Past District Governor 1999-2000


Paul E. Caruso




Paul & Gail Caruso



Paul E. Caruso, born in Brooklyn, New York, propelled himself into his own business at age 19, in order to help support his family. He became an entrepreneur by developing commercial real estate. Paul is a self-made and educated person.


Paul became Rotary District 7230 Governor in 1999 and worked for our District and Rotary International full time during his term.


Paul's experience with Rotary began in 1985, when he joined the Rotary Club of North Shore, Staten Island. He has gained valuable experience in Community and World Service. Mr. Caruso Co-chaired a Polio-Plus event, which raised $25,000 from the North Shore Rotary Club. Paul built many fund-raising booths and attractions for local schools, the community and Rotary Club of North Shore. He was elected President of the North Shore Rotary Charitable Foundation in 1989-1990 and served as Club President in 1993-1994. In 1996, Paul received a Paul Harris Award from his club.


Paul has attended On-to-Bermuda trips every year since 1992. He served twice as the District's Area Representative 1995-1997; Trustee for District 7230 Foundation; attended most District Conferences (many for the four-day duration); attended Rotary International Conventions in Nice, France 1995; Calgary, Canada 1996; Glasgow, Scotland 1997; Indianapolis, Indiana 1998; Singapore 1999; and has registered for Buenos Aires, Argentina 2000. Paul, as Governor Nominee attended Rotary International Day at the United Nations in November 1998 and the Presidential Conference in Washington, D. C. in December 1998 with its focus on children.


Paul is actively supported by his wife, Gail. They live in Staten Island, N.Y. and have four children, Lorraine, Paul Jr. (member of Gateway Rotary), Christina and Grace (charter member of Rotaract in Staten Island) and two grandchildren, Paul III and Sabrina.


Paul became a member of the Rotary Club of New York in 2002.


Paul and Gail enjoy "Traveling the World of Rotary."



Paul helped save people from a building fire in 2003


Report from the Zone Institute 2003 in Burlington, VT





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