Daniel W. Mooers

Daniel W. Mooers, District Governor 1990-1991

Only District Governor of District 778
 Thirty-two clubs from 779 created 778


Dan was born and spent his early years in Belfast, ME and later attended public schools in Augusta, ME.  He attended American University in Washington, D.C., receiving this BA in Government and Public Administration in 1965.  During his third year in college he was honored for his studies in government by appointment to President John F. Kennedy’s White House Seminar program, an educational experience for a small group of college and graduate students conducted by members of President Kennedy’s cabinet.  Dan completed his college studies and some graduate work while working as a police officer on the United States Capitol Police and as an intern in the office of then U. S. Senator Edmund S. Muskie.  Following completion of his college studies, he returned to his native Maine to attend law school and in 1968 received his Juris Doctor degree (cum laude) from the University of Maine School of Law.  While in law school he was an editor of the Maine Law Review.


Except for a period when he served as a Special Assistant for Legal Affairs to Maine’s Governor Kenneth M. Curtis, Dan has been engaged in the private practice of law in Portland, concentrating in civil litigation, construction arbitration and representation of domestic and foreign small business interests.  He is a member of the American, Maine and Cumberland County Bar Associations and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Maine Trial Lawyers Association.  He has served as state chairman of the Young Lawyers’ Section of the Association of Trial Lawyers of American and as a member of the Committee on Legal Ethics of the Maine Bar Association.  He was a Founding Sponsor of the Civil Justice Foundation.  Dan is admitted to practice before the Maine courts and several Federal Courts, including the United States Court of International Trade.


A member of the Rotary Club of South Portland-Cape Elizabeth since 1971, Dan served as Club President in 1974-75 and later served as Club Secretary for three years.  He served as a Zone Representative for three Governors of District 779 and as a member of the District 779 Foundation Committee for three years before being nominated as Governor of District 778.  In 1989 Dan was the coordinator for the first Northeast states Multi-District President Elects Training Seminar.  An Active supporter of The Rotary Foundation, he organized and chaired, also in 1989, the first District Foundation Seminar.  He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow.


Dan has been active for many years in various community and charitable activities.  He has served in his home city as a member of its Urban Renewal Authority and as a member and Chairman of its Civil Service Commission.  In the past, he has been active in the Heart Fund and United Way and served as a board member of the Downeast Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Association.  He was a founding Trustee of the Susan B. Curtis Foundation, a foundation set up in honor of the late daughter of former Governor Ken and Polly Curtis.  He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Samantha Smith Foundation.


Shirley Mooers owns and operates her own business, a gift shop on board DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant in Portland Harbor.  A member of the Greater Portland Business and Professional Women, Shirley has served that organization as Vice President and Treasurer and this year turned down the presidency to devote her free time to assisting Dan with Rotary responsibilities.  She is also an active member of the Greater Portland Women of Rotary.  She is also a Paul Harris Fellow.


Dan has one son and Shirley has two sons and two daughters.  They reside in South Portland, ME.