Speaker Date Topic
Ijeoma Pearl Okoro, District 9141, Nigeria Oct 22, 2021
  • District Governor 2015-16 Rotary District 9140 Nigeria 
  • Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator (ARRFC) Zone 20A 2016-17 District Trainer, District 9140 & 9141 2016-2018 
  • End Polio Now Zone Coordinator Zone 20A 2017-2019 
  • Member, 2018 Toronto Convention Promotion Committee  
  • Member, Basic Education and Literacy Major Gift Initiative, 2017-18 
  • Member, Nigeria Polio Plus Committee, 2017-22 
  • Member Rotary Peace Centres Committee, 2018-21 
  • End Polio Now Zone Coordinator, 2017-20 
  • Endowment and Major Gifts Adviser, 2021-24 
  • Co- Chair 2018 Lagos Rotary Institute 
  • Co-Chair, Rotary International President’s visit to Nigeria, 2021 

Ijeoma, joined the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt in 1999. She emerged Best Club President and Best Assistant Governor when she served in  2008 and 2010 respectively. She has served her District in many capacities, received several Awards from Regional and Rotary International.  She loves travelling and has attended 21 Rotary International Conventions,  several Rotary Institutes and events within and outside her Country, been  to all States of Nigeria, several African Countries and to all the Continents  of the World. 

She created Africa Zone of Rotary Global History Fellowship, and received  Awards in Portugal in 2013 for the preservation of Rotary History and the  1905 Society Award for Exemplary Leadership in Sydney, Australia in 2014. She has a Stone raised in her honour at the Paul Harris Memorial Walkway  in Chicago, USA by RGHF. She is a great Volunteer and passionate about  the cause of the girl child and the less privileged. She is currently the  Endowment and Major Gifts Adviser for Region 27 Africa and a Member of  the Promotion Committee of the Rotary International Houston Convention,  2022. She is committed to eradicating Polio in the World and serves in the  Nigeria National Polio Plus Committee. She has a Rotary International  Regional Award for a Polio Free World, a Certificate of Appreciation from  The Rotary Foundation for her significant role in achieving a Polio Free  Africa and named in 2019 as one of the Five women in Rotary leading the  Fight against Polio in the World. 

She is the Regional Director of Consolidated Hallmark Insurance PLC and  spent 27 years in the Insurance Industry. She has interest in Agriculture  and Horticulture and runs a small pet project as a hobby. A devoted Catholic  and a Knight of St. John’s International (Laux). 

A Charter Member of The Paul Harris Society, she is passionate about  Family and happily married to Kingsley (Okoro, (KSJI) a former Rotaractor, committed to Family values and loves Community service.  
They are both 3rd Level Major Donors of The Rotary Foundation, First Level  Bequest Society Members and Paul Harris Fellows. They are blessed with  two beautiful children; Keleremchim and Imammachim, all Paul Harris  Fellows. 

Panel Discussion Oct 29, 2021
Building Alliances to Serve (Moderated by Reiko Iwanaga)

Reiko Iwanaga would be moderating a panel discussion on Building Alliances to Serve

Participants for the panel and their respective organizations include:

  • Jennifer Robert (Saratoga Foothill Club) 
  • Annette Stransky (Saratoga History Foundation)
  • Lois Murray (Saratoga Lions) 
  • Ginger Lai (Saratoga Sister City)
Richard Flanders Nov 05, 2021
District Governor's Visit
District Governor's Visit

Richard Flanders is a member of the Rotary Club of Pleasanton North, California, U.S.A.  He was the President of the Rotary Club of San Ramon Valley for the year 2001-2002 in District 5160.  A Rotarian since 1995, Richard has served as Assistant District Governor in Districts 5170 and 5160.  He was District 5170 Lieutenant Governor – Chief of Staff in 2010-2012.  As a Club President in 2001-2002, his club received First Place in Club Service, First Place in Community Service, First Place in Vocational Service, and First Place in International Service at District 5160 District Conference in Ashland, Oregon, and was named the Best Club in the District.  

 

Richard was District 5160 Group Study Exchange Team Leader, leading the District’s Group Study Exchange Team to District 3350 in Thailand.  He has chaired Group Study Exchange Committee and Rotary Foundation Scholarship Committee in Districts 5170 and 5160.  In District 5170, he has chaired District Vocational Service Committee, District Rotary Foundation Alumni Committee, District Rotary Foundation Permanent Fund/Major Gifts Committee, District Avenues of Service Dinner, District 5170 Conference, and The Richard D. King Tribute Dinner, honoring Past Rotary International President Richard D. King for his 50th year of Service in Rotary.  He served as a member of the Rotary International New Generation Membership Committee and Rotary International Special Services Committee.  He also served as a Member of the Peace Major Gift Initiative with The Rotary Foundation in 2019-2020.

 

Rotary District 5170 has presented him with the “Lead The Way” Award in 2007 for his commitment to the Service of Rotary, the Neal J. Hoffman Award in 2008 for the most outstanding younger Rotarian in the district who has shown exemplary leadership skills in their club and/or the district, the Karl Stucki Award in 2015 for Rotarian in the District who exemplifies the Greatest Commitment to Rotary Ideals, and the Richard D. King Award in 2018 for the Rotarian in the District who makes the greatest personal commitment to the programs of The Rotary Foundation.  He is also a recipient of the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service Award.

 

Richard is an attorney practicing in Alameda, California.  He belongs to Alameda County Bar Association.  He volunteers with the Alameda County Superior Court as a settlement officer and assisting self-represented litigants at hearings.  Richard and his wife Florence have girl/boy twins, Brennyn and Ryson.  

Lawrence. E. Stone Feb 11, 2022
Covid-19 and Its Impact on the Local Economy and Real Estate Markets
Covid-19 and Its Impact on the Local Economy and Real Estate Markets

Assessor - County of Santa Clara

San Jose Magazine named him one of Silicon Valley’s 100 most powerful leaders. Pulitzer Prize winning author and Washington Post reporter, Haynes Johnson, described Larry Stone in his bestselling book, Sleepwalking Through History, as “bright, articulate; an American rarity, a proven political success in a time of political failure.”

He was first elected Assessor in 1994 and overwhelmingly re-elected six times by the residents of Santa Clara County, which stretches north to Palo Alto, south to Gilroy, and includes San Jose, the “Capital of Silicon Valley.”  The County boasts a population of 1.9 million – greater than that of 13 states.

Stone has been a financial manager on Wall Street and co-founded a successful Bay Area real estate investment and development firm.  He served 16 years as a council member and mayor of Sunnyvale, a period during which the city earned an international reputation for effectiveness and became a model for President Clinton and Vice President Gore’s efforts to reform the federal bureaucracy.  President Clinton said, “The National Performance Review was modeled in part upon the remarkable reinvention efforts pioneered by the City of Sunnyvale, where Larry Stone served as mayor.”

As County Assessor, Stone has overseen remarkable improvements to streamline the operations of his office, eliminate backlogs, and achieve higher levels of public service, all while consistently operating substantially under budget.  The State Board of Equalization acknowledged his office as one of the best-managed assessors’ operations in California.

Larry Stone also has been an active and effective civic leader in many fields ranging from the arts, to education, to the environment.  He was instrumental in co- founding an innovative $11 million education endowment foundation that has contributed nearly $20 million to benefit a local, public elementary school district.  A native of Seattle, he has an MBA from the University of Washington and has studied at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.  He and his wife, Carmen, have lived in Sunnyvale since 1970, where they raised three sons