Bio for District Governor 2016-17

Bio for District Governor 2016-2017
Virginia R. Joles, Rotary International Governor 2016-2017, District 7810, northeastern Maine and New Brunswick, Canada, retired from a career in communications and development with Emera Maine, a northern Maine electric utility.  Most recently she has worked as philanthropy lead for The Aroostook Medical Center, raising funds for capital projects and medical equipment.  She has been active in the United Way, Leaders Encouraging Aroostook Development, and the Presque Isle Fish & Game Club.  A Rotarian since 1987, Ginny has served as Club President, District Conference Chairperson, and chaired several fundraising campaigns to benefit the community, including the County Dialysis Center project.  She is a Paul Harris Fellow and a Benefactor of the Rotary Foundation.  She and her husband, Jerry Joles, teach self-defense, handgun safety, and conduct clinics through NRA’s Women on Target.