2011-2012 DG Allen Langley
Rotary Theme: Reach Within to Embrace Humanity
Allen Langley has been a member of the Shelby Rotary Club, with perfect attendance, for more than 22 years.
Over the years he has been involved in many Rotary activities, and has been recognized for outstanding service by his peers. In 2000, he received the Shelby club’s highest award, The Four-Way Test, and was elected as club president for 2003-2004. In 2005, he received Rotary International’s Four Avenues of Service Individual Citation, and the next year, the Distinguished Rotarian Award for the Shelby club and the District. He has served as Shelby’s Rotary Foundation chair, as club trainer, and as Director of Club Service. He has participated in Group Study Exchanges every year as coordinator, host or tour guide. In 1991 he became a Paul Harris Fellow, and in July 2010, he became a Major Donor. He is also a Paul Harris Society Member.
He has been heavily involved with district Rotary affairs. Langley served as the first aide to the Governor in 2001 for PDG Bobby Smith and served two more Governors, PDG Charles Dixon and also PDG Graham Wilson. Allen served three more Governors as Assistant Governor in Area 7. He served as District Conference Chairman for PDG Jim Morton, and has attended RI conferences in Australia, Chicago, and Copenhagen. He has attended PETS for the past 10 years consecutively, and he serves as a member of the faculty of the Rotary Leadership Institute. In 2010 he participated in National Immunization Day in India. And in 2009 and 2010, he took part in the Honor Air Flights.
Allen has lived in Shelby since 1974 and enjoys spending time with his wife of 13 years, Mandi, and their two daughters, Chloe and Gracie.
One of his favorite quotes is, “You haven’t lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”