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Jennifer Jones, President – Rotary International 2022-2023

General Session 6:  Sunday Brunch – Scott Phillips, D5240

Time: 10:00 am -11:30 am
Aide: District Governor 5240 – Dana Moldovan

JENNIFER JONES, Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada
President Nominee, Rotary International 2022-23
Trustee, The Rotary Foundation, 2019-23
Vice President, Rotary International, 2016-17
Director, Rotary International, 2015-16

Jennifer is the Founder and President of Media Street Productions Inc., a twenty-five-year old, award-winning media company in Windsor, Ontario. She is a proud member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland.

Her talents have strengthened Rotary reach and impact, through many roles including as Trustee of the Rotary Foundation, RI Vice President, and co-chair of the End Polio Now: Make History Today campaign, raising funds alongside Bill and Melinda Gates and their Foundation.

Jennifer is a leader in cultivating “experiential fundraising” opportunities such as Rotary’s Polio Golf Day with Jack Nicklaus in Jupiter, Florida, USA, which raised over $5.25 million for polio eradication in one day. Or, the innovative, virtual COVID-19 #RotaryResponds event that raised money for COVID-19 relief projects and showcased Rotary’s response across the globe.
Working alongside political figures, celebrities and global leaders, she uses her voice to raise awareness and hundreds of millions of dollars to eradicate disease, support peace and provide clean water and sanitation in developing areas of the world. Her skill as an expert storyteller inspires hope and promise and motivates people to take action.
She has received many honours and recognitions including Rotary’s Service above Self Award and the Citation for Meritorious Service, the YMCA Peace Medallion, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and Wayne State University’s Peacemaker of the Year Award – a first for a Canadian.

Jennifer is married to Rotarian Nick Krayacich, a local family physician. They share a love for many things including travel, cycling, golf and relaxing at their family cottage; and they share a thirst for adventure, which has included cresting the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.

 

Vicki Puliz, Director – Zones 26-27

Vicki currently serves as the Rotary International Director for the term 2021-2023, one of 17 directors from around the world.  A proud member of the Rotary Club of Sparks, Nevada, Vicki served as club president in 2004-2005, as Governor for District 5190 in 2013-2014, and as a Rotary Public Image Coordinator 2016-2019.

Vicki’s passion for leadership development has led to involvement in many aspects of education and development including District Trainer for District 5190,

International Assembly Training Leader, Governor Elect Training Seminar (GETS) chair, and faculty and Education Chair for Far West President Elect Training (PETS).

Her most impactful experiences in Rotary are those involving youth: Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), co-creation of a leadership program for 12–13-year-olds, Rotary Youth Exchange, and introduction of experiential team building processes to a RYLA camp in Benin, Africa.

Vicki and her husband Tim participated in a National Immunization Day in northern India in 2009.  Giving those two precious drops to a 2-year-old child at a train station in Moradabad and other life changing experiences of the NID made polio eradication very personal to them both.

Vicki graduated from the University of Utah with a Marketing degree and Master of Business Administration and went on to own a commercial electrical contracting firm in northern Nevada for 19 years before merging it into a public traded entity.

Vicki and Tim live in Reno, Nevada, at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Their blended family includes seven adult children, nine grandchildren, and three Rotary Youth Exchange, daughters. Their interests include outdoor activities and general aviation. Vicki and Pilot Tim are members of the International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians. They support Our Rotary Foundation as Major Donors and members of the Paul Harris Society, Polio Plus Society, and the Bequest Society.

 

Zoot Velasco

Master of Ceremonies

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Brad Howard, Past RI Director Zones 26-27

RIPE Aide

Brad Howard is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Oakland Uptown and past district governor of the district serving California’s Silicon Valley. He was a Rotary International director from 2015-2017 and served 10 years as the coordinator for End Polio Now. He has led 25 groups of Rotarians — more than 1,000 people — to participate in polio international immunization days in West Africa and India. Howard is a graduate of UC Berkeley, a past board member of the Cal Alumni Association and a trustee of the University of California, Berkeley, Foundation.

He is a recipient of the Rotary Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award, Rotary’s Service Above Self Award and International Service Award for a Polio Free World.

 

Nick Taylor

Club and District Support Officer | The Americas

Nick Taylor has worked with Rotary International for the past three and a half years as a member of the Club and District Support team representing Rotarians in zones 26, 27, and 25b. He and his team members provide personalized service, training, and regional guidance on Rotary’s Resources and Services, Administrative Procedures, Board Policy and Rotary Constitutional Documents, Leadership Development, and Navigating www.MyRotary.org and Conducting Business Online.

 

Nick completed his undergraduate degree in secondary education at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He worked as a high school Spanish teacher in the Chicago Public School system for a few years before returning to school to complete his masters’ degree in international public service at DePaul University. Outside of Rotary, Nick enjoys traveling, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with his wife and two young sons.

 

Julie Aubry

Regional Membership Officer (RMO) , Big West Rotary (zones 26 and 27 covering western United States, Hawaii, and part of Canada)

Julie Aubry is the Regional Membership Officer (RMO) on the Membership Development team for Big West Rotary (zones 26 and 27 covering western United States, Hawaii, and part of Canada). She works with Rotary leaders on vibrant club initiatives including attracting new members; engaging members at all stages; adapting to members’ needs through flexibility and innovation, and strategic planning. Additionally, she consults on new club development strategy and promotes membership resources, tools, and data.

 Julie got her start with Rotary in 2012 on the Club and District Support team. In 2015, she joined the RMO team in its infancy and helped shape the role throughout its initial 3-year pilot.

 Julie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dominican University, has a background working in theatre and design, and recently earned a certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace from USF Muma College of Business. She is charter Club President of the Evanston Nouveau Rotary Club and a member of the Rotary LGBT fellowship.