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Holger Knaack
RI President, 2020-2021

Holger is chairman and founder of Karl-Adam-Stiftung (Karl Adam Foundation). He served for six years as chairman of Rotary Jugenddienst Deutschland e.V. (Rotary Youth Exchange Germany). He is a founding member of the “Studentenhilfe Viadrina e.V.,” and the Foundation “Der Rotarier.”

In his community, Holger is a founding member of the Civic Foundation of the City of Ratzeburg and served as president of the Golf-Club Gut Grambek for several years.

A Rotarian since 1991, Holger is a member of the Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln. He was treasurer of RI and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Board.

Holger has served RI as president’s representative, Council on Legislation representative, resource group zone coordinator, GETS trainer and RI training leader. He has been a member and chair of numerous RI committees.

Currently, Holger is Moderator of the 2019 Rotary International Assembly, Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser and Co-Chair of the 2019 Hamburg Convention HOC.

Holger is a Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation, a member of the Paul-Harris Society and the Bequest Society. Married to Susanne for 42 years, the couple has hosted more than 40 Rotary Youth Exchange students. In his leisure time, Holger enjoys sailing and playing golf.

Treasurer, Rotary International, 2014-15
Director, Rotary International, 2013-14

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Johrita Solari
RI Director, Zones 26-27
Johrita became a Rotarian in 1993 and is currently a proud member of the Rotary Club of Anaheim, California.  She served as District Governor for District 5320 in 2010-11 and has been selected to serve as the Rotary International Director for Zones 25/26 for the years 2019-21.

As District Governor, Johrita held the first District 5320 Million Dollar dinner for The Rotary Foundation. Under Johrita’s leadership District 5320 became the second district in the world to become a 100% Paul Harris Club District.

Johrita is the co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Solari Enterprises, Inc., a full-service property management company employing 300 team members specializing in the management of more than $1B of affordable multifamily housing. She works together with her husband and daughters to create a working environment where a high level of ethics and integrity is maintained.

Rotary plays an important role in the Solaris’ lives. Johrita, her husband Bruce, and their two daughters, Gianna and Tressa, are all past club presidents and active supporters of The Rotary Foundation. Johrita’s son-in-law, Reece is a Paul Harris Fellow and active supporter of all things Rotary.

Johrita and Bruce are Paul Harris Fellows, Major Donors, members of the “White Hat Society” and the Arch Klumph Society.

They currently live in Villa Park, California U.S.A.
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