Norma Taylor-Roderique (Class of 1951)Norma
is a 1951 alumna of Colorado Springs High School
.She attended Colorado College on a music scholarship.
In 1960 she
moved to Phoenix, Arizona, and has lived there since that time.She
is married to Ronald J. Roderique and has three adult children and three grown grandchildren all living in the Phoenix area.Norma worked for thirty-five years in the field of medical financial management for a number of large physicians' groups and other medical facilities.In 1973 she co-authored the book Psychotherapy, the Private and Very Personal Viewpoint of Doctor and Patient.She
also wrotearticles on cash flow and billing effectiveness for the Maricopa County Medical Society magazine
.She has been an avid collector of antiques and fine art for more than twenty years, an interest that led her, in 1994, to leave the field of medicine to become a working partner in
Richard II Antiques in Scottsdale.In 1988 Norma became a charter member of the Phoenix Arcadia Rotary Club in which she served as Secretary and Director before becoming one of the first women to be elected as a club President in 1991.In 1997 Norma was the first woman to be nominated and elected to the position of District Governor in Arizona, making her one of the first women in the world to hold that position.Her
District included forty-one clubs in the Northeast section of the State.During her
governorship the district was fifth in the world for donations to the Rotary Foundation
other achievements are many.She has written numerous articles for her Rotary District Newsletter; earned a Rotary Foundation District Service Award; served as Ex-Officio Director of Gift of Life/Arizona, a program which brings children from developing countries to Phoenix for
Earlier this year Norma
was presented with the Service Above Self Award, the highest award given by Rotary International.