Steve Lemmon | Rotary Coordinator | Email
Steve was the Centennial Governor of District 5180, and is a member of the Rotary Club of North Sacramento. Steve and his wife, Jo Ann, a Rotarian since 1987 and District Governor 2010-11, are Paul Harris Fellows, Major Donors, Benefactors, Bequest Society members and Paul Harris Society members. They Co-Chaired the 2014 Rotary Institute in Victoria.
A member of the District 5180 Finance, Advisory and Nominating Committees. He was his district’s representative to the Council on Legislation 2010 & 2013. Steve has served as an instructor for Success Through Rotary Seminars (STRS), Foundation Seminars, Membership Seminars, District Assemblies, District Conferences, Far West PETS and GETS.
Developer of the District 5180 “Tech Team” which provides audio and visual support for their own district, several other districts and even the Zone Institutes.
He has twice received The Rotary Foundation District Service Award; is a recipient of The Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service, and The Distinguished Service Award. He was a Major Gift Advisor, Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator for Zone 25 and a recipient of the Service Above Self Award.
Steve has been a practicing attorney for over 30 years. Steve and Jo Ann have hosted six Rotary Youth Exchange students. They have also hosted numerous Group Study Exchange team members.
They have two sons who are both Paul Harris Fellows. They are now grandparents; of course, their four grandsons are Paul Harris Fellows.
As a third generation Rotarian, Steve remains committed to Rotary, because Rotary makes a difference …to him, …to his family, to the community and …to the world!
Sam Wilbanks | Assistant Rotary Coordinator for Districts 5180, 5190 | Email
Sam “Woody” Wilbanks grew up in the urban setting of Southern California. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1976.
After graduating, Sam started his career in Forestry with the USDA Forest Service. For the next 32 years Sam served on various National Forests throughout Northern California. He obtained his Masters Degree from Oregon State University in Corvallis in 1985. Sam retired in 2008.
Sam joined the Rotary Club of Loyalton in 1997 serving as President in 2001-2002. He served as District 5190 Governor in 2012-13 leading the district to a record setting year of Foundation giving. Prior to his year as Governor, he served District 5190 as Assistant Governor, Community Service Chair, and RYLA Co-Director. Currently Sam chairs two district committees: the Finance Committee, and the Membership Committee. He is a Major Donor, a member of the Paul Harris Society, a benefactor, and a Bequest Society member.
Sam and his wife, Kim, have been married since 1976. Kim has a K-12 teaching credential. She chaired District 5190’s Read by Nine Book Drive in 2008, helping to set a Guinness World record at the International Convention in Los Angeles. She joined the Rotary Club of Loyalton in 2014. Kim is a Paul Harris Fellow, a Major Donor, a benefactor, and member of the Bequest Society.
Sam and Kim have had the pleasure of hosting six RYE students over the years. Daughters Viola, Emily, Maggie and Lucy are all Paul Harris Fellows.
John Bushnell | Assistant Rotary Coordinator for Districts 5100, 5110 | Email
John Bushnell joined Rotary in 1987 in San Luis Obispo, California, and has since been a member of two additional clubs in Oregon, serving as President of both. As well as serving in many capacities in his clubs, he has served as District Conference Chair, PETS Primary Instructor, District Membership Chair, District Trainer, District Governor, and Assistant Rotary Coordinator. He is currently the webmaster for Pacific Northwest PETS and for District 5110. He has been named Rotarian of the Year by both his club and his District, is a member of the Bequest Society, and is a Paul Harris Fellow + 8.
John and his wife, Lea, raised their blended family of 6 sons in Sisters, Oregon where he served in many capacities, including Cub Master, Little League Coach, Chamber Board member, and as a Parks & Rec Commissioner.
John has spent his entire career in the foodservice industry and as President and CEO of Tumalo Feed Company, Inc., is still active in his two restaurants and contract catering company. He believes strongly in giving back to the community which has been so gracious in supporting his businesses. He is an avid golfer, a trivia buff, and plays both guitar and piano. Lea is an accomplished equestrian, having won many State and Regional Championships in Dressage, and now travels the North American continent specializing in Equestrian Entertainment.
John is a member of the Rotary Club of Bend. He and Lea have three grandchildren on the way, and still reside in Sisters with their two dogs and Lea’s Friesian horse, Valor.
Mike Dalessi | Assistant Rotary Coordinator for Districts 5020, 5030, 5080 | Email
Mike grew up in Southern California, before moving to Oregon. Mike’s career as a stock broker began in Bend Oregon in 1987. In 1989 he was asked to join a Rotary club that was just chartered. He left Rotary after one year.
In 1995 Smith Barney hired Mike and in 1999 he was asked to take a management position in the Juneau, Alaska and there he was again asked to join Rotary. This time Mike began to see the power of what Rotary can do. He realized that ordinary people who come together with one common cause could do extraordinary things. When he was promoted to manage both the Juneau and Anchorage offices he transferred to the Anchorage club. There he was asked to be the International Chair.
One of the highlights was learning about the wheel chair project; he feels that was a turning point, from being a Rotary member to Rotarian. When he decided to retire, they chose Spokane Washington as their place to live and he transferred to the Spokane South Rotary Club. In this club, Mike, has served as Board Member, Treasurer, Club President and Foundation Chair. Mike has also served on the district level as an Assistant Governor, District Treasurer, District Membership Chair and District Conference Co-Chair and became Governor in 2015-2016.
Mike has been married for almost 38 years they have four children and eight grandchildren plus two great grandchildren. Mike had the pleasure of sponsoring MaryAnn into Rotary, both are multi-Paul Harris Fellows, Paul Harris Society Members, Major Donors and members of the Bequest Society. Mike and changed clubs and is a member of Aurora Northwest. Mike enjoys Golf, reading and hunting.
Wulff Reinhold | Assistant Rotary Coordinator for Districts 5130, 5150, 5160 | Email
Wulff has been a Rotarian since 2005 with the Rotary Club of Rohnert Park-Cotati. He served District 5130 as Governor in 2016-2017. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Benefactor, Paul Harris Society member and Major Donor. Wulff was his club’s Rotarian of the Year in 2008-2009, served as club president in 2010-2011 and twice received his club’s Service Above Self award. He has served his district as an Assistant Governor, as Abuse Prevention Coordinator, as District Conference Chair and continues to serve as faculty for the district’s Institute for Leadership and as district historian.
Wulff has served in leadership capacities for the Education Foundation of Cotati & Rohnert Park, the USAF Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol, the Native Sons of the Golden West, and on the Board of Directors for the Rancho Adobe Fire District.
Wulff holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco Professionally, Wulff is retired after 35 years as a public safety professional, on the line as police sergeant and fire captain, and later as public safety consultant and deputy county administrator for public safety technology.
Together with his wife Paula, also a Rotarian leader, they have received the Sonoma County Spirit Award from the Board of Economic Development for their personal contributions and leadership qualities that inspire others throughout Sonoma County.
Through Rotary, they sponsor two students in Uganda, Africa and have performed an NID in India.