Kevin Hilgers has been a Rotarian since 1997 with the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, transferring to Rotary Club of Victoria-Harbourside, April, 2018. His wife and best friend is Janice McNeice.
Their 2 daughters have been a part of Rotary. Catherine was a Rotary Youth Exchange student in Brazil, she resides in Berlin. Karly Jasper was a Rotary Youth Exchange student in Japan until the earthquake of March, 2011. Following that, she finished her exchange in Brazil. She now resides in Los Angeles.
Kevin’s was in broadcasting for 15 years hosting radio shows in Western Canada. He is an entrepreneur with an ad agency in Grande Prairie and rental properties in Victoria, British Columbia. While business remains in Alberta, Kevin and Jan now call Victoria home.
Kevin was District 5370’s youngest Governor in 2012/13. Highlights from the year as Governor include the Million Dollar Dinner where four million five hundred thousand dollars was raised for the Rotary Foundation. Following 12/13 the District received two awards at the Zone Institute in Philadelphia; District with highest membership increase in the Zone, and District that formed 2 or more clubs.
Kevin says “My family and I have received so much from Rotary I don’t think I could ever pay it back. But I’m certainly going to try”.
He is now in a new Rotary Club, (Victoria-Harbourside) a new Rotary District (5020) and even a new Zone (25/26) and excited to take on fresh challenges and opportunities to serve and inspire, including his new role as Rotary Friendship Exchange Chair for District 5020. See www.rotary5020.org/rfe