NAME: Len Faucher
HOME CLUB: Gateway Rotary Club
AG AREA / CLUB NAMES: Area 13 • Gateway • Hawks Prairie • Lacey • Yelm
YEAR JOINED ROTARY: 2015
- Why did you join Rotary? What did you expect from your Rotary membership?
I loved the idea of “service above self” and being a part of a group of inspired leaders trying to make their community and world a better place. The folks at Gateway Rotary were very welcoming and FUN. The only expectations I had were to meet new people as I had just moved from Connecticut and was new to the community. I was looking for a place to meet people and build relationships.
- Has Rotary lived up to your expectations – how?
I have enjoyed my Rotary experience so far, and realize we have so much more that we can do. Rotary has lived up to my expectations, but my expectations keep going up. I have been able to meet so many wonderful people in my community, in my area, and in the district. I have learned new ways of engaging in programs that help improve lives. Since joining Rotary, my wife and I have added two little ones to our three child family. I like to demonstrate leadership by showing Rotary as an example of civic giving, social engagement, and living a life of service above self.
- We know Rotary is a big part of your life, but what do you like to do for fun? Hobbies?
My wife and I have three young children ages 8, 6 and 2 so I’m not sure I have any hobbies anymore. A big part of our lives include going to soccer, baseball, and swimming with them which has been very fun. We love skiing and are planning on getting our kids onto the slopes this winter. Other than that, I like to read, run, hike, and anything on the water.
- What inspired you to become involved at the club level? Then at the district level?
The people in my club asked me to help so I volunteered to take on leadership roles. People at the district level asked me to help so I volunteered again. I believe asking busy people for help is the best approach as busy people find ways to give their time. But in the end, I believe in the goals of Rotary and want to be a part of a helping organization.
- Best experience so far as Assistant Governor?
I’m starting off fresh right now. I am looking forward to my first installation for an incoming president later this week.
- When will we see you as the District Governor?
One day at a time. I hope I can be as good of an assistant governor as the ones who served in this role before me including Tom Carroll, Jonathan Sprouffske and Willard McGregor. They were great role models for AG’s.