T. Leslie Gattis was born and raised in Plainview TX where he resides today with his wife Lori (high school sweetheart) and two children Tiffany 17 and Tyler 14. Leslie and Lori are both graduates of Texas Tech University. He is the owner of Ag Venture Solutions LLC. , a crop insurance agency and is also involved in the family business, JMS Equipment, a farm equipment dealership. 
Leslies Rotary career actually started about 1984 when the Plainview club sent him to the Rotary Diabetic camp at the age of 15. The camp was life changing for a young man with a recent diagnosis and entering high school.
Leslie officially joined Rotary November 27th 2001 with the Rotary Club of Plainview.  Leslie has served the club in almost every capacity serving on many committees, and holding every office including President twice 2016-2017 and 2007-2008. He is currently serving his fourth term as the Foundation chairperson as well as his third term as Assistant Governor for District 5730 area 5. Leslie is a PHF+5 . Leslie is also the District Trainer and serves on the District foundation committee.  Rotary is a big part of Leslie’s life and he tries to incorporate Rotary in to all things.
Rotary is but one of Leslie’s passions. Leslie is a “hands on father” involved with all the families activities, including church, tennis, football, basketball, dirt bikes, skateboarding and Debutant Balls. Keeping busy, keeps him out of trouble, mostly…  
Leslie is also a dedicated long distance motorcycle rider, having achieved several awards while touring the great United States of America.  Leslie once road his motorcycle coast to coast in a timed competition to raise money for an organization that assist cancer patient recovery.  Of course Leslie has made many friends out on the road; some of them are Rotarians too.
January 1 2019 Leslie had the privilege to ride on the Rotary Rose Bowl Parade float. Attending the Rose Bowl Parade had been on Leslies bucket list for many years, riding on the Rotary Float made it even more special.
Leslie looks forward to serving the Rotary community for many years. His advice to other Rotarians, comes from 2 Corinthians 9 verse 6  Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.