District 7505 Governor 2024-25
Steve first joined Rotary at the age of 31. He has served as President of two clubs in southern New Jersey and served as Treasurer for 3 years for his current club, Voorhees Breakfast. He is the current webmaster for his club, having spearheaded a recent re-design of their web page. He has served District 7505 as Vocational Service chair, as Club Service chair, and, since 2020, as an Assistant Governor.
Steve has completed three levels of Rotary Leadership Training, and is now trained as an RLI facilitator. He has attended numerous Rotary International conventions, as well as Zone training events as DG Partner for his wife, Joanne Ventura (DG 2019-2020).
Steve is a Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Society member, a Major Donor, and a Sustaining Member. In 2018, with Joanne, he became a Bequest Society member.
Steve’s involvement in public service started after college, with a two-year stint as a VISTA volunteer in Rochester, NY. After law school and over the course of a 41 year career in law (until his retirement in December 2021), he regularly volunteered to provide free legal services to the needy through South Jersey Legal Services and to present free seminars to the public, lawyers, accountants and other professionals. In 2005, he designed and helped promote an interactive program for high school seniors, giving students a practical “hands on” introduction to understanding and managing debt. That program has been presented at area high schools every year since then, and has recently been a regular part of District 7505’s RYLA curriculum.
In addition to Joanne, Steve’s family include two adult children, who have embarked on their respective successful careers. He has lived in Cherry Hill, NJ for over 40 years. His hobbies include woodworking, reading, music and sailing. He is a violinist with the South Jersey Pops Orchestra.
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