Ian Riseley

Sandringham, Vic., Australia

Rotary International President, 2017-18
Rotary International President Elect, 2016-17
Trustee, The Rotary Foundation, 2011-15
Treasurer, Rotary International, 2007-08
Director, Rotary International, 2006-07

Ian Riseley is a chartered accountant and principal of Ian Riseley and Co., a firm he established in 1976. Prior to starting his own firm, he worked in the audit and management consulting divisions of large accounting firms and corporations.

A Rotarian since 1978, Ian is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia. He has served RI as treasurer, director, and as member and chair of numerous RI and Foundation committees. Most recently, he served as a Trustee of The Rotary Foundation and is currently co-chair of the 2016 (Seoul) Convention Committee.

Ian has been a member of the board for both a private and a public school, member of the Community Advisory Group for the City of Sandringham, and President of Beaumaris Sea Scouts Group. He has been President of Langi-Taan Ski Club as well as honorary auditor or advisor for a number of charitable organizations.

Ian’s honors include the AusAID Peacebuilder Award from the Australian government in recognition of his work in East Timor, the Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the Australian community, and the Regional Service Award for a Polio-Free World from The Rotary Foundation.

A member since 1978, Riseley has served Rotary as treasurer, director, trustee, RI Board Executive Committee member, task force member, committee member and chair, and district governor.

Ian is married to Juliet, a past district governor. They are Major Donors and Bequest Society members of The Rotary Foundation. They have two children, and four grandchildren. Ian and Juliet live on seven hectares at Moorooduc where they practice their personal philosophy of sustainable and organic living.

Mário César Martins De Camargo

Rotary Foundation Trustee 2015-19

Mário César Martins de Camargo was president of Grafica Bandeirantes and is now a consultant to the print industry in Brazil. He served as director and president of ABIGRAF Brazil for eight years, president of Sindigraf São Paulo for six years, vice president of Fiesp for 11 years, and vice president of Conlatingraf. He also has been an adviser for the Patrol Boys Group and serves on the board of Casa da Esperança (House of Hope), a project for disabled children sponsored by his Rotary club since 1953.

He is a member of the Rotary Club of Santo Andre in Sao Paulo Brazil. A Rotarian since 1980, de Camargo has served Rotary as RI president’s representative, RI training leader, leaders’ seminar trainer, committee member and chair, RI Convention co-chair, task force member, and district governor.

De Camargo and his wife, Denise, are Major Donors and Paul Harris Fellows. He also is a Benefactor of The Rotary Foundation.

Saturday Morning Speakers

Cliff Dochterman

Past RI President



Cliff retired after 40 years as an administrator at the University of California and the University of the Pacific. His many community and national awards include the Boy Scouts’ Silver Beaver, Silver Antelope, and Distinguished Eagle, and the honor medal of the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge. A Rotarian since 1958, Cliff has served RI as president, vice president, director, Foundation trustee and chair, committee member and chair, and district governor. He is the author of the original version of The ABCs of Rotary and As I Was Saying. He has received The Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service, its Distinguished Service Award, and the International Service Award for a Polio-Free World. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Moraga, California.

William B. Boyd

Past RIP President






Bill Boyd retired in 1995 as general manager of Gordon and Gotch Magazines Ltd., New Zealand’s largest magazine distributor. He is trustee of New Zealand’s Trees for Survival trust and the June Gray Trust. He was awarded the Queen’s Service Order for Community Service in the 2007 New Year Honours list and became a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2013.

A Rotarian since 1971, he has served as president, treasurer, director, Foundation trustee and chair, regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, Rotary information counselor, committee member and chair, International Assembly moderator, RI training leader, and district governor.

Boyd is a recipient of The Rotary Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award. He also received a Distinguished Service Award from Rotary Down Under magazine. He is a Benefactor, Major Donor, Paul Harris Fellow, and member of the Bequest Society.

Michael Pollen

Rotarian and WASRAG member



Mike is a life-long Alaskan. He was raised in Sitka and met his wife, Peggy, while attending the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, where he graduated in Biological Sciences. He works professionally in environmental laboratory analysis, water and wastewater treatment consulting and operator training. The Pollen’s first company, Northern Testing Laboratories, Inc., grew into a statewide firm with three laboratories and a staff of 35 chemists, biologists and technicians. They currently own NTL Alaska, Inc., a water and wastewater consulting company.

Mike has been a Rotarian since 1999 and served on the District 5010 (Alaska/Yukon) Group Study Exchange Subcommittee for over 10 years. In 2008 he led a GSE Team to Taiwan. In 2015 as the President of the Rotary Club of Fairbanks he successfully completed a $95,000 RI Global Grant for the construction of WASH facilities for three schools in rural Belize. He is a charter member of WASRAG and currently serves as an Assistant Governor for the Northern Region of D5010. Mike is a PHF Major Donor and Bequestor.

Mike is active in professional associations in the water industry. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Federation (WEF). In 1995 he completed a term as the President of WEF, one of the world’s largest professional water quality organizations, with 42,000 members in 70 member associations in 26 countries. He currently serves as a member of the Governor’s Water and Wastewater Advisory Board in Alaska.

Carol Metzker




Carol Hart Metzker is a consultant, writer, activist, TEDx speaker and author of Facing the Monster: How One Person Can Fight Child Slavery.

Since 2004 when Carol came face-to-face with an 11-year-old girl who was rescued from slavery in India, she has worked to help end human trafficking. Her deep commitment includes six years of direct interaction with female survivors of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation at a special Pennsylvania residence, and nine years of leadership of projects that benefit victims and survivors in India, Nepal and the US.  She currently consults to The Salvation Army’s New Day to Stop Trafficking program and is working to help start a home for young women who were trafficked as teens and are aging out of child protective services.

At schools and universities, faith-based and community groups, Carol has delivered hundreds of educational programs as close as a few blocks from her home in West Chester, PA, and as far away as Sydney, Australia, and Seoul, South Korea, where she spoke at Rotary International conventions. Many programs have been conducted with PA state legislators and survivors of trafficking. She has advocated for better anti-human trafficking laws and changes in how society views and treats women sold for sex—as victims instead of as criminals. In all communication she works to provide solutions as well as ugly truths, and to inspire people, instead of shaming or instilling fear, to take action.

She earned a Bachelor’s degree at Penn State University and a Master’s degree at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.  She and her daughter founded the fundraiser Dress for a Good Cause. A charter board member of the Rotarian Action Group Against Child Slavery and now a member of the One World Rotary eClub, in 2009-10 Carol Hart Metzker received Rotary International’s Service Above Self award.

Adrienne Livingston




Adrienne Livingston is from Portland, Oregon. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, International Business and International Studies from Oregon State University and her Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies from Western Seminary. She began getting involved in the Anti-Sex Trafficking movement in 2013. In October of 2014, she became the Director of Anti-Sex Trafficking Initiatives with WorldVenture. Since then she has educated over 1,500 adults and youth on this issue.

Adrienne is on the Rotary End Sex Trafficking Now Committee and was a Rotary Ambassasadorial scholar from 2002-2004 to the Dominican Republic.

Saturday Lunch Speakers

Paul Shoemaker






If you’re out to change the world, author Paul Shoemaker is there to connect you to the people, ideas, and organizations that matter.

Paul Shoemaker is the Founding President of Social Venture Partners International—a global network of thousands of social innovators, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and business and community leaders that fund and support social change agents in nearly 40 cities and 8 countries.

With insights from 17 years of this unique vantage point, he is the Northwest’s leading expert on activating social change agents and a global thought leader on how individuals can be the most effective philanthropists.

In 2011 and 2012, Shoemaker was named one of the “Top 50 Most Influential People in the Nonprofit Sector” by The NonProfit Times, and in 2013, was named “Philanthropist of the Year” by Future in Review. In 2015, he received the 2015 Microsoft Alumni Integral Fellow Award.

Shoemaker has spoken at TEDx and United Nations events and has written for the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fortune, and The Huffington Post.
Paul was an executive with Microsoft prior to beginning his philanthropic work. In 2015 he published Can’t not do. “Can’t Not Do” is a catchphrase for the urge that captures the heart of effective social change agents—explaining, in their own words, their passion and drive: “I can’t not do this.” “It’s not that I can do this, it’s that I can’t not.” “I could not imagine not doing something about this issue.”  Copies of this book will be on sale at the 2016 Institute

Paul A. Netzel

Rotary Trustee



Paul A. Netzel is founder and chair of Netzel Grigsby Associates Inc., a leading management consulting firm specializing in work with nonprofit organizations and institutions throughout the western United States. He served as mayor of Culver City, California, and president of Culver City’s Board of Education. He has held leadership positions in numerous local and national professional societies and not-for-profit boards, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Boy Scouts, Goodwill Industries, United Way, YMCA, and the Auto Club of Southern California Advisory Board.

A Rotarian since 1968, Netzel has served as director, task force zone coordinator, committee chair, zone institute chair and convener, International Assembly moderator and chair, training leader, and district governor.

Netzel has received The Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service. Both Paul and his wife, Diane, are charter members of the Arch Klumph Society, Major Donors, and members of the Paul Harris Society and Bequest Society of The Rotary Foundation

Johrita Solari



Johrita is Board Chair/Chief Visionary Officer of Solari Enterprises Inc., a property management firm she cofounded with her husband, Bruce, which specializes in affordable multifamily housing. She is a nationally recognized expert in her field. She has chaired and serves on the boards of several businesses, nonprofit organizations and foundations. She joined Rotary in 1993 and has served RI as RI president’s representative, Council on Legislation representative, assistant regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, RI training leader, general chair of Zones 25/26 2015 Institute, and district governor. As district governor, she held the district’s first Million Dollar Dinner in support of The Rotary Foundation and led her district in becoming the second 100% Paul Harris Fellow district in the world. She and Bruce are Arch Klumph Society members, Paul Harris Society members and benefactors.

Juliet Riseley


Juliet Riseley has been a “partner” in Rotary for longer now than she would generally wish to admit – that’s about 40 years to be exact. This is long enough for her first youth exchange daughter to be approaching her fiftieth birthday and long enough for Juliet to reach her own third decade as a Rotarian. So, after hosting numerous Exchange Students; becoming a Rotarian as the Charter President of her club; fulfilling a wide range of roles on District Committees – including webmaster, literacy working group convener and Foundation funding chair – and serving as a District Governor in 2011-12; Juliet still believes that the Partner roles in Rotary offer more opportunities today than when her husband, RI President 2017-18 Ian, first joined his club. She says:

“Rotary in Australia in the 1970s was the preserve of males and the role of female partners was pretty limited to social and ‘helping’ roles. These days, partners are seen as an integral part of our Rotary organization (whether Rotarians or not) and they are valued for the innovative views and resources they can bring to our activities and projects. Partners broaden our base and extend our reach in serving humanity and I’m proud to counted amongst them.”

Beyond Rotary, Juliet had a long career as an information specialist and educator working in Medical Research, Corporate and Education in all sectors from Early Learning to Tertiary. She has a Masters degree in Information Management from Monash University. She admits that her career brought together 3 things she loves: helping people, the quest for accurate information and the joy of watching children develop confidence and competency as they grow to understand the world around them.

Juliet and Ian live on 7 hectares on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia where they practice their personal philosophy of sustainable and organic living. They have 2 children Andrew and Jill, both married and both have 2 children to complete their families. Juliet and Ian are multiple Paul Harris Fellows, Major Donors to the Rotary Foundation and Bequest Society members.

Penny LeGate



Penny LeGate is an Emmy award-winning journalist who has held numerous broadcasting positions around the USA. Today she enjoys freedom as a freelance reporter/documentary producer, filing stories from remote places such as Ethiopia, Uganda, India, Rwanda, Nepal, Vietnam, Zambia, and Bolivia.  Penny specializes in global issues and has reported on subjects such as the empowerment and education of girls, the epidemic of AIDS orphans, the Ebola crisis, maternal health care, and polio eradication.  Recently, she has been focusing on finding solutions for those struggling with heroin addiction. For her humanitarian work in Africa and India, Rotary has named her a Paul Harris Fellow five times. She enjoys sharing her lessons and experiences “on the road” before audiences large and small, and was especially honored to address the Rotary International Convention in New Orleans, May 2011.

Penny enjoys travel, skiing, scuba diving, hiking, meditation, reading, and yoga. She lives in Seattle with her husband Craig and several 4-legged family members.

Sunday Morning Speakers

Brian King



Brian began working for Rotary in 2001. He has held a number of positions within The Rotary Foundation’s development office including the Director of International Fundraising and Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations.   He currently serves as the Director of Membership Development for Rotary International, a position he assumed in December 2014.

Brian earned his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Psychology from the University of Iowa. He completed his Master’s at the University of Florida in Anthropology, with a specialization in African studies and development administration.

Brian is married and is the proud father of two boys, Dillon (10) and Ben (5). In his free time, Brian coaches youth soccer and enjoys running, gardening and most things outdoors. Brian is also a proud member of the Rotary Club of Evanston, a Rotary Foundation benefactor and a multiple Paul Harris Fellow.

Jennifer Jones



Jennifer is the President and CEO of Media Street Productions Inc., an award winning television production company in Windsor, ON. She is proud member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland and is a Past District Governor of District 6400.

In Rotary, she has served as the Chair of the Strengthening Rotary’s Advisory Group, Moderator of the 2013 RC/RPIC Institute, Vice Chair of the RI Communication Committee, North American RPIC Coordinator, the Advisory Board for Rotary Canada and the RI Promotions Committee’s for Lisbon and New Orleans. She served three terms as Seminar Leader at the International Assembly and has been a featured speaker at this event on four occasions.

One of Rotary International’s most recognized communicators, Jennifer has presented keynote addresses and training workshops at more than 100 conferences across North America and most recently in St Petersburg – Russia, Panama City, Bangkok, Lisbon, Finland, India, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Australia and Germany.

Jennifer also contributes much of her energy to local organizations. She is the immediate past Chair of the Board of Governors at the University of Windsor and the past Chair of the Board of Directors at the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce.

She has been recognized with many awards and recognitions including Rotary’s Service above Self Award and the Citation for Meritorious Service, the YMCA Peace Medallion, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and Wayne State University’s Peacemaker of the Year Award – a first for a Canadian.

Jennifer is happily married to Nick Krayacich a local family physician. They share a love for many things including travel, cycling, golf and relaxing at their family cottage. They share a thirst for adventure and reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa in January 2009.

As champions of The Rotary Foundation, they are members of the Arch C. Klumph Society, the Paul Harris Society and are charter members of the Bequest Society.

Rosemary Aragon



Rosemary Barker Aragon became a Rotarian in 1987, when women were first able to join Rotary in the USA. She is a 3rd generation Rotarian. Rosemary, her father and her sister have all served as District Governors.

At the 2005 centennial Rotary International Convention, she was interviewed about women in Rotary on stage during a plenary session. In response to a question about how to grow Rotary, she responded “we need to get younger”. That was the beginning of Rosemary’s efforts to expand Rotary’s membership diversity. Rosemary was the Zone 25 Membership Coordinator and also Zone 25 Public Image Coordinator.

She has been an International Assembly Training leader, the Zone 25/26 Education Chair, and a GETS and a GNATS instructor. She is the 2016 Institute Chair. In 2019 she is chairing the Pacific Northwest PETS Operating committee.

She is a recipient of the Service Above Self Award.

Rosemary has worked in the healthcare field for over 30 years, most recently as Executive Director of a healthcare foundation.

Cathy Gibson



Cathy Gibson joined Rotary Club of Seattle in July 2000. She is the 2016-2017 chair of the largest Rotary Club in District 5030 (almost 20% of the District membership). In her club she was a trustee on the club Foundation board (Seattle Rotary Service Foundation ) from 2010-2012, serving in 2011-12 as the President. She chaired the club’s very active International Service Committee in 2012-13. This committee has a long history of working closely and collaboratively with clubs throughout District 5030 and with the District.  She was the Club Treasurer from 2003-05. She served on various committee and club projects. Cathy has been very involved with District 5030. She was the 2016 District Conference Chair and  a member of the District 5030 Rotary Academy Faculty from 2006-2011

Her profession is that of Business Mediation.

Danielle Lallement



Danielle Lallement began her career as a trauma intensive unit nurse in Reno, Nevada. She relocated to the San Francisco area and is currently employed as an Assistant Patient Care Manager at UCSF Medical Center, managing an adult ICU and two adult acute care units.

She was introduced to Rotary when she lived in Reno, and in 2007, she joined the Rotary Club of Sparks in Sparks, Nevada. She became passionate for the organization and was quickly involved on multiple committees and projects. She relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area, and in 2013 she became a founding member and Charter President of the San Francisco Evening Rotary Club. Her club gave her a focus that included the engagement of young professionals into the organization, and she saw the need for the organization to innovate and become more relevant in today’s world. In 2014, she was selected to participate in the Rotary Young Professionals Summit in Chicago, and in 2015, she organized and held the West Coast Young Professionals Summit in Berkeley, CA. That same year, she was also selected by RI president, K.R. Ravi Ravindran to serve as the young professional advisor on the Rotary International Membership Committee.

Currently, she is serving as the District Club Extension Chair for District 5150, and is in the process of creating a new Rotary Club in the Castro area of San Francisco. She is also working with the Zones 25/26 leadership and is the Chair of the Connecting for Good Tour. This tour is the largest goodwill tour on the West Coast of the United States, involving 6 states and 14 cities. Rotarians, Rotaractors, and other community organizations are collaborating on projects in each city. These projects are the highlight of the tour and offer an example of how Rotary clubs are able to connect in their communities. The final city stop is in Santa Barbara and a part of the Zone Institute program.

John O’Leary



In 1987, John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, John created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on 100% of his body. He was given 1% chance to live.

This epic story of survival was first showcased in his parents’ book, Overwhelming Odds, in 2006. Originally printing 200 copies for friends and family, his parents have sold 60,000+ copies, most in back-of-room sales at John’s speaking events. It was this book that first invited John to embrace his miraculous recovery and share it with the world.