DGE Jimmie Gorski
For twenty years, District Governor Elect Jimmie Gorski has been a member of the Rotary Club of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, where she has held numerous leadership positions. As club president in 2004-2005, she received the Donal Lee Chamberlin Award for Outstanding President in District 7620, and her club received the District 7620 Centennial Award for Best Small Club. DGE Jimmie has been an Area Governor in four areas and also served as both The Rotary Foundation Scholarship Chair and programs coordinator for the Rotary Leadership Institute in District 7620. Her special interest in programs for youth and young professionals led her to serve on the District 7620 RYLA Committee from 2014-2017 and to act as facilitator for youth programs.
Jimmie has been a professional in the field of secondary and higher education for over thirty years with expertise in such areas as curriculum development and language acquisition and development. She also worked extensively in the area of standardized testing and supervised university master’s degree candidates before moving fulltime into educational administration to direct departments in institutional development and financial support.
Born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Jimmie grew up with her family in the Moravian community of Salem, North Carolina. She began her affiliation with Duke University during a joint federally and privately funded pilot program that became the Governor’s School. After earning her undergraduate degree, she was awarded graduate degrees at the University of North Carolina and the University of Maryland before completing post-doctoral studies at three universities.
For over thirty years, Jimmie and husband Sigmund lived in Huntingtown, Maryland, where they enjoyed the serenity of rural Calvert County while remaining close to the cultural opportunities of metropolitan areas. In nearby Prince Frederick, they achieved a long-time dream of establishing a space museum and science center where they shared their passion for the study of space exploration with those in their community.
Jimmie and her late husband have one son, Albert (Al), who lives in Durham, North Carolina, where he recently completed a Ph. D. in computer science with a specialty in systems security.
The members of the Gorski family have been long-time members of Jesus the Divine Word Church in Huntingtown, where DGE Jimmie currently serves on the Parish Council.