The Rotary Club of White Plains is Club 5043, District 7230, Zone 32, Region USCB,
Federal tax ID 13-6111471.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1712, White Plains NY 10602.
Our "Foundation of the Rotary Club of White Plains" is tax exempt,
New York State #219346, tax ID 13-6165380.
Website created August 2001.
The Rotary Club of White Plains was chartered
October 1, 1919, charter number 540.
88th President of RCWP
photo January 2001
An Ivy Leaguer from the Midwest
Chauncey L. Walker joined the Rotary Club of White Plains in 1991 and served as our President in the Rotary year 2003-2004 after previous service on our Board of Directors. He has served on several Rotary committees, most recently as Chair of our Nominating Committee.
Chauncey and his three younger sisters grew up on a family farm in southeastern Nebraska where he attended, first, a one-room country schoolhouse through eighth grade and then Beatrice (Nebr.) High School. In high school, he played football, threw the discus on the track team and played VFW and American Legion baseball in the summertime. His principal other extracurricular activities were the debate team, the student council and, in his junior year, the role of District Attorney Flint in the high school’s presentation of Ayn Rand’s “Night of January 16th”, which consists entirely of a murder trial. In his senior year, he served as class president.
Chauncey was inducted into the Beatrice High School Hall of Fame in 2007.
After high school in Nebraska, Chauncey attended Harvard College where he majored in Russian history, played football for two years and, in his senior year, served as the President of Eliot House, one of the (then) eight Houses at Harvard for upper classmen.
In the summer preceding his senior year at Harvard, Chauncey decided that a career as a Russian history professor was not for him, and he entered Columbia Law School the next year.
At Columbia, Chauncey served as Chief Student Judge in his third year and was designated a Stone Scholar for academic achievement in his second and third years. Upon his graduation from law school, he joined the New York City law firm now known as Kelley Drye & Warren where he practiced law (primarily in the real estate field), first as an associate and then as a partner. After many years with that firm, he joined the White Plains firm of Cuddy & Feder as a partner and practiced there until 2006. While at Cuddy & Feder, in 1999 Chauncey began teaching real estate courses as an Adjunct Professor at Pace Law School in White Plains. In 2006, he accepted an offer from Pace Law School to serve as its Associate Dean for Finance and Administration (later Associate Dean for Administration and Community Relations in which role he served until July 31, 2014.) Chauncey continues to teach at the Law School and accepted an invitation to join its Board of Visitors effective August 1, 2014.
Chauncey is a member of the Westchester County and New York City Bar Associations and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.
Chauncey has held a number of positions in the American Lung Association since 1993, including service for three years as the Vice Chair, and three years as the Chair, of the Board of Directors of the American Lung Association of New York, which now is part of the American Lung Association of the Northeast, Inc. Chauncey served on its Audit Committee and its New York City Leadership Board.