Mandy Lohrum sworn in as Rotary District 6580 Governor

From Jeff Emsweller

On Saturday, June 22, 2024, Mandy Jo Lohrum, Executive Director of the Hospital Foundation of Decatur County, was sworn in as the 2024-25 Rotary District 6580 Governor. The event was held at Greensburg City Hall with approximately 75 Rotarians from a wide area in attendance including as far away as Nashville, TN. Lohrum’s home club is The Rotary Club 3437 of Greensburg.

The Rotary Club of Greensburg 3437 has had the honor of seeing three members serve as the District Governor since the Club was chartered in 1920. The first Greensburg Rotarian District Governor was William J. Scheidler from 1939-1940, Jerry Fox from 1998-1999, and now Lohrum for the 2024-2025 Rotary International year. Past District Governor Jerry Fox performed the honor of administering the Oath of Office to Lohrum. District 6580 consists of 36 Rotary Clubs in the southern third of Indiana.

Rotarian Larry Moore joined the Greensburg Club in 1978 after being invited by Jack Hurst, a lifelong member, to attend a meeting. Moore had the distinct pleasure of introducing Lohrum following the swearing-in. “Almost every Rotarian remembers the person who asked them to join Rotary,” Moore said. “For me, it was Jack Hurst. For Mandy it was me.

“She was an active young banker in Greensburg, and I asked her to come to a Rotary meeting,” he continued. “And the rest, as they say, is history.”

Lohrum has been very active ever since her first day. She served as the Greensburg Club President in 2017-2018; Area 6 Assistant Governor 2018-2023, District 6580 Paul Harris Society Coordinator 2021-2022, and District House of Friendship Chair in 2022.

A graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute, Lohrum has assisted in facilitating continuing RLI classes. She has attended four Rotary International Conventions, having recently returned from 2023-24 Convention in Singapore. She is a Major Donor and a Paul Harris Society member. A Major Donor is a Rotarian who has contributed at least $10,000 to the Rotary Foundation.

Outside of Rotary, Lohrum served as a two-term President of the Greensburg Decatur County Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer for the Arts and Cultural Council since 2015, and Board of Directors of Girls Inc. Shelbyville since 2022. She holds a BS degree in Finance from Ball State University and is the Executive Director of the Hospital Foundation of Decatur County.

Lohrum resides in Greensburg with her husband Micah and two children, MacKenzie, 12, and Mason, 8, all honored as Paul Harris Fellows.

Paul Harris was the founder of what became known as Rotary in 1905. Today, Rotary International comprises 1.4 million people worldwide who work to put “Service Above Self,” promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through fellowship of business, professional and community leaders.

The Rotary Club of Greensburg 3437 meets on Mondays at 12 p.m. at The Branch Gathering Place and Coffee House in downtown Greensburg. The local club consists of 49 members.

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