Rotary District 5340: San Diego, California

Speaker: District Governor Marilyn Sanderson

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September 14, 2016 5:30 pm - September 14, 2016 7:00 pm
Crowne Plaza
Address: Crowne Plaza San Diego - Mission Valley, Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA, United States
We have the honor of hosting our very own District 5340 Governor, Marilyn Sanderson! I encourage you to bring family and friends as this will be a program not to miss. Our club will also be presenting on previous and upcoming service projects, fundraisers, and plans for future growth. We will be meeting at the Crowne Plaza with fellowship starting in the hotel bar (Islands Lounge) at 5:30 with our meeting scheduled for 6pm-7pm in the Tropic Room on the 2nd floor of the Hanalei Conference Center. Please see hotel Concierge if you need directions.

Marilyn Sanderson's Bio:

Marilyn was born in Newport News, Virginia and grew up in Guthrie, Oklahoma. She earned a BA in Education from Oklahoma State University and an MS in Education from Wichita State University. She taught secondary language arts for many years before becoming a professional union negotiator and organizer for teachers in Oklahoma and California. She retired from the California Teachers Association in 2004 and is now an active Realtor in San Diego. Marilyn is a member of the Rotary Club of La Mesa Sunrise, was president in 2009-10, and has served District 5340 as Assistant Governor, Public Image Chair and Executive Aide to the District Governor. She has been a PETS facilitator and Rotary Leadership Institute facilitator. She found her passion for Rotary in Kenya and Mexico participating in club and District projects. Locally she has initiated and participated in many projects benefiting senior citizens, disabled veterans and foster children. She is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and Bequest Society member. Her husband Jack Cottrell is also from Oklahoma, is a Rotarian and member of the Rotary Club of Old Mission (San Diego). Together they have six grandchildren in California and Oklahoma.

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