I am pleased to feature in our Member Spotlight. Lloyd has been a long time, dedicated Rotarian. He is a great mentor, and I know that our newest members will enjoy getting to know Lloyd. Fall begins this month! It’s a great time to bring a guest to Rotary. —Brenda O’Gorman
I was born on a farm near Emporia and attended Kansas State University receiving a degree in Animal Science. My first job was in Ottawa Kansas as a 4-H agent and that is where I met my wife Anne who was an active 4-H member. I joined Rotary at that time. A year later I returned to Kansas State to work on my master degree in Animal Nutrition. Anne and I got married in 1967 and we moved to Salina where I again became a 4-H agent, and Anne finished her Math degree at Marymount. We have three sons and seven grandchildren.
I began my career in banking in 1971 in Valley Falls Kansas. I moved to Ottawa to manage a bank in 1977. We returned to Salina in 1983 as I became President of First Bank Kansas. I’ve been retired for over 7 years.
I joined the Salina Rotary club in 1983 and have enjoyed the friendships that have developed with regular attendance of the meetings. The projects that the club and Rotary International support allows our membership to support benefits that I would not have known about nor would I have had an impact without our combined efforts. The club has changed greatly over almost 40 years of my membership but has retained its original purpose.
In retirement I intend to remain active in our community, and Rotary provides a connection that is often missed in retired life.