbies include fishing, woodworking and shooting sporting clays.
Pauline B. Levesque, District Governor Nominee 2018-2019
Rotary International Vice-President 2013 – 2014 Anne Matthews
District 7770 is proud to be the Rotary home of Dr. Anne L. Matthews, Rotary International’s first female Vice-President 2013 – 2014. She is a member of the Columbia East Rotary Club and has had perfect attendance since joining in 1989. She is a Past District Governor, and was named Rotarian of the Year in her club for 2005 & 2006.
Dr. Matthews is only the second woman Rotary Foundation Trustee and the third woman elected to serve as a Rotary International Board Member (2012-14). She is also the first woman Foundation Trustee and the first woman Rotary International Board member from my Zone (33). More info here.
Dr. Matthews, an educator, has served in several management roles, including the South Carolina Department of Education, and on many national and state boards.
A Rotarian since 1989, Anne served as a trustee of The Rotary Foundation, a member of the Future Vision Committee, a regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, and twice as lead assembly trainer.
She received the Citation for Meritorious Service, Distinguished Service Award, and Service Above Self Award. Anne is a Major Donor, charter member of the Bequest Society and the Paul Harris Society, and a Benefactor.