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Zone 34 Public Image Team

Susan Courter

Rotary Public Image Coordinator
Rotary Zone 34

Amanda Groover

Asst. Rotary Public Image Coordinator
Rotary Zone 34

Caroline Blochlinger

Asst. Rotary Public Image Coordinator
Rotary Zone 34

Michael Walstrom

Asst. Rotary Public Image Coordinator
Rotary Zone 34

Sean Paddy

Asst. Rotary Public Image Coordinator
Rotary Zone 34

Marshall Butler

Director of Communications
Rotary Zones 33/34
Rotary Public image Coordinator (2023-26)

Susan Courter

Susan Courter is a 19-year Rotarian and Past President of the Rotary Club of West Plains Sunrise, Missouri and Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch, Florida. At the District level she has served as Assistant Governor and Public Image Chair.

Susan was appointed Zone 34 Rotary Public Image Coordinator (2023-26) after serving as Zone 34 Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for three years. She was in the 2019-20 Emerging Leaders class, and has been recognized by District 6960 and both her current and former clubs as Rotarian of the Year. She is the recipient of the District Rising Star award, District Distinguished Service Above Self award, and the Stephen Garber and Norma Garber awards. She is a Major Donor, member of the Paul Harris Society and Member of the PolioPlus Society.

Susan is Director of Business Development for Wessel Construction. Susan has been married to her husband, Adam, for 19 years and together they have two children. Some of her hobbies include paddle boarding, cooking, and travelling with her family. Susan is a third-generation graduate of the University of Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science in advertising.

Amanda Groover
Assistant Rotary Public image Coordinator

Amanda Groover

Amanda Groover is a woman filled to the brim with energy. With a quick smile, she says she has a “very unhealthy obsession” with her Peloton bike and reading. In fact, she has completed more than 300 rides on her bike this year and is on track to read 100+ books by the end of 2023. Sometimes she does both at the same time!

This same energy level, combined with a desire to give back, led to her joining the South Hall Rotary Club in 2016. She reached out to the club as she searched for a way to enlarge her professional network and serve her community.

Just seven years later, after successful stints as her club’s Public Image chair, President-elect and President, and the District’s Public Image committee chair, Groover was named the District 6910 Rotarian of the Year by District Governor Gerry Taylor. With this award, Taylor recognized that Groover strategically streamlined communications for the District.

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from the Mike Cottrell College of Business at the University of North Georgia and a Master of Business Administration with a focus in marketing from the University of Arizona, Groover is well qualified to lead Rotary’s public image area.

She currently works as the Business Development Manager for Croft and Associates, an award-winning architectural and engineering firm based in Lawrenceville. Her work motto aptly applies to her Rotary work – “Efficiency is the result of clearing out what drains us of time and energy.”

Born and raised in Habersham County, Groover is married to Matt and she helps to parent Matt’s children, Brittany and Tyler. Hershey and Kia, their two dogs, round out their Flowery Branch household. (more…)

Caroline Blochlinger ARPIC Zone 34
Assistant Rotary Public image Coordinator

Caroline Blochlinger

Caroline is a consultant, web and graphic designer, and photographer specializing in marketing solutions for businesses and Rotary Clubs. She brings a wealth of expertise to her work with a focus on social media visibility, online and offline strategies, and branding.

Originally from Switzerland, Caroline pursued her studies in Miami and earned her bachelors’ degree at Florida International University (FIU) before making the move to Amelia Island, Florida. It was here that she became actively involved in the Rotary community, joining the Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise in 2010 where she still serves as the Public Image Chair and Webmaster. Today, Caroline is part of the Zone 34 ARPIC team, where she utilizes her skills in platforms like WordPress, DACdb, and Social Media to support Rotary initiatives.

Caroline’s passion lies in helping organizations maximize their impact through effective marketing strategies. With a keen eye for design and a dedication to excellence, she empowers businesses and Rotary Clubs alike to achieve success in their endeavors.
She is Paul Harris +3, member of the Paul Harris Society and PolioPlus Society.

Assistant Rotary Public image Coordinator

Michael Walstrom

Michael Walstrom has been a Rotarian since 2014 and is a member of the Rotary Club Boca Raton Downtown. He is a Paul Harris Fellow, Paul Harris Society member, Polio Plus Society member, Benefactor, and Major Donor.

Michael served as President of his Rotary Club in 2018-2019 and as District 6930 Governor in 2021-2022. During his years of service, he has been named Rotarian of the Year, and received both Club of the Year and the Governor’s Citation for his club.

Michael takes pride in having led his club to 100% Paul Harris recognition, creating an endowment at his club to fund Global Grants each year, and creating a Young Professional Membership Development program that was featured in both Rotary Voices and Rotary Leader.

During his year as Governor Michael walked the entire length of his District, 185 miles, to raise funds for the Youth & Peace in Action initiative. The Walk for Peace was able to raise the needed funds and engage both Rotarians and non-Rotarians alike. This led Michael to realize the impact public image activities can have on Rotary efforts.

Michael joined the Zone 34 Public Image team as an ARPIC in 2022. He will also serve on the Emerging Leaders training team for the 2022 Zone 33/34 Leadership Summit in Baltimore.

Professionally, Michael is a co-founder of Aequus Partners, an independent financial planning and investment management firm based in Boca Raton, Florida. He lives in Boynton Beach, Florida with his wife, Laura, and their two children, Henry and Daphne.

Sean Paddy
Assistant Rotary Public image Coordinator

Sean Paddy

By trade, Sean Paddy is a consultant. By definition, he is a problem-solver and creator of opportunity.

With a diversified professional background, Sean worked across the USA, UK, Europe and Caribbean for many years building his experience and expertise in developing, managing and delivering milestone programs, projects, products, services and recognition for many of the world’s top governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Taking much of what he has learnt from his experiences at home and around the world, Sean has also committed himself to building better communities and developing new opportunities, not only in his native Trinidad & Tobago, but in as many areas as possible. To this end, Sean has spearheaded many unique entrepreneurial and program ventures over the years across a wide spectrum of fields and forums. Through his leadership and involvement, Sean continues to help generate enhanced arenas and provided new ground for persons to explore and exploit previously unavailable prospects and experiences and to elevate themselves, their skills and their profession to new heights.

As a second-generation Rotarian, Sean was involved in Rotary from an early age and officially became a member in 2010. He has served and led in multiple club capacities and has elevated and enhanced many club practices and achievements. Since 2013, Sean has held an array of appointments within District 7030 including Communications Officer, Public Image Chair and PolioPlus Chair. He has also served on and led several district committees and programs such as Childhood Obesity Prevention, Environmental Sustainability, and ReThink. Within Zones 33/34, Sean serves on several committees and task forces, including Girls’ Empowerment and Rotary Works. He was also appointed Assistant Regional Public Image Coordinator in Zone 34 for 2021 through 2025.

Sean is an avid advocate for youth training and development and is committed to supporting and enhancing Youth Services in Rotary wherever possible. As a sustaining member, multiple PHF and member of the PHS, he is also committed to supporting Rotary’s #EndPolioNow campaign and TRF’s PolioPlus Fund and has spearheaded several awareness-building and fundraising initiatives across the Caribbean such as World’s Greatest Meal, the One Caribbean event, and District 7030’s PolioPlus Society.

Director of Communications - Rotary Zones 33-34

Marshall M. Butler

Marshall Butler, the 2016-17 District Governor for Rotary 6970, began his Rotary experience as President of the Robert E. Lee High School Interact Club. Marshall became a part of the family of Rotary for the second time on May 29, 2002 when he joined the Rotary Club of West Jacksonville.

During Marshall’s term as Governor, Rotary 6970 hosted its first Million Dollar Dinner, had the highest membership net gain in North America, and orchestrated the successful “100 Acts of Good” public image campaign. Marshall participated in the 107-mile Ride to End Polio in Tucson, AZ, which led to Rotary 6970 making the largest District Designated Fund contribution to the End Polio Campaign in the world that year. Rotary 6970 capped the year with over 500 Rotarians traveling from Florida to Atlanta to attend the district conference, dubbed the All Star Conference, featuring RI President John Germ, RI Vice President Jennifer Jones, Rotary General Secretary John Hewko, the first female President of a Rotary club Sylvia Whitlock, plus many others. The All Star Conference was immediately followed by a week of fellowship at the Rotary International Convention.

Marshall is a recipient of the Citation for Meritorious Service from Rotary International. He is also a recipient of the Brent Williams “Spirit of Rotary” Award presented by Rotary District 6970.

Marshall served three years as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator and began his term as Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Rotary Zone 34 on July 1, 2020.

A graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in advertising, Marshall has used technology and marketing to help businesses grow over his 30 year career. He consistently looks for new and different ways to inject innovation into every role he has held.

Marshall and his wife Karen are Major Donors, members of the Paul Harris Society, PolioPlus Society and Bequest Society. They live in Jacksonville, FL and have two daughters, Emily and Maggie.