Julie Carney
District Governor Elect, District 7120
Julie joined Avon Rotary in 2009 after experiencing, firsthand, the Interact Program.  She jumped right into the Interact Program and ran the local club at Avon High School with fellow Rotarians.   In 2010 she was asked to be the District Chair for Interact and held that position until 2012.  
At the Club level, Julie started out as the Club Counselor/Youth Exchange Officer and held that position from 2011-2013.   In 2012 Julie joined the Youth Exchange District Committee and was the Outbound Chair 2012-2015, the Inbound Chair 2015-2018, and the District Chair 2018-2020.  During that time, she was also the Country Officer for Argentina, Bolivia, and Ecuador.   Julie and her family have hosted 6 Exchange Students from 2010-2015.   Their daughter went on Exchange to Belgium in 2017-18.
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) has been a big part of her and her husband’s life since their son attended in 2010.  At the closing ceremony, the RYLA Chair asked if anyone wanted to get involved.   Julie and Jim immediately raised their hands and jumped right in.   They became chaperones from 2011-2020 and Julie took over as District Chair of RYLA 2017-present.  
As president of her Club in 2020, Julie organized the sponsorship of a Rotaract Club at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and has been advising and mentoring the members since its inception.   
Another goal for Julie was to become the first District Governor from her Rotary Club.   In 2020, she applied and was nominated!   Julie looks forward to sharing her knowledge and passion for Rotary through this position.
As you can see, Julie does not like to stay idle and is a recipient of her Clubs Rookie of the Year 2010, Rotarian of the Year 2011, and a Paul Harris Recipient 2012 and 2020.  Julie owned her own catering business for 15 years and is now retired.  Julie attended MCC and SUNY Brockport for Marketing.   Julie also was part of the Walt Disney World College Program from 1985-86.
Julie resides in Avon with her husband Jim and they have four children, a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law and 4 grandsons.