PLan To Join Us

May 17 & 18

Let’s share the Hope you have created in the World

at our annual District Conference

This Year's Keynote Speakers

Autumn Boylan

Deputy Director – California State Health and Human Services

Salvador Rico

World Speaker on Environmental Projects

Dr. Bob Mosby

Board Member – PsychStrategies

Mary-Francis Walsh

Executive Director – NAMI Sonoma County

Jason Reid

Humanitarian and Found of Tell My Story

General Information

Registration Fee: For Rotarians and guests wanting to participate in the entirety of our event, the cost is $180. Upon registration, you can decide to opt in for specific segments.

Friday Social $40; Heavy appetizers, live music, and conversations around the grand fire pits

Saturday Breakfast $20; primarily for those setting up, but anyone is welcome

Saturday Lunch and Plated Dinner $120

Amounts are per person and are payable in full at time of registration.


Location: SOMO VILLAGE EVENT CENTER,(Sally Tomatoes Event Facility) 1100 Valley House Dr, Rohnert Park, CA

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This year’s Conference is a departure from previous years. Friday night is a social Program. Rotarian Chris Brannan (Fortuna Sunrise) has a long history of playing great music with his group, Twango Macallan so plan on dressing casual and enjoying some dancing and great conversations around the fire pits.

Saturday morning will start early to allow for our House of Friendship to be set up (we want every participating display to have great visibility and foot traffic, so we have limited the number of participants) there are limited spaces available.


Our program will start with a buffet lunch, and introductory remarks by our Emcee for the day, Past President of Santa Rosa East West, Julie Montgomery. Our day will include three major topics with keynote speakers, and club recognitions throughout the day. Each session will be separated by the next with enough time to wander the grounds, engage with the House of Friendship participants, or just

Dinner will be served and followed by our last session of the day. Special awards will take place and our event will draw to a close by 8:30 PM.

Keynote Speakers

Autumn Boylan

Deputy Director at California Department of Health Care Services

Autumn Boylan M.P.H. (she/her/hers/they) is a recognized public health and Medicaid expert and Deputy Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships at the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).

Ms. Boylan earned a Master of Public Health degree from Drexel University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies from San Francisco State University. She leads the development of two of the nation’s largest initiatives supporting systemic improvements in behavioral health: the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative (CYBHI), a $4.7B effort to re-imagine behavioral health access and outcomes for children and youth; and the CalAIM Justice-Involved (JI) Initiative, which seeks to improve coverage and continuity of health services to justice-involved individuals. Together, these initiatives represent an historic investment in the well-being of the state’s most vulnerable populations.

Dr. Robert Mosby, PHD

Dr. Mosby, a seasoned clinical psychologist with over 45 years of experience in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders, has an impressive track record. He has held various roles, such as an assistant professor at Arizona State University and a founding member of the Gestalt Institute of Phoenix. At the institute, he played a key role as Director and Training Faculty member, training over 700 therapists in Arizona.

Dr. Mosby served as President of the Board of Directors from 2016 to 2023 at PsychStrategies in Santa Rosa. This clinician group is the largest of its kind in Northern California, with 35 licensed professionals providing services to individuals across different age groups and family structures. Additionally, he is an active Rotarian with the Healdsburg Sunrise Rotary Club.

In 2023, Dr. Mosby spearheaded the formation of a mental health committee within Rotary District 5130 to enhance mental health resources across seven counties in Northern California.

Jason Reid

Jason Reid is the founder and Chair of “Tell My Story.” In 2018, he lost his 14-year-old son, Ryan, to suicide. His tragic loss sent him on a mission to educate parents and spread awareness about the dangers of youth suicide. Jason has dedicated himself to increasing awareness and ending the stigma around the conversation of mental health. He is committed to working with parents, educators, and organizations that are in alignment with the “Tell My Story” mission.

He is also a partner at CEO International, where he coaches CEOs on how to be successful. He co-founded National Services Group, which employs 2,500 people across three brands nationwide. He is a leader, an entrepreneur, and a devoted family man.

Mary-Frances Walsh

Executive Director NAMI Sonoma County

Mary-Francis Walsh holds a Masters of Health Science (M.H.S.) in Health Policy & Administration from The Johns Hopkins University, her introduction to NAMI came years after losing her father to suicide while an undergraduate at Santa Clara University. Learning about NAMI came only after completing her graduate degree and professional experience in hospital administration in New York City and Chicago.

In her role with NAMI Sonoma County, she brings a strong understanding of mental health services and needs in our community and their impact on families. According to Mary-Frances, “For me, mental illness is a family affair. Seeking help early, when hope for recovery is best, requires awareness, education, information, and support. These drive my commitment to NAMI’s programs and to the community we serve.”

The last segment of our Conference will feature a District Rotarian whose captured attention on an international scale. Assistant Governor Salvador Rico, (Ukiah South Rotary), is a featured speaker at multiple Rotary Institutes, Rotary’s International Assembly, The UN conference on Environment in Dubai, and will be speaking about the environment in Brazil later in the year. This is an opportunity to see how he has captured the attention of an international audience to seek change in our environmental vision for the future.

Salvador Rico

District 5130 Area Governor, International Chair, Environmental Humanitarian

Salvador Rico has been a Rotarian for over 12 years and is a member of the Rotary Club of South Ukiah, California, D5130. He began River Clean Up Projects with his Rotary Club in 2009. Since then, he has helped start River Clean Up Projects with the support of Rotary Clubs in multiple countries, and thanks to WASRAG’s River Clean Up Challenge, this project has crossed continents.

In 2009, Salvador stood in the waters of the Russian River in Northern California with other members of the Rotary Club of South Ukiah. They were there for a river cleanup, during which they removed toilets, refrigerators, car parts, and garbage. That event led to an ambitious initiative called Cleaning the Rivers of the World.

After participating in the Russian River cleanup, Rico’s thoughts turned to the Ameca River, which flows past his father’s farm in western Mexico. That was where, he believed, his oldest sister contracted the poliovirus that killed her in the 1960s.

According to Salvador, “I always hoped that someday I could go home and do something to turn all the sewage into pristine waters.”

Meal Itinerary


5:00 pm

Doors Open

5:30 pm

Welcome to Mix & Mingle (no-host bar)

5:45 pm

Appetizer Bar Opens

Heavy Appetizers: Stuffed Mushrooms with feta spinach & sun dried tomatoes, Fresh Tomato
Bruschetta, Smoked Salmon cucumber cups, Chicken Satay Skewers, Local and imported cheese display
with fresh berries, nuts, crostini and sliced baguette.

6:30 pm

Entertainment Begins: Twango Macallan

8:30 pm

Preview Of Saturday, Drive Safe


7:30 AM

Registration Opens

8:00 – 10:00 AM 

House of Friendship set-up

9:00 AM 

Breakfast Buffet: Assorted Breakfast Breads, Pastry and Bagels served with butter, cream cheese and jam. Fresh Fruit Salad with nonfat plain yogurt, Homemade Frittata, Smoked bacon with Coffee serve and Orange juice.

11:00 AM 

District Business Meeting

11:30 AM

Main Room Doors Open

11:45 AM

Lunch Buffet Opens: Suzanne Salad Homemade Potato Salad Deli Platters with fresh roast beef and turkey (carved), ham, hard salami, grilled eggplant, roasted peppers, artichoke hearts, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles, assorted rolls and breads, appropriate condiments, Assorted Brownies and Cookies

12:15 PM 

Rotary Youth Exchange Flag Ceremony and Speaker

12:30 PM 

In Memoriam

1:00 PM

Keynote Speaker Autumn Boylan

1:30 PM


1:45 PM 

Introduction of Mental Health Panel and Discussion

3:05 PM 

Club Recognitions

3:30 PM


5:45 PM

Doors Open for Dinner Service

(All meals can be prepared Gluten Free)

Grilled Flatbread with Sicilian Olive Pesto-on the tables in advance

Caesar Salad to start

Choice of:

  • Fresh Sliced Roast Beef served with horseradish cream
  • Grilled Salmon Picatta
  • Grilled Vegetable Napoleon (vegetarian/vegan/gluten free)

All served with mixed sauté vegetables and red roasted nu potatoes

Dessert: Tiramisu-preset

6:10 PM 

RYE Special Performance and Speaker

7:10 PM 

Keynote Speaker Salvador Rico

7:45 PM 

Club Recognitions

8:15 PM 

Intro DG Jim O’Grady 2024-2025

8:30 PM 

Thank You’s

8:45 PM 

Conference closes, Drive Safe


Our event coincides with the graduation at Sonoma State, so plan to book your room soon.

The conference is centrally located in Sonoma County at an event center. We have researched numerous hotels in the area and some have been kind enough to offer discounts for early bookings.

Mention Rotary when you book. The following list of hotels that are located within 15 miles of the Conference. Many provide complimentary treats, so be sure to ask.

Fairfield by Marriott, Rohnert Park

405 Martin Ave

Rohnert Park, Ca 94928

Ana Cortes 707-796-7504

$225.00 a night. 

For a limited time: Say you are Rotary to get that rate.

La Quinta Inn & Suites

111 Commercial Court

Santa Rosa, Ca 95407

Brandi Abshire 707-596-9800 (local)

For a limited time: mention Rotary will get a 15% discount

Oxford Suites 

67 Golf Course Drive

Rohnert Park, Ca 94928


Offering a room rate of $299.00 Mention Rotary!

Hampton Inn & Suites Windsor-Sonoma Wine Country

8937 Brooks Road South

Windsor, CA 95492

707.687.1983      Office

707.837.9355      Hotel

Room rate $289.00

Free breakfast, parking & Wi-Fi

Contact: Katie Phillips

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