Jim Bell | Rotary Public Image Coordinator | Email

A member of the RC of Bakersfield Twilight, Jim began his Rotary career as a member of the Rotary Club of Bakersfield Breakfast in 2004.  Jim served as their 27th Club President in 2008-2009.  That year, his major club project was to charter an evening club in Bakersfield.  The Rotary Club of Bakersfield Twilight became a reality in May of 2009 when Jim, other Rotarians, and brand new Rotarians joined as Charter Members.  He has held key leadership positions in both Rotary clubs and both Club Foundations as well as many different District positions including receiving District 5240 Rotarian of the Year in 2011- 2012.  Jim is a Past District Governor for District 5240, past member of the faculty for GETS/GNATS, Far West PETS, and Registrar for Southwest PETs.   Jim served as an Assistant Rotary Coordinator and Assistant Public Image Coordinator for Zone 26 before becoming the Rotary Public Image Coordinator for 2018-2021.

Originally from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Jim attended The Ohio State University and graduated with a Telecommunications degree from Kent State University before moving to California to begin a 35-year career in the Broadcasting business.  Now retired, Jim is a District 5240 Master PRLS Graduate, member of the Paul Harris Society, Bequest Society, and he and his wife Donna are Major Donors.

Jim and Donna reside in Bakersfield and share the hobbies of their ever-present dogs, reading, travel, and enjoying the many Rotarians that have enriched their lives and the many blessings of 44 years of marriage.

Districts: We work by areas of expertise, not specific districts. Please call if I can be of assistance.   

Areas of expertise: Marketing, broadcast media, club branding.

Anabella Bonfa | Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator | Email

Anabella Bonfa is a business litigation attorney with Wellman & Warren LLP.   Anabella is a Past Membership Chair and Public Image/Social Media for District 5320.    She was the “Rotarian of the Year” award recipient for District 5320 in 2015-2016 for her work increasing membership and promoting club public image throughout the district.  Anabella is the 2013-14 recipient of the Rotary International Vocational Service Leadership Award for her work mentoring new lawyers and young professionals.  Anabella is a proud member of Irvine Rotary, a club which has won 4 Best Club awards from District 5320 for the last 6 years.

Districts: We work by areas of expertise, not specific districts. Please call if I can be of assistance.   

Areas of expertise: Social media applications, public relations & media, utilizing People of Action, media crisis guidelines, understanding brand


Scott Phillips | Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator | Email

Scott joined the Rotary Club of Goleta Noontime in 2013 and served as President in 2016-17. During his year as club President, the club was #1 in the District for per capita giving to The Rotary Foundation annual fund. Scott has served Rotary District 5240 as Communications Director in 2015-16, Assistant Governor in 2017-18, Chief Operating Officer in 2018-19, District Administrator in 2019-20 and will serve as Chief of Staff in 2020-21. Scott is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Rotary District 5240 Charitable Foundation.

Scott is a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Paul Harris Society Member, Major Donor and member of the Bequest Society.

Scott is the CEO of Synergy Computing, Inc., an IT Managed Service Provider in Santa Barbara, CA and is the author of the book “Hassle-Free Computer Support: A Small Business Owner’s Guide For Finding a Competent, Honest, Considerate, On-Time, Fairly Priced and Dependable Computer Consultant”. Scott is a Certified HIPAA Security Professional and member of FBI InfraGard.

Scott resides in Santa Barbara, CA where he was born and raised.

Districts: We work by areas of expertise, not specific districts. Please call if I can be of assistance.   

Areas of expertise: Social media applications, ClubRunner applications, Visual Identity & Messaging Guidelines, utilizing People of Action, understanding brand.


Michael Soden | Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator | Email

Michael first joined Rotary in 2003 and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Green Valley, Henderson Nevada, He is a two time President. The first time was in Central Virginia, District 7600, Brandermill (Midlothian), 2008-2009. The second time was for his current club Green Valley, District 5300, 2013-2014. During his year as President of Green Valley, the club was named the #1 medium size club in District 5300, received the RI Presidential Citation with Distinction and the club became a 100% Paul Harris Fellow club. Michael was honored in receiving Rotarian of the year by his respective clubs on three separate occasions.

Michael currently serves as District Communications Officer (DCO) for District 7600 and District 5300. Is the District 5300 Grants chair 2017-2020. He has been serving on the SWR PETS committee since 2015 as committee chair for the Website/Social Media/USummit.   Additionally, Michael is a Paul Harris Fellow +7.

Michael is the owner/founder of Harcalf Agency. A web development firm since 2001. He lives with his wife Sylvia in Henderson, Nevada. They have one daughter (Alycia) and two grandsons (Aden and Alejandro).

Districts: We work by areas of expertise, not specific districts. Please call if I can be of assistance.

Areas of expertise: Building club websites; DACdb applications, Visual Identity & Messaging Guidelines and understanding brand.

David Bobanick | Rotary Public Image Coordinator | Email

David has more than two decades of experience in non-profit leadership and management. As executive director of Rotary First Harvest – a program of Rotary District 5030, David and his team have significantly expanded the organization’s strategic impact of developing and expanding programs to reduce hunger and food waste at the local, national and international levels.

David studied Communications at Penn State University and has completed the Non-Profit Executive Leadership Institute at the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington as well as Executive Leadership Institutes at Stanford University’s School of Social Innovation. David has guided numerous non-profit organizations and Rotary clubs in the development of long-range strategic plans and serves as a board officer for four local and statewide non-profit organizations.

David is a member and past President of the Rotary Club of Mercer Island and has served as a District Trainer, Assistant Governor, and as an Assistant Rotary Public Information Coordinator for Zones 25/26.

Districts: We work by areas of expertise, not specific districts. Please call if I can be of assistance.   

Areas of expertise:  Brand platform and messaging development, Strategic planning, website development, social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter), video and podcast production, public speaking and presentation development.