Leigh Higinbotham

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  • A Rotarian since 1984, Leigh is a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Vancouver Arbutus and served as the governor of District 5040 during 1994-95.
  • He is a past chairman of the Pacific Northwest Presidents-Elect Training Seminar (PETS) where over 570 Rotarians from 10 districts are trained to become club presidents.
  • He served as a training leader at the 1997 and 1998 International Assemblies, as a member of the RI Education and Training Executive Steering Committee and as the North American coordinator for Rotary's Environmental Task Force.
  • For a number of years, Leigh trained the trainers who annually train Rotary's district governors-elect at the International Assembly.
  • Leigh was the chairman of Rotary International's Club Leadership Development Committee - the committee that developed the Club Leadership Plan and is a past vice chairman of Rotary International's Leadership Education and Training Committee.
  • For 3 years he was a member of the Rotary International Strategic Planning Committee's Action Team for Leadership Development.
  • His thoughts on the training of Rotary leaders were the subject of a feature article in the June 2002 issue of The Rotarian magazine.
  • He is a Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator for Zone 22 for the years 2005-08, and has received the Citation for Meritorious Service from the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation.
  • Leigh has represented Rotary International presidents at district conferences held at Sacramento, Boston, Thunder Bay, Berlin, Jefferson City, Dallas and Chapel Hill.
  • He represented his district at the 1998 Council on Legislation, held in New Deli, India.