Melisa Schrock
District Governor Elect
2018 - 2019

 

Melisa Schrock is a life-long resident of western New York.  She and her husband John (also a Rotarian) are Partners at Schrock Metal Products, a manufacturing company specializing in custom metal fabrication.  After her husband’s retirement in 2016, Melisa is now in charge of managing the day-to-day operations of their family-owned business.
 
Melisa has been a proud member of the Akron Newstead Rotary Club since 2003, and has held several leadership roles within the club and at the district level.  Melisa's participation includes:
   
     Club Youth Services Director
     Club Vocational Service Director
     Co-Chair International Services Director
     Club President 2012-2013
     Assistant Governor Area 12 
     District Director of Service Projects 
     District Conference Chair 2016
 
Melisa is a dedicated and enthusiastic Rotarian, and Service Above Self is more than just a tagline to her.  She lives out this passion everyday with the work she does on behalf of Rotary.  Her passions include water and sanitation projects, as well as anything related to youth.  She and fellow Rotarians have spent many years working on these initiatives in Mano Dasse, Sierra Leone, Guatemala and Haiti.  Melisa believes deeply in the potential of our youth today.  In addition to being involved in many youth service activities within Rotary, Melisa helped to develop a mentor program for troubled youth, called Pathways to Success, at Akron Central High School. This program involves placing “at risk” youth with community partners in a work/mentorship program.  Proudly, the first student who came to her business through Pathways to Success is now a successful computer programmer/engineer at Schrock Metal Products and now helps to give back by helping mentor new students coming to the business from this program.  She also shares her passion for service with youth in the local community.  In December 2017, she will be chaperoning a group of 8 young ladies (some from the Akron Newstead Interact Club) to the Dominican Republic to work on a service project to build a new education center in the poor community of Bani, Dominican Republic.  She hopes that by teaching kids how to serve others, this will inspire our future generations to continue practicing our motto Service Above Self.
 
Both Melisa and her husband John are members of the Paul Harris Society and the Bequest Society.  Together they have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.  In addition to spending time with her family, Melisa enjoys quilting, scrap booking and ANYTHING Rotary!