John Capps Rotary International District 7730 Papers
Scope and Contents
In the early 90s, the District was renumbered to 7730 from 773, so material prior to then reflects the original numbering, though it is the same District.
Papers include organizational records, membership lists, newsletters and other publications, travel documents, conference and meeting agendas, special committee and council materials, personal and business correspondence, reports, notices and memos, budgets and expenses, award and fellowship receipients, information on the Rotary Foundation, Rotary programs like the Group Study Exchange (GSE) and Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA), and work with other national and international Rotary clubs and districts.
- Majority of material found within 1985-1999
- Rotary International (Organization)
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Biographical and Historical Note
John Talbot Capps III has been a member of the Morehead City-Noon Rotary Club since 1968. He served as charter president of the club in 1981 and as District Governor of Rotary International District 773 (now 7730) from 1985-1986. He joined Rotary in the footsteps of his father, John Talbot Capps, Jr., who served as District Governor from 1969-1970; his grandfather John Talbot Capps; and his uncle, John C. Hood, Jr, who served as District Governor from 1981-1982. In the early 90s, he led a Group Study Exchange with India's District 321, and then he spent the next nearly 15 years making humanitarian trips back to the country. He received the Rotary Foundation's Citation for Meritorious Service, Distinguished Service Award, International Service Award for a Polio-free World, and Rotary International's Service Above Self Award.
Born in Virginia, Capps spent most of his life in North Carolina after attending Campbell University and Eastern Carolina University. In Morehead City, he ran Capps Printing Group, the family's business since 1983. His wife, Jane Capps, is an honorary Rotary member and worked closely with him on many Rotary projects. John also founded the Bald Headed Men of America in 1972, which garnered him media appearances on popular news shows. He continues to work as an inspirational speaker and humanitarian.
62.8 Linear Feet (Contains 44 bankers boxes, 2 document boxes, 4 oversize boxes, and 1 oversize photograph in a map case folder)
- John Capps Rotary International District 7730 Papers
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