Dianne Anderson | New Club Task Force | Email
Dianne has been a Rotarian since 1998 and is currently a member of the Midland West Rotary Club in Midland, Texas. She served as District 5730’s first female Governor in 2014-2015, District Finance Committee Chair, District Literacy Chair, team member of the Visioning Committee and the RILI Teams, Group Study Exchange Leader, as well as a trainer for Texas PETS.
Dianne has been recognized with many awards and recognitions, including the Service Above Self Award, The Midland Community Outstanding Member, Visitante Distinguida de la Ciudad de La Romana, Republica Dominicana, and Best Club in the District the year she was Club President.
Dianne is retired as president of an educational science enrichment firm. She is married to Ed, also a Rotarian. The Andersons support the Foundation as Paul Harris Fellows Major Donors and members of the Bequest Society.
Districts: 5520 and 5730
Michael Boyer | New Club Task Force | Email
Michael has Rotary in his blood, a fourth-generation Rotarian. Michael’s great grandfather, Luther Hodges, was Rotary International President in 1967-68. Michael’s grandfather, Mike O’Neil, was a member of the Rotary Club of Anchorage. Michael’s father, Clyde Boyer, is a Past District Governor in District 5010, his mother, Vivian Finlay, is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Wasilla and his wife is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Pismo Beach.
The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach, 2001-Present Positions Held: President, President-Elect, Treasurer (3 years), Club Service Director (2 years), Public Relations Chair (8 years), Vocational Service Director, International Service Director (2 years), Club Foundation Vice President & Club Foundation President.
Current Position: Sergeant-at-Arms
Rotary District 5240, 2002-Present Positions Held: Membership Chair (2 years), Website Chair (3 years), Public Relations Chair (3 years), Club Service Director, Communications Committee (3 years), Membership Advisor, PETS Instructor (6 years), PETS Facilitator (5 years).
Current Position: District Public Image Chair
Rotary Zone 26/27, 2015-Present Positions Held: Board of Advisors, Zone 26 Rotary Public Image Coordinator, Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator, Keynote Speaker AZ PETS, AZ PETS Instructor, Instructor at Zone Institute 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018.
Current Position: Communications Committee
Both the San Luis Obispo Tribune and the Pacific Coast Business Times recognized Michael with their “Top 20 Under 40” Award for his professional excellence and profound commitment to the Community.
Michael has been working in executive operations & marketing for 24 years.
Michael lives in Arroyo Grande, CA with his wife and son.
Districts: 5520, 5230 and 5240
Michael Brady | New Club Task Force | Email
Michael is a member of and past president of Boulder Rotary Club, serving during their Centennial Year. Prior to serving as president, he served as District Trainer for three years for 5450 and is currently an Assistant Governor for the Boulder area clubs.
Outside of Rotary, Michael has been married for 23 years to his wife Cassidy, and they have two great dogs and a cat. His personal mission statement is to “live a generous, rewarding, and enriched life, and help others do the same”. To that end, he has served on many charitable boards over the years, often as Treasurer or President. His charitable interests have been in restorative justice, prison reform, income generation projects in Uganda, genocide reconciliation in Rwanda, and mentoring of college-age men across the United States.
Professionally, Michael is president of his own firm called Generosity Wealth Management, a comprehensive full-service firm dedicated to helping clients be generous with themselves, their loved ones, and their local and global communities.
He splits his time between Boulder and his summer cabin in Dubois, Wyoming.
Districts: 5450 and 5470
Tom Carroll | New Club Task Force | Email
Tom Carroll served as Rotary International District Governor (D5020) in 2017-18, serving the district’s 90 Rotary Clubs and 4,700 Rotarians on Vancouver Island, BC, and Western Washington State. Previously he served as Charter President of the Gateway Club (2011-13), Assistant Governor (2013-15), District Council Chairman (2014-15), District Conference Chairman (2015-16), and PNW-PETS Chairman of the Board of Directors (2016-17). Tom served as an Assistant Rotary Coordinator for Zone 27 (2018 – 20), and he has served on the Zone’s Education Leadership Team. Tom was a Plenary Speaker at the 2019 Rotary International Assembly, and he is a recipient of Rotary International’s Service Above Self award.
Tom retired with the rank of Captain after 30 years in the United States Navy, serving as a Special Intelligence Officer and Surface Warfare Officer. Tom is the President of Tiburon Systems, an information technology and engineering management firm that manages the State of Washington’s education network. Tom has held the Project Management Professional certification since 2001.
Tom and Laurie have two grown children: Amanda works as a project manager for Tiburon Systems, and Sean is a commissioned officer in the United States Navy, training to be a pilot. Laurie is a Registered Pharmacist and is a member of the Gateway Rotary Club where she leads the club’s literacy programs. Tom and Laurie are members of the Paul Harris and Arch Klumph Societies.
Districts: 5000, 5030, 5080, 5100
John Chase | New Club Task Force | Email
John lives in Boulder City, NV with his wife Elizabeth – they have two adult children, Ashley and Meghan.
John joined Rotary in 2001 as an opportunity to serve his community. He is a two-time president of the Rotary Club of Boulder City. John has been Rotarian of Year four times, Executive Assistant Governor once, Assistant Governor three times, and RYLA Chair three times. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the District’s first Satellite Club. John served as District Governor for District 5300 throughout the 2018 – 2019 Rotary year.
John’s most memorable Rotary moments involve service to others with his children. Ashley, who was working on her Girl Scout Gold Award, went with John to India for a NID. Meghan, while working on her Girl Scout Gold Award, went with John to the Yucatan where they built water cisterns. Both trips were amazing opportunities for John and his girls to experience Rotary on an international scale while having a meaningful impact on the lives of others.
John and Elizabeth opened Amerisent Insurance – Boulder City, an independent insurance brokerage office, in 2011. John retired from the Boulder City Police Department in 2014 at the rank of Deputy Chief.
Districts: 5170, 5190, 5300 and 5330
Ron Gin | New Club Task Force | Email
Ron is a native San Franciscan. He enlisted in the US “all voluntary” Army and was honorably discharged reaching the rank of E5 Specialist 5 / Sergeant and received the Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and National Defense Medal.
Ron returned to City College of San Francisco and received an AS degree in Radiologic Technology. He worked as an x-ray tech specializing in CT and MRI scanning, became a manager, completed his BS, and taught x-ray technology part-time.
He completed his MBA in Finance and made a career change to Morgan Stanley in 1998. Ron is Financial Advisor, Vice President, and a Certified Financial Planner™.
Ron joined Rotary as a charter member of the Rotary Club of San Francisco Chinatown – Chartered June 30, 2008, and was the charter President-Elect for 2009-2010.
During his year as Club President, the Rotary Club of SF Chinatown won the Best Small Club for District 5150. The club increased membership net +2 to 29 members.
After his year as club president, he accepted a two-year term as Assistant Governor, various district positions including Chief of Staff, and served as District Governor for D5150 during 2017-2018, Zone 2019-2020 Marketing Manager, and New Club Development Task Force 2020-2022.
Ron is a Major Donor, Paul Harris Society, and White Hat.
Districts: 5130, 5150, 5160 and 5180
Dick Jones | New Club Task Force | Email
Dick served as Governor in 2009-2010. A member of the Rotary Club of Santa Fe since 1988. District 5520 has recognized him with the “Rotarian of the Year Award”, the “Schulte-DeLaHunt Leadership Award”, the “Distinguished District Service Above Self Award.” District 5520 honored Dick for his work with the District’s Youth Programs by naming the “New Generations Award”. During District 5520’s 2015 Annual Conference Dick received the unique distinction of being named the District’s first-ever “Rotarian of the Decade”
Dick has always been active in community affairs. He has 20 years’ volunteer service with the American Red Cross.
In 2011, Dick was asked by the District Governor to establish the District’s “New Generations” Committee, a committee established by Rotary International to oversee and promote the District’s Youth Programs. In 2015 the District ask Dick to expand the committee to incorporate the District’s Youth Protection Committee.
Dick was elected to represent District 5520 at the 2013 Council on Legislation. and, he has represented District 5520 on the Rotary International Board of Director Selection Committee for Zone 21B/27. In September 2012, Rotary International President Ron Burton appointed Dick to serve as Rotary Coordinator for Zone 27 beginning in 2013. Currently, Dick is serving on Zone 26-27 New Club Development Task Force.
Districts: 5420, 5495, and 5500
Corey Lopardi | New Club Task Force | Email
Corey has been working in the Media and Marketing industry for over 20 years. He is the owner of Pardiman Productions a media production company in Olympia, Washington.
He has served as Zone 27 Assistant Rotary Coordinator, District 5020 Membership Development Chair, Council Chair, Conference Co-Chair, Newsletter Editor, and PNW-PETS Training Leader.
Corey is also an active member of his community and devotes his time to many groups and projects. Beyond Rotary he serves on the board of the non-profit Homeless Backpacks and has also served on the Olympia Lacey Tumwater VCB and Tumwater Chamber boards.
He has been a member of the Rotary Club of Hawks Prairie for over ten years, serving as president in 2013-14. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and Paul Harris Society Member. He lives with his wife Michelle in Olympia, Washington.
Districts: 5020, 5110, 5390, 5400
Ricardo “Taco” Loretta | | Email
Ricardo “Taco” Loretta is an international businessman, educator, consultant, and volunteer with strong multi-cultural interests. Raised in Mexico, lived in Brazil, he is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. BA in Economics from Chapman University and MBA from the University of Southern California. Executive management programs at Stanford and Michigan State Universities.
Taco was Rotary District Governor (D5330) in 2018/19 and again 2019/20, is Past President of RC of Palm Desert, named “Best in District” year he was president. Two consecutive years (2013-15) Taco was “District Rotarian of the Year.”
He manages a scholarship-granting organization, serving low-income youth of Mexican descent in the Coachella Valley, the Dr. Carreón Foundation. Also created Hola! Spanish Conversations, teaching Conversational Spanish. He serves on the Advancement Board of California State University-Palm Desert and is a board member of the College of the Desert Alumni Association. In Taco’s corporate career he managed Clark Equipment Company’s Overseas Division and earlier was on Ford Motor Company’s Corporate Finance Staff in Dearborn, MI.
Taco achieved Eagle Scout in Mexico at age 14. He was president of school boards in Michigan and Brazil and Chair of Advisory Boards at the Institute of the Americas and Center for US-Mexico Studies at UCSD. His work with youth programs in Mexico, Brazil, and Michigan reflect the passion Taco has for cross-cultural education, especially as it relates to younger generations. He and wife of 55 years, Jennifer, live in Palm Desert and are parents to three sons, with 3 grandchildren.
Districts: 5280,5320, 5440 and 5340
Vicki Puliz | New Club Task Force | Email
In January 2020, Vicki participated in the Grow Rotary Summit at One Rotary Center. Consistent with the multiple-year focus by our Big West districts and governor lines and RI leadership, Vicki provides continuity and support for districts and the New Club Task Force in our efforts to start new clubs. Working collaboratively with RID Johrita Solari. Vicki will serve as Rl Director from 2021 to 2023 from the “Big West” Zones 26 & 27.