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Leadership Change at CMIRC

Dear Rotarians and Friends, I have been asked to share with you all some difficult news. Our charter president and current president, Roger Lindley, has resigned from his presidency and from Rotary. His reasons are personal, and his decision is final.

I think we will all respect Roger’s decision. We recognize that after giving so much for so many years to our club, our Rotary district, and our community, Roger has earned the right to step back and reset some of his personal priorities. I have worked with Roger for over 10 years on building our club, and I can say that CMIRC would not exist had it not been for Roger’s efforts. We and the people who benefit from our community service projects owe him a tremendous debt of gratitude. I am sure that some of you will want to reach out to say thank you to Roger. I am sure he will appreciate that, but please do not pressure him to change what was a very difficult decision.

The Board has nominated PP Dylan Thomason to serve the remainder of Roger’s presidential term, and we have President-elect Patrick on deck for 2024-2025. We are blessed with depth in talent and leadership skills, so I anticipate CMIRC will continue to be one of the most successful service organizations in Chiang Mai. But somehow, it won’t feel the same without Roger by our side.


John K. Schorr, Ph.D.

Charter Member and Past President

Chiang Mai International Rotary Club

Assistant District Governor of Rotary District 3360 2023-2024


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