Facilitators

Note:

“Your Leadership” will be a panel of two PPs sharing best practices= Facilitator will be Moderator.

“Your Projects” will have an individual speak on their successful project= Facilitator will be Moderator

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.

Friday February 9
Course:
Promote Rotary
Room: Imperial B
Time(s): 2 pm, 3 pm

Saturday  February 10
Course:
Your Leadership
Room: Imperial B
Time(s): 9 am, 10 am, 11 am

Michael Boyer

Rotary Club of Pismo Beach (Five Cities)

Michael Boyer has been working in Technology and Digital Marketing for 22 years.  He is the Chief Operating Officer of Digital West, Inc., a company providing digital products and services to thousands of business across the country.

Michael has Rotary in his blood, a fourth generation Rotarian. Michael’s Great Grand Father, Luther Hodges was Rotary International President in 1967-68.  Michael’s Father is Past District Governor in District 5010, his mother is Past President of the Rotary Club of Wasilla and his wife is Past President of the Rotary Club of Pismo Beach/Five Cities.

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach-Five Cites, 2001-Present

Positions Held: President, President-Elect, Treasurer (3 years), Club Service Director (2 years), Public Relations Chair (8 years), Vocational Service Director, International Service Director, Club Foundation Vice President & Club Foundation President.

Current Position: President’s Advisor

Rotary District 5240 Staff, 2002-Present

Positions Held: Website Chair (3 years), Public Relations Chair (3 years), Club Service Director, Communications Committee (3 years), Membership Advisor, SOCAL PETS Instructor (5 years – Public Image, #WeAreRotary, Social Media), SOCAL PETS Facilitator (4 years – Promote Rotary, Your Members, Your Leadership, Club Management).
Current Position: Membership Chair, District Conference Promotion Committee

Rotary Zone 25/26 Board of Advisors, 2015-Present

Positions Held: Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator, Keynote Speaker AZ PETS, AZ PETS Instructor (Rotary Club Central), Speaker at Zone Institute 2015, 2016 & 2017.

Current Position: Rotary Public Image Coordinator

Both the San Luis Obispo Tribune and the Pacific Coast Business Times recognized Michael with their “Top 20 Under 40” Award for his professional excellence and profound commitment to the Community.

Michael lives in Arroyo Grande, CA with my wife and son.

Friday February 9
Course:
Promote Rotary
Room: Imperial A
Time(s): 4 pm

Saturday  February 10
Course:
Promote Rotary
Room: Imperial A
Time(s): 9 am, 10 am, 11 am

Randy Brooks

Randy is a Past District Governor (2012-13) Rotary D-5500, a past president and member of the Rotary Club of Marana, AZ. He was the Rotary Regional Assistant Coordinator, Chair of the Arizona Tri-District PETS committee (2016), served as the District Vice Governor (2015-18).

Randy is president of the Rotary District 5500 Foundation (2017-2018) and  a board member of The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona (2016-19). He is on the steering committee for the newly named Southwest PETS (2017-2020) and is an Assistant Rotary Regional Foundation Coordinator Zone 26, (2017-2020).

He has attended a Rotary Peace Conference in Paris, and the Rotary Day at the United Nations. Randy attends Zone Institutes and Rotary conventions. He has worked  on many community and international projects and a facilitator and graduate on the Rotary Leadership Institute.

Randy is a graduate of the Arizona Rotary Leadership Academy and a facilitator with the Visioning” process in Arizona.

He’s also is a facilitator for the Rotary Leadership Institute. He Randy is a major donor, Paul Harris Society and Bequest Society member.

Randy is Vice President  of the International Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (1997-2018).

Friday February 9
Course:
Your Leadership
Room: St. Lous
Time(s): 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm

Saturday  February 10
Course:
Your Projects
Room: St Louis
Time(s): 10 am, 11 am

Cherie Curzon

Cherie was born in Riverside, CA, fourth generation. She attended local schools.

A Graduate of Leadership Riverside. She worked at the Riverside PD 35 years as a Dispatcher, Supervisor and 9-1-1 Bureau Manager.

Community Service includes: Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center Board of Directors, Board President and Gala Committee 12 years; Riverside County YWCA Board of Directors and Board President six years, Women of Achievement Committee ten years, Chairperson two years; Riverside County Commission for Women, District One, nine years, Chairperson two years; Riverside Community Health Foundation Gala Committee eleven years; Riverside Sunrise Rotary, September 1995…Club Secretary several years, Club President 2001-2002; Rotary D5330, Literacy Chair for three years, District Assembly Chair for two years, District Finance Committee for four years, Visioning Committee, DG 2010-2011, D5330 corporate officer four years, Executive Assistant Governor, District Executive Committee, District Conference Planning Committee, D5330 RYLA for 17 years, Co-chair several years, Discussion Group Leader coordinator 13 years. PETS Committee eight years (planning committee and facilitator,) RLI Facilitator for four years; Zone 25/26… Special invited guest, Sgt. At Arms, Vendor Chair, Concierge; International Conventions, Sgt. at Arms
Recognition…APCO Communications Director of the Year, Redlands University Woman of Distinction, YWCA Woman of Achievement
Married to Pete almost 27 years.

Friday February 9
Course:
Club Management
Room: Imperial E
Time(s):  2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm

Saturday February 10
Course:
Club Management
Room: Boston
Time(s):  11 am

Bill Chase

Bill became a Rotarian back in Adrian, Michigan in 1973. He went on to be club president in 1983 and in 1989 was elected District Governor of District 6400.  He is currently a member of the Palm Springs Sunup Rotary Club. He served as its president in 2009. He is currently the Club Secretary.

His District 5330 positions have included being a Rotary Leadership Institute Facilitator, Assistant Governor, Executive Assistant Governor, and District Trainer. He was our District’s representative to the Council on Legislation in 2016 and chaired the Rotary World Peace Conference that same year.

He retired from dentistry after 40 years in the profession. Bill has completed 13 international humanitarian trips as a TRF volunteer dentist and wrote a book on his experiences in 2014 entitled, “In Chase of a Cause”. He is a Major Donor.

Friday February 9
Course:
Your Members
Room: Denver
Time(s):  2 pm

Friday February 9
Course:
Promote Rotary
Room: Denver
Time(s):  4 pm

Saturday  February 10
Course:
Promote Rotary
Room: Denver
Time(s): 9 am, 10 am, 11 am

Ali Danta

Bio:(Tustin – Santa Ana) Rotary President, 2010-2011

District 5320 Assistant Governor, 2012-2013

District 5320 Assistant Governor, 2013-2014

District 5320 Transition Chair, 2013-2014, 2014-2015

District 5320 Executive Officer ~ Leadership (AGs) 2014-2015

District 5320 ‘Rotarian of the Year’ award, 2014-2015

District 5320 Executive Officer ~ Support 2015-2016

District 5320 Executive Officer ~ Training 2016-2017

District 5320 Training Chair 2017-2018

Friday February 9
Course:
Promote Rotary
Room: New York
Time(s):  2 pm, 3 pm

Saturday  February 10
Course:
Your Leadership
Room: New York
Time(s): 9 am, 10 am, 11 am

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.

Friday February 9
Course:
Your Projects
Room: Boston
Time(s):  2 pm, 3 pm,  4 pm

Saturday  February 10
Course:
Your Projects
Room: Boston
Time(s): 9 am

Dennis Franklin

Rotary Club of Monrovia California

Rotary Leadership Institute Chair

District Training Chair

PETS Trainer

District Vision Planning Chair

Executive Assistant Governor

Assistant Governor

President and board member of the Rotary Club of Monrovia

Friday February 9
Course:
Your Members
Room: Scottsdale
Time(s): 3 pm,  4 pm

Saturday  February 10
Course:
Your Members
Room: Scottsdale
Time(s): 9 am, 10 am, 11 am

John Goodrich

John is the founder of The Goodrich Financial Group, LLC, with Corporate offices located in San Diego, California. John joined Rotary almost 30 years ago in District 2750 in Tokyo Japan.  John has served in key leadership position including: Past President, 4 years as Asst. District Governor, Chief of Staff for Scott Carr, Southern California/Nevada PETS committee, District Community Service Chair, TRF Cadre auditor, as well as chairing various District events.  He is also active in the community serving as Past  Chairman of Investment Committee for Rotary Club of RB Foundation; past board member and current member of Rancho Bernardo Business Association; board member of SoCal Dictionary Project; past Grants Chairman of the RB Community Foundation and current  board member of the Escondido Community Foundation. Goodrich holds an MBA in Finance is a professional CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™  and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), additionally, Goodrich has been appointed to the FINRA dispute resolution Board of Arbitrators and sits on arbitration hearings for industry related disputes as an expert panelist. John and his wife Deborah live in Escondido and have 3 adult sons.

Friday February 9
Course:
Your Members
Room: Imperial F
Time(s):  3 pm,  4 pm

Saturday  February 10
Course:
Your Members
Room: Imperial F
Time(s): 9 am, 10 am, 11 am

Roger Gutierrez

Roger  first joined Rotary in 1984 by invitation. Roger has been a Past President twice 1989—1990, and 2000-2001. He was honored in receiving Rotarian of the year by his respective clubs on three separate occasions. Has had the unique experience of having to close two clubs during his Rotary tenure (Irwindale & Foothills Sunrise). Roger has held several positions in District 5300 which include Assistant Governor 2010—2013. Executive Assistant Governor 2013—2015 and then took on the positions of Club Extension Chair 2015—2016 and Membership Chair 2016—2017.
Roger currently serves as Executive Assistant Governor 2017—2018 and will continue next year during John Chase’s year as Executive Assistant Governor all in Ca. East Region. Additionally Roger is consummating his Paul Harris Major Donner status this year.

Friday  February 9
Course:
Promote Rotary
Room: Dallas
Time(s): 9 am, 10 am

Saturday  February 10
Course:
Club Management
Room: Imperial E
Time(s): 9 am, 10 am

Bette Hall

A member of District 5280’s Calabasas Rotary Club, Bette Hall has held various positions. both in her Club and the District including Club President, Assistant Governor, District Trainer for several years, and is currently serving Senior Assistant Governor, Youth Services for District 5280.  She has also served on several committees, both in Rotary and other organizations, and has been very involved in developing and providing training for the Youth Protection Program and other Rotary workshops and seminars.

Originally from England, Bette is a long time resident of the West San Fernando Valley, and retired two years ago from a long and varied career in Human Resources, holding positions such as Director and Vice President of Human Resources for large, multi-state companies,  prior to running her own consulting company.

What Bette enjoys most about retirement is having more time to volunteer with Rotary, and other organizations, with one of the biggest bonuses – spending more time with her family, especially the grandchildren, being there to cheer them on in their sports and music activities.

Friday February 9
Course:
Your Members
Room: Houston
Time(s): 3 pm, 4 pm

Saturday  February 10
Course:
Your Members
Room: Houston
Time(s): 9 am, 10 am, 11 am

Joe Hentges

Born and raised in Minnesota, Joe spent 20 years in Illinois before moving to Arizona in 2010.  A Rotarian for 35 years, he is currently a member of the Marana-Dove Mountain Rotary Club, AZ.  Previously, he was a member of the Cannon Falls, MN, and the Woodstock, IL, Rotary Clubs.  Joe is serving as the District 5500 Governor during 2017-2018

A professional musician and teacher for many years, Joe was also a high school administrator and served as K-12 Superintendent of Schools from 1982 until his retirement in 2002.  In 1984, Joe earned his Ph. D. in Educational Administration at The Ohio State University.   Following retirement, he taught graduate classes for Northern Illinois University and Webster University.

Joe and Brigitte have been married for 51 years and have two children (boys) and four grandchildren (3 girls, 1 boy).  Their favorite pastimes are traveling and spoiling grandchildren.

Friday February 9
Course:
Your Projects
Room: Houston
Time(s):  3 pm, 4 pm

Wendy Hobbs

Wendy Hobbs has been in the financial industry since 1979 and started her independent financial planning practice in 1988.

She is a member and past president of the RC of Rincon (Tucson) in District 5500 and a past president of the RC of Oro Valley.  She is currently serving her third term as the District 5500 Executive Assistant Governor and has served in various club and District positions since joining Rotary in 1995.

Friday February 9
Course:
Your Members
Room: Miami
Time(s): 2 pm

Saturday February 10
Course:
Your Projects
Room: Houston
Time(s): 9 am

Saturday February 10
Course:
Club Management
Room: Houston
Time(s): 11 am

Ian Hicks

Ian joined the Rotary Club of Oakland, NJ in 1986. The family relocated to Southern California, where he joined the Mission Viejo club.  A company change led to the Yorba Linda Sunrise Rotary Club, where he served multiple functions on the Board and became Club President.  Ian actively participated in numerous Community and International projects including a multi-club effort renovating a community center in an impoverished area of South Africa and other extensive projects in Central America and Mexico.  Ian chaired the club’s Rotary Foundation activities and was honored as Rotarian of the Year. At District level Ian chaired multiple events and services, as well as XO Events and Rotarian of the Year and is currently District Governor of 5320.  As a member of the Paul Harris Society for a number of years, he and Janet are Major Donors.
Ian grew up in South Africa, where he met and married college sweetheart Janet. A former high school science and biology teacher, he switched to pharmaceuticals which brought the family to the USA. After more than 20 years in therapeutics, Ian moved into healthcare consulting, assisting clients with epidemiology, forecasting and strategic planning for product commercialization.  He is now fully retired.
Ian and Janet are enjoying life with grandchildren Landon and Emma. They have also enjoyed a tremendous amount of international travel and experiences, with many photographic safaris in Southern Africa, as well as International Rotary Conferences. They have three children, Clifford, Carol Anne and Lesley.

 

Friday February 9
Course:
Your Leadership
Room: Chicago
Time(s):  2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm

Saturday  February 10
Course:
Your Projects
Room: Chicago
Time(s): 10 am, 11 am

Steve Larsen

8/85                                                           Joined Rotray

7/86  – Present                            Member of Garden Grove Rotary

 Club President                                  

95/96

12/13

 District Staff

2009-10 – Sgt Arrms

2010-2012 – Assistnt Governor

2014-2015 – District Youth Chair

2016-2017 – District Youth Protection Officer

District Executive Officer

2013 – 2014 – Events

2015-2016 – Assistant Governors

2017-2018 – Chief of Staff

 Group Study Exchange team member (GSE)

1978  – District 528

 

Friday February 9
Course:
Promote Rotary
Room: Miami
Time(s):  4 pm

Saturday  February 10
Course:
Promote Rotary
Room: Miami
Time(s): 9 am, 10 am, 11 am

Deb Linden

Deborah Linden is a native Californian, raised in Sunnyvale. She began her law enforcement career with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy Sheriff at the age of 22.  During her 18 year tenure at the Sheriff’s Department, Chief Linden served in a variety of assignments including Patrol, Narcotics Detective, Major Crimes Investigations, Lieutenant, and Commander. She was hired by the City of San Luis Obispo as Chief of Police on January 1, 2003 and retired in December 2011 after serving nine years as Chief.

Deb holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from UC Santa Barbara and a Master of Arts degree in Leadership from St. Mary’s College in Moraga. She has been an instructor for the Allan Hancock Law Enforcement Academy and the St. Mary’s College Graduate Leadership Program. Deb is now an instructor and training coordinator for various organizations, including the California Police Chiefs Association and the Centre for Organization Effectiveness.

Deb joined the Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo in 2003. She served as Club President (2012-13), District Conference Coordinator (2013-14), Assistant Governor (2015-16), Chef Operating Officer (2017-18) and coordinator of various Club and District events and trainings. She was named District 5240 Rotarian of the Year in 2013-14. She is married with two adult step-sons who live in California.

Friday February 9
Course:
Your Members
Room: Imperial A
Time(s): 2 pm

Saturday February 10
Course:
Your Projects
Room: Imperial D
Time(s): 9 am

Saturday February 10
Course:
Club Management
Room: Imperial D
Time(s): 11 am

David Moyers

David is a charter member and past president of the Palos Verdes Sunset Rotary Club, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA. He has served in numerous leadership positions for Rotary International District 5280 & Rotary International Zones 25/26 (AZ, CA, NV, OR & Washington), David served as District Governor in District 5280 during the Rotary year 2007-08. He has been a member of the Faculty of Zones 25/26 Governor Elect Training Seminar during the period from 2008 to 2011. David served for District 5280, as the District Rotary Foundation Chair, a three-year appointment during 2012-2015. David is a member of RI District 5280’s “Hall of Fame”. He also has received from The Rotary Foundation the Citation for Meritorious Service Award and the Distinguished Service Award. David and his wife Rita are Major Donors, Paul Harris Fellows, and David is an annual Paul Harris Society member.

Rita and David live in Rancho Palos Verdes where David is a real estate Broker. David is the broker owner of Moyers & Associates and the Executive Manager at the Silver Spur office of RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty. They have two children and four grandchildren, who call Rita and David Grand-mere and Grand-pere.

Saturday  February 10
Course:
Your Leadership
Room: Dallas
Time(s): 9 am, 10 am, 11 am

Wade Nomura

Wade has attended 12 consecutive PETS and is a charter member (2002) of the Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning. He served as the District Governor in 2011-2012. He is a Level 2 Bequest Society member, Major Donor and recipient of the Rotary International “Service Above Self” Award. Wade has been on 31 international trips for Rotary, including an NID to India, where he has a special passion, having had polio as a child.

Wade serves/served as a GNATS Instructor, Zone Trainer, Zone Institute Marketing and Registration Manager, Zone Training Cadre Administrative Chair, Rotary Foundation Cadre for Water and Sanitation, and Community and Economic Development in English and Spanish speaking countries, 2015-2017 Rotary International Director Nominating Committee, Rotary International President’s Representative for Presidents Tanaka and Burton, the 2013-2014 Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee Chair, 2016 Rotary International Council on Legislation delegate, and the 2017 So. Cal/Nevada PETS Chair

Friday February 9
Course:
Your Projects
Room: Imperial D
Time(s):  2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm

Greg O’Brien

Past District Governor Greg O’Brien (2016-17) is a retired Superior Court Judge and currently serves as a private mediator and arbitrator.  He is past president of the Rotary Club of Palos Verdes Peninsula 2012-13) and the Rotary Club of West Covina (1988-89) (District 5300).    In 2013 Greg led Rotary International’s first Vocational Training Team in Peace and Conflict Resolution to Istanbul, Turkey.  He has served as Senior Assistant Governor for Membership and as District Youth Protection Officer.  Greg is married to wife Carolyn and has three grown children and five grandchildren.  All of Greg and Carolyn’s children have participated in Rotary Youth Exchange as well as in West Covina Rotary’s annual “Hands Across the Border” program in International Service to Tijuana, Mexico.  His theme for his governor year was “Imagine Rotary.  Build it and they will come.”

Friday February 9
Course:
Club Management
Room: Atlanta
Time(s):  2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm

Saturday  February 10
Course:
Club Management
Room: Atlanta
Time(s): 9 am, 10 am

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).

Friday February 9
Course:
Your Leadership
Room: Imperial C
Time(s): 2 pm, 3 pm 4 pm

Saturday  February 10
Course:
Your Projects
Room: Imperial C
Time(s): 10 am, 11 am

Michael Soden

Michael first joined Rotary in 2003 by invitation and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Green Valley, Henderson Nevada,  He is a two time President.   First time was in Central Virginia, District 7600, Brandermill (Midlothian), 2008-2009. The second time was for his current club Green Valley, District 5300, 2013-2014. During his year as President of Green Valley, the club was named the #1 medium size club in District 5300, received the RI Presidential Citation with Distinction and the club became a 100% Paul Harris Fellow club. Michael was honored in receiving Rotarian of the year by his respective clubs on three separate occasions.

Michael currently serves as District Communications Officer (DCO) for District 7600 and District 5300. Is the District 5300 Grants chair and will continue next year. He has been serving on the SWR PETS committee since 2015 as committee chair for the Website/Social Media/Any Event.   Additionally Michael is a Paul Harris Fellow +6.

Friday  February 9
Course:
Rotary Club Central (RCC)
Room: Philadelphia
Time(s): 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm

Saturday  February 10
Course: Rotary Club Central (RCC)
Room: Philadelphia
Time(s): 9 am, 10 am, 11 am

Dave Thorson

David Thorson is the immediate Past President of the Las Vegas Rotary Club (130+ members) and has served as Club Secretary and as a Club Director from 2012-2018. He is now the Assistant District Governor for Group 14 in District 5300. Professionally, David is currently the Center Director for the USO in Las Vegas where he is responsible for three USO Centers, development activities and a Pathfinder team that assists active duty military transition to civilian employment. He also serves on the board of directors for Nevada Trust Company and Trustar Corporation. Previously David managed his own consulting company where he provided interim C-Level services to several small and mid-size companies. Prior to that he held management and executive roles at Ford Motor Company and Hewlett-Packard, respectively, as well as executive roles at three start-up companies in operations, finance, marketing and sales. Throughout his career he has lived or worked in seven countries.

Friday February 9
Course:
Club Management
Room: Washington
Time(s): 2 pm, 3 pm 4 pm

Saturday  February 10
Course:
Club Management
Room: Washington
Time(s): 9 am, 10 am