ROTARY DISTRICT 5170
April 22-24, 2022 • Blackhawk Museum • San Ramon Marriott
There will be 10 informational forums throughout the day on Saturday. Learn more.
Annual Youth Talent Contest. Learn more.
Join us from 8-9am for our Richard Flanders Walk for Polio. Register today.
SAVE THE DATE
Partnering with Sunnyvale Rotary on Monday April 18th at Moffett Field Golf Course, winners to be announced at the District Conference
Past Rotary Foundation Chair and Trustee
Brenda joined Rotary in 1989 and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Ogunquit, Maine, in Rotary District 7780. She served as District 5240 Governor in 2001-02 and is the retired CEO of Office Support Systems, a telecommunications business in Maine. She was honored to become the first woman Vice Chair and then Chair of The Rotary Foundation in 2018-19.
Most of Brenda’s assignments have focused on Fund Development for The Rotary Foundation, specifically in the areas of Peace and Polio eradication.
Brenda is the recipient of the Rotary International “Service Above Self Award” The Rotary Foundation’s “Citation for Meritorious Service,” And, The Rotary Foundations’ highest recognition, The Distinguished Service Award.
NBA Hall of Famer
Vlade Divac is a Hall of Fame basketball player who spent 16 years as a center in the NBA and then several years as general manager of the Sacramento Kings.
Besides his basketball career, Mr. Divac is a humanitarian, focusing on bringing aid to children and refugees worldwide and in his native Serbia. He founded the Fondacija Ana i Vlade Divac (Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation) in June 2007 as an independent and nonprofit organization. Its main purpose is to help citizens, refugees and displaced persons in particular. They also focus on improving conditions for children and youth. You can learn more about the foundation here.
Past Rotary International President
Richard D. King is a past world president of Rotary International, and the senior partner in the California law firm King, King & King. A Rotarian since 1968, he has served as Trustee of the Rotary Foundation, Director as Chairman of the Executive Committee of Rotary International's board of directors, served Rotary as a club president, district governor, an international assembly instructor, and as an official representative of the president of R.I.
One of Rotary's most popular speakers, Mr. King has addressed Rotary International Conventions, Assemblies, Institutes, Seminars, Conferences and Rotary Clubs in every state in the USA and some 120 countries.
Published Author, Education Accreditation Commissioner and Public Speaker.
Dr. Anne L. Matthews is an educator, a published author, an education accreditation commissioner, and a public speaker. She has spoken in all 50 states and 72 countries on educational issues and/or the Rotary Foundation.
A member of the Rotary Club of Columbia East in South Carolina, she served as Governor of D7770 in 1999-2000, as well as numerous capacities in Rotary; notably as the first woman Vice President of Rotary International (’13-’14).
Anne received several honors from Rotary International. These include the Citation for Meritorious Service Award, the Service Above Self Award, and the Distinguished Service Award. She has been honored as Rotarian of the Year in D7770. Anne was also honored with the Betsy Demaray Award by the Rotary Global History Fellowship. In June 2017 during the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Anne received the International Service Award for a Polio-Free World from The Rotary Foundation.
Philanthropist and Humanitarian
Mohanji is a philanthropist and humanitarian, establishing several foundations and schools around the world. Much like Rotarians, he has dedicated his life to serving others. Mohanji believes that we should leave this earth better than we found it.
He graduated with a degree in Literature and had a 24-year career as a senior manager in the shipping industry in the Middle East. Change came when Mohanji lost is only child, a daughter, in a car accident in 2000. It was as if destiny were rearing its head: he separated from his wife, his belongings were stolen, investments took a turn, and eventually lost his job. It was at this low point and his refusal to let these events define him that he set out on a new path.
This path has led Mohanji to dedicate himself to unconditional love and selfless service.
Vice-Chair of the Rotary Peace Centers Committee
Chris is Vice-Chair of the Rotary Peace Centers Committee. He is a Rotary Positive Peace Activator and IEP (Institute for Economics and Peace) Ambassador. He previously served a 3-year term as chair of the Rotary Peace Major Gifts Initiative Committee.
Chris has served on a variety of Rotary committees involved in training, fundraising, and membership development. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Ladner in Metro Vancouver. He served as Governor of District 5040.
He has been a Rotary volunteer in Philippines, Russia, China, Laos, and India. In 2016, he was part of a team including WHO, CDC, and Gates Foundation evaluating the polio surveillance initiative in Nigeria. He served on similar polio surveillance teams in South Sudan and Sudan.
Rotary International Vice President 2020-2021 and Director 2019-2021
A Rotarian since 1993, Johrita 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 26/27 (formerly 25/26) for the years 2019-21.
Johrita is Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Solari Enterprises, Inc., a full-service property management company employing 300 team members who specialize in the management of more than $1B of affordable multifamily housing.
Among the many positions Johrita has held in Rotary, she has served as chair for the 2013 Southern California/Nevada PETS, training leader at two International Assemblies, and chaired a Rotary Institute for Zones 25/26. She is currently a member of Rotary’s International Polio Plus Committee and International Membership Committee.
Former NBA Player
Luke Theodore Walton is an American professional basketball coach and former player who most recently served as the head coach of the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. He played 10 seasons in the NBA as a forward, winning two NBA titles in 2009 and 2010; when he was a player for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Walton also became an assistant coach under Steve Kerr with the Golden State Warriors. Luke's father, Bill Walton, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and the two are the first father-son duo to win multiple NBA championships.