Decorators-Where Do They Live?
Float Riders and
Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee
The Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee Inc. presents “Oh
The Places We Go” as the theme of our January 1, 2013
A central world globe represents the community and
global service contributed by the Rotary International network
of 1.2 million community volunteers worldwide. As the globe
spins and gears turn, lotus and cherry blossoms and giant
origami “peace cranes” will remind the millions of viewers
around the world of Rotary International’s commitment to
“Service above Self” while also reflecting Rotary International
President Tanaka’s vision of “Peace through Service.” We
celebrate our Rotary members who travel around the world to
promote world understanding and peace and conduct humanitarian
Sixteen of those Rotary Club international
volunteers will be “Float Participants” on our 2013 float - some
will be riding the float and several more will be walking
alongside the float.
Float Riders and Outwalkers
President, Sakuji Tanaka,
James M. Lewis
Rotary District 2270
Rotary International President
Sakuji Tanaka is
the former chair of the Daika Company and former president of
the National Household Papers Distribution Association of Japan.
He also has been vice president of the Yashio City Chamber of
A member of the Rotary Club of Yashio since its
charter in 1975, Tanaka has served RI as a director, Rotary
Foundation trustee, chair of the 2009 Birmingham Convention
Committee, member of the Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force
and Future Vision Committee, and regional Rotary Foundation
coordinator, district governor, and training leader. Working
with his district, he helped to construct a school building in
Tanaka has received the RI Service Above Self
Award and the Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and
Distinguished Service Award. He and his wife, Kyoko, are Paul
Harris Fellows, Benefactors of the Permanent Fund, Major Donors,
and members of the Arch C. Klumph Society. In addition, Tanaka
has established an endowed Rotary Peace Fellowship.
and Kyoko have been married since 1963 and have three children
and seven grandchildren.
Rotary District 5190
Northeastern California and Nevada
Sam “Woody” Wilbanks
grew up in Southern California where he attended West LA College
in Culver City. There he played football and received a
scholarship to play at Tulsa University in Oklahoma. He left
football behind after his sophomore year to pursue a degree in
Forestry, earning his Bachelor of Science at Cal Poly San Luis
Obispo in 1976.
Sam started his career in Forestry with
the USDA Forest Service on the Sequoia National Forest. For the
next 32 years Sam served on various National Forests throughout
Northern California. In 1983 he took two years off to obtain his
Masters Degree from Oregon State University in Corvallis. Sam
moved to his final assignment with the Forest Service at the
Sierraville Ranger District of the Tahoe National Forest in
1996, where he retired in 2008.
Sam joined the Rotary
Club of Loyalton California in 1997 serving as President in
2001-2002. During that year the club won District 5190's Small
Club of Excellence, earning a total of 6 district awards.
Currently District Governor for 5190, he has
served the District as Assistant Governor, Community Service
Chair, and Regional Youth Leadership Assembly Co-Director. Sam
is also on the District Training Cadre, assisting with assembly
training and other district needs. He is a Major Donor, a member
of the Paul Harris Society, and he is a Bequest Society member.
He and his wife have hosted six Rotary Youth Exchange students.
His wife Kim is an educator and very active as a Rotary
Partner. She chaired District 5190’s Read by Nine Book Drive in
2008, helping to set a Guinness World record for book drives at
the Rotary International Convention in Los Angeles. Kim is a
Paul Harris Fellow, a Major Donor, and member of the Bequest
Society. Their four daughters are all Paul Harris Fellows and
one daughter, a past President of the Rotary Interact Club at
Portola High School, went on a Rotary Youth Exchange to Belgium.
In addition to Rotary, Sam serves as a Safety Officer on
a National Interagency Incident Management Team that responds to
large forest fires and other national disasters. He is involved
locally with the Quincy Library Group. This grass roots
organization promotes community economic stability and healthy
fire resilient forests through responsible forest management.
Sam has also coached youth sports for many years including
softball, basketball, and volleyball.
Rotary District 5230
Shirley Grace was
born and raised in Fresno California, Shirley Grace has a BA
from California State University Fresno and a Masters in Public
Administration from National University. She was an independent
insurance agent for 17 years and her second career was in
information technology for nine years. She is the retired
Information Technology Manager from the Fresno County Sheriff’s
Shirley is past President of the Rotary Club
of Fresno having been a member since 2001. She traveled to
Mexico in July of 2009 with the Club’s Project Nino team of
doctors, nurses, dentists and optometrists to provide health
care services to over 3,800 children. She has participated each
subsequent year and will return in 2013 for the 28th anniversary
of this great project. Embracing “Peace through Service.” she is
also looking forward to attending Rotary International’s Peace
Conference in Honolulu Hawaii this January and participating in
a Polio Immunization day with District 3170 in Goa, India in
February of 2013.
Shirley is currently Governor for
District 5230. She has worked on many District Public Relations
Grants, District Simplified Grants and Matching Grants resulting
it successful local and international projects. She has fostered
two grants with District 3170 of Goa, India to provide sewing
machines to underprivileged women in India, providing them a
higher standard of living. Also provided were a Braille machine
and 100 desks to a school for the blind. Her February 2013 trip
to India will implement two additional matching grants. The
first grant is very personal to Shirley as she is the mother of
a special needs child. Her son, Jeffery, will be in her heart as
she helps to distribute 550 wheelchairs to those in need. The
second grant will provide machinery and expertise to manufacture
and process agricultural based products in several villages in
India. The technology will help local women rise above poverty
Shirley is a Paul Harris Society and Bequest
Society member. She is also a Fresno Fellow and has served on
the Board of the Rotary Club of Fresno Foundation for four
years. She and her husband Dick Jackson, also a Paul Harris
Fellow; have seven children and fourteen grandchildren.
Rotary District 5240
Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Kern Counties
James M. Lewis (Jim) is a native of
Southern California, and is a polio survivor. He grew up in the
Burbank foothills and rose to the challenge of rehabilitation
from multiple leg surgeries to become a swimming and water polo
champion, teacher, administrator, coach, and ambassador for the
eradication of polio at home and abroad. Jim is retired from 39
years in education, which allows him more time to devote to
Rotary. He studied policy planning and school administration at
the University of Southern California.
He joined Rotary
in 2001, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Moorpark,
California. Jim has traveled to India 5 times to participate in
National Immunization Day’s, as well as to aid in establishing
literacy, educational and vocational training, and to work on
matching grants for clean water, eye surgeries, and heart
surgeries for India’s poor women and children; he has also
contributed to and brought hearing aids to children in Mexico.
Jim has been a guest speaker for numerous Rotary Clubs in
District 5240 and across the USA. He received the Rotary
Foundation District Service Award and the Sam Greene Service
Above Self Award. He has served on several District level
committees including Grants, Foundation Gala, Polio Plus, and as
International Area Service Coordinator. Jim is a Master
Potential Rotary Leaders Seminar graduate, a Benefactor, a
Bequest Society member and a multiple Paul Harris Fellow.
In 2011-12, during his year as President of the Rotary Club
of Moorpark, the club was awarded Best Medium Size Club in the
District for it’s outstanding community and international
projects. When he was Polio Chair/Co-chair, the district ranked
#1 in the world for Polio Plus contributions. Currently, Jim is
Vocational Service Director for his district, and will serve as
Assistant Governor of District 5240 in 2013-14.
He is an
avid football fan who enjoys golf, travel, and visiting his four
children and two grandchildren. He and his wife - poet and
artist Carol Lewis - enjoy working on the Rotary float,
attending Rotary International Conferences, entertaining
friends, and volunteering for their church and community.
Rotary District 5280
Steve Cooley led the Los Angeles County
District Attorney’s Office for 12 years, establishing it as the
nation’s premier local prosecutorial agency.
The son of
an FBI agent, Mr. Cooley joined the District Attorney’s Office
in 1973 as a law clerk. Nearly three decades later, he was
elected District Attorney in 2000 by a landslide. He was
overwhelmingly re-elected four years later. In 2008, he became
the first Los Angeles County District Attorney to be re-elected
to a third consecutive term in more than 70 years.
During his tenure, the District Attorney was relentless in his
pursuit of public corruption and of lawbreakers within the
justice system. Also, he fostered a host of successful
initiatives, laws, policies and programs to maximize the use of
DNA technology to solve crimes and take serial rapists and
killers off the streets.
Mr. Cooley directed roughly
1,000 attorneys, nearly 300 investigators and more than 800
clerical and support personnel. More than 40 percent of the
prosecutors in the office were hired during Mr. Cooley’s tenure.
They represent one of his most enduring contributions to the
An Honorary Rotary Club Member since December
2000, Mr. Cooley has been active in the LA 5 Rotary,
contributing to a number of causes, serving as a guest speaker
and providing guest speakers to the club. Mr. Cooley presided
over the LA 5’s annual “Courageous Citizen Day.” At these
events, the District Attorney’s Office and LA 5 joined forces to
recognize and commend local residents who have displayed great
personal courage in aiding victims of crime, assisting in the
apprehension of suspects or coming forward as witnesses. Mr.
Cooley also is a Paul Harris Fellow.
A native of Los
Angeles, Mr. Cooley obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from
California State University, Los Angeles, and a Juris Doctor
degree from the University of Southern California Law Center. He
and his wife, Jana, have been married for more than 37 years.
They have two grown children.
Before retiring, J.T. Warring
spent 22 years as Managing Director of two successful
independent corporate consultancies he founded; respectively,
Warring & Associates with partners in five U.S. cities, then
Warring International Management Services, Ltd., serving clients
internationally. Early in his business career, he served in
junior corporate jobs in the Midwest, was in public accounting,
and was an initial equity partner for the global consultant,
A Rotarian since 1974, he
currently serves Rotary International on a direct appointment as
Special Representative of the President and Board of Directors
to the Republic of Myanmar. In this role, he is responsible to
direct and coordinate Rotary's re-extension into this pivotal
Southeast Asian emerging nation, where we once had clubs from
1929 to 1977.
Read more about J.T.'s work in
Since 2005, he founded and led a
multi-district Rotary service initiative, "The Rotary Myanmar
Orphanages Water Systems Project," recently broadened also to
include Buddhist monastery orphanages and villages rebuilt after
devastation by Myanmar's cataclysmic 2008 Nargis Cyclone. To
date, Rotary has constructed 26 sites under J.T.’s direction.
A native to Bloomington, Indiana, J.T. holds A.B. and M.B.A.
degrees from Indiana University. He resides in Anaheim Hills,
California, but spends more than half of each year in Myanmar.
He has a son and teenaged granddaughter who also live in
California. He is and has headed various service and civic
organizations in California.
Rotary District 5300
Southern California-Southern Nevada
Eugene J. (Gene)
Hernandez is a retired police officer having spent
35 years in the profession. He last held the position of Police
Chief for the City of Chino. Gene became a Rotarian in 1985 as a
member of the Orange North California Club in District 5320. He
held virtually all positions including Club President and
Rotarian of the Year. He became a member of the Chino California
Club in 1998 and was that club’s Rotarian of the Year in 2002.
He assumed the club presidency in 2003.
At the District
level, he is the District Administration Chair, District
Training Officer, and District PIO. He was Governor for District
5300 in 2008-09 and has served as past District Board of
Directors Chair, immediate past District Governor Selection
Committee Chair and the Immediate Past (2011-2012) Chair of the
Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee. Gene has travelled
extensively for Rotary. He was the 2006 Group Study Exchange
Team Leader to Central Europe – District 1910. In 2004 and 2012,
he participated in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Hermosillo,
Mexico respectively, for Wheelchair distributions. In 2005, he
was a team member to Zambia, Africa for a Water Well Project,
and he participated on NID Teams to India in 2008, 2010, 2011
and 2012. He also served as the 2011 ZONE Institute Support
Services Chair and Peace Conference break-out group facilitator.
Gene has been married to Louise for 44 years, has three
children, four grandchildren, and resides in the City of Yorba
Linda. He and Louise and his family are all Paul Harris Fellows.
Rotary District 5320
County, Southern Los Angeles County
Jim Paddock grew up
in the suburbs of Chicago, graduated from the US Naval Academy,
and then spent 11 years on active duty in the Navy as a
submarine officer before coming to Placentia, California in 1982
to work for The Boeing Company. He continued to serve his
country as a Captain in the Navy Reserves until he retired from
the Reserves in 1996.
As a Project Manager at Boeing, he
worked on several different military and government projects.
Many of these utilized his prior Naval Academy, submarine
expertise and leadership skills. Several of his projects
involved working with different international companies and
government organizations. He also was a key member of the local
Boeing group that helped develop the project team concept for
He has been a member of the Placentia
Rotary Club since 1991. He served as club president in 2002-2003
and has been on the club’s Board of Directors in multiple
capacities. He served on several district level boards
committees and is the current District Governor nominee for
During his year as President of his
Rotarian Club, the club launched a home building project across
the border in Mexico. That was the beginning of many different
International projects the club has since undertaken. He has
also been an active participant in the club’s community
Jim and his wife Kathy have been married for
43 years and live in Placentia. They have two daughters, a son
and nine grandchildren all residing in the Southern California
area. He is an avid golfer at the Alta Vista Country Club in
Placentia and is a season ticket holder for the Anaheim Ducks
hockey team. He and Kathy like to travel and are looking forward
to exploring the different countries of the next several Rotary
Bob Selinger is a
graduate of the University of Arizona and a Phoenix, Arizona
native. After graduation Bob was an executive with the Boy
Scouts in San Jose and Sacramento, California. He then entered
the window fenestration industry as a manufacturer and in 1986
became the Vice President of Bristol Skylight Corp. in Newport
Beach, California. Bob became a realtor with Grubb & Ellis in
1988 and retired as a realtor with the Marriott Corp. in 2006.
Bob Selinger has been a member of the Newport-Irvine,
California Rotary Club since 1986. A Rotarian since 1972, he
originally joined the North Sacramento California Club. Michelle
and Aaron, Bob’s children, were Rotary Exchange students and now
live in the Bay Area. With his late wife Jean they hosted over
25 Rotary Youth Exchange students. Bob served as District Youth
Exchange Officer for five years and for four years was a
Director of the multi-district Rotary Youth Exchange
organization called SCANEX.
He became a Rotary volunteer
in 2006 and has made over 27 trips to Africa. Over the past
seven years Bob has raised more than $2 million dollars for
projects working with Africans and donor Rotarians world-wide
including a hospice in Livingstone, a play park, boreholes
throughout Zambia and Zimbabwe, wheelchairs for Zimbabwe and
Zambia, restoration of an Old People’s Home, purchase of
thousands of mosquito nets, and a project training prostitutes
to become seamstresses that empowered graduates with their own
In January 2008, Bob received the
Rotary “Service above Self “award, only the third person in his
District to be so honored. Bob and his late wife Jean believed
in Rotary as Paul Harris Society Benefactor members as well as
becoming Arch Klumpf Society members in October 2009.
Rotary District 5330
and Imperial Counties
Frank Mata is an
educator at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in the newly
incorporated town of Eastvale, California. He earned his
undergraduate degree from California State University, San
Bernardino and a master’s degree from the University of
He has been involved with Rotary since he was a
junior at Redlands High School in Redlands, CA. He was a typical
student who was unsure of his post-high school future. Frank
credits being selected by his local Rotary club’s interview
panel to attend that year’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp
(RYLA) as being one of the major contributors to giving him a
real sense of worth. From there, Frank successfully earned two
college degrees and became a high school teacher in the newly
incorporated Eastvale, CA.
To his surprise, there was no
Rotary Interact Club yet at the new high school. Frank began the
club in 2005. Since then, he has continued to serve at his
district’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp as a discussion
group leader, staff member, and member of the interview panel
that gives the same opportunities to high school students who
were just like him.
Made an honorary member of the
Eastvale Norco Rotary Club, Frank is a prime example of how far
and deep a reach Rotary International has on people’s lives. As
he was just one student selected to attend RYLA in 1997. Since
then, Frank has conveyed the ideals of volunteerism and “Service
Above Self” to hundreds, if not thousands of students in his
Rotary District 5340
Stephen Brown was a
partner in a major California law firm that he joined in 1972.
Recently retired, he now serves as one of 15 trustees of the
Rotary Foundation and holds the position of Vice-Chairman of the
Foundation. He served as Governor of Rotary District 5340 (San
Diego, CA) during 1995-96.
Steve has traveled to
Jalalabad, Afghanistan 12 times over the last 10 years
developing educational programs for students from primary grades
through the university level. These programs often use
technology to advance classroom education sometimes involving
students communicating with their counterparts around the world
through the use of social media such as Facebook and Skype. In
addition to receiving grants from the Rotary Foundation to
support these programs in Afghanistan, he has arranged for
grants from World Bank, USAID, NATO, U.S. Embassy-Kabul and the
U.S. Dept. of State.
Read more about Steve's work in
Steve has addressed Rotary audiences
regarding The Rotary Foundation in many countries including
Swaziland, Kenya, Uganda, Eritrea, Tanzania, South Africa, Sri
Lanka, Nepal, Mexico, UK, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Canada,
Germany, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, Pakistan, and
Afghanistan. He has been the primary sponsor contact for
Rotary’s humanitarian and education grants in many of these
Steve has received The Rotary Foundation’s
Citation for Meritorious and the Distinguished Service award. He
has also received Rotary International’s Service Above Self
Steve is a graduate of Washington State
University and Stanford Law School. He and his wife Susan reside
in the San Diego area where their two daughters also reside.
Raised in Spokane, Washington, the Brown’s enjoy visiting their
lake cabin in Eastern Washington State.
immigrated to the United States from India when he was 20. After
serving in the United States Marines Corps he embarked on a 30
year career in insurance and was President of Prudential
Property and Casualty Company, an insurance company. He also is
an entrepreneur, having created and managed several startups in
the banking and insurance sectors and been active on their
In service to his community, Larry is a past
Board member for the San Diego Water Authority and past
President of the Rainbow Municipal Water District. He also has
served as a Board Member for the Vista Chamber of Commerce. He
volunteers teaching youth and seniors at Vista High School and
at Fallbrook Senior Center.
As Rotary District 5340
Governor in 2011-12, Larry is a Presidential Citation winning
Governor – one of only 15 in in the world. He is a member of the
E-Club of the United Services. Larry has travelled extensively
and participated in Rotary projects on several continents. His
most touching experiences include participating in two National
Immunization Days, serving children milk from a mechanical cow,
and leading a Group Study Exchange team. He and Linda enjoy
hosting visiting Rotarians and young people from all over the
Larry is a multiple Paul Harris fellow, Major
Donor, Benefactor, Bequest Society Level 6, and a member of the
Arch Klumph Society. He likes to follow current and
international events. His wife Linda is past President of the
Camp Pendleton Rotary Club - the first one in the world to have
been chartered on a military base. She likes cooking, crocheting
and puzzles. Together, they travel extensively with Rotary and
grow avocados as a hobby.
Rotary District 5500
Brad Sackrider is
a member of the Fort Yuma Rotary Club in Arizona. A Rotarian for
only two years, his hard work exemplifying Service Above Self is
one to be emulated. A business manger, he particularly likes the
four objects of Rotary. In is short tenure, he club has named
him Rotarian of the Year, he has hosted International students
in his home, has become a presenter to spread the work about
Rotary and engaging his local press, and, has participated in
international service projects in Sierra Leone, Mexico and
India. He also is serving as a National Advisor for the Rotary
Rose Parade Float Committee.
Besides his participation
with Rotary International, he and his wife are donors to many
local charities in Arizona including the YRMC Foundation,
Amberly's Place, The Yuma Community Food Bank, Yuma Fireman's
Child Burn Camp Fund, Hospice of Yuma, Yuma Catholic High
School, and The Humane Society of Yuma. He also is an active
ambassador for Shelter Box in Arizona.
In his spare
time, Brad loves extreme hiking and some of his accomplishments
include hiking the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim, 48 miles, in
21 hours non stop and Rim to Rim, 28 miles, in 8 hours. Brad has
degrees from the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State
University. His wife is a dentist and he says, “She does the
drilling and I do the billing.” They have two young children.
Rotary District 5790
North Central Texas
Paul Geisel grew up in the southern desert
area of California. He graduated high school early and started
college at 15 years old. Soon after, became a Rotary
Ambassadorial Scholar in New Zealand.
Paul’s career as a
sociologist has allowed him to hold positions in the United
States and Canada. He is Professor Emeritus from the School of
Urban and Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Arlington
where he was a professor for 37 years and was founder of the
graduate program. He has an MA and PhD in Sociology from
Vanderbilt University and his BA from Willamette.
the years Paul has consulted and worked with numerous local,
national, and international organizations on issues of race,
housing, city management, education, demographic trends, and
social economics. He is widely published with over 190 articles,
monographs, special reports, and books. Active in his community,
Paul he has chaired numerous agencies and boards in the Fort
Worth, Texas area.
Paul has been in Rotary for over 35
years and served as Governor for District 5790 in Texas. He has
led Group Study Exchange teams to Argentina and Mexico. He has
had the opportunity to share international projects in 20
countries including wheelchair distributions in Mexico and
Panama, helping schools and clinics in Nicaragua, and launching
a maternal and child hospital in Bangladesh. Paul is a Major
Donor, Paul Harris Society Member, and an Arch Klumph member.
Rotary District 6630
John Turnbull began
his career with Thunderstone Software, where he has worked for
the past 20 years and is currently the president and CEO.
He joined the Rotary Club of Strongsville in 2009 and
immediately felt at home with the Four Way Test and the motto of
"Service Above Self". He is currently the Secretary of the club,
and has been involved with increasing the reach of all of the
club’s major projects through technology and social media,
including the annual Chili Open Golf Classic that has raised
more than $2 million over the past 21 years for local and
international organizations. John also served as chair of the
charity selection committee for the Chili Open for the past two
years. The club has also just had a matching grant project with
RI approved to build water wells in the Philippines.
Turnbull grew up in the United Kingdom and Switzerland where he
attended high school with students from over 90 other countries,
and moved to Cleveland, Ohio to attend graduate school. He has
his masters in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve
University. John and his wife Lori, an Ohio native, have one
Rotary District 6860
lives in Decatur, Alabama where he and his wife Lynn are members
of the law firm of Blackburn, Maloney and Schuppert, LLC. Ken’s
principal areas of practice are corporate, real estate, probate
and commercial litigation.
Active in his community, Ken
is currently a Trustee and Chair of Parkway Medical Center. He
has been president of the Decatur Jaycees, vice president of the
Tennessee Valley Council of the Greater Alabama Council of the
Boy Scouts of America and was presented the Silver Beaver Award
in 1990. He has been a director and president of the Old Decatur
Historic Association. In addition, Ken has served on the Boards
of the Morgan County Cancer Society, Parents and Children
Together, Chamber of Commerce, Princess Theatre and Carnegie
Visual Arts Center.
Ken joined Rotary in 1982, was
President of the Decatur Rotary Club and served as District 6860
Governor. His district duties included Assembly Co-Chairman,
Deputy District Governor - Operations, Chair of the Foundation
Annual Giving program, and Foundation Coordinator. Ken and Lynn
have served as Rotary International President’s Representatives
and as Rotary International Training Leaders. Ken has often
served as a delegate and/or participant to the Rotary Councils
on Legislation, served as a Rotary International Regional
Membership Coordinator, and as Zone 30 Regional Rotary
Foundation Coordinator. He is currently serving as a Member of
the Rotary International Communications Committee and now as
Vice Chair for 2010-11. On the Zone level, Ken and Lynn have
been on the Executive Committee as Program Chair, as
Arrangements Chair, as Governor-Elect Training Seminar leaders,
as Institute Vice-Chair and as Institute General Chair. Ken is
serving as a Director of Rotary International for 2011-13, a
member of the Rotary International Strategic Planning Committee
for 2012-13, Board Liaison to Constitution and Bylaws Committees
for 2012-13 and Chair the Rotary International Board Council on
Legislation Advisory Committee for 2011-13, and is the Rotary
International Vice-President for 2012-13.
Ken was named
an Outstanding Young Alabamian in 1989, and was presented The
Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service in 2000, the
Rotary International Four Avenues of Service Citation in 2001,
and The Rotary Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award in 2006.
Ken was born in Madison, Wisconsin and received his B.A.
from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee and his
law degree from Cumberland School of Law of Samford University
in Birmingham, Alabama. Ken and his wife Lynn, also a Rotarian,
are both active members of St. John’s Episcopal Church and have
held many volunteer leadership positions with the church. They
have one daughter and all are Paul Harris Fellows. Ken and Lynn
are Rotary Major Donors and Bequest Society Members. Ken enjoys
golf, swimming, gardening and “house restoration.”
The Rotary Rose Parade Float is
not an official Rotary International program.