Local businesswoman to serve as new Rotary governor

Angela Jamison will lead 50 clubs and 2,000 Rotarians in the Greater Triangle

Angela Bendorf Jamison

From WSJ Staff Reports

Wake Forest businesswoman Angela Bendorf Jamison will be inducted as District Governor for Rotary District 7710 on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 8 p.m. during a Leadership Transition Banquet, at Carolina Exotic Car Club. 

Jamison begins her term on July 1. 

She will lead 50 clubs and 2,000 Rotarians in the greater Triangle, 10-county region that includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding communities in North Carolina.

In the volunteer role, Jamison, a member of the Rotary Club of Wakefield/Wake Forest since 2010, serves as an officer of Rotary International, a global network of 1.2 million people of action in more than 36,000 Rotary clubs in almost every country of the world. Her focus is to support local Rotary clubs and club presidents.

Through service, Rotarians improve lives both locally and internationally from helping those in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. Rotary was the state’s first service organization, established in Raleigh in 1916.

Rotary efforts in the Triangle include:

  • The Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center, one of seven in the world, selects and trains Rotary Peace Fellows who have a significant, positive impact on world peace and conflict resolution during their future careers. 
  • Rotary Day of Service brings together Rotarians and community partners to offer 250+ service opportunities on one day. In April, Rotarians volunteered at a COVID vaccination site at the Southeast Raleigh Boys and Girls Club gym and at four retail centers to share vaccine information and help people register to get immunized. On April 23, 2022, the Rotary Day of Service will focus on the environment.
  • An international humanitarian effort in May resulted in greater Triangle-area Rotary clubs sending $36,422 to India for ventilators and oxygen during the country’s COVID crisis.

Jamison has served in volunteer positions throughout the Triangle and in her community. She is president of Communicopia, a public relations marketing agency she founded in 1998 located in historic downtown Wake Forest.

“Like many organizations, we are emerging from the pandemic with a focus to connect and engage with our communities and demonstrate our motto of Service Above Self,” said Jamison.

“Rotary helps me focus my passion for service with others who take action and have a spirit of giving,” Jamison added. “Our 105-year-history in North Carolina makes Rotary a respected service organization in our state.”

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