West Jordan Rotary Club's members come from a variety backgrounds and experiencie. The club is a wonderful mix of talent and friendships.
Kelly C. Atkinson - Charter Member
Why I'm a Rotarian: Rotary is the most important non-governmental, non-denominational organization of the face of the earth that actually has a plan to bring more peace and stability to the planet.
Retired: Ran a professional lobbying business for 21 years. Prior to that was the CEO of various membership organizations in Utah for 30 years.
Fun facts: Loves golf, sucking air from a regulator, and riding his Harley.
Why I am a Rotarian: I am a Rotarian to change the world. Most Americans do not travel outside of the United States. All you need to do is travel 16 hours south from Utah, to know the world is a very different place. We have so much while others have so little. I want to pay my prosperity forward.
Employment: Retired. Worked for two cities as an Assistant City Manager in the Salt Lake City area, and finished her career as a HR specialist for a medical service and platform provider.
Fun Facts: PADI Certified Dive Master, Professional Back Seat Harley Rider, First Woman Rotary Governor in District 5420, and hosted 31 Rotary Exchange Students in her home.
Why I’m a Rotarian: The Rotary motto is “Service above Self.” It’s a beautiful ideal. The Rotary community is wonderful at putting this ideal into action. I
cherish my Rotary friendships. Life is better with Rotary!
Employment: Professor at the University of Southern California.
Fun facts: Chinese speaker, rock collector, enthusiastic but horrible dancer
Rocio Mujica Aguilar de Mejia
Past Club President (2014-2015)
Why I am a Rotarian: I had the honor of being invited to participate in the founding of the Hispanic Rotary Club in Salt Lake City. I invite myself to participate in West Jordan Rotary Club the best club.
Fun Facts: I feel blessed with 2 sons 1 daughter and 2 granddaughters. I am the founder of the Department of Minorities 2000, fundadora del club Hispano Rotario, and founder of the non-profit organization - Una Mano Amiga (UMA) 2002. I have written 4 books on Organ and Tissue Donation theme and work with Donor Connect, a non-profit organization. I also wrote the book Day of the Dead Celebration of Life (Celebración a la Vida Dia de los Muertos) and was recognized in Washington by the Congressional Library.
Why I am a Rotarian: I am a Rotarian to hopefully make a difference in our community and/or world. I enjoy assisting others and hope that a smiling face can be of some value.
I am so honored to be part of this organization and love the friendships and Rotary family I have made. I would be lost without everyone. We, throughout the years, have donated a lot of service and I’ve grown as a person immensely from this. Being a Rotarian is a big shoe to fill and this organization has helped me be bigger and better in my everyday life. I strive to be the best me so I can help others to be the best they can be.
Employment: Realtor, KW South Valley Keller Williams, since 1993. Residential is my focus but I do some investing and land deals as well.
Fun Facts: We have a potbelly pig named Penelope! Super fun. We also like to spend time in Fish Haven Idaho (Bear Lake) where we have a little piece of land and our trailer.
Why I’m a Rotarian: I joined Rotary in 1991 as directed by the president of Kennecott Utah Copper as he wanted his front line people to be more involved in the community. I especially liked the four-way test as it was something that I already believed in. Though I changed jobs a few years later I made it a condition of my new employer to allow me to continue my participation and now in retirement I still continue The friends I’ve made in Rotary and the service opportunities I’ve seen have both been fantastic!
Other Members - Profiles Pending
Mayor Dirk Burton
If it is TUESDAY, it’s Rotary!
Diana Brown, President
ROTARY CLUB BOARD
President-Elect - Penny Atkinson
Treasurer - Paul Turner
Secretary - Kelly Atkinson
Club Service - Stu Richardson
Membership - RaNae Bennett
Youth Service - Penny Atkinson
TRF - Sherile Rickman
Public Image - Rocio Mejia
Fundraising Director - Pete Cardon
Rotary West Jordan Club
1987-1988 Robert W. Ladenburger
1988-1989 Paul S. Quist
1989-1990 Wilbern L. McDougal
1990-1991 Lowell K. Brown
1991-1992 Larry J. Bain
1992-1993 Stuart Richardson
1993-1994 Kelly C. Atkinson, PDG
1994-1995 James D. Sargent
1995-1996 Dwayne J. Woolley
1996-1997 Eric Allred
1997-1998 N. Craig Dearing
1998-1999 Corey Nebeker
1999-2000 Max Campbell
2000-2001 Terry Holzworth
2001-2002 Doug Schmidt
2002-2003 Chris Christensen
2003-2004 Penny Atkinson, PDG
2004-2005 Sharon Richardson
2005-2006 Jason Campbell
2006-2007 Terri Belliston
2007-2008 V. Paul Turner
2008-2009 Al Potts
2009-2010 Stuart Richardson
2010-2011 Brenda Cole
2011-2012 Sherile Rickman
2012-2013 Sue Potts
2013-2014 Stephanie Sherrell
2014-2015 Rocio Mejia
2015-2016 Sharon Richardson
2016-2017 Elise McGee
2017-2018 Kevin McGee
2018-2019 Kelly Atkinson, PDG
2019-2020 Melissa White
2020-2021 Pete Cardon
2021-2022 Alicia Summers
2022-2023 Diana Brown
2023-2024 - Penny Atkinson