"District 5340 has lost a great Rotarian.  Past District Governor (2002-2003), Larry Scott,  a long-time member of the La Mesa Rotary Club has passed away.  He was a strong supporter of Rotary, our Rotary Foundation and all of us who were joining the District Governor line.  He will be missed by many, not just in our District, but also by Rotarians in our Zone."  Marta Knight, DG, District 5340.
Larry Scott
8/13/1929 to 8/17/2019
The passing of Larry Scott takes with him a bit of each of us that knew him well.  From my association with Larry that dates back to 1983, it appears that he had a full and admirable life.  He had a twenty-four year active duty military career that included serving naval air in Vietnam, being attached to the White House, the Blue Angels and a recruiter for West Texas.  After retiring as Lt. Commander, his business management skills served him well, including several automobile associated ventures.
He found another calling when he joined Rotary.  Most Rotarians got to know him when he joined the Escondido Rotary Club in 1976 and the La Mesa Rotary Club 1983, serving as club president in 1994-95 and District Governor in 2002-03.
Larry's activities in club, district and zone committees were numerous.  Some of his recognitions include:
  • 2018 RI "Service Above Self" award.
  • 2003 Recognized by the Wheelchair Foundation for providing and delivering 2,500 wheelchairs to the needy in Malawi.
  • 2005 Chairman of the Southern California/Nevada P.E.T.S.
  • 2013-18 Chair of the "Paul Harris Society".
  • Co-chairing the "Don't Wait - Immunize" Committee.
  • Originating the District Leadership and Development Academy.
  • Commodore of the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians.
  • Participating in Polio-Plus Immunizations in Asia, Africa, Mexico and the Philippines.
Larry and his wife, Connie, are Major Donors and Benefactors to the Rotary Foundation.  Their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are each Paul Harris Fellows. 
Larry will be remembered for his endless involvement in Rotary, no matter how large or small the project.  He will be known for his  positive outlook on life, even during his health struggles.  He was a friendly and personable person that always went by the book.  A person you could always call on for help or advise.  He will be missed.       Keith Dindinger, PDG, 1991-92