DGE 5340 Charles Pretto

Club: San Diego

Chuck holds his BBA, MBA, and JD Degrees from the University of San Diego. Chuck and his wife, Kim Kobey, run Kobey’s Swap Meet, San Diego’s largest open-air market. Kobey’s recently celebrated its 45th year in business.

 Chuck is active in several community organizations. He has served on the boards of the San Diego Red Cross, the San Diego Crime Victims fund, the San Diego Community College Foundation Board, Midway Planning Committee, and was President of the Business Improvement Association for the Sports Arena area for 10 years. He also served as President of the National Flea Market Association his industry’s premier organization; he currently sits on the Board of the California Swap Meet Association.

Chuck joined San Diego Rotary in 1992.  He has chaired numerous committees within the club before becoming President in 2013-14. During his leadership, he focused on educating youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Chuck championed sustainable resources and shipped over 500 solar cookers to Uganda. Chuck has held numerous District 5340 positions including District Conference Chair 2015-16, Chief of Staff 2016-17, Rotaract Chair 2015-2020, Governor’s Aide 2019-2020 and Chief Assistant Governor 2020 – 2021.

Chuck and Kim live in Mission Beach, San Diego, CA and they have finally earned the status of empty nesters. They have two adult children, Anthony (33) and Liza (31) and two identical twin granddaughters, Sophia and Isabella (4).