Waco Rotary Elects Three New Board Members

 

The votes are in. Rotarians Roland Goertz, Kay Metz and Elton Stuckly, Jr., have been elected to serve on the Rotary Club of Waco's Board of Directors.

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Dr. Roland Goertz

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Kay Metz

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Dr. Elton Stuckly, Jr.

 

Dr. Roland A. Goertz, who has been a member of Rotary since 1999, is the Chief Executive Officer of the three foundations that oversee all operations of the Waco Family Health Center. In operation since 1969, it is the recognized provider of ambulatory healthcare for the vulnerable population of McLennan County.  Roland has been at the Center since 1997. He received his bachelor’s degree from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas; MD degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and MBA from Baylor University.

 

Roland is a past national board chair and president of the 110,000-member American Academy of Family Physicians. He previously served as president of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, Texas Association of Community Health Centers and the McLennan County Medical Society. He chairs the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Family Medicine Residency Advisory Committee. He participates in the Waco Business League and is a board member of the Cooper Foundation.  He is a past chair of the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce. He received the McLennan County Medical Society’s “Gold Headed Cane” award in 2010 and was recognized with the “2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award” by the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Medical School Alumni Association.  Roland and his wife, Rosemary, have three adult daughters. 

 

Kay Metz has been an active Rotarian since 1990 and currently serves as co-chair of the Membership Development Committee. She also served as interim executive director in 2011. She spent most of her professional life with Waco ISD, first as coordinator of school and community partnerships and then as executive director of the Waco ISD Education Foundation and director of development and community partnerships. She retired in 2010. She received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics and her master’s degree in education, both from Baylor.

 

She served as president of the Texas Association of Partners in Education from 1992-1994 and received the Outstanding Partnership Director in Texas and the prestigious McKee Award for Partnership Leader from the National Association of Partners in Education.  She also is a recipient of the Liberty Bell Award, which is presented by the McLennan County Bar Association for inspirational leadership and outstanding community service.

 

Kay has served on the boards of the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, the Junior League of Waco, Keep Waco Beautiful and the Baylor Bear Club. She served as president of the Salvation Army, Leadership Waco and the Providence Hospital Advisory Board. She also has volunteered with the Waco Symphony Council, Baylor Bear Foundation, United Way, Art Center and the Hippodrome.


 

Texas State Technical College Waco President Elton E. Stuckly, Jr., is a Central Texas native and a 1975 graduate of the Electrical Power Technology program at TSTC Waco. He worked as a Senior Electrical Designer for five years and as an Electrical and Electronics Power Technician for more than seven years before returning to his alma mater. He has served as an Instructor, Department Chair, Technical Division Director, Vice President for Student Learning and is currently embarking on his 10th year as President of the college. Within the past two years, Elton assumed the dual role of Vice Chancellor for Instructional Services for the entire TSTC System of colleges.

 

Elton has a strong commitment and involvement in the community. He serves on several committees including the City of Waco Visioning Steering Committee, McLennan County Education Alliance, Rotary Club of Waco Board of Directors, Waco ISD Advisory Board, and several Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce Committees. His service includes membership in the Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber, Bellmead Chamber and Lacy-Lakeview Chamber of Commerce and the Heart of Texas Tech Prep Consortium. He has been a member of Rotary for 10 years.

 

Elton holds a bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Tyler and a Doctorate in Higher Education from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.