Robert "Bob" Artis

Immediate Past District Governor

2019 - 2020

Bob is a caring, passionate, and deeply spiritual person and as such, he has dedicated his life to helping and mentoring others. 
Bob currently works in Buffalo, NY as a consultant with Sinai Consulting, LLC, a global hi-tech staffing and consulting group that provides advice and counsel to help globally competitive companies attract top talent in the field of Robotics.
Bob grew up in (the boot hill) southeast Missouri, USA and is a distinguished veteran of the Army, as well as a former civilian defense contractor with assignments in Thailand and Germany.  Bob also has experience working in an academic environment and corporate management.
One of Bob’s main passions with Rotary involves building relationships and connecting people globally for the greater good.  Because of some of those connections, Bob and his Rotarian colleagues have accomplished countless community service projects including an impressive water and sanitation Global Grant project for a village in Thailand, in 2017.
Bob has been known to frequent Rotary International Conventions (thirteen thus far) and several Rotary and United Nations Peace Conferences.  He is a past president of the Rotary Club of Clarence and has served in numerous district level positions: Assistant Governor (twice), Gift of Life Committee, Ambassadorial Scholars Committee, as well as Rotary Group Study Exchange Team Leader to Thailand.
Because of his deep belief in the good works done in the name of Rotary, Bob is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Sustaining Member, Benefactor, and Bequest Society member of The Rotary Foundation.
Bob is also an ordained Deacon, has served with American Red Cross disaster relief and as a Board Chair for NY/PA regional blood services.
He and his wife, Corine, (of 55 years) have four sons; Lamonte, Ian (deceased), Tony (deceased), and Keith; 10 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.
Bob has enjoyed being an active member of the Rotary Club of Clarence since 1987.   He and Corine have also graciously hosted Youth Exchange Students from five countries and GSE Teams from three countries. 
During his time spent in Rotary, there have been some extraordinary personal experiences, and he has many stories to share. 
Bob truly represents Rotary’s theme: “ROTARY CONNECT THE  WORLD!”