Melissa Collins, 2019-2020 Rotary Club of Fortuna President
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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.