DG Guity Javid has been a member of the Rancho Park Rotary Club since January 1991.  She served as Club President and other positions in her Club and District 5280, including Assistant Governor, District Disaster Relief Chair, Interact Advisor, Humanitarian Trip Co-Chair, District  Charitable Foundation Board, and chartering a new Club. She has advocated for women’s causes, mentoring women managers in Women Unlimited, and investing in an angel organization on women-owned businesses. She co-chaired the first American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” in Beverly Hills, and has served on various not-for-profit boards. DG Guity graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in Business Administration, and has worked in banking, investments, and structured finance for many years.
DG Guity attended our Board Meeting prior to our Club meeting, with her Chief of Staff Valeria Velasco & Club Service AG Elaine Thompson. We reviewed our Club Projects, including Project Amigo for farmworkers’ children in Colima, Mexico, and the status of projects on hold including the Kenya school, our local High School Peace Project, and the Marymount Rotaract Club, which should be able to resume soon with “normal” classes.
DG Guity reviewed why she became a Rotarian for service opportunities, with fellowship and the desire to do good in the world. She reviewed the history of Rotary from the time of Paul Harris in 1905, and the 4-Way Test. There are many challenges in today’s world, including homelessness, mental health and stress, and the pandemic economic and social disruptions. We need to grow our membership, including forming new Clubs (without robbing existing Clubs of their members). She promotes forming “Special Focus” Clubs (whose members would choose their preference of focus).