Member Spotlight: Vic Purdy

Vic Purdy, our newest club member retired after 35 years of teaching seventh grade English at Webber Middle School. He has lived in Windsor since 1990 but his hometown is Oklahoma City. Vic has been married to wife Laurie for 40 years! She recently retired from teaching reading in Windsor. His oldest daughter Allison is married and lives in Portland, OR. She is mother to Charlie. His oldest son, Matthew, has recently settled in Windsor and is pursuing a career in real estate.  His youngest son, Lucas, lives with his fiancée in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  
 
Vic and wife Laurie purchased their dream camping trailer last year and love camping all over this beautiful state. Vic is a playwright and has had productions in Oklahoma and Texas. He recently started playing pickleball, and volunteers at the Guadalupe Center in Greeley.
 
“While I was teaching, I would invite Rotary into my classroom to teach the 4-way decision making principles to my middle schoolers.  I was always impressed with their positive and friendly attitudes. Later in my career I was honored as a Rotary Teacher of the Month. This last fall I was invited to a Rotary fundraising event by my friend Dick Griffith who encouraged me to join. When I attended my first Rotary Breakfast Club, I met the most amazing people who were all welcoming, friendly and interesting!  Then I discovered the true purpose and dedication of Rotary through all of the many service opportunities they sponsor.  This is when I decided that I wanted to volunteer my energy and time to become a part of such a wonderful, world changing organization.”