Palm Desert Rotary is pleased to announce the installation of Krisann Bacon as new president for the 2012-2013 rotary year.
"I am excited and honored to be serving as president of the Coachella Valley's largest rotary organization. Our club dates back to 1948. We have a tradition of serving our community and many other regions throughout the world with projects which improve health, purify water, eliminate hunger, promote education and foster goodwill," Bacon stated, as she received the president's gavel from outgoing president Ron Cofer. "This year we will redouble our efforts to serve our local communities in as many ways as we can, and we will have fun doing it," continued Bacon.
Locally, Palm Desert Rotary members are active in projects such as providing dictionaries and conducting reading programs in elementary schools, speech contest and scholarships for Palm Desert High School, leadership recognition through Citizen of the Year event, Lorena Ochoa/Unforgettables Foundation putting contest, Galilee Center food distribution, Pancake Breakfast at the annual Golf Cart Parade, Youth Leadership camp, International student exchange and an ambitious new project, "Million Meals Campaign."
Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations. Rotary's main objective is service - in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. The 1.2 million Rotarians who make up more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self.
The new board, which assumed its duties on July 1 consists of:
President (2012-2013): Krisann Bacon
President Elect (2013-2014): Ricardo Loretta
Secretary: Geoff Bloom
Treasurer: Phil Cracknell
Seargeant At Arms: Meegan Sullivan
Club Administrator Director: Ricardo Loretta
Attendance: Geoff Bloom
Fellowship Activities: Ralph Rafanelli / Warren Klein
Programs: Mark Fruchtman
Club Trainer: Warren Klein and Chuck Bowling
Public Relations Director: Christine Stein/ Patty Calderazzo
Rotarians at Work Day: Jan Harnik
Vocational Service Chair: Mike Lewis
Four-Way Test Speech Contest: Susan Marie Weber
Community Service: Meegan Sullivan
International Service: Ricardo Loretta
Literacy: Neil Roth
New Generations Director: Neal Dewing
RYLA: Neal Dewing
PRYDE: Mark Fruchtman
Earlyact: Mary Pat Jenkins
Interact: Judy Graham
Youth Exchange: Neal Dewing
Youth Protective Officer: Mary Pat Jenkins
Rotary Foundation Director: Nancy Westerholm
Membership Director: Sue Stadick-Young / Mitch Blumberg
Social Chair: Steve Reiter
Immediate Past President: Ron Cofer