DG Joe Belinsky

 
Joe joined the Bolivar Zoar Ohio Towpath Rotary Club in 2007, and became President of the Club in 2011-2012. He'll serve as District Governor in 2015-16.
 
He currently serves on several Committees in the District, and has facilitated several events on behalf of the Learning Committee. This includes this year's PrePETS for the District, and PETS for the State of Ohio.
 
In addition, he has served on several community projects, on behalf of the Club. Included are several 'work days' on behalf of the Club, such as rebuilding the Erie Canal Towpath, 5k events, cleanups, fix-ups, and plantings and the Financial Education Seminars with Tusky Valley High School and our Rotary club.
 
He serves on several Boards, and has been President of 3 civic associations. Joe has also volunteered for many charity and community events, including serving yearly as a Room Captain for the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction dinner.
 
Joe earned his BA from LaSalle University, MBA from Kent State University, and a Certified Business Advisor certificate from the University of Toledo. He currently serves as Certified Business Advisor for the Small Business Development Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. In this role, he helps budding entrepreneurs develop their business plans and startups, and experienced small businesses to grow and provide employment in their areas.
 
In previous lives, Joe had a long career in entrepreneurship, including working with thousands of small businesses globally for Goodyear and Sun Oil Co., as well as his own companies.
 
On the family front, wife Joan has served as his rock through many moves for business, and being his helpmate for Rotary activities. Together they enjoy being with their kids and grandkids.