Member Spotlight

This month’s member spotlight for Gadsden Rotary is Marge Blaurock.

Marge has been involved in property management since 1985.  In 1999, Marge started her own company, Property Management Services, Ltd. to run the family owned real estate.  She is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago, and she holds two Real Estate Designations, Certified Property Manager (CPM), and a Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM).

In 2017, Marge and her husband Richard, purchased an old dairy farm in Ashville, Alabama.  In 2019, after some much needed renovations, they made their permanent move from Illinois to Alabama.  Together, Marge and Richard have five children, four grand-children, and two blood hounds.

Marge has been a Rotarian for 16 years.  Richard, is also a Rotarian, and has been for over 30 years, and together they have been involved in numerous local Rotary Activities.  In 2006, they went on a mission trip to Peru to deliver needed medical supplies and participate in a ceremony to dedicate the washrooms built in an all-girl’s school.  In Illinois, Marge was also part of the Northern Illinois team of Ambassadors for Shelter Box, USA, which is an International Disaster Relief Organization, and a Rotary Project Partner.

As the 2022-2023 Gadsden Rotary Fundraising Chair, Marge hopes to implement a few minor fundraisers that can also include non-Rotarians, to increase the club’s general fund.  Marge is also the 2022 Chair for the Little Black Dress Affair which is the club’s annual fundraiser.  2022 is the 11th Annual and Marge is working with a committee of 8 to put on a great event.  Net Proceeds for the event will benefit the Children’s Hospital Critical Care Transport Unit and other local charities for children.