Robert C. Buckingham, MD
#RotarySpotlight. Meet Robert C. Buckingham, MD!

Dr. Buckingham joined the Rotary Club of Colonial Park in Harrisburg PA in 1957. A family physician married to Carol W. Buckingham, they had four children and one on the way when he joined. Dr. Buckingham was very active in the program where students recruited through the Experiment in International Living in Putney VT went hosted in Harrisburg. He not only served on the committee but also hosted over 100 students and sometimes their families from over 55 different countries. The program arranged for the students to be here for 9 weeks. Each Rotary family hosted them for one to two weeks but one arranged to stay with the Buckingham’s for a year. Dr. Buckingham has kept in touch with some of those students for the 50-60 years since and has visited some of them in their homes. He was also involved with the group who start the Rotary Youth Leaders camp for District 7390, which is known today as RYLA. He was the camp doctor for several of the early years. Dr. Buckingham also served his community in several other ways. He served as a school physician for Central Dauphin School District and the Dauphin County Vocational Technical School. He served on the Lower Paxton Township board that established the Sewer Authority and was very active serving in several positions in his church, Calvary United Methodist. He was married to Carol for 37 years prior to her passing in 1986. He has since been married to Thelma Buckingham for 31 years and still counting. All along he has been attentive to grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also stays in touch with former patients several of whom he visited regularly until recently. He also had lunch monthly with former colleagues and staff. He personified the motto “Service above Self” in his career, his rotary activities and his other community service. #valuedmember #longtimemember #proudrotarian