What do you do when God didn’t bless you with musical ability, rhythm or looks? You hide in the back of the room in the dark behind lots of expensive equipment and make all of those people who God blessed with talent look and sound even better.
Marshall Butler, the 2016-17 District Governor for Rotary 6970, began his Rotary experience as President of the Robert E. Lee High School Interact Club. Marshall became a part of the family of Rotary for the second time on May 29, 2002 when he joined the Rotary Club of West Jacksonville.
During Marshall’s term as Governor, Rotary 6970 hosted its first Million Dollar Dinner, had the highest membership net gain in North America, and orchestrated the successful “100 Acts of Good” public image campaign. Marshall participated in the 107-mile Ride to End Polio in Tucson, AZ, which led to Rotary 6970 making the largest District Designated Fund contribution to the End Polio Campaign in the world that year. Rotary 6970 capped the year with over 500 Rotarians traveling from Florida to Atlanta to attend the district conference, dubbed the All Star Conference, featuring RI President John Germ, RI Vice President Jennifer Jones, Rotary General Secretary John Hewko, the first female President of a Rotary club Sylvia Whitlock, plus many others. The All Star Conference was immediately followed by a week of fellowship at the Rotary International Convention.
Marshall began his term as Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Rotary Zone 34 on July 1, 2020 after serving three years as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator.
Marshall has competed in 20 marathons and dozens of triathlons ranging in distance from sprint to Ironman. Marshall graduated from the University of Florida School of Journalism with a degree in Advertising. Marshall and his wife Karen live in the Avondale neighborhood of Jacksonville, FL with their daughters, Emily and Maggie. The Butlers are active members of The Refuge Church (where he sits in the back of the room and makes the folks on stage look and sound good).