H. (Bob) Griggers
District Governor 2012-13
Rotary Club of Centerville
Born in Macon, Georgia, Bob entered
the Marine Corps immediately after high school in 1965. After four years
of service and a tour of duty in Viet Nam, he was discharged as Sergeant
and returned to Macon.
He and Brenda, his High School
sweetheart, were married in 1968. Both are very active members of the
Hartley Bridge Road Church of Christ. They are the parents of two sons and
In 1970 Bob started Bob's Auto
Salvage, Inc. in Byron, Georgia. After over 40 years he is semi-retired and
mostly does community service work. A progressive leader in his industry,
he served as President of both their State and International Trade
Associations. He was appointed by former Governor Joe Frank Harris to the
State of Georgia Used Parts Licensing Board. After five Governors, he is
still serving and has served as Chairman for the majority of those years.
Bob has been active with a number of
organizations. He has served as President of Make a Wish of Central and
South Georgia, the Georgia Peach Festival and the Byron Lions Club. He
served as President of the Peach County Chamber of Commerce and as Vice
Chairman of the Peach County Clean Community Commission. He is a Past
Master of Tyrian Lodge #111 in Warner Robins. Currently he chairs the Peach
County Planning and Zoning Board and serves on the Industrial Authority for
the city of Byron. He was Charter Secretary for the Boy's and Girl's Club
in Byron. Giving back to the community has been a way of life for Bob.
In 1996 Bob was invited to join the
Greater Byron Rotary Club. He was an active member there until he left to
help Charter a new club. He was honored to have the opportunity to lead
Centerville Rotary in being recognized as one of the most active clubs in
our District. Since becoming a Rotarian, Bob has proudly maintained a
perfect attendance record. His Club has honored him as Rotarian of the Year
and recipient of the President's Award. Bob was one of District 6920's
first graduates of the Rotary Leadership Institute and serves as a
In 2006 Bob and Brenda traveled to
India with other Rotarians to participate in a National Immunization Day
helping to free that country of Polio. They have attended seven Rotary
International Conventions. Both Bob and Brenda have been recognized as
Major Donors to the Rotary Foundation and members of the Bequest Society.
Bob is a GRSP Will Watt and Hugh Thomas fellow as well as an active member
of the Paul Harris Society.
Bob started riding motorcycles late in
life. He tried to make up for it by riding across country three times by
himself! Racing and cars have been a big part of Bob's life for many
years. He still has a vintage Oval Track Race Car, several muscle cars and
motor cycles that are a part of his collection (A baby blue 59 Coupe de
Ville Cadillac is probably their favorite). Both he and Brenda enjoy
traveling and collecting antiques.
Rotary has been a huge part of both
Brenda and Bob's lives. They credit Rotary with many friends they would not
have known if it were not for Rotary.
PDG Meeting Jan 26, 2013, to select
District Governor Nominee for 2015-16
2013 District Conference Derby Hat Contest