RI President 2005/2006 Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammer from Sweden with Rotary Melbourne President 2004/2005 Anne Jacques beside tree dedicated to him in 2004.
Carl-Wilhelm has been a Rotarian since 1974. He immediately became involved in all levels of Rotary, and has held numerous positions at the Club, District and International levels. His District service has included chairing the Youth Exchange and Member Elections Committees and the Sweden Rotary Youth Exchange Foundation. He was also a treasurer of the Rotary International Scholarship Foundation of his District and served as District Governor in 1987-88.
He began International Service to Rotary in 1991 with the appointment to the Youth Service Committee which he chaired in 1993, followed by positions as regional coordinator of the Youth Service Task Force and serving as a moderator at numerous Rotary International Institutes. He has personally many times represented the RI President at a District Conference in locations stretching from Finland to Africa to the USA and India. He served as RI Director in 1996-98, and as such a member of the Executive Committee, chairing the Finance Committee of the Board and Vice-Chairman of the Audit Committee.
He has been a member of the Audit & Operations Review Committee of RI 1998-2000 and a member of the San Antonio Convention Committee. He was also Moderator of the 1999-2000 Regional Magazine Editors Seminar, Chairman of the Permanent Fund Committee for Europe and RIBI 2000-04, Chairman of the Presidential Celebration in Stockholm 2003, General Coordinator for the Literacy and Education Task Force, 2003-04, National PolioPlus Advocacy Advisor and member of the Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force. He is now President Nominee, RI.
Carl-Wilhelm was born in Goteborg, Sweden, January 16, 1935. He is married to Minica since 1962, has two sons, two grandsons and one granddaughter.