Six new recognitions
Frank Schwartz Campbell

Frank Schwartz Campbell was born on July 5, 1892 in Alexis, Illinois. Schwartz was his mother's maiden name. He was married to Iona McKeenan. He attended Kansas State College in Manhattan, Kansas. Frank graduated as a Chemist. In 1921 The Standard Oil of Indiana offered him a job in the Laboratory of the refinery in Casper, Wyoming. He was later offered the chance to go to Aruba to start up the laboratory in the new refinery they were building. So he went to Aruba in 1928 and his wife Iona came down a few months later with their 3 sons. Due to his experience, his education, and being very instrumental in getting the refinery going, led to him being appointed Plant Superintendent. And later he was made Assistant Plant Manager, a job which he held up until the time he left to New York City in 1943. 

Aruba Rotary Club
The club was founded on August 13, 1938 and on August 29th, 1938 the Aruba Rotary Club was formally admitted to Rotary International. A total of 75 Rotarians, Rotary Anns (i.e. wives of Rotarians, nowadays referred to Partners-in-Service) and guests attended the first gala dinner ceremony. First President Frank Campbell offered a toast to the Government and Lt. Governor Isaac Wagemaker who also gave his speech. At the end of the dinner, Mr. Don Dijs van Nijmegen Schonegevel, the immediate past president of the Rotary Club of Curaçao and acting on behalf of Rotary International, presented President Frank Campbell with the club’s charter. President Frank served for two terms from 1938 till 1940. 

After Aruba
In New York he was Coordinator of all of the oil produced by Exxon in the Caribbean Basin. He stayed in New York City until he retired in 1950. After Frank's retirement, he went to Corpus Christi, Texas where he built himself a little place on Kokomo Bay and did some fishing down there. Frank lived until he was 87 years old. 

For his perseverance during the first two club-years of the newly chartered Aruba Rotary Club, we posthumous recognize the late Past President Frank Schwartz Campbell as a Paul Harris Fellow.

Lloyd Gaston Smith
Fellow Rotarian Lloyd Gaston Smith was born on May 27th, 1891 in the town of Normal, Illinois. 
Lloyd got his Bachelor of Science in mechanical and civil engineering. He started his carrier as a draftsman Pullman Car Company to later become a junior executive at Standard Oil. While in Casper he became the lay-out engineer for the Aruba refinery, an oil refinery that was not to be built until 1929. This refinery was to be the largest oil refinery in the world at the start of World War II. Lloyd’s brother Don was the first manager. 
On October 19th, 1933, the entire Smith family arrived at the refinery in Aruba on the oil tanker SS Esso Aruba. Lloyd took over the position of General Manager of the oil refinery and was Chief Executive of the Lago Oil and Transport Company, Ltd. which was owned and operated by the Standard Oil of New Jersey. The Smith family lived for 12 years in Aruba. Lloyd took upon himself the responsibility of training a labor force from the residents of Aruba; both Arubans and from other Caribbean islands, establishing schools within the refinery and sending select persons to the US for special schooling. For these were created department managers, foremen and supervisors greatly raising the standard of living of a great number of Arubans.  Many residents of other islands of the Caribbean flocked to Aruba seeking these jobs and educational opportunities.
Lloyd’s effort with the people of Aruba were not unnoticed. In 1938 Lloyd was honored being made Knight of the House of Orange-Nassau. This was followed in 1946 by him being Knight Commander of the House of Orange-Nassau. This is a honor bestowed upon very few non-Dutch citizens. To date the only other American to receive that honor is Dwight D. Eisenhower. A further tribute to fellow Rotarian Lloyd was made when in 1960 the main road from San Nicolas to Oranjestad was named the “Lloyd G. Smith Boulevard” and a bust of him was placed in Oranjestad. 
Fellow Rotarian Lloyd married Lucy Winnifrid Fairhall on September 2nd, 1916. They had 7 children: 4 daughters and 3 sons. Lloyd passed away on the morning of September 9th,  1958 in Media, Pennsylvania.
For his unparalleled contribution to the Aruban community in general, and his volunteer work with the Rotary Club of Aruba in particular, the late Past President Lloyd Gaston Smith is posthumous recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow.
Juan Enrique Irausquin
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Fellow Rotarian Juan Enrique Irausquin, also known as Juancho Irausquin, was born on Aruba on December 3rd, 1904. Juancho became the first director of the newly founded John G. Eman Bank, now know as Aruba Bank.
He was amongst others member and fifth president of the Rotary Club of Aruba, from July 1943 till June 1944. Juancho founded and was leader of a new political party on Aruba and was the Minister of Finance and Progress of the Netherlands Antilles from 1956 till 1962. It is during this government, that the first hotel, and thus the tourism sector Aruba was initiated. 
For his vast amount of community, economic and political activities Juancho Irausquin was knighted to Knight of the House of Orange-Nassau. A part of the Lloyd G. Smith Boulevard was renamed on July 4th, 1992, to the Juan Irausquin Boulevard. This is for the part of the boulevard beginning at the Tamarijn Beach Hotel to the Holiday Inn. The square in front of the postal office is named the J.E. Irausquin square. The statue of Juancho can be found on this square.
Fellow Rotarian Juancho was marred to Maria Waitzberg. He passed away in 1962 of the age of 58.
For his remarkable impact on the Aruban community in general and for his work in the Rotary Club of Aruba particular, the Rotary Club of Aruba posthumous recognize the late Past President Juan Enrique Irausquin as a Paul Harris Fellow.
Ivi Swaen
Mrs. Ivi Swaen was born on February 3rd, 1964 in Aruba. Ivi has a Master’s degree both in law and in Public Health. She worked as an attorney at law and was a legal advisor at different governmental departments.
In 1991 Aruba was going through some hard time. Especially the less fortunate children in Aruba had it very hard. Something had to be done and someone had to do something to help these kids. It is in this time that the Rotaract Club of Aruba was founded. Meetings were held in a simple conference room at the Docter Horacio Oduber Hospital. But big plans and big projects were made there by a group of 10 humble members. Their first fundraising project was a Carwash.
The key for success was doing things the right way. It was the right way or the highway at Rotaract Club of Aruba. A success mentality that was already there when de members were part of the Key Club at Colegio Arubano.
To accurately describe Ivi and all her accomplishments, would take the whole night. But here are some highlights.
Some remarkable achievements that must be mentioned, are the following. Ivi was:
- President and has been on the board of the Wilhelmina Kanker Fonds since 1999 till present;
- First President a founding member of Rotaract Club of Aruba from 1990-1994;
- the first female member of the Rotary Club of Aruba from 2000-2003;
- decorated as member of the House of Orange-Nassau in 2017.
Ivi is married Mr. Randolf Hernandez and works now as the Secretary General of the directive of Instito Medico San Nicolas - ImSan.
The Rotary Club of Aruba recognizes First Past President of the Rotaract Club of Aruba and first female member of Rotary Club of Aruba Ivi Swaen as a Paul Harris Fellow.
Edsel Lopez

Fellow Rotarian Edsel Lopez was born on May 30th, 1963 and is from the “bario” of “Dakota tur dia”. 

After finishing Colegio Arubano in 1982 he went to the Netherlands to study Information Technology and Economics at the Eindhoven University. After finishing his Bachelor’s degree he obtained his Master’s degree in Information Science and Accountancy at the University of Tilburg. In 1995, he obtained his Post Master Degree, Register Accountant from the University of Tilburg. FR Edsel has been working at Grant Thornton, formally PriceWaterhouseCoopers for almost 30 years. As of July 1st, 2021, Edsel has been named Managing Partner of Grant Thornton Aruba and Bonaire.

FR Edsel, has been an active member of our Club as of November 1st, 2004. On July 1st, 2018, FR Edsel assumed the position as President of Rotary Club of Aruba. During his presidency he focused on the Universal Rights of the Children, highlighting the importance of foundation such as “Telephone pa Hubentud”. In October 2018, Rotary Club of Aruba together with Interact and Rotaract organized a very successful EndPolioNow Walk/Run. The community of Aruba came together all in red to show support for this important cause. All funds raised with this event has been donated to the Rotary Foundation, PolioPlus Fund. 

In December 2018, the 19th annual Rotary Charity Golf Tournament broke all records, more than Afl. 175.000,- in funds was raised to be distributed under the community of Aruba. During his Presidency, the Fiesta Rotaria in 2019 raised a total of Afl. 400.000,- that was given back to the community of Aruba. PP Edsel usually co-manages the Clothing department at the Fiesta Rotaria, which broke all records as well during that year.

PP Edsel is married to Marisol Lopez-Tromp. Edsel is father to three daughters and a son.

For his outstanding performance as President of the Rotary Club of Aruba, we recognize Past President Edsel Lopez as a Paul Harris Fellow.

Diego Acevedo

Fellow Rotarian Diego Acevedo was born in Colombia on February 26th, 1982. He is married to Monica Nucete and they have a daughter. 
He is a young professional, environmentalists and he considers himself a person with vision for a better future for Aruba.

He studied for his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Florida, where I graduated magna cum laude with reserach on an innovative water desalination system. He studied a Masters in Science in Sustainable Energy Technologies at the TU Delft in the Netherlands . There he started a company inspired in finding sustainable solutions for Aruba and other small islands of the world. He explains: "I’m Colombian, I am Dutch, I am Caribbean but above all in my heart I am Arubian".

FR Diego, has been an active member of our Club as of May 15th, 2017. He is on the board of the Young Christian Men's Association of Aruba, is the Club Advisor to the Interact Club of Colegio Arubano and has been the treasurer of our club during the club-years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.