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District Governor Court Dowis

Court joined the Rotary Club of Harris County in the fall of 2000 and served in almost every club position before becoming President for the 2007-2008 Rotary year. He was presented the Sheffield Award for Leadership as club president. He is also a Major Donor, a Paul Harris Society member, a Benefactor and a level 3 Bequest Society member. His proudest accomplishment to date is a continuing service project building handicap ramps for those in need.

His service does not stop at the club level. Court has gone on to serve his district as an Assistant Governor (3 years), District Vocational Chair (2 years), PETS facilitator (4 years), Foundation Annual Giving co-Chair and as a member of the District Training Committee. He has served on the District Finance Committee and Planning & Advisory Committee for the past 2 years.

Court is more than just a Rotarian. He has served his community as the Chairman of the Harris County Chamber of Commerce, the Chairman of FOCUS, he is a Boy Scout Aviation Eagle instructor and a SCCA competition driving instructor.

Court and his wife Annette live on site at their family owned resort, Pine Mountain Club Chalets located near Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga. The 65 acre family friendly resort destination has over 100 chalets/cabins for vacationers. Court is the second generation to serve as President, following his parents, Courson and Gussie Dowis, who started the development 47 years ago.

While growing up, Court and his family lived in Roswell, Ga., he then attended Southern Tech in Marietta, Ga. studying Architecture and Construction Management.After college he worked for a few firms in the construction industry until he started his own construction company in 1984 in Pine Mountain. Ten years later he took the full time duties of the resort as President.

Annette and Court have four grown children, Michael, Joe, Amanda and Meagan and five grandchildren that all live in the surrounding area. When he isn’t volunteering, handling vacationers or spending time with his family, he enjoys flying airplanes and racing Formula Sports Cars.

Posted by Karen Schwank
November 4, 2018 3:00am

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