Speaker Date Topic
DG Ray Ward Sep 25, 2019
District Governor's Visit

Ray grew up the son of a US Marine which caused him to attend 9 schools by his sophomore year in high school. His dad finally retired from the USMC to Penryn, CA where Ray graduated from Del Oro High School in Loomis. He says that military life was a great environment to grow up since you learn to make friends quickly.  After a spending time at Sierra College and CSUS, Ray completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Business at National University.

Ray currently owns an insurance agency that specializes in health insurance and other employee benefits.

In 2007, Ray joined Rotary and became President of the Rotary Club of Rocklin/Loomis Basin during the 2010-2011 Rotary year. Since that time, he has been active at the district level serving on many committees (up to 7 at one time) including being the Chair of the Website Committee, Chair of the Membership Committee, Co-Chair of the 2016 District Conference and an Assistant Governor.

Ray has been married to his wife Gena for over 20 years and they have a wonderful daughter Alyssa who in attending college. Some of Ray’s greatest joys in Rotary has been some of the opportunities Alyssa has received from being around fellow Rotarians.

In his spare time, Ray enjoys listening to music and is a huge Parrothead (fan of Jimmy Buffett). He has seen Jimmy Buffett so many times he cannot even remember how many but, he knows that he has seen at 11 different locations including Madison Square Garden and the Hollywood Bowl.

Stacy Graham Oct 02, 2019
Vocational Service- What does it mean?

Stacy Graham has been working at The Master Technicians, Inc. since 1996. She is ASE Certified, completed her Automotive Management Institute training, proud member of Auburn Gold Country Rotary and Past President of Auburn Rotary Club. Her involvement in District 5190 leadership has led her to be Assistant District Governor for Area 5, which is the 4 Rotary Clubs in Auburn, CA. In 2005 Stacy received the honor of volunteer of the year for Northern California from the American Cancer Society. But the biggest award for her was 2013-2014 Auburn Journal‘s Business Woman of the Year. She is recognized in Who’s Who Worldwide Business Women and she has received a lifetime achievement award for her pioneering women in the automotive business. In May of 2017 Stacy became the sole owner of The Master Technicians, Inc. and then in November 2017 she joined forces with Tonya Sweat and bought Roger’s Automotive Repair, Inc. When she is not working or doing a Rotary function, Stacy spends time around her house, hanging with her friends and family or just relaxing for a bit.

Siri Nelson, CEO, Marshall Medical Center Oct 09, 2019
60 Years of Marshall Medical in El Dorado County
60 Years of Marshall Medical in El Dorado County

This year Marshall Medical celebrates it's 60th year with a new CEO, Siri Nelson.

In May, Marshall Medical Center named Siri Nelson, MHA, FACHE, CPA, as its new Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Nelson will lead the 125-bed hospital with 1,800 employees.

Marshall Medical Center is the largest employer in El Dorado County.

Nelson is a native Californian whose most recent position was as CEO at Renown Health’s South Meadows Medical Center in Reno, Nevada. Nelson began her health care administration career in accounting and finance, working at several community hospitals in the Sierra Foothills and the Central Valley. She served as Chief Financial Officer and Interim CEO at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, Chief Administrative Officer at Sutter Lakeside in Lakeport and since 2017, as Chief Executive Officer at South Meadows Medical Center in Reno.

Student of the Year / Club Assembly Oct 16, 2019
Rolling Hills Middle School- Student of the year.
DGN Desire Wilson and Fred Rowe Oct 23, 2019
Special Polio Day program

We have a special program to commemorate World Polio Day (10/24) with DGN Desire Wilson (Point West) and Fred Rowe (Fair Oaks).

David Lambros - NCAA football and NBA official Oct 30, 2019
Tales from a Rotarian Referee