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John Matthews
Friday Dinner
John has been a Rotarian since 1988 and is a currently a member of the Rotary Club of Mercer Island, Washington. He served as District Governor for District 5030 in 2010-11 and has been selected to serve as the Rotary International Director for Zones 25/26 for the years 2017-19.
 
In addition to his work with Rotary, John has completed two successful careers. The first with the U.S. Navy for 20 years, retiring as a Commander in the Supply Corps. The second where he recently completed 25 years as a Senior Vice President with Costco Wholesale. Costco is a $110B company with 180,000 employees worldwide. While with Costco, John had responsibilities for all of the Human Resource and Risk Management functions.
 
While living in Seattle, John has been active in both corporate and community boards, including the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, The Advisory Board for the University of Washington Bothell, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, Rotary First Harvest and NW Reinsurance.
 
John and his wife Mary Ellen, who is also a Rotarian have been active supporters of the Rotary Foundation. They have travelled internationally in support of foundation grants and polio immunization. They believe that some of the greatest gifts that Rotary brings to the world are our Peace Programs and the scholars that graduate from them. In support of those efforts, John and Mary Ellen have established the John and Mary Ellen Matthews Endowed Rotary Peace Fellowship.

John T Capps
Saturday Breakfast
John T. Capps is a local, national and international humanitarian.  He shares his experiences as a keynote speaker with inspiration and humor as a person centered in altruistic opportunities.      North Carolina’s Governor Jim Martin,  presented their state’s highest citizen award, “The Order of the Long Leaf Pine”, to John T. for being a good Samaritan in eastern North Carolina and the world.
            He is the founder of the Bald Headed Men of America that is seen on national television.  A Certified Emergency Disaster Volunteer with The Salvation Army, he served at Ground Zero World Trade Center after 9/11.   He is a mentor at the Boys and Girls Clubs, a driver for Meals on Wheels and presenter at Rotary Conferences, Youth Leadership Camps, RYLA/Interact programs.  Additionally, he is a past-president of Hope Mission Christian Ministries serving the forgotten, homeless, working poor and recovering alcoholic and drug addiction persons.
            A third generation Rotarian, John T. is a Charter Club President, has attended 36 International Conventions, an alumni of The Rotary Foundation and for ten years a volunteer in India for Humanitarian and Polio Projects.   The 2011 May issue of The Rotarian Magazine featured  an article and cover story on JohnT.
            He is a recipient of The Rotary Foundation’s Meritorious Service Award, Distinguished Service Award and International Service Award for a Polio-Free World.  Additionally, John T. has received Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award.  He and Jane are Major Donors and Benefactors of The Foundation.
            He received a U.S. Army Honorable Discharge and is a Third Degree Master Mason, Deacon in the Presbyterian Church and now a retired Printer and Farmer.  He and Jane have six ‘sons’, from India, Bangladesh and Philippines.

Johrita Solari
Saturday Lunch
Johrita became a Rotarian in 1993 and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Anaheim, CA.  She served as District Governor for District 5320 in 2010-11 and has been selected to serve as the Rotary International Director for Zones 25/26 for the years 2019-21.
 
As District Governor, Johrita held the first District 5320 Million Dollar dinner for The Rotary Foundation. Under Johrita’s leadership District 5320 became the second district in the world to become a 100% Paul Harris Club District.
 
Johrita Solari is the Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Solari Enterprises, Inc. a full-service property management company employing 300 Team Members and specializing in the management of more than $1B of affordable multifamily housing. She teams up with her husband and daughter, fellow Rotarians, to create a working environment where a high level of ethics and integrity is maintained. 
 
Rotary plays an important role in the Solari’s lives. Johrita, her husband Bruce, and their two daughters Gianna and Tressa are all past club presidents and active supporters of the Rotary Foundation.  
 
Johrita & Bruce are Paul Harris Fellow, Major Donors, members of the “White Hat Society” and members of the Arch Klumph Society.
 
They currently live in Villa Park, California U.S.A.
 

Rick King​

Saturday Dinner

Richard D. King is a past world president of Rotary International, and the senior partner in the California law firm King, King & King.  He earned undergraduate and law degrees from the University of California at Berkeley where he is a member of the California Club and the Order of the Golden Bear.  He taught law at Brigham Young University.  He is a distinguished military graduate of the University of California and served as captain in the U.S. Military Intelligence.  He received an Honorary Doctorate in Law from Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.
A trial lawyer, Mr. King belongs to several legal associations including the American Association of Trial Lawyers.  He is admitted to practice in both Utah and California and before the Supreme Court of the U.S.  He served on the board of directors of the Eden Hospital Foundation, the Woodminster Performing Arts, and Oakland Ballet.  He is a trustee of the City of Hope, and received the City of Hope “Spirit of Life” Award.  He has been knighted by the Republic of Italy and is a holder of the Great Official Order of Merit.  He is a recipient of the State of Rio de Janeiro’s highest award, the “Medalha Tiradentes.”  He belongs to the Commonwealth Club and Actor’s Equity.  He is an elder and officer of the Mormon Church and an active fund-raiser for the Boy Scouts of America.  He holds the Chevalier Degree, the Legion of Honor and is a member of the Hall of Fame of the Order of DeMolay.  He is a recipient of the Distinguished Citizen Award from the United Portuguese of California and is a recipient of the Distinguished Public Service Award from the Brigham Young University Management Society.  He has been honored by some 50 associations, by the President of the U.S., and by many countries across the globe for his community and charitable service.  He served as the Executive Director of The Wheelchair Foundation.
 
A Rotarian since 1968, he is a member of the Rotary Club of Niles-Fremont, California USA.  He has served as a trustee of The Rotary Foundation, director and as chairman of the executive committee of Rotary International’s board of directors.  He has also served Rotary as a club president, district governor, an international assembly instructor and an official representative of the president of R.I.  He has chaired and served on many Rotary International committees, task forces and special assignments.  Mr. King has received the Rotary Citation for Meritorious Service and the Distinguished Service Award for his support of humanitarian and educational programs of the Rotary Foundation.  He is a recipient of the PolioPlus Pioneer Award.
One of Rotary’s most popular speakers, Mr. King has addressed Rotary International Conventions, Assembli
es, Institutes, Seminars, Conferences and Rotary Clubs in every state in the USA and some 100 countries.  As President, he led Rotary International to its greatest one-year growth record in its 100-year history, with 75,000 New Members Net, a global membership of 1,243,431 and 1,158 New Rotary Clubs in 2001-2002, more than one new club every 8 hours.  In the same year, Rotarians contributed the highest amount of money ever raised for the Annual Fund of the Rotary Foundation.
 
Mr. King is married to Cherie Kay King.  They have two grown sons and reside in the Mission San Jose area of the San Francisco, California Bay Area.

Barry Rassin
 
Sunday Brunch

Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, is the President of Rotary International for 2018-19.

As president, Rassin aims to strengthen our public image and our use of digital tools to maximize Rotary’s reach.

“Those who know what good Rotary clubs do will want to be a part of it, and we must find new models for membership that allow all interested in our mission to participate,” he says. “With Rotary more in the public eye, we will attract more individuals who want to be part of and support a membership organization that accomplishes so much good around the world.”

Rassin earned an MBA in health and hospital administration from the University of Florida and is the first fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives in the Bahamas. He recently retired after 37 years as president of Doctors Hospital Health System, where he continues to serve as an adviser. He is a lifetime member of the American Hospital Association and has served on several boards, including the Quality Council of the Bahamas, Health Education Council, and Employer’s Confederation.

A Rotarian since 1980, Rassin has served Rotary as director and is vice chair of The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees. He was an RI training leader and the aide to 2015-16 RI President K.R. Ravindran.

Rassin received Rotary's highest honor, the Service Above Self Award, as well as other humanitarian awards for his work leading Rotary’s relief efforts in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake there. He and his wife, Esther, are Major Donors and Benefactors of The Rotary Foundation.