2013-14 District 5490 Governor Duce Minor has been a Rotarian for 24 years.  He has served as President of the Parker Rotary Club twice, 1998-99 and 2009-10, and has twice been named Rotarian of the Year for his club, 1996 and 2002.  He served four years as an Assistant Governor 2001-2003 and 2010-2012, and is a graduate of the Arizona Tri-District Leadership Academy.  

Duce and his wife, Tammy, have taken part in a number of international projects across the Mexican Border with the Parker Rotary Club.  He says one of the most moving experiences in his life was being part of the District 5490 2010 Wheelchair Distribution and Friendship Conference held in District 4180, Puebla, Mexico.  In 2012 Duce and his daughter, Kimberlee, joined Rotarians from Arizona and Southern California providing Polio vaccinations to children in Caborca, Mexico.  Earlier this year Duce returned to Puebla for his third Friendship Conference.
Duce and Tammy have been married for 31 years.  They have four grown children and seven grandsons ages 2 – 12.  They are both Paul Harris Fellows.  They have hosted four Rotary Exchange Students and their oldest daughter, Jennifer, was an outbound exchange student to Germany in 1994-95.  Jennifer also attended RYLA as a participant and as junior counselor.  Duce and Tammy have also opened their home to GSE Team Members.       
Duce is the Executive Director for the Parker Area Alliance for Community Empowerment, Inc., (PAACE).  PAACE provides substance abuse prevention programming for youth and families in the Parker area, including a number of programs at the Players 9th Street Youth Center.  He is a member of the Arizona Substance Abuse Partnership (ASAP) (appointed by two Arizona Governors).  Duce served eight years as a member of the Parker Unified School District Governing Board, and four years as a member of the La Paz County Board of Supervisors.  In 1991 he served as president of the Arizona School Boards Association and as a member of the Governor’s Task Force on Education Reform.  He served as president of the County Supervisors Association in 1992.  Duce is involved in his church, and numerous community activities including acting as the emcee for the Miss La Paz County Scholarship Pageant for 19 years.  He has also had the honor of twice serving as co-host for the Miss Arizona Scholarship Pageant.