Rotary Club
Oct 05, 2023 12:00 PM
Rotary District 5960 Governor Patricia McCleese
Patricia was born in St Louis, MO but the family relocated to LaFayette, Georgia when she was in third grade.  Her education includes University of Georgia - BS Elementary Education
Georgia State University - Masters in Reading
Nova Southeastern University - Ed.D Administration and Supervision
 Patricia is a member of the Greater Rochester Rotary Club in District 5960 from 2006 - the present.  She served as club president in 2018– 19 and has served as Community Service Chair, Membership Chair, and Program Chair. She Is on the Rochester Rotary Clubs’ teams: Tree Planting, Ethics Day, Holiday Classic Basketball Showcase, and a STRIVE mentor.
 At the district level, Patricia was a member of the German Cultural Exchange Team 2018-2019 and is currently serving as Vocational Service Team Lead. The team consists of Ethics, Literacy, and STRIVE.
 The majority of Patricia’s professional career was spent as an educator. She served as an elementary teacher, teacher trainer, assistant principal, and principal in Atlanta Public Schools from 1969-1999. After moving to Rochester, MN, she worked at Rochester Area Habitat for Humanity as a Volunteer Coordinator from 2002-2015. Patricia was awarded the Bridge Builder Award for organizing an Inter-Faith Build involving 4 faith communities and 100+ volunteers.
 Patricia has served: as a trainer for MAVA - Minnesota Association of Volunteer Administrators, the leadership team of RAVA - Rochester Area Volunteer Administrators, United Way Women United leadership team. She loves being a Reading Champion at the Rochester Public Library tutoring children with dyslexia.
After Patricia retired, she married her high school sweetheart, John Davenport, and relocated to Rochester. The plan was to stay a few years and return home to the south after he retired. But plans have a way of changing and now Minnesota is home, and they go south to visit. They also have three very spoiled cats.  Patricia loves duplicate bridge, needlepoint, travel, and being with friends.