Board of Trustees Statement
On 22 April, The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees replaced Trustee Ron D. Burton as chair of the Board of Trustees, effective immediately. The trustees elected Trustee Vice Chair Brenda Cressey to serve as the new chair for the remainder of the Rotary year, ending 30 June 2019.
The trustees determined that actions taken by Trustee Burton were in opposition to an earlier decision by the Board of Trustees, which made his continued role as chair untenable. His term as trustee continues through 30 June 2019.
While it is unfortunate that today's decision was necessary, the trustees recognize and appreciate Trustee Burton's extensive service and contributions to Rotary and The Rotary Foundation.