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About Rick Snider
Rick was born and grew up in Lexington, NC. He graduated
from North Carolina State University in 1969 and began a 20 year career with a
subsidiary of Eastman Kodak. While with Eastman, he worked in various marketing
management positions in Tennessee, North Carolina, New York, and Georgia.
Rick and Linda left Atlanta, Georgia in 1989 to embark on an eight year real estate
career in Emerald Isle NC, owning and operating a real estate sales and property
In 1997 Rick and Linda joined Mercy Ships and lived
onboard the Caribbean Mercy for 5 years, ministering to the poor and needy in
Central America and the Caribbean basin. Mercy Ships is a global charity that
utilizes hospital ships to bring hope and healing to the forgotten poor. Linda
was the Director of HealthCare Services on the ship and Rick was the Program Officer
responsible for outreach ministries.
Rick met firsthand the good work of Rotary
in 1999 when he and Linda were Mercy Ships volunteers in Central America. A small
Rotary Club in Honduras was leading a community effort to develop a relocation
community for evacuees from Hurricane Mitch, which had devastated the region the
previous year; and Mercy Ships partnered with this small Rotary Club to develop
a water and sanitation system for the community.
With this Rotary experience
as a springboard, Rick joined Rotary in 2002 when he and Linda left their 8x8
cabin on the Mercy Ships to return to the place of Ricks birth. Rick joined
the Rotary Club of Lexington where he has served two terms as Club President,
Foundation Chair, Projects Chair, and currently serves as Club Secretary. He and
Linda are Paul Harris Fellows and Rick is a member of the Paul Harris Society.
Rick and Linda live in Lexington NC where Linda is on staff with Mercy
Ships as Regional Development Officer for the Southeastern United States. In her
spare time Linda is an avid gardener, and Rick enjoys the fruits of her
labor. Rick also enjoys golf, tennis, fishing, and a fast paced basketball
or football game with his 10 year old grandson. Rick and Linda have two married
sons and 2 grandchildren.
3033 W. Center St. Ext.
Lexington, NC 27295-5563
Fax Number: 336-249-6185
Member Since: 11/26/2002
Classification: Non-Profit Marketing