Rotary District 5030 Governor Howard Cohen will deliver a presentation to the club entitled UBUNTU: Compassion and Humanity. Howard will reinforce the concept of SERVICE: Breathe IN Suffering; Breathe OUT Compassion.
Although Howard Cohen has been a Rotarian since 2001 when he first joined the Renton Rotary Club, it was not his first connection with a service club. In high school in upstate New York, Howard joined the Leo Club, the Lions’ Club version of Rotary’s Interact Club. After college, he joined a local Lions Club as there was not a Rotary Club in the area. Years later, he found Rotary.
Howard continues his 44 year history in hotel management. He earned his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his MBA from the University of Washington. When Howard changed jobs and relocated to downtown Seattle, he joined the Queen Anne Rotary Club and became the president shortly after that. Howard then found his eventual home in the Emerald City Rotary Club, where he became president of that club.