Nov 02, 2022 12:00 PM
Gary Nolte, Polio Plus Director, Dist. 5580
Eradicating Polio From The Face of Earth

                                  Bio for Gary and Cindy Nolte

Gary and Cindy are both members of Rotary International and Moorhead Rotary Club. Gary is a 1972 graduate of MSUM with a degree in Mass Communications. He was a member of the MSUM Alumni Foundation Board for 6 years, including 3 as Secretary and 6 years on the Finance Committee. He has served Rotary in many leadership positions including President of the Moorhead Rotary Club, District Governor of District 5580, and leadership positions in the International Rotary Zone. He served as End Polio Now Zone coordinator, Major Gifts Advisor, and Zone trainer.   He has served as crew leader for Habitat for Humanity and a founding board member for HERO.  Cindy is a graduate of MSUM with a degree in Nursing. She has served as Rotary club President, Church Council President, and currently End Polio Now District chairperson. Gary and Cindy have served on medical and construction missions in Honduras, Nicaragua, and Haiti. They have been on polio eradication missions in Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, and India. They have also served on hurricane relief missions in New Orleans, Honduras, and Puerto Rico. Gary received the award from Rotary for a Polio Free World in 2006 and his company’s Bobbie Piper Community Service Award. In 2008 Gary and Cindy were named Distinguished Dragons for MSUM for their service as ambassadors for International Service. Gary is a retired stock broker; Cindy, a retired public health nurse. Together they have 2 birth children and 5 Vietnamese foster children. Gary is a retired Chief Petty Officer with the Naval Reserves, having served 21 years including 2 tours of duty to Vietnam .