Southwest Rotary PETS

February 8 – 10, 2019

Los Angeles Airport Marriott

5855 West Century Boulevard  Los Angeles  California  90045  USA 

DG 5300 Luciano deSylva 2016-17

Hospitalty Party

General Sessions District

Classroom Training

Preparing for General Session

Partner’s Program!

Mark Daniel Maloney selected to be 2019-20 Rotary President


Mark Daniel Maloney


Mark Daniel Maloney, of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2019-20. He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October if no challenging candidates have been suggested.

“The clubs are where Rotary happens,” says Maloney, an attorney. He aims to support and strengthen clubs at the community level, preserve Rotary’s culture as a service-oriented membership organization, and test new regional approaches for growth.

“With the eradication of polio, recognition for Rotary will be great and the opportunities will be many,” he says. “We have the potential to become the global powerhouse for doing good.”

Maloney is a principal in the law firm of Blackburn, Maloney, and Schuppert LLC, with a focus on taxation, estate planning, and agricultural law. He represents large farming operations in the Southeastern and Midwestern United States, and has chaired the American Bar Association’s Committee on Agriculture in the section of taxation. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Alabama State Bar Association, and the Alabama Law Institute.

He has been active in Decatur’s religious community, chairing his church’s finance council and a local Catholic school board. He has also served as president of the Community Foundation of Greater Decatur, chair of Morgan County Meals on Wheels, and director of the United Way of Morgan County and the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce.

A Rotarian since 1980, Maloney has served as an RI director; Foundation trustee and vice chair; and aide to 2003-04 RI President Jonathan Majiyagbe. He also has participated in the Council on Legislation as chair, vice chair, parliamentarian, and trainer. He was an adviser to the 2004 Osaka Convention Committee and chaired the 2014 Sydney Convention Committee.

Prior to serving as a district governor, Maloney led a Group Study Exchange to Nigeria.

He also served as Future Vision Committee vice chair; regional Rotary Foundation coordinator; Foundation training institute moderator; Foundation permanent fund national adviser; member of the Peace Centers Committee; and adviser to the Foundation’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Schools Target Challenge Committee.

Maloney’s wife, Gay, is an attorney in the same law firm, and a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Decatur Daybreak, Alabama, USA. Both Mark and Gay are Paul Harris Fellows, Major Donors, and Bequest Society members.

The members of the 2017-18 Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International are Ann-Britt Åsebol, Rotary Club of Falun-Kopparvågen, Sweden; Örsçelik Balkan, Rotary Club of Istanbul-Karaköy, Turkey; James Anthony Black, Rotary Club of Dunoon, Argyll, Scotland; John T. Blount, Rotary Club of Sebastopol, California, USA; Frank N. Goldberg, Rotary Club of Omaha-Suburban, Nebraska, USA; Antonio Hallage, Rotary Club of Curitiba-Leste, Paraná, Brazil; Jackson S.L. Hsieh, Rotary Club of Taipei Sunrise, Taiwan; Holger Knaack, Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany; Masahiro Kuroda, Rotary Club of Hachinohe South, Aomori, Japan; Larry A. Lunsford, Rotary Club of Kansas City-Plaza, Missouri, USA; Anne L. Matthews (chair), Rotary Club of Columbia East, South Carolina, USA; P.T. Prabhakar, Rotary Club of Madras Central, Tamil Nadu, India; M.K. Panduranga Setty, Rotary Club of Bangalore, Karnataka, India; Andy Smallwood, Rotary Club of Gulfway-Hobby Airport (Houston), Texas, USA; Norbert Turco, Rotary Club of Ajaccio, Corse, France; Yoshimasa Watanabe, Rotary Club of Kojima, Okayama, Japan; and Sangkoo Yun, Rotary Club of Sae Hanyang, Seoul, Korea.

To learn more about Mark Daniel Maloney, read this interview and vision statement outlining his goals for Rotary.

1-5 June 2019
Hamburg, Germany

Southwest PETS Chairperson 2019-2020

Jim Paddock


Club: Placentia

im has been a member of the Placentia Rotary Club since 1991. He served as club president in 2002-2003 and has been on the club’s Board of Directors in multiple capacities. He served at the district level on the Club Awards Committee and, since his selection to be District Governor in 2014-15, has served on multiple District Boards and Committees.

Jim is a 1969 graduate of the US Naval Academy and served in the Navy’s Submarine Service until 1980, when he joined The Boeing Company. In 2011, Jim retired from a successful 30 year career at Boeing where he filled key management and leadership positions on several military and government programs. Many of these programs utilized his prior Naval Academy and submarine expertise and leadership skills. He was able to stay current on these skills as a Captain in the Navy Reserves until he retired from the Reserves in 1996.

Jim and his wife Kathy have been married for 44 years and have lived in Placentia since 1982. They have two daughters and a son and nine grandchildren all residing in the Southern California area. Jim is an avid golfer at the Alta Vista Country Club in Placentia and is a season ticket holder for the Anaheim Ducks hockey team.

PREP Training Schedule

This section being updated

District 5240

Name: TBA
Date: TBA

District 5320

Date: December 6, 2018
Time: 5pm
Location: District office
2970 E La Palma Ave. Anaheim, CA 92806

Date: January 26, 2019
Time: 9am
Location: District office
2970 E La Palma Ave. Anaheim, CA 92806

District 5280

Name: PREP
Date: January 26th
Time: 7:30 an  to noon

Location: The Proud Bird,  11022 Aviation Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045

District 5330

Name: PREP
Date: TBA
Location: TBA

 District 5500

Time: TBA
Location: TBA

District 5300

Name: PREP
Date: TBA
Location: Online

District 5340

Name: PREP
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: TBA