District 5750 Governor 2019-20
Lance Singleton has enjoyed a successful business career from corporate America to owning and managing small businesses. Upon graduation from Oklahoma State University, B. S. Business Administration Lance spent 20 years in the wholesale food industry with Fleming Companies, then chose to pursue his own ventures in e-commerce and software development. In late 2002, he and his family moved back to Oklahoma and now serves as an Agency Manager for a commercial insurance agency, Oklahoma Business Insurors Agency. Lance is a Certified Insurance Counselor, CIC and a licensed Realtor® with Metro Brokers of Oklahoma.
Lance became a Rotarian in 2003 with the Heartland Rotary Club and was fortunate to serve in several club leadership roles to include: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Sergeant of Arms. During his time with Heartland he was honored as Newcomer of the Year, Rotarian of the Year twice, and Lance served on the District GSE and Membership Committees.
In late 2012 Lance joined forces with a PDG to charter a morning club, OKC Sunrise Rotary. He served as the Charter President for the first 21 months; and served as Treasurer for 3 years. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors, he was the Chair for the club’s first fundraising event. Lance is a Sustaining Member, multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the Paul Harris Society; and has been the host for several GSE team members and Wings of Rotary students.
During the 2016-17 and 2017-18 Rotary years, Lance served as Co-Chair of the District Grants, and he was an Assistant District Governor during the 2017-18 year. Currently he is serving on the Mid-America PETS Board and Steering Committee.
Lance is married to his beautiful wife, Laura who is a Realtor®. Together they invest and sell real estate properties. They are blessed with 3 wonderful children and 5 adorable grandchildren. Lance and Laura lead a small group for their church; and they love to spend time with family and friends. Lance is a sports enthusiast, enjoys reading and researching/investing in start-up companies. For fun and adventure, Lance and Laura love to travel which gives them an opportunity to meet Rotarians all over the world.
District 6110 Governor 2019-20
Rolf was born in Germany and immigrated to the US in 1956. He served six years in the US Army, reach the rank of Captain. He served in Germany, Vietnam and Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He received a BS from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma and a MBA from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma.
He has been in Rotary since 2007. After being invited to join the Rotary Club of Bixby, he served in five board positions and then president in 2011-2012. From 2012-2015 he served as an assistant governor and then from 2016-2018 as one of three lieutenant governors of District 6110.
He is a Paul Harris Society member’ a Major Donor and an Arch Klumph Society member.
He spent his entire career in the Energy Industry, specialized in finance and management. He worked for twenty-five years for several public and private companies. And then he was able to purchase, built- up and sell several companies of oil and gas properties over the next 10 years.
He has been active in his church serving and chairing most of the committees and he and his wife co-chairing the major capital raising effort to pay off the church’s mortgage. Rolf has been married to his wonderful wife, Gaye for over 29 years. They have 5 children, 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Everybody lives in Oklahoma.
District 6150 Governor 2019-20
George Fray joined the Heber Springs Rotary Club in January 1986 where he was the hospital administrator. He was the first Polio Plus Chairman for the club. George has remained passionate about Rotary’s goal of polio eradication, he has two family members that have survived polio, a cousin in Kennett, Missouri in 1951, and a nephew in Africa in 1961 where his parents were missionaries.
He received his first Paul Harris in 1989. In 1995 he accepted an administrator position with Baptist Hospital in Memphis at the Forrest City hospital. He served as treasurer, secretary, vice president, and president elect of the Forrest City club. In 2000 he began working as the administrator of Ozark Health, and became a member of the Fairfield Bay club. He became vice president of St. Bernard’s in Jonesboro in 2005, and then later joined the Lawrence County Club and served as president. He served two years as an assistant governor and has been a facilitator and evaluator at PETS. He is currently serving as district governor elect for 2018-2019.
George is a graduate of Arkansas State University with a bachelors degree in Business and a masters degree in hospital administration from Webster College. George retired in 2015 after working 40 years as a hospital administrator. He lives in Jonesboro with his wife of 45 years, Linda. George and Linda have 3 adult children, Sarah, John, and Ben, and 2 grandchildren, Sydney and Spencer.
Robert J. Thompson
District 6170 Governor 2019-20
Robert J. Thompson is a member of the West Pine Bluff Rotary Club. He has served as president of the club two times while he has maintained perfect attendance over the 19 years of his membership. Robert has also served District 6170 as both a member and chairman of the District Membership Committee. Additionally, he served as an Assistant District Governor for many years. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a 2017 inductee into the Paul Harris Society. He is the current DGE of District 6170.
Robert stays busy as a bi-vocational Baptist pastor. He is an ordained minister with over 30 years of pastoral ministry. He currently serves as the pastor of the Philadelphia Baptist Church in Menifee, AR. A native of Coffeyville, Kansas, Robert received an Associate of Arts degree from Coffeyville Community College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Pittsburg State University, and his Master of Divinity degree with honors from Memphis Theological Seminary. Additionally, Robert is enrolled in the doctoral program of Trinity Bible College and Theological Seminary pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree with an emphasis in pastoral administration. He is employed in the Title III Department of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where he also serves as an adjunct instructor in the Humanities Department and secretary of the Faculty/Staff Senate.
He is a United States Army veteran, having served almost seven years as a Field Artillery officer. He received a Regular Army commission when he graduated from the ROTC program of Pittsburg State, receiving the designation as a Distinguished Military Graduate. During his matriculation at seminary, Robert served two years as a student representative on the Student Government Association and was elected SGA President during his senior year. He wears many hats as he serves his denomination at the district, state, and national association levels while serving on the board of directors of the Southeast Arkansas Behavioral Healthcare System, the United Way of Southeast Arkansas, and the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library.
Robert married the love of his life, Carolyn, in 1971. They have nine children, five of them are adopted. They also have ten grandchildren. They both like fishing, when they can find the time, and Robert loves doing handyman work to relax. He also loves reading and sharing what he learns with others. Teaching has long been his passion, and he loves to serve whenever the opportunity arises. The motto of “Service above self” fits him well.