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Robert L. Sumwalt
12/5/21: IN-PERSON ROTARY: Robert Sumwalt, Overview of the National Transportation Board

Robert L. Sumwalt retired from NTSB on June 30, 2021. He was sworn in as the 14th chairman of the NTSB on August 10, 2017, after being nominated by President Donald J. Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. He served as acting chairman for 5 months prior to his appointment as Chairman. Mr. Sumwalt began his tenure at the NTSB in August 2006 when President George W. Bush appointed him to the Board and designated him as Vice Chairman of the Board. In November 2011, President Barack Obama reappointed him to an additional 5 year term as Board Member.

While at the Board, Member Sumwalt was a fierce advocate for improving safety in all modes of transportation, including teen driver safety, impaired driving, distractions in transportation, and several aviation and rail safety initiatives. He remains active in advocating transportation safety matters.

Sumwalt was a pilot for 32 years, including 24 years with Piedmont Airlines and US Airways. He accumulated over 14,000 flight hours. He worked on special assignment to the US Airways flight safety department and also served on the airline’s Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA) monitoring team.

Following his airline career, Sumwalt managed the corporate aviation department for a Fortune 500 energy company.

He chaired the Air Line Pilots Association’s Human Factors and Training Group and co-founded the association’s critical incident response program. He also spent eight years as a consultant to NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) and has …..

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2021 scholarships
Rotary Club of Aiken Awards $105,000 in Scholarships to 2021 Graduates

The Rotary Club of Aiken has awarded scholarships worth a total of $105,000 to 21 high school graduates from the class of 2021. Each recipient received $5,000. The grants’ official name is the Rotary ..,.

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Rotary Club of Aiken receives special recognition for its generosity

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Serve To Change Lives

President Shekhar Mehta is urging members to become more involved in service projects, saying that caring for and serving other is the best way to live because it changes not only other people’s lives, but also our own.

Shekhar Mehta, President, Rotary International, 2021-2022

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ROTARY MEETING: Robert Sumwalt, Overview of the National Transportation Board

Robert L. Sumwalt retired from NTSB on June 30, 2021. He was sworn in as the 14th chairman of the NTSB on August 10, 2017, after being nominated by President […]

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Aiken, SC 29801
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ROTARY MEETING: Dr. Kenneth Rogers, History of the Department of Mental Health

State Director Kenneth M. Rogers, MD, MSPH, MMM Kenneth M. Rogers, MD, began his tenure as state director of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health on April 2, 2020. […]

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Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St SW
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Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St SW
Aiken, SC 29801
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Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St SW
Aiken, SC 29801
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ROTARY MEETING: Dacre Stoker, Aiken Streetscapes Foundation

Lasting protection of our trees in the 174 parkways is an ongoing challenge. Illustrated here in the Introduction to “A Splendid Time” 2020 Wilkins Byrd. The Historic Aiken Foundation “When […]

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Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St SW
Aiken, SC 29801
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