Melissa Collins, 2019-2020 Rotary Club of Fortuna President  

Kathy Flamson, District Governor 2019-20
District Governor Kathy Flamson is the City Clerk for the City of Calistoga.  However, her careers have been quite varied – from tax preparer/insurance agent to human resources recruiter to masseuse.

Kathy joined the Rotary Club of Calistoga in 2003 and served as the President of that club in 2006-2007.  She has served in many capacities for her club and for the District.  Kathy was Youth Exchange Chairman for her club before she even became a member (however, she was a Rotary Ann!)  She has served as Assistant District Governor, District Assembly Chairman, Awards Committees, District Conference Committees, Group Study Exchange Chairman and Rotaract Chairman.
Kathy has been awarded several honors for her constant volunteerism – Lifetime Achievement Award and, just recently, the Spirit of Calistoga Award, both from the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce.  These awards are extremely dear to her as they come from her peers.  Kathy also earned the Cliff Dochterman Award for her service to Scouting and Rotary.

Kathy spends as much time as possible with her family, including husband Jim, sons Tom and Dan and their beautiful families.  She is blessed to have her mother and mother-in-law still active and vibrant at the young ages of 89 and 93.  She has turned into one of ‘those dog people’, spoiling their mutt Sophie shamelessly.

District 5130 is especially important to Kathy. Growing up in Mendocino County and living in Sonoma and Napa Counties have left their memories in Kathy’s heart.  She also travels to Humboldt County often to visit family.  During her Boy Scouting and Relay for Life ‘careers’, Kathy spent a lot of time in Lake County.  She has recently enjoyed the beauty of Del Norte County while visiting it during her husband, Jim’s, District Governor visits in 2010-2011.  Kathy knows what a magical place District 5130 is.  She is looking forward to reconnecting with old friends and making new ones in the years to come.  Her dream is for District 5130 to be as close knit as possible.

First project of the year - Fortuna Fireworks Festival - Flags on Main Street!!! An amazing morning putting the flags out on Main Street. Getting the town ready for the Fireworks Festival. Thank you to everyone who was involved in making this happen and a special thank you to the Scouts for their help! Fortuna Fireworks Festival July 3rd and we will put them back out for the 4th of July!

The scholarships winners for 2019 were;
Katherine Carroll, Hannah Crenshaw, Caroline Fairbanks, Kelli Jean Ford,
n Garcinuno, Rosalie Gonzalez, Madeline Holmes, Shaun Leonardo, Morgan Melendy, Jesus Mena Renteria, Kevin Noel, Hunter Ocker, Annabelle Raven, Henna Schulz, Lauren Shea Tindall. 

We are so proud of the high school students in our community and we look forward to hearing about their success in the future! 



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The Object of Rotary
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;

FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.