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Meet our District Governor 

Rotary District 5230 District Governor George Wade is a native Californian born of Lebanese parents, and he didn’t speak English until the first grade in Portland, Oregon.

George (retired business owner) and his wife Barbara (retired English Teacher) have been married 46 years.  They have raised two daughters and now enjoy watching their two granddaughters grow up.  George has always been a strong community activist as well as serving in a leadership capacity in the Episcopal Church.  He has many interests.  Included among his favorites are Broadway Shows, Live Concerts, Traveling, and Singing in various musical groups.  When the weather is warm, he is outdoors; when it is cold, he is by the fire.

On the way to his election as District Governor, George has been very active in District 5230 leadership.  His first involvement was as Rotary Youth Exchange Communications Officer.  He served two years as District Membership and Retention Chair, served as District Newsletter Editor, and has served three years as Assistant Governor of Information-Communication.  In our district George is referred to as the Grandfather of electronic communications; having inspired the creation of the IRC.

George has the unique experience of having been a member and Past President of two other Rotary Clubs and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of East Fresno.  He became a charter member of the Rotary Club of Fresno Sunrise in 1983, and the Charter President of the Rotary Club of Fresno Airport in 2008.  He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation.  In addition he has been honored as Rotarian of the Year.

George and Barbara Wade


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Rotary partners with world's largest postgraduate water education institution

Rotary clubs will be helping train engineers and scientists to solve problems in water and sanitation, particularly in developing countries, through a new strategic partnership between The Rotary Foundation and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education. 

Through the partnership, the Foundation will offer packaged grants that Rotary clubs may use to select and sponsor scholarships for professionals in the water sector. Up to eight students a year may be chosen for any of three master of science programs at the institute in Delft, the Netherlands.


December 2

Club Meeting

Our speaker is Katsuyo Howard, Ed.D & LMFT, Counselor Emerita, California State University. She will be speaking about Japan and the impact of the natual disaster has had on the Japanese communites as they work to rebuild.


December 9

Club Meeting


December 16

Club Meeting



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