Charlene Rains, a member of the Zonta Club of Mobile, is our District Governor for the 2016-2018 biennium.
As a former teacher of bright and gifted students, Charlene was acutely aware of gender bias in education. She became an advocate for encouraging young women to pursue studies in Science, Math and Engineering fields. Zonta provided a channel for these advocacy efforts with others who were like-minded.
After teaching for 20 years in the public school system, Charlene changed career fields to become a Microsoft Certied computer instructor at the corporate level. She is skilled in the use of a variety of software applications and she also designs websites, including this one.
Charlene is the mother of 2 grown children. Melissa lives in Easton, PA with her husband, Michael and their 9 year old son, Luke. Jonathan lives in Toledo, OH with his wife, Jennifer.
Charlene is an active advocate for women's rights. She is passionate about bringing awareness of women's issues to her community. At Grace United Methodist Church, Charlene holds the positions of Lay Leader and Mission Chair.