Speaker Date Topic
District Governor Jeff Gabriel Oct 06, 2022
District and Rotary Updates
District and Rotary Updates

District Governor Jeff Gabriel and his wife Jane will be joining us for our annual "DG Visit" on 10/6. Jeff will bring us news from the district AND from Rotary International and we will get to share all the good things we do in the community. 

In 2001, Jeff Gabriel joined the Rotary Club of Topeka South in Rotary District 5710. In 2017, he transferred to District 5190 and the Rotary Club of Bishop Sunrise. He served as President from 2011-12 with the Rotary Club of Topeka South. At the District level he has served on the Audit Committee, Rotary Youth Exchange Committee, and many other district roles. He is also a Paul Harris Fellow +6, Paul Harris Society member, Benefactor, and Bequest Society Member Jeff grew up in Topeka, KS. He attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS and earned a BS in Wildlife Biology and Political Science. He continued to earn a Master of Public Administration, specializing in Agricultural Policy. Jeff is currently the executive director of the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association. Currently serves as treasurer of the Eastern Sierra Audubon Society, Yosemite Gateway Partners board member and past president, Public Lands Alliance (PLA) Board member and Government Affairs Committee member, Alabama Hills Stewardship Group Treasurer, and Inyo-Mono County Master Gardener member and past president. Jeff and his wife, Jane, have been married 32 years. They have four children. Their youngest daughter, Abbey, is the past president of the Bishop Union High School Interact Club, graduated from Rotary 5180/5190’s RYLA program, and is a student at the University of California Berkeley. Their second oldest daughter, Kellie, is a graduate of Rotary District 5710’s RYLA. The family enjoys hiking, biking, music, traveling internationally, and camping.

Irene Perbal Oct 13, 2022
In the Aftermath of World War II
In the Aftermath of World War II

Irene Perbal, from the Rotary Club of Jackson, will speak to us about the aftermath of WWWII. Irene grew up in Holland, which came under Nazi rule during WWII. Her father and others in her family were in the Resistance, and her father was eventually captured and subsequently died in a prison camp.

Irene saw the horrors of the war first hand. One of her often repeated phrases is "we must never let this happen again."