Ann Lee Hussey

D7780 Governor 2010-2011

 Classification: Nonprofit/Advocate
Partner's Name: Michael Nazemetz
Home Club: Casco Bay Sunrise, (Portland, ME)
Number of Members in Home Club: 18
Number of Clubs in District: 41
Number of Years in Rotary: 7

Ann Lee Hussey joined Rotary in April 2002 and immediately became involved. She has traveled twice to Venezuela on Rotaplast trips to assist children receiving surgeries for cleft lip and cleft palate. But her real mark has been her travel to India, Egypt, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Bangladesh to work on Rotary National Immunization Volunteer teams. She has participated in 15 NIDs, immunizing children against polio. For the last 4 years she has organized and led NID teams.

As a polio survivor, Ann Lee has a passion for the polio eradication program and shares Rotary International's vision for a polio free world. She strongly believes one person can make a difference and that it is a privilege and a gift to do the work of Rotary.

At the Club level Ann Lee served in many capacities and as Club President for 2005-2006. For District 7780 she has served as District Conference Committee Chair, District PolioPlus Chair and as World Community Service Chair. Ann Lee is a member of the Casco Bay Rotary Club in the Portland area and is enjoying her fifth year as a Trustee on the Board of York Hospital.

In May 2005 she received Rotary's highest honor for individual Rotarians, the Service Above Self award and in June 2006 she received the Rotary Foundation International Service Award for a Polio Free World.

Ann Lee has shared her story and passion for polio eradication throughout the United States and around the world, at numerous District Conferences, Zone Institutes, PETS, Foundation Seminars and club meetings, including the International Institute in Salt Lake City in 2007, the Presidential Peace Conference in Nairobi, Kenya in Sept. 2007 and for Health and Hunger at the LA Convention. She is a Major Donor of the Rotary Foundation.

Ann Lee currently Chairs the Polio Survivors and Associates Rotarian Action Group and serves on the Reach Out to Africa Service Associates Subcommittee as a Functional Coordinator for Health Initiatives. She will also serve as Zone 32 Coordinator for Health and Hunger for 2009-2010.

Ann Lee is a Veterinary Technician who with her husband, Michael Nazemetz, DVM own Village Veterinary Clinic in Rollinsford, NH. They reside in South Berwick, Maine.