Patricia A. Cross – District Governor – Rotary District 6860

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Patricia A. CrossRetired educator Pat Cross, a member of the Rotary Club of Madison, is the 2015-2016 district governor of Rotary District 6860. She also serves on the district committees for Strategic Planning, the Council of Governors and Finance.

Pat joined the Madison club in 2001 and has served on numerous committees and held various officer positions, including president in 2003-2004. The club selected her “Rotarian of the Year” in 2004-2005 and she received the “Four Avenues of Service ward” in 2009-2010.

From 1994-2001, Pat was a member of the Rotary Club of Hamilton County in her home state of Illinois. She was president of that club in 1999-2000.

At the district level, Pat has been assistant governor, assistant governor coordinator, membership chair, secretary, and district trainer along with serving on several committees. She was instrumental in the formation of a Rotary Youth Leadership Award program for Rotary District 6860 while serving as event chair from 2008-2010.
In 2011, Pat received the Rotary District 6860 Tom Milford Service Above Self Award. She is also a member of the Paul Harris Society. 

Pat received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Southern Illinois University and is retired from the Illinois Eductation system. She taught home economics in Metamora, Ill., and elementary school in McLeansboro, Ill., and was the K-12 Gifted Education coordinator and an administrator for Hamilton County (Ill.) Schools. She also taught elementary school in Huntsville, where she is a member of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Guild and Madison Hospital Women’s Guild and volunteers for many causes.

Pat and her husband, Roger, a mechanical engineer, have two
daughters and four grandchildren, two boys and two girls.

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