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District Governor Larry Palant  2022-2023
Larry began his Rotary career when he joined the Suffern, NY Rotary Club in 2002.  He was club president in 2008-2009 and has been the Membership Chair since 2010 along with club Foundation Chair since 2009. Prior to becoming a Rotarian, Larry was the founding vice-president of the Lower Hudson Challenger Learning Center in Airmont (Suffern) New York. Challenger Centers were created as space science learning centers in memory of the Challenger Space Shuttle crew. He is also a member of The Village of Suffern Community Foundation and his synagogue’s social action committee.
He has served as his District’s Disaster Relief Chair from 2005 through 2017 and orchestrated, through a relay to four New Orleans area Rotary Clubs, a delivery of generators, batteries, fuel cans and tarpaulins immediately following hurricane Katrina in 2005.  A similar collection of generators was purchased and delivered to a central location in District 7490 to be distributed following hurricane Sandy.
In January 0f 2006, Larry became a ShelterBox Ambassador and has raised more than $240,000 for ShelterBox including $70,000 from District 7210 clubs after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. He has served as District Membership Chair in addition to being an Assistant Governor. He is a TRF Major Donor and a Paul Harris Society member.
Larry and his wife Mona are proud parents to Mona’s twin adult children and Larry’s daughter who has been in the United States Air Force for the last 12 years.
He has also seen every episode of Seinfeld at least 3 times.
District Governor Elect Peter Sullivan  2023-2024
Peter Sullivan is a member of the Walden Rotary club in District 7210.  He currently serves as District Governor-Elect and Chair of the New Clubs sub-committee of the District Membership Committee.  Peter joined Rotary in November, 2009, and served as President of the Walden club in 2016-17.  He has held many club positions including community service chair, secretary and treasurer.  Peter led several members of his club to establish a Satellite Club in Ellenville, NY in June, 2022.  He was Assistant District Governor from 2018-19 to 2020-21, serving 6 clubs in central and eastern Orange County, NY.
Peter moved to Walden 13 years ago with his wife Peggy when she became the Priest-in-Charge of St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Walden; and he was employed as Treasurer of the Village of Walden for five years.    Peter is currently retired having served 26 years in state and local government positions, and several years in management consulting and contract project management.  Peggy and Peter have two grown sons living in Simsbury, CT and Brooklyn, NY, and two teenage grandchildren. They reside in Accord, NY.