Making the Rotary Experience Irresistible
Aug 05, 2023 7:30 PM
Stephanie Urchick - RI President Elect (2024-2025)
Making the Rotary Experience Irresistible
Rotary Club of McMurray, Pennsylvania
Stephanie A. Urchick retired as partner and chief operating officer of Doctors At Work LLC, a consulting and training company, in 2022. She holds a doctorate in leadership studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is active on numerous community boards and committees, and has been honored by organizations including Zonta International and the Sons of the American Revolution.
A Rotarian since 1991, Urchick first joined the home club of Past RI President Chuck Keller, who served as her mentor. Urchick has served Rotary as Rotary Foundation Trustee and RI Director. She has served RI in numerous capacities, including training leader, Regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, and RI president’s representative. In addition she was a delegate and member-at-large for three Councils on Legislation. She has also served as a member of various RI committees, including Rotary’s Election Review Committee, the Operations Review Committee, and as chair of the Rotary Strategic Planning Committee and The Rotary Foundation’s Centennial Celebration Committee.
Urchick has participated in a variety of international service projects, including National Immunization Days in India and Nigeria. In Vietnam, she worked with clubs to help build a primary school and traveled to the Dominican Republic to install water filters. The speaker of several Slavic languages, she has mentored new Rotary members in Ukraine, and coordinated a Rotary Foundation grant project for mammography equipment and a biopsy unit for a hospital in Poland. Urchick is currently helping to partner clubs and districts in the U.S. with Rotary clubs in Kosovo, Albania, and in Ukraine for humanitarian and educational services.
Urchick wants to see 100,000 more Rotary members in 2024-25. She believes that the magic of Rotary happens at the club level, where the people are serving their communities.
“We need to make our club experiences simply irresistible,” says Urchick. “We want people to feel that there’s value in getting involved in Rotary to create changes in themselves, in their communities, and in the world.”
She is a Major Donor and a member of the Bequest Society of The Rotary Foundation.