Rockland resident nominated Rotary District 7790’s governor

Posted:  Monday, December 3, 2018 - 5:30pm

ROCKLAND — Rockland Rotary Club’s Doug Curtis, Jr., has been nominated as Rotary District 7790’s governor for 2021-2022. One of Rotary’s highest leadership honors, Curtis owns and operates Edward Jones on Main Street in Rockland.

Curtis and his wife, Ferolyn, are Rotarians of many years, having served in numerous roles and traveled worldwide to South Africa, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic in service to Rotary’s global humanitarian missions.

A retired Army veteran of thirty years, Curtis was the nation’s spokesperson during Operation Provide Comfort in Silopi, Turkey, the humanitarian mission to deliver the Kurdish people safely out of the mountains in
Northern Iraq in 1991.

Avid sports fans, Doug and Ferolyn, a retired local teacher, were original founders of the Tiger Football Committee, Inc., a nonprofit Doug launched in 1993 with four other Rockland community members, and became its first president. This committee saved Rockland Tiger football, according to a news release.

“While no longer in existence in the current name, the committee proved to be the foundation for many changes to the Rockland football program and the State of Maine,” the release said.

Doug and Ferolyn reside in Rockland.