Rotary Year 2017-2018

Director: Al Chesser 

Fund Development: Al Chesser

Programs: Specialists within the committee:
Irv Mindes: Permanent Fund and Designated backup to the Chair
Jo Anne Westerman: Foundation Grants
Jeff Derickson: Member at Large
Andy Kerr: Member at Large
Tom Robertson: Member at Large (if needed)


John Blezenski
Jack Aaron
Ron Goodsite
Frank Presson
Carrie Allen

Rich Henry
Al Anzaldua
Tom Jones
Ed McEuen
Arturo Mojica

Russ Murphy
Jerry Tolle
Gene Crandall
Steve Pender


Pete Walsh Counsel to the President, as required

Committee Roles and Responsibilities

The Rotary Foundation is the charitable arm of Rotary International and is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation. Through Foundation grants, Rotarians are able to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

The role of the club Rotary Foundation committee is to develop and implement a plan to support the Foundation through program participation and fi nancial contributions through community and international service.

The responsibilities of the club Rotary Foundation committee summarized below are explained further in this chapter:

  • Develop committee goals to achieve club Foundation yearly goals.
  • Educate and train club members about the Foundation.
  • Encourage and facilitate participation in Foundation programs.
  • Ensure that your club and its members contribute to The Rotary Foundation.

As you read more about these responsibilities below, think about your committee goals, what your action plan will be, and what resources you will need for your year.