David McCaughey
District 6040

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David joined Rotary in 1999 as a member of the Rotary Club of Kansas City with a classification of Computer Services.  He was immediately asked to chair the Technology and Communication committee and has been responsible for all technology at club meetings, website development and overall technology needs of the club. In 2012, he was chosen by the Club Board of Directors as the Volunteer of the Year and served as club Secretary/Treasurer in 2011-12 and president in 2017-18.  He is a Paul Harris Fellow and Kansas City Rotary Club Foundation Fellow.

David is proud of the major project of the Kansas City Rotary Club, the Rotary Youth Camp that serves disabled children.  He was Camp Board Director and Camp Board President.

David’s work on the district level has been essential to district conference and district foundation dinner committees.  He has assisted with the Show Me Rotary Council and has served as an assistant governor.  He was District Annual Fund Chair in 2018-19.

He was a panelist at the 2017 International Convention on  Social Media Best Practices. In addition, he developed the concept and set-up of a booth for his club at the Convention’s House of Friendship.

Professionally, 21 years ago David founded and still owns KelCon Technologies, Inc. in Kansas City, which does IT services for small businesses.  He received a BS in Automotive Technology from Pittsburg State University and a MS in Human Resources from Golden Gate University.

His favorite quote for Rotarians is “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” Martin Luther King, Jr.

David’s other interests include the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians and the Boy Scouts where he was recognized as the Heart of America Council Scoutmaster of the Year in 2014.  He is also a Distinguished Toastmasters and Past Area Director in District 22.  He received the Navy Achievement Medal and an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Marine Corp obtaining the rank of Corporal.

David grew up in Independence, MO.  His wife is Jennifer and he has two children, a daughter Kelby and son Connor.  Side note, KelCon technologies was named after the children Kel from Kelby the oldest and Con from Connor.

David says, “Something no one knows about me is that I currently have 1 rooster and 14 hens.  I sell about 3 dozen eggs every week from a road side stand using an honor jar.”