Past RI Director Chaves dies
Past RI Director Marcelino Chaves
Marcelino B.S. Chaves, who served on the Rotary International Board of Directors for 1991-93, died on 14 January.
Chaves, of São João da Madeira, Portugal, joined the Rotary Club of São João da Madeira in 1963. In addition to serving on the RI Board, he was governor of District 1970 in 1975-76. He held other RI positions, including International Assembly discussion leader, Chairman of the 1997 Convention Committee, international coordinator for PolioPlus, and member of the Preserve Planet Earth Committee. He was also a recipient of The Rotary Foundation's Citation for Meritorious Service.
A former member of Portugal’s parliament, Chaves was chair of A. Henriques & Ca. Lda., a chemical engineering firm. He also was a member of several professional associations related to the rubber industry, including the Institution of the Rubber Industry, and the Asscociacäo Portuguesa Industria Borracha. In 1986, Chaves served as chair for the Center for Studies in Economics Sciences and Environment.
Funeral services were held on 16 January. Chaves is survived by his sons Antonio Eduardo, Joäo Marcelino, and Luis Manuel and his daughters Maria Filomena and Maria de Graça. Condolences may be sent to the family at Apartado 5, 3700-00 São João da Madeira, Portugal.