Rotarian, Ray Smith, was born in Safford Arizona.  He is the oldest of six children - two boys and four girls.  An Arizona resident for seventy years (since birth), Ray has never made any other state his residence. 
Ray has traveled to six foreign countries - England, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, Argentina, and Mexico, where he has visited Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Guaymas and Rocky Point.  English is his primary language, and he is moderately fluent in Spanish. 
As a teenager, Ray dreamed of a career in music.  As a high school senior, he made Arizona All State Chorus and Band.  Ray has served as a Certified Public Accountant since 1970, and continues an income tax practice as a sole proprietor.
Ray has been married to Vicki Smith for forty-nine years.  They have five children, seven grandchildren and no great grandchildren. 
His favorite vacation is a Hawaiian cruise in April, following tax season. 
His most rewarding volunteer experience has been the Guaymas, Mexico hearing project.  He has made the trip five times to participate in and support the project.
In addition to serving Mesa West Rotary this year as our International Service Director, Ray frequently leads our club in song at the beginning of our meetings.