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Gary J. Bergenske

Gary J. Bergenske of Orlando, Florida, is currently serving his 11th year as a member of the Boards of Directors for Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals for Children®. Bergenske was elected Imperial Potentate, part of the 12-member body that helps govern the Shriners fraternity, during the Shriners' 2017 Imperial Session - held in Daytona Beach, Florida, July 9 - July 13.

Bergenske fue ascendido a Maestro Masón en 1994 de la Logia Eola N.° 207 en Orlando. Se incorporó a Bahia Shriners en Orlando en 1994 donde ahora es miembro vitalicio. Se desempeñó como Potentado de Bahia en 2005. Bergenske es el fundador del Bahia Historical and Educational Museum en Orlando. Es miembro asociado de Zor Shriners en Madison, Wisconsin. He is also a perpetual lifetime member of the Orlando Scottish Rite and holds the rank of Knight Commander of the Court of Honor. Bergenske currently serves as a certified member of the Advisory Council of Florida DeMolay, and has been elected to receive the prestigious DeMolay Honorary Legion of Honor Award, and was named as an Honorary Member of DeMolay's International Supreme Council by the Grand Master of DeMolay at Imperial Session in 2017. Bergenske is an emeritus member of Shriners International, a lifetime member of the Cabiri International, and a member of the Royal Order of Jesters, The Order of Quetzalcoatl, Lions International, and the Loyal Order of Moose.

Bergenske prestó servicio exitosamente durante tres años como presidente del evento de estrellas del fútbol americano universitario de Shriners International, el East-West Shrine Game®. Durante sus años como miembro de juntas directivas, ha participado en varios comités, como por ejemplo como presidente de los comités de Relaciones Públicas, Planificación Estratégica Fraterna, Servicios de Información, Seguros, Protocolo y Evaluación de Capital. Además se desempeñó como Funcionario de Enlace de los Hospitales Shriners para Niños en Erie, Springfield, Houston, Galveston, Portland, Honolulu y Spokane. He served on the Executive Committee of the Imperial Membership Committee for 14 years, and was a charter member of both the TRAC and PACE Teams. He has also been an inspirational keynote speaker and presenter at Imperial conferences for Oriental Guides, Assistant Rabbans, Public Relations, Donor Relations and Membership.

During the time Bergenske was a member of the Imperial Membership Executive Committee, he came up with the idea of having a Shriners mascot to not only promote the fraternity but to also attract younger generations, which resulted in the development of Fez Head Fred. While serving as Membership Chairman of Bahia Shriners, Bergenske created and developed the Mentor Program to get new members involved. Shriners ahora usa este programa en todo el mundo.

En 1985, Bergenske compró J & J Metro Moving and Storage, la cual le ha pertenecido y ha administrado durante los últimos 30 años. Además, Bergenske es un motivador orador y ha escrito tres libros. Las temáticas de sus libros tratan cómo se puede "Construir una vida mejor" y "Convertirse en un mejor líder" y se encuentran disponibles en más de 10 países, donde están provocando una diferencia positiva en las vidas de las personas.

In his down time, he loves traveling, the outdoors, hunting, old cars and Harley-Davidsons. Bergenske y su esposa, Anne, tienen seis hijos, Carrie, Lisa, Jason, Jami, David y Jared, quienes son llamados con frecuencia el "Clan Bergy". Tienen 11 nietos que a menudo alegran sus días.

View One Man's Dream: To Make a Difference by Inspiring Others to learn more about Gary J. Bergenske – his family, career, the things that are most important to him, and how he plans to serve Shriners International during his year as Imperial Potentate.

 


Imperial Sir Gary Bergenske's New Membership Program

IAMRU logoDuring his Pageant at the Shiners International Imperial Session in July, 2017, Imperial Sir Gary Bergenske announced a call to action, asking ALL Shriners to take a stand to support the membership of the fraternity. This includes the referral of friends, family members and coworkers for further contact, education and information about Shriners International and Freemasonry.

Refer a new member today to help support and build our great fraternity and the life-changing work we do!

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