Governor 2018 – 2019
Rotary International District 7600
Rotary Club of Lawrenceville
Susan Zachensky-Walthall is affectionately known as Susan ZW. A native of Alberta, Virginia, she graduated from Old Dominion University and has worked for over 35 years as an instructor and Women’s Basketball Coach in Virginia at Old Dominion University, Virginia Wesleyan University, Christopher Newport University (where she was also Assistant Athletic Director), and Sonoma State University in California. During this time, she held many NCAA Women’s Basketball Committee positions such as a member of the NCAA Rules Committee and the Converse Coach of the Year Selection Committee. Susan is a Charter Member of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
Susan was a member of the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa California for ten years, serving on the Board of Directors and as chair of numerous committees. She was selected Rotarian of the Year 2000-01. For District 5130, she served as a member of the District Sergeant at Arms Committee and as District Conference Commemorative Program Chair. During the 2004-05 Rotary year, Susan relocated to Virginia and joined the Rotary Club of Lawrenceville where she has been a member for 13 years serving on various committees. In 2007 she was again selected as Rotarian of the Year and was awarded the District Governor’s Award as Outstanding Club President in 2009-10. At the district level, she’s served as Area Governor (3 years), Rotaract Chair (3 years), Conference Co-Chair and then Conference Chair, and Chair of the Awards Committee. She is a graduate of Zone 33 Rotary Leadership Institute, has perfect attendance for 18 years, and is a Paul Harris Fellow +3.
Susan has been a popular speaker at Zone 33 events and four district conferences from Maryland to South Caroline sharing “My Rotary Story”
Susan and Zach, her husband of 31 years, live on Lake Gaston in Valentines, VA. In their free time they enjoy camping, walking, kayaking, gardening, reading, all the comforts of lake life, and spending time with family, and with fellow Rotarians.