Tim Mobley | Education Chair | Email

Tim is a retired educator who worked at all levels of education and administration from elementary school, high school, and university. He retired as an Assistant Superintendent.

Tim joined Rotary in 1999 at the invitation of his wife, LeAnn. Since joining the RC of Bear Creek Valley, he has served in several leadership positions including President and was named Rotarian of the Year by his club. At the District level, Tim has served on numerous committees, Assistant Governor, Co-District Trainer with LeAnn, and District Governor in 2014-15. He is currently the District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair (DRFCC) and Chair of Ed Week (GETS and GNATS) for Zones 26 and 27.

Tim and his wife, LeAnn have traveled to 8 international Rotary projects together and have seen Rotary change lives and know that through Rotary, ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things. In 2018 Tim was awarded the Rotary International Service Above Self award and LeAnn was awarded The Rotary Foundation Award for Meritorious Service.

Both Tim and LeAnn are Major Donors and members of the Paul Harris Society and Bequest Society. They both enjoy Rotary service, travel, music, wine, bicycling, and especially spending time with family (including their five grandchildren).

Vicki Puliz | GETS Chair | Email

Vicki coaches Rotary leaders to emphasize their strengths to best serve their members and make a lasting impact.  A faculty member for Governor-Elect training at the Zone level for the last 5 years, she will serve as GETS chair in 2019.

Vicki Puliz is an active member of the Rotary Club of Sparks, Nevada, which she joined in 1992 as the first female member of the club, while the owner of a commercial electrical contracting firm, and served as club president in 2004-2005.

She continued on to be a camp director for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), helped develop an 8th-grade leadership program in District 5190, District Governor of District 5190 in 2013-2014, and District Trainer among other clubs, district, and zone roles.

Vicki completed a three-year term as Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 25 in June 2019 and is the Education Chair for Far West President Elect Training (PETS) from 2018-2020.

Vicki and her husband, Tim, are blessed with a blended family of 7 children, 9 grandchildren, and 3 exchange daughters.

Vicki and Tim are Level 2 Major Donors to our Rotary Foundation, and active in the International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians. They live in Reno, Nevada at the base of the mountains near beautiful Lake Tahoe.

Jeri Fujimoto | GNATS Chair | Email

Joining Rotary in 1989 Jeri is the Past District Governor, 2016-2017 for District 5150, San Francisco Bay Area.    She served Rotary District 5150 as an Assistant Governor, Chief of Staff, Assembly Chair, Governance Team Mentor, the Learning and Leadership Development Chair and is the 2019 Governor Nominee Advanced Training Seminar (GNATS) Chair for Zones 26/27.   She and her husband Jim are Major donors Level 2, and Bequest Society Members for our Rotary Foundation Endowment fund and believe that we all should give what we can, whether it is through dollars, volunteerism and or heartfelt kindness.  She is devoted to the mission of Rotary of world peace through service.

Jeri is a retired Youth Development Supervisor from the City of San Carlos, California.  Working with youth, infant to 20 years old including special needs children, she has loved building assets in young people to help them to become caring, competent and successful adults throughout her career.  Jeri believes that Rotary membership is a positive role model for our young people, our future leaders.  By being Rotarians who care about their local and international communities we take action in creating a better world.

Happily married to Jim Buchanan, with a son Justin, his wife Felina, and Grandson Zachary, Jeri, and family love to travel to learn about customs, cultural traditions as well as tasting the cuisine and wines of the world.  Originally from Hawaii, Jeri and Jim have made their home in Belmont, California.

Karen McDonald | Education Week Partner Program Chair | Email

Karen McDonald has spent many years as a teacher and principal in several Catholic schools in California, and for several years has served as an adjunct professor of education for the University of San Francisco at their Sacramento campus. She holds both a Masters in Teaching and a Master of School Administration from USF.

She is a member of and has served as president of the Rotary Club of Penn Valley, is currently the Visioning Chair for District 5190, and will soon become the District Training Chair. She has been instrumental in conducting several district assemblies, is a Rotary Leadership Institute facilitator, and has facilitated and helped orchestrate other district-level training events. She has served on the faculty of the partners’ program for GETS and GNATS for the last few years.

Prior to entering the teaching profession, Karen was an active community and school volunteer and mom. She has received several major awards for volunteer service from the Boy Scouts of America, having served as a trainer at the local, regional and national levels.

She and her husband are extremely proud of their family, which includes two adult children, their spouses, and three grandchildren. She and her husband enjoy travel and provide at-home care for Karen’s 94-year-old father.

Nick Frankle | Education Administrator | Email

Nick Frankle joined the Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise in 2003.  He was club president in Rotary Year 2006-07.  During his year as president, the club was selected as the best medium club in District 5240 and the best large service organization in his home community of Thousand Oaks.

Nick was District Governor of Rotary District 5240 in 2016-17.  Prior to that, Nick served District 5240 in various positions including Assistant Governor, Membership Chair, and International Chair.

Nick is a Major Donor, Benefactor, member of the Bequest Society and the Paul Harris Society. He is a graduate of the District 5240 PRLS and Master PRLS leadership training programs. In RY 2012-13, Nick was the recipient of the District 5240 Samuel L. Greene Service Above Self award.

Nick is retired from a career in software program management and international telecommunications.  He advises local non-profits on the use of technology’.

Nick is the President of the Rotarian Action Group for Microfinance and Community Development.

Having participated in projects in Mexico, Honduras, and South Africa, Nick has seen how Rotarians change the world one life at a time while understanding that the people most changed by humanitarian projects are the Rotarians themselves.