|NO MEETING - HAPPY JULY 4 WEEKEND||Jul 06, 2015||
|PRESIDENT ANDY KRAKE'S FIRST MEETING||Jul 13, 2015||
Speaker: Ron Sekkel - "The Power of One"
Ron started his Rotary adventure when his father, Program Chair for the Rotary Club of Placentia, California, asked him to come in the 1960s to be a program at his Club. Ron loved seeing how the owner of a little janitorial firm could mingle with the Fire Chief, the Police Chief, the School Superintendent, and the Mayor, enjoying fellowship while doing good in the world.
With that in mind Ron joined Rotary as soon as asked by becoming a member of the Rotary Club of Cambria Pines, California in 1977 at 32 years of age. He’s been a member of 4 other clubs for a total of 5 clubs, 2 of them as a charter member. The last 16 years he’s been a member of the Rotary Club of Scotts Valley, CA. He was the President of the Rotary Club of San Lorenzo Valley, CA in 1986-1987 and entered District Service in 1999-2000 as an Assistant District Governor.
Since then he’s served for the District’s Clubs in numerous positions:
He’s served in various positions Beyond the District as well:
Ron received the Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service in 2008.
Ron and Cindy are Rotary Foundation Major Donors, Level 2.
Ron was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, came to the US at age 8 and became a citizen at age 13. He graduated from UCLA with a BA and a Commission as a Supply Corps Officer in the United States Navy Reserve in 1969. After Naval Service he attended California State University at Long Beach and earned a Master’s of Science in Industrial Psychology.
It was there that Ron met Cindy Taylor in Motivation and Emotion class with the question “Would you like to study for Midterms?” they married 6 months later in 1973.
Ron started his tax business in 1979 and sold it after 34 successful years causing his retirement at the end of 2013. He’s an Enrolled Agent and a National Tax Practice Fellow.