Nick Frankle
Nick Frankle joined the Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise in 2002. He was club president in Rotary Year 2006-07. During that year, the club was selected the best medium club in District 5240 and the best large service organization in his home community of Thousand Oaks, California USA. In Rotary Year 2016-17, Nick served as District Governor of District 5240 - Central California Coast , USA.. He previously served as District Membership Chair, International Service Chair, Assistant Governor and Chief Operating Officer. He has worked on membership initiatives at the Zone and is currently a member of the Zone 26-27 Education Week team engaged in training future District Governors. Nick is a Major Donor, Benefactor, member of the Bequest Society and of the Paul Harris Society. He is a graduate of the District 5240 PRLS and Master PRLS leadership training programs. For ...
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RAGCED Communications Director
Wally Gardiner
Wally Gardiner is the now retired CEO of Gardiner Computer Consulting Inc, located in High River, Alberta, Canada. He was involved in technical education for many years before returning to University to finish his second degree, a BA in Spanish literature with a minor in Latin American Studies. He is active in the community where he is Past President of the Rotary Club of High River, former Vice-President of the Foothills Amateur Radio Society and Past Chair of the Rotary District 5360 Microcredit Task Force. He is the former Chair of International Service for Rotary High River and promotes Rotary projects between Canadian Rotarians and other countries. He also serves as Communications Director of RAGCED. He is a multiple Paul Harris holder and has done extensive work and travel in Latin America as a Cadre of Technical Advisors on behalf of the Rotary Foundation.
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Developed World Microfinance Director
Matthew Kane

Experience: Matthew and his wife Sonia live in Raleigh, North Carolina and have been actively involved as a Rotary family. Two of their children were Rotary Youth Exchange students and spent a year living in Santiago, Chile. Ryan, their oldest son, was a recent President of the Raleigh Midtown Rotary Club. Matthew is the founder of Cutting Edge Engraving and operated this business successfully for twenty eight years selling plaques, awards and industrial engraving before selling his business in June 2017. Recognizing a need for building entrepreneurship in an underserved area of Raleigh, he worked with North Raleigh Rotary Club and a group of community partners to create LaunchRALEIGH. The program offers ten weeks of business training, microloans, mentors and networking opportunities. In three years the program has hosted five classes and boasts nearly one hun...

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Social Business Director
Howard Weinstein
I have over 25 years of for profit and non-profit experience. I have gone from driving a truck, to marketing a manager at Gillette and General Foods to becoming CEO of a large international plumbing construction business, to co-founding a very successful global NGO selling packaged healthcare goods. I have worked in Canada, USA, South Korea, New Zealand, Botswana, India, China and Brazil where I have finished a contract as a consultant in May 2016. I have raised funds from venture capital firms, Foundations and Development Banks. I have also written the fund raising strategy for may NGO's as well as was the keynote Speaker to UBS Global Family Foundation Congress in St Moritz and spoke to 150 of their wealthiest clients. I also teach leadership, part time, globally as part of Duke University and INSEAD University corporate Executive education program. I have been and am the Keynote sp...
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Secretary RAGM
Summer Lewis
Summer started her career in international development in 2004 thanks to a Rotary Volunteer Service grant that took her to Guatemala to work with a women’s textile cooperative. She went on to work in peacebuilding, economic and community development, and gender equity initiatives in various countries, and ultimately became a Rotary Peace Fellow, completing a Master in International Studies: Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Queensland, Australia in 2012. Summer co-founded True Roots International, a consulting organization providing international donors and nonprofits training and monitoring and evaluation services to better plan, implement, and measure project impact. She currently supports Rotary’s peace and development work, coordinating Rotary International’s strategic partnership with the Institute for Economics and Peace. Originally from Manhattan, Kansas,...
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Global Outreach Director
Cristina Calaguian

Cristina Calaguian is an international motivational speaker, social entrepreneurship advocate, activist, and private business owner.

Speaking both to corporate and public audiences on the subject of Personal and Professional Development – specific topics include Happiness at Work, Leadership, Career Management, Social Engagement & Entrepreneurship, and Financial Literacy. In addition to participating as a keynote speaker and panelist at frequent business events.

Advocating and facilitating personal and corporate involvement in Social Entrepreneurship and support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals through leadership roles in non-profit organizations including

President (2020-2021) Rotary Club of Manila 101

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Conferences & Volunteers Director
Mary Coward
Mary Coward has been a Rotarian in District 5020 for over five years. She has been active in World Community Service and attended four Uniendo America Project Fairs in Central America. Mary spearheaded four Matching Grant projects three of them for microcredit projects in Costa Rica and Guatemala. Mary also led a team that organized microcredit conferences in 2008 and 2011 in Victoria, British Columbia. RAGM had a strong presence at both conferences, which were successful in building a network of microcredit practitioners and supporters in the area. Mary is retired. Her professional life was primarily with provincial governments in Western Canada, in economic development and energy. Mary also has international training and consulting experience in oil and gas regulation and the environment. She has a B.A. in Geography from University of Toronto and an MBA from University of Alberta.
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Research & Training Information Director
Khalid Hasan
Dr. Khalid Hasan is the Chief Operating Officer of ResInt Canada, an international research company. He is passionate about microfinance and poverty alleviation. Worked in research projects for Grameen and Brac. He is in the Executive Committee of Toronto International Microfinance Summit (TIMS). He is a senior project management and research expert of 25+ years of a unique blend of experiences spanning social and community development, media and market research, impact evaluations and business focusing North America and emerging markets in Asia. He worked as Senior Advisor South Asia for Nielsen and also led Business Process Improvement unit at Nielsen Canada. He is an experienced Six Sigma Black Belt, capable of solving problems using tools and methods of Business Process Improvement. To his credit, there are two books on marketing: Strategic Marketing Management in Asia, co-authored...
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Past President 2018 - 2019
Jim Louttit
Jim Louttit became a Rotarian in early 2005 as a founding member and Second Vice-President of the Rotary Club of Lima Sunrise in District 4450. After leaving Peru in 2007 to return to Canada, he joined Toronto Sunrise in District 7070 serving as President in 2010-11 and is currently the Club's Foundation Director. He is also a member of the Paul Harris Society and a Major Donor. Jim is also active at the District 7070 level serving as District Governor in 2016-17, a past Chair of the Membership Committee, past Chair of the Microfinance Committee, and a member of both the Governance Committee and Long-Range Planning Committee. At the international level, Jim is the Vice-Chair of the Rotarian Action Group Chairs Committee, past Chair and President of the Rotarian Action Group for Microfinance and Community Development in 2013-14, a member of the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Ac...
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Global Grants, Major Programs & TRF Coordinator
Narayan Murarka
Murarka is the Past & Current President of Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, D-6440. He has served as Assistant Governor and in multiple positions at the club and district level in such areas as membership, foundation, club service, international service and fundraising. He has been a frequent speaker at District Conferences. He has chaired an ongoing club program on Micro-Finance for over six years. The program addresses the needs of local businesses and has been successfully implemented in our own community. He has also been responsible for sponsoring two micro-finance projects in Guatemala. One relates to helping women to carry out weaving business. Thirty women have already been provided financing. Another project relates to preparation and sale of okara blended food products. Okara is a byproduct when soy milk is made processing soy beans with water and steam in a pres...
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Funds Development Director
Kudzai Angeline Nyengerai
I am an author and agronomist who is passionate about fighting discrimination as well as hunger and malnutrition. I direct the African Chapter of the Rotarian Fellowship of Corporate Social Responsibility, and under this banner founded the social enterprise  Sevana, an anti discrimination project which uses art work  (including the book I authored) as an anti discrimination tool, and the proceeds of art work to to fight hunger and malnutrition with a focus on the victims of discrimination. More detail can be found at I am am employed by Welthungerhilfe as the head of project for the UNDP funded Zimbabwe Resilience Fund. This is a USD 10 million project  which focuses on resilience building in rural food systems.
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RAGCED Treasurer
Rajasri Sriskandarajah
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Liaison with Rotary International
Wilf Wilkinson
Wilf Wilkinson has been a member of Rotary for more than Fifty years during which time he has held all the Rotary offices including International President 2007-08 and Chairman The Rotary Foundation 2012-13. He was a retired Public Accountant who specialized in forensic accounting in the latter years of practice. When President of Rotary International, he created an RI committee on Micro Finance.
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President Elect 2021 - 2023
Margaret Williamson

Margaret has served as Executive Director/CEO of Pro-Literacy Detroit since March 2001.  Pro-Literacy Detroit, founded 34 years ago, provides free literacy tutorial services for adults, using trained volunteer tutors. Pro-Literacy Detroit has assisted over 11,000 adult students and trained more than 9000 volunteer tutors. In the city of Detroit, an estimated 90,000 adults lack a high school diploma or GED, which makes the work of Pro-Literacy Detroit and those of other Literacy Centers so critical to ensuring that everyone is prepared to take advantage of the new opportunities that exist in Metro Detroit.

Williamson, a Rotarian, is Chair of LaunchDETROIT, created by Rotary District 6400 in 2012 to support and develop entrepreneurs and small businesses in under-resourced communities in the Detroit region by providing access to bu...

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