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

Laura Ahmed

Year I joined Rotary: July 2004
 
Club duties and positions:
 
Club President207-2008/President Elect 2019-2020
Secretary: 2008-pres.
Rotary Foundation Chair
Membership Chair
Community Service Chair
Youth Service
RYLA Coordinator
 
District positions:
Assistant Governor
Taco Fiesta Chair
RLI Facilitator
District Conference Chair
Assembly Chair
District Foundation Committee
District Finance Committee
Humanitarian Grants Oversight Committee (Future Vision Coordination)
Strategic Planning Committee
Member of the Oduoro Village committee
President’s Advance Co-Chair (2007)
2019 PETS Facilitator
District Donor Advisor (06-07)
 
 
Other Rotary Activities:
Hosted two exchange students
GSE Host
VTT host
Hosted Friendship exchange participants from Belgium and Brazil 
 
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

Anabella Bonfu

Bio Coming Soon

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

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

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

DGD Dan Goodrich

Dan Goodrich Rotary Career started in 2011 when he was elected president, then again elected in 2012 as a member of the Hemet Sunset Rotary Club in District 5330.  Dan then served as the District Rotary Foundation Chair for the years 2014-17.  Dan has held many positions within the District but has now been honored by being selected as the District Governor Nominee Designate in 2018 and will serve as Governor in the 2021-2022 years for District 5330.

Daniel Goodrich was born in Sarnia Ontario Canada and was naturalized as a citizen in 1982.  He grew up in Michigan where is childhood was full of sports.  Dan received a scholarship in baseball from Central Michigan University and graduated with bachelor’s degree in Managerial Information Systems with a Minor in Accounting and Finance.

Daniel Goodrich has been a resident of Hemet California since 2003.

Dan is currently a Property Manager of a 55+ community (1474 homes) over 31 Million in Assets.  Dan holds designations of Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM) from the State of California.  Dan also holds a Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation from Community Association Institute at the National Level.

His favorite sports are Baseball and he enjoys Golf when he can.  He and his wife Ruth have been married for (11) years and have two dogs Charlie and Daisy.

Dan has been recognized by the City of Hemet, Riverside County Board of Supervisors and Various Community Organizations for his Volunteer work in the City of Hemet.  Dan currently sits on the Boards of the Hemet San Jacinto Community Health Foundation and the Ramona Humane Society.

Dan is a Paul Harris Society Member, Benefactor, Bequest Society Member.

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

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

IPDG Raghada Khouri

Raghada Khoury, is a member of the Rotary Club of Apple Valley since 2003.  She served as Club President, member of the Board of Directors for 13 years and Youth Services Chair for 10 years.  At the District level, Raghada served in various capacities including AG, Exec-AG, District Grants Chair, 4 Way Test Speech Contest Chair, Governors Aide 2013-2014 and many other District Committees. She is now District 5300 Governor Nominee 2017-18.

 Raghada has a BS from University of Phoenix and an MAM from University of Redlands in 2001.  She has been in Real Estate Investment for the last 16 years and is currently a Certified Predicative Index Practitioner.  Raghada served numerous community positions to include being President of the Domestic Violence Agency in Victor Valley for over 5 years, Commission on the Status of Women for 6 years.  She served on the Apple Valley Parks and Rec Commission and served on the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 4 years. She also serves as an advocate for Law Enforcement on the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Exchange Committee   

Raghada has a 30 year old son.  She is a multiple PHF. Traveled many years for the Super Build project and enjoys developing and building relationships with Rotarians all over the globe.

 

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

Heidi Larkin-Reed

Heidi Larkin-Reed’s career has been in the non-profit management industry.

She currently works as the Program Associate for the Orange County/Long Beach Chapter of the California Society of CPA (CalCPA), with a chapter membership of 4000 members as part of the 40,000 State association membership.

While working in the chamber industry, she achieved the U.S Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organizational Management (IOM) certification and the Accredited Chamber Exec designation from the California Chamber of Commerce five years in a row. 

She has served as the President/CEO of the Orange Chamber of Commerce for seven years, the Governmental Affairs Consultant for the South Orange County Regional Chambers of Commerce and the President/CEO of the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce.  She also worked as a reporter/editor for a community newspaper.

Larkin-Reed is a past president of the Southern California Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (SCACCE) and has served on the Board of Western Association of Chamber Execs (W.A.C.E.).

She has been involved in several areas of community service including working on the Incorporation of the Town of Apple Valley, which resulted in the formation of the city in 1988. She was elected to the first Town Council and served as the first woman Mayor of the city.  

She has also served the first President of the League of California Cities Desert/Mountain Division and was a member of the Board for the Local Formation Commission (LAFCO).  She also served as a community member for the Victor Valley Regional Economic Development Association.

Heidi has been a member of Rotary International since 1988.  She was the first woman President of the Rotary Club of Apple Valley (1998-99); the past Rotary District 5300 Awards Chair, and membership chair for four clubs.

Heidi is also the past president of the Rotary Club of Orange (2013-14) and a Board member for the Rotary Club of Mission Viejo.  She served as an Assistant Governor for two years. (2014-16).  She has served as the District 5320 Executive Officer for Events, Foundation Gala Chair, and District Conference Chair.

Heidi holds a BA from California State University, Northridge and is married to Rusty Reed and has two children, Shannon and Brandon.  She has one grandchild.   Her hobbies include yoga, gardening and genealogy.  Her hobby recently led to the discovery that she is a descendent from a Mayflower passenger, John Tilley.

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

Athenea Luciano

Bio coming soon

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

Anita McDonald

Bio coming soon

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

Cheryl Minshew

Bio coming soon

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

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

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

PDG John Weiss

Bio Coming Soon

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

PDG Sylvia Whitlock

Bio Coming Soon

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