Rotary District 7690 - Piedmont NC - Zone 33

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Everett Padgett

About Everett Padgett

Everett Benton Padgett, Jr. was born on April 28, 1944 in Roanoke, Virginia and grew up in Hillsville, Virginia.

After graduating from Hillsville High School, he enrolled at Wake Forest College where he majored in Latin.  He graduated in 1966 with a B.A. degree.  He later got his Master’s Degree at Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland.

He married Margaret Elizabeth Allmond on March 25, 1967.  They have two children,

In 1966, he began his teaching career as a Latin teacher at Oak Ridge Academy.  He also taught at Severn School, Severna Park, Maryland and was Director of Studies and Dean of Students, Westchester Academy in High Point.

In 1979, he entered the insurance profession with Jones & Peacock in High Point.  In 1983, he joined Dixie Insurance in Winston-Salem and in 1994 became Senior Vice-President and manager of the Insurance Department for High Point Bank and Trust Company in High Point.  In 1999 he founded his own company, The Benton Agency where he serves as president. 

He was President of the Westchester Academy Booster Club, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees for Westchester Academy. 

He served a term on the Administrative Board of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in High Point.

He joined the Rotary Club of North High Point (now The Triad club) in 1982 and served as president in 1986-87.  He served as district governor in 1991-92.  In 2003, he formed the Rotary Club of Willow Creek where he was a member until June, 2014.  He is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Kernersville.

As district Rotary Foundation Chairman in 1995-1996, he broke his own record for district contributions to The Rotary Foundation.  He and Margaret are Level Two Major Donors and members of the Bequest Society.

He served as District Trainer from July of 1992 until 2011 and served the District as Archives Chairman.  He served as the district’s representative twice to the Rotary International Council on Legislation.

He was the recipient of The Rotary Foundation’s “Citation for Meritorious Service.”  He received the President’s “Golden Citation” for Rotary International Presidents in 1996 and 1997.  He was then awarded the Rotary International “Service Above Self Award” in 2002.  He received the Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award in 2012.

Everett passed away on November 30, 2020.

-PRID Ken Morgan (2017)

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DGND Van Lankford (2023-2024)
DGN Debbie Scott (2022-2023)
DGE Chris Justice (2021-2022)

DG Tommy Rosser (2020-2021)

PDG Randy Perkins (2019-2020)
PDG Claudia Cannady (2018-2019)
PDG Lloyd Navarro (2017-2018)
PDG Jon Spillman (2016-2017)
PDG Larry Lassiter (2015-2016)
PDG Patrick Eakes (2014-2015)
PDG Cookie Billings (2013-2014)
PDG Rick Snider (2012-2013)
PDG Terry Titus (2011-2012)
PDG Wes Patterson (2010-2011)
PDG Michael Conrad (2009-2010)
PDG Charles Allen (2008-2009)
PDG David McCoy (2007-2008)
PDG Mitzi Ellis (2006-2007)
PDG Phil Morris (2005-2006)
PDG Don Allred (2004-2005)
PDG Bob Newton (2003-2004)
PDG Henry Brown (2002-2003)
PDG Stuart Fountain (2001-2002)
PDG Jack Green (2000-2001)
PDG John B. Haynes (1999-2000)
PDG Stuart Fountain (1998-1999)
PDG D. Kim Setliff (1997-1998)
PDG Carol Summerlin (1996-1997)
PDG Arnold King (1995-1996)
PDG Charles Younce (1994-1995)
PDG Wilbur Handcock (1993-1994)
PDG Ray Taylor (1992-1993)
PDG Everett Padgett (1991-1992)
PDG John Justice (1990-1991)
PDG William Smith Kirk (1989-1990)
PDG Ralph H. Bowden (1988-1989)
PDG W.B. Hull (1987-1988)
PDG Albert M. Ankrom (1986-1987)
PDG Philip S. Brown (1985-1986)
PDG Richard D. Meisky (1984-1985)
PDG Frank H. (Chip) Wood (1983-1984)
PDG Buck Campbell (1983-1984)
PDG Wade Phillips (1982-1983)
PDG Felton J. Capel (1981-1982)
PDG Marcus B. Crotts (1980-1981)
PDG Thomas F. McKnight (1979-1980)
PDG Sam Cranford (1978-1979)
PDG Frank H. (Chip) Wood (1977-1978)
PDG Robert L. Sprinkle (1976-1977)
PDG T.C. Plexico (1975-1976)
PDG Bud Toler (1974-1975)
PDG W.D. Lee (1973-1974)
PDG David Rankin (1972-1973)
PDG Dick Johnson (1971-1972)
PDG Charles Wesley Lowry (1970-1971)
PDG Henry Wilburn Anderson (1969-1970)
PDG Austin M. Garriss (1968-1969)
PDG John A. (Jack) Dibb (1967-1968)
PDG James F. Lambeth, Jr. (1966-1967)
PDG Leo J. Heer (1965-1966)
PDG Floyd L. Knight (1964-1965)
PDG Charles Wiley Phillips, Sr. (1963-1964)
PDG John W. Harden (1962-1963)
PDG Carl Vann Tyner (1961-1962)
PDG Walter C. Odell, Sr. (1960-1961)
PDG John Spurgeon Edwards (1959-1960)
PDG Henry W. (Hal) Little, Jr. (1958-1959)
PDG Harry Brown Finch (1957-1958)

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