BATESVILLE — Past, present and future Rotary International District 6150 Governors and their spouses gathered on June 30 at District Governor Tim Bruner’s Installation Banquet in Batesville, Ark. The event took place at Edwards Commons on the Lyon College campus and was well attended by members of the Batesville Rotary Club (who hosted the event) as well as Rotarians from all parts of the district. He will serve as District 6150 Governor for Rotary Year 2014-15.
Tim, a Rotarian for more than 25 years, has been a member of the Batesville Rotary Club since moving there in 2003. He served as that club’s president in 2007-08, then as an Assistant Governor (AG), AG Coordinator and Membership Chair for District 6150 in the years since then. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and has been a member of clubs in Searcy, Ark., and Henderson, Tenn., as well as Batesville, since 1987. He was a member of Class 2 of the District Leadership Academy and serves on the board of that program.
A vice president and chief development officer of three different colleges — Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn.; Harding University in Searcy; and Lyon College in Batesville — and one healthcare system — North Mississippi Health Services in Tupelo, Miss. — over the past 25 years. Tim currently travels the Southeastern part of the U.S. on behalf of York College, a private, liberal arts institution of higher education in Nebraska where he worked as an administrator in the late 70s and early 80s. Tim holds bachelor degrees in journalism and political science from Harding University and a MBA from Syracuse University.
Tim is known for his civic involvement and volunteer activities, having served on the boards for the Chamber of Commerce in Henderson, Tenn., and Searcy and Batesville, as well as the boards of directors for United Way in Independence County; Old Independence Regional Museum in Batesville, Heritage Christian University in Florence, Ala.; Jackson Christian School in Jackson, Tenn.; and the Free Clinic in Tupelo. He also serves on the board of the French Africa Christian Education Foundation, headquartered in Benton, Ky.
Tim and his wife Kathy have been married for 41 years and have three grown daughters and six grandchildren.