Monika Fewtrell is the new Governor of Rotary International’s District 5230 which includes all of Monterey, Fresno, Kings and Tulare Counties. Rotary is an international organization of volunteers who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges.
“Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves”. The Rotary International theme for this year is Be the Inspiration and Fewtrell’s theme for District 5230 is Every Service Matters."
Fewtrell joined Rotary in 2001 and has held a variety of posts including Club President, Assistant Governor, District Representative for creation of New Clubs, Grants Chair and Rotarian of the Year. Her career background is in Business and Leadership Training. She has a BA degree in Music and Fine Arts from Westmont College and then studied business from Chico State University.
In the community, Fewtrell was a Founding Member and four-term President of Kinship Support Unlimited which supports Kinship Center, serving children who have been abused or abandoned by finding safe and loving permanent families for them. She was also a Founding Member and served as Secretary and Treasurer for the Boys and Girls Club of Salinas.
With over 1.22 million members in more than 34,000 Clubs world-wide, Rotary has goals that include promoting peace, growing local economies, supporting education, rescuing mothers and children from malnutrition and poor health, promoting clean water and sanitation and fighting disease, including the eradication of Polio World Wide. As of 2018, over 2.2 Billion Children in more than 200 Countries have been vaccinated against Polio, and the total number of new Polio cases identified in the entire world in the last 12 months stands at just twenty two.
Rotary looks forward to growth and change! So does Fewtrell who says, “As Rotarians, we are People of Action, and I am immensely honored to have been chosen Governor of District 5230.”