Facilitators

Savi Bhim

Ms. Bhim is the owner of BVI Apparel USA, an embroidery and printing company located in Simi Valley, California. She was also a teacher for many years and it remains one of her most rewarding profession

Savi has been a member of the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise since 2004 and serves wherever she is needed. In 2013-14 she was the club’s president. Through her club, she traveled to South Africa where she worked with the local club on an AIDS clinic and she was instrumental in a wheel chair distribution project in Guyana, South America

Savi has also served her Rotary District 5240 in various areas including membership advisor, assistant governor, chief of staff, district trainer and PETS facilitator. She is currently the District Governor Nominee.

Savi’s favorite ‘hang out’ spots include small coffee shops and book stores. She loves reading and is a ‘snob’ when it comes to books as she still prefers turning the real pages of real books. She likes to travel and learn about different peoples and their cultures . However, her consuming passion is all things Rotary.

 

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Michael Drake

Michael is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Tucson Sunset,  chartered in 1983, and served as Club President in 1992-93. Michael has served Rotary District 5500 in many positions, including District Governor in 2011-12.  He currently is Chair of the District Rotary Foundation Committee.

Michael was a member of D5500’s all Rotarian GSE team to the Russian Far East in 1998 and was team leader for the GSE team to Japan in 2007. He has participated in four Rotary Friendship Exchanges and traveled to India in 2005 to participate in a Polio National Immunization Day. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, member of Paul Harris Society, Major Donor, and Member of the Bequest Society.  Michael recently received the Service Above Self Award, Rotary International’s highest honor.  Fewer than 150 Awards are presented worldwide each year.

 

Michael graduated from Stanford University and the University of Arizona College of Law. He is past-president of the Pima County Bar Association and served 12 years as a Hearing Officer for the Arizona Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Commission. He currently practices personal injury law and civil litigation in Tucson.

David Saint-Amand

David Saint-Amand is a member and Past President of the Rotary Club of China Lake.  He is a Master PRLS Graduate and a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow.   He is a recipient of his club’s “Everett A. Long Rotarian of the Year” award, and the Rotary International “Rotary Volunteers” Certificate of Recognition.  He is a Past-Chair of the Rotary Club of China Lake Charitable Foundation, through which he personally funds an annual science and engineering memorial scholarship in honor of his Parents: Dr. Pierre and Mrs. Marie Saint-Amand.  David has a particular interest in eliminating the Polio virus as his mother was infected with it as a child.  To that end he created the “Big Change from Small Change” fundraising effort in order to cover his club’s annual contribution to the first matching grant of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  He raised over $6,000 for the Rotary PolioPlus program; which was then donated under his club’s name.

David has served District 5240 every year for the past ten years; from a member of the “Future Vision Pilot District Committee,” to Executive Assistant Governor, and up to Chief Operating Officer for District Governor Jim Bell (2015-2016), and Chief of Staff for Governor John Weiss (2017-2018).