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Dias mug Chaffey Freudenthal
Americas Region
Vice President
Alan Dias
La Canada, CA
World President
PDG George Chaffey
Lafayette, CA
Americas Region
Past Vice President
Tim Freudenthal
Wautoma, WI
Henderson Watson More
Americas Region
Secretary & Treasurer:

Steven Henderson

Watsonville, CA
(Membership contact!)
Newsletter Editor
PWP Tony Watson
Midlothian, Texas
Communication &
PWP Peter More
Los Angeles, California
  Americas Section Chairs  
Joyce Clark  Hagen Radtke 
North West
Joyce Clarke, Nanaimo, BC
Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington & Wyoming
North Central
John Ockenfels, Swisher, IA
Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Saskatchewan, South Dakota & Wisconsin
North East
Dan Radtke, Manassas VA
Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, New Brunswick & Nova Scotia
Cornwall  Welge Rankin 
South West
Penelope Cornwall
Los Angeles, California
Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico & Nevada

South Central
DG Jack Welge, Longview, Texas
Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mexico, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Caribbean, Central America, South America
South East
Rankin Whittington, Lenoir, NC
Alabama, Bahamas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina & Tennessee
  Alaska, Yukon  
  Al Clayton, Anchorage, AK
Welcome PDG George Chaffey as IFFR World President 2020-2022
George WP
With a Rotary philosophy of “Have Fun”, George was ’97-98 Governor of District 5160, and Charter Member of Lamorinda Sunrise. As Wing Leader of the “Low & Slow Squadron”, George flies “Lady Bird”, a 1948 Luscombe (and 1983 Reserve Grand Champion Classic at the Oshkosh national Air Show) …“stick and rudder” tail dragger flying.  He and Carol have hosted exchange students from around the world, and she has traveled to India, Bangladesh, Panama, Ghana and Zambia for polio NID, wheelchair, dictionary, Prosthetic hand and Rotaplast projects. For the past two decades, George has taught at PETS and has been responsible for training District Governors in the western United States.  He attended U.C. Berkeley, marched in the Cal Band, and graduated from Boalt Hall.  As Peace Corps volunteers in Liberia, West Africa, George taught law (where he first experienced real bush pilot flying) and Carol taught elementary school.  Since returning, George directed a legal services program and is now a shareholder in Littler Mendelson, an international employment law firm representing employers.  Tail winds to ya’.
Meet and welcome Alan Dias, IFFR Vice President, Americas Region
Alan has been a Rotary and IFFR member for several years, serving on the Board of Directors of LA 5, the fifth Club of Rotary International.  He is a member of the E Rotary Club of Aviation and the Club’s 2020-2021 President.  Along with his wife, Jennie, he resides in La Canada, CA and they are co-owners of a Cessna 182/P based at Whiteman Airport.  Alan is an instrument rated, private pilot and has been flying for 40 years with over 2000 hours.  Many of those hours are logged flying Angel Flight West (AFW) missions throughout the western states.  He has been a Command Pilot with AFW since 1995. The mission of AFW is to provide free air transportation for non-emergency medical and other compelling reasons.  He has held volunteer leadership positions within the Organization as well as  serving as AFW’s Executive Director for six years.  He is looking forward to meeting fellow IFFR members throughout the Americas and working with them to grow the IFFR mission of Fellowship and Service.  He can be reached at archer6911p@gmail.com.  Please welcome him to his new position. Blue skies and tailwinds.
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R.I. Director-Elect Vicki Puliz 2021-2023
Vicki Puliz RID

We are immensely proud to announce that IFFR member Vicki Puliz has just been announced as Rotary International Director for 2021-23. She will be one of 19 Rotarians responsible for Rotary International operations worldwide.


During the past decade Vicki has chaired IFFR's largest section in the Americas, served as a Rotary Public Image Coordinator, and been in charge of training incoming Rotary District Governors and Club Presidents throughout the western United States. Congratulations to Vicki on this great honor and for her hard work in IFFR and Rotary that led to it. Vicki and her pilot husband, Tim Puliz, will participate in IFFR's June 2020 Golden fly Away in California with their twin Pilot Comanche. Come join them.