Trustees Take Office

MARIO CESAR MARTINS DE CAMARGO

Santo Andre, Brazil
Santo Andre, Brazil

Mario Cesar was president of Grafica Bandeirantes and is now a consultant to the print sector in Brazil. He served as director and president of ABIGRAF Brazil for eight years, president of Sindigraf São Paulo for six years, vice president of Fiesp for 11 years, and vice president of Conlatingraf. He also has been advisor for the Patrol Boys Group and serves on the board of Casa da Esperanca (House of Hope), a project for children with disabilities, sponsored by his Rotary club since 1953. A Rotarian since 1980, Mário César has served RI as RI president’s representative, RI training leader, leaders’ seminar trainer, committee member and chair, RI Convention co-chair, and task force member.

ORSCELIK BALKAN

Istanbul-Karakoy, Turkey
Istanbul-Karakoy, Turkey

Orsçelik is the executive senior board director of the EAE Elektrik Company, involved in manufacturing products in Turkey and Russia. He is a developer in renewable energy implementations in Turkey and teaches for an MBA program at Kültür University in Istanbul. He is a trustee of several health and education foundations, a past member of the Council of the Chamber of Commerce of Istanbul, and a past candidate for member of parliament from Istanbul. A Rotarian since 1973, Örsçelik has served RI as director; RI Board Executive Committee chair; committee member, liaison, advisor, vice chair and chair; task force zone coordinator; RI president’s representative; RI training leader; and Council on Legislation representative. He has been vice chair of the Operations Review Committee and Reach Out to Africa Committee, and a member of the Eastern Mediterranean Regional PolioPlus Committee. In 2007, he convened Rotary Presidential Peace Forums in Sofia, Bulgaria Istanbul and Nairobi, Kenya. He has led disaster relief services in Turkey following an earthquake in 1999, helped bring Rotary services to Bosnia-Herzegovina, and initiated a heart surgeries project for Iraqi children. Örsçelik has received the 2001–02 Distinguished Past District Governor Presidential Citation, RI’s Service Above Self Award, and The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service. He is a Rotary Foundation Major Donor and Benefactor.

RON D BURTON

Norman, Okla., USA
Norman, Okla., USA

Ron retired as president of the University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. in 2007. He is a member of the Cleveland County, Oklahoma, and American Bar Associations and is admitted to practice in Oklahoma and before the U S Supreme Court. He is a founder and past president of the Norman Public School Foundation, and founder and past board member of the Norman Community Foun- dation. A recipient of the Silver Beaver Award, he is a past vice president of the Last Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Ron has been a Rotarian since 1979 and has served RI as president, director, Foundation trustee and vice chair, RI Board Executive Committee member, RI president’s aide, committee vice chair and chair, task force member, and International Assembly group discussion leader, assistant moderator and modera- tor. He has been a regional Rotary Foundation coordinator (RRFC) and Permanent Fund national advisor, and has served as assistant moderator and moderator of RRFC training institutes. A recipient of RI’s Service Above Self Award, Ron also has received The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service, Distinguished Service Award, and International Service Award for a Polio Free World.

THOMAS M THORFINNSON

Santo Andre, Brazil
Santo Andre, Brazil

Tom is president of Thorfinnson Law Offices and is engaged in the private practice of corporate law. He is a former lecturer in business law for the University of Minnesota and is in his 14th year as a member of the First Minnetonka City Bank board of directors. He also is past director and board chair for the Hopkins Crime Prevention Foundation, Open Circle Adult Day Care, Eden Prairie ABC Foundation, and Eden Prairie Girls Athletic Association. For 15 years, he volunteered as a head coach for girls’ fast-pitch soft- ball. A Rotarian since 1980, Tom has served RI as vice president, director, member of the RI/USAID Water Alliance Steering Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee, regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, Council on Legislation representative, Permanent Fund national advisor and zone coordinator.

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