Our Leadership

2023-2024 Club Officers

Randy Bayliss


28 years in textiles from sales to senior management, general management consulting, meeting planning and business & IT consulting. Avid youth sports fan who coached over 40 youth teams in 5 sports along with HS coaching experience. Retired referee for field hockey & basketball after 13 years of HS & college experience. Still active women’s lacrosse official at youth, HS & college level. Three children – daughter Elizabeth and son Greg work in finance in NYC. Son Chris works in finance in San Francisco.

Andy Couckuyt


Andy was born on in 1945 in Belgium. He grew up in Aylmer, Ontario, Canada. Andy earned his BS degree at the University of Western Ontario in 1967.                                
Andy worked in Oregon Steel Mills as an accountant. He and Charlie first met in 1967 in Myconos, Greece. They were married in 1971 and raised two children.   They have three grandchildren.                        
Andy and Charlie first got involved in Rotary when a Rotarian with the Milwaukie, Oregon Rotary Club asked them to host an exchange student. Andy joined first in 1995 followed by Charlie a year later. They were asked to join the District 5100 Youth Exchange Committee due to their travel experiences. District 5100 was the largest district youth exchange sponsor hosting up to 50 students and sending 50 students each year. Charlie and Andy both served as youth counselors as well as hosting students during the years. In addition, Andy served as Club President, Club Treasurer, Club Foundation Treasurer and District Youth Exchange Officer (5 years).  Andy enjoys golf, walking and prepares free tax returns as a volunteer with AARP TaxAide.

Tony DeNicola

VP, President Elect, and Secretary

Tony was born November 23, 1970, in Brooklyn, New York. He was raised in Blairstown, New Jersey. Tony’s wife, Diane, was born January 11, 1972. They were married April 8, 2000. They have a son, Jared, who is 16. The family has lived in Fruitland Park since 2000.  Tony attended Raritan Valley Community College for two years and served six years with the US Air Force. Tony is a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Lady Lake Chamber of Commerce, The Villages Charter School Buffalo Pride, the American Association of Travel Advisors, and Cruise Lines International Association. He is a Travel Advisor with TDJ Travel. Diane is an Administrative Assistant at The Villages Sales Office. Tony enjoys working with computers, time with his family, and taking vacations and day trips. He also has done a lot of volunteer work with The Villages Charter School and Knights of Columbus and wants to continue that type of service as a Rotarian.

Larry Newman

Sergeant at Arms

Larry was born 11-7-46 and raised in Johnson City, New York. He earned his BS degree in Hotel Management at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and an Associates Degree at SUNY, Delhi, New York. Larry also was awarded a Life Underwriters Training Fellowship.

His wife, Darlene, of 35 years is a retired accountant.

Larry worked 14 years in Hotel and Restaurant Management, and then worked for Allstate Insurance for 28 years first as an agent and then as an owner/agent handling personal insurance.  Larry joined the Kissimmee West Rotary Club in 2000 and served as secretary, treasurer (3 yrs.), vice president (5 yrs.), president (2 yrs,) and Assistant District Governor (3 yrs.)  He also has 5 years of perfect attendance.

Larrys enjoys golf, working on charitable projects, reading, photography and travel. He is a member of the US Golfing Fellowship of Rotarians. 

Larry Newman