RICH KIRKHAM (GSE TEAM LEADER 2012) – BIO

Rich Kirkham is a true Pocatello, Idaho native.  He has lived and worked in Southeast Idaho for over half a century. Professionally Rich owns and operates a commercial real estate business, Dale’s Commercial Real Estate Services, that specializes in commercial leasing, property management, and property re-development in Idaho.  He also owns and operates Dale’s Outdoor Advertising, an outdoor media provider in Idaho.  Rich is also a partner in Contractor Sales, a heavy equipment dealer specializing in sales and import and export of construction equipment.  He is involved in promoting commerce and economic development in Southeast Idaho. Rich enjoys being active in the community and currently serves on the Pocatello Rotary Club Board of Directors, The Bannock Development board, The Idaho State Civic Symphony board, and Industrial Lands board.  He has also served terms with the Pocatello Chamber of Commerce board and the Valley Pride board.  He was a founder of the Academy Charter School and is on the board of directors for Summit Charter School. He is an active scout leader, church leader, and businessman. He is a published author, pilot, car collector, and web developer.  His hobbies include travel, biking, music, computers, and photography.  Kathy, his wife of 29 years, is his favorite hobby! They are the proud parents of 4 sons and 3 grandsons.

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Rotary Activities:

2002 – Joined Rotary 

2002 – 2005 World Service Committee

2001 – GSE host family Venezuala

2005 – 2006 Rotary Youth Exchange Committee

2007 – 2008 Councilor for Rotary Youth Exchange

2008 – GSE host family Sri Lanka

2008 – 2010 Club Membership Chairman

2009 – GSE Brazil AlternateTeam Leader & Host Family

2009 – Attended District Training

2010 – 2011 Club Sergeant at Arms

2011 – GSE host family India

2011 – Board of Directors

2012 – Team Leader for Group Study Exchange to Argentina


Favorite Service Projects: Group Sutdy Exchange, highway cleanup, dictionary project, RYLA, reading to children, Relay for Life, and New Member Orientation.

Favorite Rotary Interests:  Rich loves to visit Rotary Clubs when traveling abroad and has particpated in International Rotary service with clubs in Mexico, Philippines, Carribean, and Israel.

 

 

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