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Bart Cleary

Bart has been a Rotarian since 1986 and is a member of the Rotary Club of Oxford, North Carolina, in District 7710. He was District Governor in 1998-1999 under Rotary International President James I. Lacy. He was president of his club for two consecutive years from 1992-1994 and has chaired numerous committees. Bart received the District Service Award for his efforts promoting the Rotary Foundation, and in 2001 he received the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service award. In 2014, he received the Rotary Service Above Self Award, and in 2023 he was awarded the Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award. He served as the Host Area Coordinator for the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center from 2016-2019 and is the USA Section Chair of the USA-France Intercountry Committee for Rotary International. He has made numerous dental missionary trips to third-world countries. Bart and Cindy are very active with Peace Scholars, having hosted each year since the program’s inception. They have also hosted numerous Youth Exchange Students. When he is not traveling, playing tennis, or volunteering for Rotary, he occasionally works.

Bart earned his Bachelor of Science Degree and his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also on the Board of Directors for Goodwill Industries of Eastern North Carolina and a past director for the Granville-Vance District Health Department. He started the Oxford Community Tennis Association and was president for three years.

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. Cindy, my wife
  2. Friends around the world
  3. Rotary
  4. Tennis
  5. My wine cellar
  6. Travel
  7. France
  8. My kitchen
  9. Magic
  10. L’esprit de vie