Zachary Monroe of Massena was recently inducted as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Potsdam. He is the director of development and community relations at Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley.
Monroe brings with him a wealth of experience and a profound commitment to service. A Brasher Falls native, with more than eight years of dedicated work in non-profit fundraising and management, his professional journey has been characterized by passion and excellence.
In his current role at Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley, he has proven his ability to lead successful fundraising campaigns and community initiatives. His efforts have resulted in substantial contributions to Hospice's mission, underscoring his dedication to making a meaningful impact.
Monroe’s commitment to service goes beyond the workplace. His service work began at a young age, by assisting his grandparents with many community service activities.
Today, he carries on those traditions by continuing to be an active member of various community organizations, including the Massena Central School District Board of Education. He also lends his expertise and enthusiasm to the Louisville Minor Hockey Association and various other committees, exemplifying his commitment to bettering the lives of those in our community.
In his personal life, Monroe is not just a professional and a community advocate but also a devoted family man. He finds immense joy in spending valuable time with his children, as well as coaching their various sports teams, instilling in them the values of teamwork, discipline, and a love for sports.
When he's not engaged in community work or family activities, Monroe's adventurous spirit takes him on exciting journeys. He is an avid traveler who enjoys exploring new horizons and experiencing diverse cultures. His love for the outdoors is reflected in his passions for hiking, camping, skiing, and exploring the beautiful landscapes in and around the Adirondacks and similar regions.
“Monroe embodies the spirit of service that defines the Rotary Club,” says Potsdam Rotary President Duane Pelkey. “We are excited to welcome him into our community of like-minded individuals dedicated to making a positive difference in the world. His energy, expertise, and commitment will undoubtedly enrich our club, and we look forward to the great things we will achieve together.”
Left to right: President Duane Pelkey, Monroe, and his sponsor, Rotary Treasurer Shawn Seymour.