Beth Trotter, Governor Nominee 2017-2018
Beth is a member of Mecklenburg County-South Rotary Club. She became familiar with Rotary through her husband, Rodney Holtzmuller, a third generation Rotarian, charter member of Mecklenburg County-South and the club’s second President.
She has prefect attendance since joining Rotary, is a Paul Harris Society Member and RLI graduate. As 2013-2014 Club President, the Rotary Club of Mecklenburg County South earned the Presidential Citation, District Gold Club of Excellence, District Membership Growth Award and the District Club Service Award.
She learned about Rotary’s Youth Exchange program from Rodney’s family who had hosted many youth students. In 2015, Beth and Rodney enjoyed hosting their first exchange student.
Another passion of Beth’s is the eradication of polio. She and her daughter, Hadley, joined the District 7680 Mt. Kilimanjaro climbers in 2012 to raise awareness and funds for ending Polio worldwide. Beth’s aunt and uncle died prematurely from the debilitating effects of polio, while her father is a healthy polio survivor. A third passion of Beth’s is to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. Her mother passed away in 2013 after suffering with Alzheimer’s. Beth intends to encourage increasing contributions for CART to further enable cutting edge research for ending Alzheimer’s disease.
She will be serving her third term as Assistant Governor in 2017-2018. In 2016, she was awarded outstanding Assistant Governor. She also served as chairperson for the 2016 District Conference.
Beth and Rodney reside in Charlotte, and have four married children and ten grandchildren. She has been affiliated with Nationwide Insurance for 21 years, beginning her career as an agency owner. Currently she is a regional district manager for Nationwide. Beth has an undergraduate degree from Queens University and MBA from Winthrop University. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, traveling, bike riding, sprint triathlons, photography, golf, camping and cooking.