WANDERLINO ARRUDA

WANDERLINO ARRUDA

Wanderlino has a B.A. in Language, Literature and Law; Post-graduation in Linguistics, Semantics and Brazilian Literature; member of three academies of Literature in Montes Claros, Belo Horizonte and Rio de Janeiro; member of Instituto Historico e Geografico de Minas Gerais.      
Retired in 1990 from two careers, he served in the upper-management of Banco do Brasil, as General Manager and as Professor of Linguistics and Portuguese at the State University of Montes Claros. In retirement, he continues to serve as a Corporate Trainer for the bank. He also served as president of the Minas Bank Employees' Union; president of the Montes Claros Academy of Literature; president of the local City Council; County Secretary of Culture; director of the Municipal Board on Cultural and Historic Patrimony; President of the Instituto Historico e Geografico de Montes Claros; and delegate to the Freemasonry Supreme Council. He was also one of the founders of the School of Law, in Montes Claros.

   His participation in International Congresses: Elos Internacional, Lisbon, Portugal, Teresopolis and Belo Horizonte, Brazil; International Congress of Spiritism, Brasília; International Congress of Spirit-Esperantists, Brasília; International Assembly of Rotary, Anaheim, USA; Festival Panamericano del Proyecto Cultural Sur de Escritores y Artistas, Habana, Cuba. Rotary International/United Nations Congress and the Rotary International Convention, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Rotarian since 1969, Wanderlino is a member of the Rotary Club of Montes Claros-Norte, where he serves as club president. He has served as District Membership Development Chairperson, District Trainer, and District Extension Chairperson. Team Leader in the 2000 Rotary International Assembly, Anaheim, USA, and in the Brazilian Rotary Institute, Recife; Training Leader of the assistent governors in the Brazilian Institute, Sao Paulo and Foz do Iguaçu; Brazilian Representative, Rotary International Legislation Council, Chicago, USA; Rotary International Presidents' Representative in District Conferences of Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina; Frank Devlyn's District Committee – Internet Communications; RI Training Leader; Community Service Programs Task Force member; District Membership Development Chairperson, and Rotary Foundation Coodinator in Zone 20N Brazil (2004-06). He has also received the Paulo V.C. Costa International Award. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and Rotary Foundation Benefactor. Wanderlino has founded 20 Rotary Clubs.
  Spouse: Olímpia Rego Arruda. Seven children: João Wlader, lawyer, (Sunrise Tulsa Rotary Club); José Danilo, university student; Denilson, journalist; Wladênia, lawyer; Wanderlino Filho, video producer, (M. Claros-União Rotary Club); Rizzia, executive secretary; and Gracielle, university student. Nine grandchildren: Fernanda, Mayra, Lívia, Pedro, Roberto, Natália, Heitor, Gabriela and Andrew.

Chronicler and poet, with publications in many Brazilian anthologies. Author of TEMPOS DE MONTES CLAROS, JORNAL DE DOMINGO and O DIA EM QUE CHIQUINHO SUMIU, Crônicas e Poemas e Poemas de Puro Amor.


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