District 6600 Leadership

Jim Duke

2023 District Governor
Jim Duke

Home Club: Rotary Club of Vermilion

About Our District Governor

Jim Duke is a member of the Vermilion Rotary Club. Jim held club positions of membership chair, finance chair, and was the club president for two years. During his term as club president, the Vermilion Rotary Club achieved the presidential citation and “Every Rotarian Every Year” awards. At the district level he has served as an assistant governor, district conference chair, and chief of staff to the governor. Jim has supported or led numerous local service projects in the Vermilion area. Jim supports the Rotary Foundation and is currently a Paul Harris +4.

Jim is a strong believer in the environment. He’s making the environment one of his top priorities during his year as governor.

Jim spent most of his life growing up and living in the Toledo area. Jim and his wife Kristine moved to the city of Vermilion several years ago. Vermilion is a small town located on the shores of Lake Erie. He enjoys summer activities such as golf, boating, and travel. Recently on a trip to Vermont Jim hiked up “Camels Hump” the third highest peak in Vermont.

Jim is on the Vermilion Ritter Library Foundation Board which supports the continued growth of the local library.

Jim is retired from the BP Oil company. During his career he held supervision and leadership roles in several refinery departments. Jim also owned and operated a full-service car wash in the city of Perrysburg.