Kenya Eye Clinic
Mar 25, 2022
Kim Baxter, North Platte Rotary
Kenya Eye Clinic

Topic: Lincoln South Rotary Club Meeting 2022_0325
Time: Mar 25, 2022 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Member and Past President of North Platte Noon Rotary Club

Served as Assistant Governor for three different District Governors

Son of Anne and PDG Neal Baxter

Kim and his wife Nancy have two children, Craig & Mikaela, as well as two cute little granddaughters.

Kim is a North Platte optometrist, now nearing retirement.   He is a past president of the Nebraska Optometric Association and has also served as chairperson for the Nebraska Board of Optometry.

In 2015, Kim was honored with the Rotary “Governor’s Humanitarian Service Award” and, in 2012, he received the Rotary International “Service Above Self” Award.  This is considered Rotary’s highest honor, bestowed each year to no more than 150 recipients world wide.  Roughly six years ago, Kim and his North Platte Rotary Club initiated a $136,000 Rotary Global Grant project to benefit the maternity and neonatal units of the Kakamega County Hospital in western Kenya.  Along with many other Rotarians and eye care professionals, he has traveled repeatedly to that same area of Africa to engage in other Rotary projects and eye care missions.

Besides Rotary, Kim has served in leadership positions for the North Platte Area Chamber, United Way, Nebraskaland Days, City Planning Commission, Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation, and the Teammates Mentoring Program.  He is a long-time TeamMates mentor, has served on their state board, and was recognized as their “Mentor of the Year” in 2012.  Kim is active in St. Patrick’s Church, where he serves as a music minister.

His favorite hobby is writing, recording and performing music and he loves spending time with his family, especially doing a variety of outdoor recreation activities. 

Kim and his family have participated in a number of eye care mission trips to underdeveloped countries, providing free eye care and donated eye glasses to the needy.