by DG Zoë
I'm very pleased to announce that Matt Adler from the Rotary Club of Owego will serve as our District Governor in 2020-2021. Congratulations Matt! Matt is well-known throughout the District because of his role as Membership Chair. In case you haven't met Matt, here is a quick bio.
Matthew Adler is honored to have been chosen to represent District 7170 as District Governor for the year 2020-2021. 

Matt has been a Rotarian since 1984.  He is a member of the Owego Rotary Club and is a two time past President, past Assistant Governor and current District Membership Chair and RLI Site Chair.  He has also served numerous District Governors on their District Conference committees.  He has been a facilitator at multi District-PETS and District Assemblies.  In 2014/2015 he was honored to have been named District 7170 Rotarian of the Year.

Matt has been a financial advisor for 36 years and is the owner and President of the investment firm Cheevers, Hand & Angeline located on Grant Avenue in Endicott.

Matt has been married to his college sweetheart, Kathleen for 36 years.  Kathleen has recently retired from IBM and works full time for their daughter’s business, Lindsay Adler Photography Incorporated.  Matt and Kathleen have 2 daughters.  Lindsay is a professional fashion photographer, author and speaker living in Manhattan, and was named a Canon Explorer of Light in 2015.  Alicia served 2 years in the Peace Corps in Madagascar and this past year for Save the Children in Malawi, Africa.  She has returned to the USA and is currently employed by a non-profit, Women Deliver, located in NYC.

All of the Adlers love to travel.  Some of the most recent trips have been to Africa, Southeast Asia and Europe.  The next great adventure will be to the Galapagos Islands.  

Matthew and Kathleen have been fortunate to enjoy three Rotary International Conferences and are looking forward to next year’s in Toronto.

As many of you have heard Matt say, excluding marrying Kathleen and the birth of his 2 daughters, Joining Rotary is the best thing that he has ever done.