Ron Lawson, who lead the Rotary Club of Sonoma Valley’s fundraising and relief efforts during and after the October, 2017 wildfires, is the club’s new president.
The long-time Sonoma Valley resident helped raise and distribute more than $1 million in money and goods to fire victims and first responders.
“I’m proud to be a Rotarian, and I’m humbled to be selected as this year’s president,” Lawson said.
“We have a tremendous group of very active members who give their time, expertise, and very often financial support to make Sonoma Valley a little bit better today than it was yesterday,” said Lawson, a long-time Sonoma resident. “Whether we’re raising money for disaster relief, selling hot dogs in the plaza on July Fourth , or tidying up the landscape around the Maysonnave House, everyone pitches in to help.”
Lawson said the club is gearing up for another busy year.
“Of course, we look forward to our annual St. Patrick’s Day “Luck of the Irish Raffle” that funds $100,000 in grants to people and groups. But even before that, you’ll find us engaged in August with the Special Olympics softball team and on some community improvement projects. And we’re in the early stages of development for a special project that we’ll announce in a month or so.”
“We’ve got a lot of things going on.”
Rotary Club of Sonoma Valley typically meets at Noon on Wednesdays at Ramekin’s. Visitors are welcome. Call Scott Murray at 408-202-2681 to arrange your visit.