2018 Conference of Clubs Breakout Bios


PDG Julie Craig

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Julie grew up in the Metro Milwaukee Area.  For 30 years she has cherished her marriage to Richard and enjoyed their time in Illinois and Kenosha, Wisconsin until permanently settling in Racine, Wisconsin.  Her 28 years as a CPA in public accounting has provided a broad array of experience in working with for profit, non for profit and governmental entities.  She currently enjoys her role as managing partner of Gordon J. Maier & Company, LLP.
Over her many year of volunteering with organizations ranging from the American Red Cross, Leadership Racine, to the YWCA the love of her life has always been Rotary.  She continues to serve in her local community and the Kenosha West Rotary Club. In her 17 years of involvement with the Rotary Club she has enjoyed her various roles from Treasurer, President, Post Prom Chair, and Assistant District Governor, District Governor and cherishes her current role as Rotary Friendship Exchange Chair. In serving through the many Rotary opportunities it continues to provide meaningful connection she loves about Rotary. In the latest role of Chairing Women in Rotary she hopes to offer her time, talent and energy in support of the many clubs and District initiatives to support women. The training for District Governor has brought many wonderful global connections that she hopes will widen the connection of her District to fellow Rotarians around the globe. As there are many wonderful causes in this world to support, Rotary International is one of the few organizations that has such a complete sense of purpose to provide meaning connection through Service above Self both locally and globally that fits her personal mission in life.
Julie and her husband Rick have two daughters, Jennifer and Christina.  With her oldest daughter Jennifer graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles, California and is studying to obtain her PsyD as a clinical psychologist. While her daughter Christina a junior at Union College in Schenectady, New York. Being an empty nester she hopes to be able to play a few more rounds of golf.  If you reach her cell phone voicemail it will let you know she will call you back between strokes in her wishful thinking that her golf game will one day be as big of a blessing as her years as a Rotarian.