West Shore Country Club
100 Brentwater Road
Camp Hill, PA  17011
United States of America

Join us Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the West Shore Country Club (100 Brentwater Road, Camp Hill) as we celebrate our Rotary Foundation and our achievements during the Million Dollar Journey in 2018-19. Cocktail hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner and speaker from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Cost is $50 per person. Registration deadline is November 1, 2019. 


The speaker this year is Brenda M. Cressey, a Rotarian since 1989 is a member of the Rotary Club of Paso Robles, CA. USA in District 5240.  She is recently retired as the CEO of Office Support Systems, a telecommunications business. 

She continues to serve in a number of key roles for The Rotary Foundation.  Currently serving as a Trustee from 2017-2021 as well as the first woman Trustee Vice Chair and Chair in 2018-19. She continues to hold a number of key positions for The Rotary Foundation.  These opportunities allow her to meet, mentor and serve alongside of many fellow Rotarians around the globe. 

Since serving as Governor in 2001-02, most of her Rotary assignments have focused on successful Fund Development for The Rotary Foundation, specifically in the areas of Polio Eradication, Annual Fund, Paul Harris Society, Endowments, Major and Legacy Gifts.  

Her wish is to see the end of Polio and this has been her mission and the very reason she joined Rotary.  Having participated in a number of Rotary humanitarian projects around the world, she is humbled to be a Rotary Foundation Alumnus. Brenda has seen and experienced, first-hand, how our gifts to the Rotary Foundation greatly impact the lives of others and will someday bring peace and understanding around the world.  

She and her husband Dick are members of the prestigious Arch Klumph Society, Major Donors and members of the Legacy Society.  They have established the Brenda and Richard Cressey Endowment for Peace for the Rotary Peace Centers. 

When asked what the highlights in her life might be, she will not hesitate to say that they involve being a Rotarian. She is the recipient of the RI “Service Above Self Award,” The Rotary Foundation’s “Citation for Meritorious Service,” and the prestigious Distinguished Service Award. 

Brenda was honored to be nominated as one of President George H.W. Bush’s “1000 Points of Light,” recognizing those individuals who are making a difference through their volunteer service. She was also awarded Maine Public Broadcasting System’s “Jefferson Award for Meritorious Service,” and bestowed with the “State of Maine Governor Award for Community Service.  She was a two-time recipient of the American Cancer Society Volunteer of the Year Award. 

She resides in Templeton, California, USA with her husband Richard, recently retired from a long career as a Vice President in manufacturing.  They both enjoy spending time outdoors and traveling.