J. Louis Turpin
Louis Turpin was the 2016-17 District Governor for Rotary District 7210 in New York’s Hudson Valley. Louis, a member of Rhinebeck Rotary, is a recipient of Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award and The Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service, each organization’s highest individual honor, as well as a Rotary Foundation Major Donor, a Bequest Society member, and a Paul Harris Society member. Louis Turpin has spent much of his 25+ years in Rotary in various Training positions, including as an International Assembly Training Leader, a Zone GNTS/GETS Training Leader, the Mid-Northeast PETS Training & Curriculum Chair, the District 7210 Learning & Development Chair, and as a Rotary Leadership Institute Facilitator. Louis has also recently been appointed to serve as a Zone 32 Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, as well as a Rotary International President’s Representative.
At the Rotary District level, Louis has served on the District 7210 Executive Board for the past ten years, currently as the District Rotary Foundation Chair, Nominating Committee Chair, and the International Service Chair, among other duties. Louis was also on the US Board of Directors for Rotary’s official disaster relief Project Partner ShelterBox and is proud to have personally played a role in ShelterBox being twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Louis was a member of the Albert Schweitzer Institute’s delegation to the Nobel Peace Laureate World Summits for four recent years and was recognized for his humanitarian work by President Barack Obama with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for eight consecutive years.
An Architect by profession, Mr. Turpin is married to Julie Turpin, who is a professor of business administration at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, and they have three adult daughters, Alissa, Amanda and Sarah.