Rotary Club of Montgomery-Sunrise, AL
Barry began his Rotary relationship in the mid 1970’s when joining the Montgomery Rotary Club. In 1995 he helped charter the Montgomery Sunrise Rotary Club. Over his many years in Rotary, Barry served his club and district. He has served on all the clubs committees and was president of the Club in 2007-08. As chairman of the fund raising committee, he created the Commitment to Service Roast and Recognition Event and was Chairman of the event its first 6 years. This event is now in its12th year .He is a charter member of the Montgomery Sunrise Foundation and served as its first chairman. He was awarded the District 6880 Outstanding Club President in 2007-08.
On a district level he worked district wide with the Interact Clubs. Barry has served as Assistant Governor and Governors Aid. He has chaired the District Simplified Grants Committee and District Grants sub-committee chair, District Governor Nominee and District Governor Elect. He attended Rotary Leadership Institute, multiple PETS, Training the Trainers, Visioning, and the emerging Leaders’ Summit and several Rotary Zone 30 & 31 Institutes. Barry is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and he and Joan are members of the Bequest Society.
A native Floridian, Barry moved to Alabama in 1966. Barry began his first career with Easter Seals Alabama in 1973. He was named President and CEO of Easter Seals Alabama and Executive Vice President of the Alabama Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Inc. in 1986. He retired after 31 years. His second carrier began in 2006 as the Director of Catholic Social Services Montgomery. He retired from Catholic Social Services in August, 2015.
Barry is an active member of St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Church. He has served his parish on the Pastoral Council having served as its Chairman. He has chaired the Catholic Charities Drive for his parish and spoke annually at various parishes for this appeal. He has also served on the St. Bede School Board.
Barry married the former Joan Walker of Montgomery. They have three daughters Kathleen, an Audiologist working with Auburn University; Kristin, Project Manager-Clinical Operations, Becton Dickinson; and Kelly, Director of Marketing, Power Tools Division TechTronic Industries of North America. They have two granddaughters – Emma and Anna and three grandsons Cavan, Luke and Jack (John Bradford)
Mr. Cavan served on multiple boards dealing with senior housing, FEMA and the food bank.