Every successful Rotary district is comprised of strong people that are part of the district leadership team and it is no different in Rotary District 5130. This team includes the district governor, governor-elect, and district governor nominee. These leaders along with past and future leaders that include assistant governors, district committee chairs, and past governors help our district thrive.
Kathy Flamson, District Governor 2019-20
District Governor Kathy Flamson is the City Clerk for the City of Calistoga. However, her careers have been quite varied – from tax preparer/insurance agent to human resources recruiter to masseuse.
Kathy joined the Rotary Club of Calistoga in 2003 and served as the President of that club in 2006-2007. She has served in many capacities for her club and for the District. Kathy was Youth Exchange Chairman for her club before she even became a member (however, she was a Rotary Ann!) She has served as Assistant District Governor, District Assembly Chairman, Awards Committees, District Conference Committees, Group Study Exchange Chairman and Rotaract Chairman.
Kathy has been awarded several honors for her constant volunteerism – Lifetime Achievement Award and, just recently, the Spirit of Calistoga Award, both from the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce. These awards are extremely dear to her as they come from her peers. Kathy also earned the Cliff Dochterman Award for her service to Scouting and Rotary.
Kathy spends as much time as possible with her family, including husband Jim, sons Tom and Dan and their beautiful families. She is blessed to have her mother and mother-in-law still active and vibrant at the young ages of 89 and 93. She has turned into one of ‘those dog people’, spoiling their mutt Sophie shamelessly.
District 5130 is especially important to Kathy. Growing up in Mendocino County and living in Sonoma and Napa Counties have left their memories in Kathy’s heart. She also travels to Humboldt County often to visit family. During her Boy Scouting and Relay for Life ‘careers’, Kathy spent a lot of time in Lake County. She has recently enjoyed the beauty of Del Norte County while visiting it during her husband, Jim’s, District Governor visits in 2010-2011. Kathy knows what a magical place District 5130 is. She is looking forward to reconnecting with old friends and making new ones in the years to come. Her dream is for District 5130 to be as close knit as possible.
Doug Johnson, District Governor Elect 2020-21
Simply put, Doug Johnson is a Rotarian just like you and everyone else in your local club.
His story begins back in Dedham, Massachusetts, a blue-collar neighborhood next to Boston. The lessons learned growing up in working middle-class America have profoundly shaped his character and value system. People come first!
After attending American University in Washington D.C. for some time, at age 21 life brought him to Santa Rosa, California where he has resided since.
One day in 2011 on a business appointment he was asked about Rotary and shortly thereafter joined the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa and the journey began. World Community Service Chair, Club President, PETS Sgt. at Arms, Zone Institute guest, AG, and now District Governor 2020-2021.
He has been very blessed in so many ways! His three adult children all live locally as do four grandchildren. Family time together grows more meaningful every year. The oldest granddaughter, now 10, even got run a meeting of the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa when Doug served as President in 2015-2016 and wants to know when she can join Rotary!
Since 1986 Doug has worked at Discovery Office Systems and plans to continue working there full time even when serving as District Governor. Discovery Office Systems provides the latest in business technology such as IT services, digital content management, print/scan solutions, VoIP telephony and more.
Besides Rotary he is active in his local church serving as Treasurer and loves both sports and travel.
Dustin Littlefield, District Governor Nominee 2021-222
Dustin Littlefield, Past President of the Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise, is District 5130’s 2021-2012 District Governor Nominee.
Littlefield has been a Rotarian for five years and comes to his service club as a “product of the Humboldt farm system” as he describes his educational path from Pacific Union Elementary School to Arcata High School to Humboldt State University where he earned a B.A. degree in economics. His club focus has been on youth activities and outreach to potential Rotarians.
Littlefield plans for his District focus to be on the energetic promotion of the ideals of Rotary spirit and service, to tell the Rotary story and to increase the understanding of Rotary’s work in the community. “It is incredibly important for communities, for our friends and neighbors, our business and entrepreneurial communities, our public officials, to know what we do, why we do it, and to understand the potential that we have to do more. We can provide a framework for action and improvement that can make our shared lives stronger, healthier and happier.”