District Governor Bio Roberta "Betty" Ramirez-Lara 2017-2018

Betty Ramirez-Lara is the President/Owner of Utilities Services Experts USA, an Energy Brokerage Firm for consumer use. Betty raised 2 boys as a single mother. Year 2001, a banker friend said, “Let’s Go to Lunch” in her hometown of Weslaco, Texas. Betty instantly saw the value of becoming a member of the World’s Biggest humanitarian service organization, Rotary International. Rotary International started in Chicago, Illinois since February 23, 1905. An attorney by the name of Paul Harris started the organization along with 3 of his closest friends and would rotate the meetings at their place of business. Betty is a First generation U.S. citizen and First generation Rotarian and First Generation True Texan!

Betty met and married her Rotary husband Adam Lara in 2008 as he was making up a meeting at her Rotary Club, then McAllen North Rotary Club. As of 4 years ago, she is a Proud Member of District 5930 PREMIERE McAllen South Rotary Club.

Betty has received Rotary International’s Avenues of Service Citation Award 2013-2014, Service Above Self Award 2012-2013, Rotarian of the Year Award 2011-2012, a Paul Harris Fellow +5, Paul Harris Society Member, Bequest Society Member.

Betty served as McAllen North Rotary Club President in 2009-2010, Asst. Governor 2011-2014, District Grants Subcommittee Chair since 2014, District Foundation Chair 2015-2016.

Betty and Adam have 4 Boys and 2 grandchildren. Bobby Jo Garcia, J.R. Garcia both Educators in Austin. Seve Lara, Regional Manager for Insco Distributing and Marcus Lara, Commercial Banker for Chase Bank both live in San Antonio.

Being called “NaNa Betty” to Tony and Daphne Garcia is one of Betty’s Biggest accomplishments.