Rotary District 5010 Governor

 

Steve Yoshida sponsored Jane in the Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotary Club in 2001 and she served as Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors 2002-03, and member of the International Service Committee 2001-06. She attended a friendship exchange to Taiwan in 2005.


In 2006, she was instrumental in chartering the Rotary Club of Homer Downtown and served as Charter President 2006-07. Jane belonged to the World Health Fairs Fellowship from 2003-07 and served on the steering committee to help form the World Health Fairs Rotary Action Group in 2007 and is on the Board of Directors. Jane also attended a Polio Plus NID in India in 2007. She is also a Lifetime Charter Member of the Rotary Fellowship of Convention Goers, and a lifetime member of the Rotary Fellowship of Wine Appreciation. She has attended 6 district 5010 conferences in Alaska/Yukon and 2 in Russia and 6 Rotary International Conventions from 2004 through 2009. She is a Paul Harris Fellow, member of the Bequest Society, member of the Paul Harris Society, and a major donor to The Rotary Foundation.


Jane has two children and 3 grand children all living in Anchorage. In addition to enjoying time with her family, she is a member of the Homer Writers Group since 1999 and enjoys writing Alaska stories in rhyme. She also loves to travel.

Jane was born in Detroit, Michigan, and moved with her parents to Northern Arizona in 1952 when she was 7 years old. She has been an entrepreneur and business owner most of her adult life in the areas of water treatment and real estate investing and development. Jane has also worked intermittently for others from time to time. After attending several different colleges and universities, she received her BPA in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco in 1990. Most recently, she served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Homer Senior Citizens' 2004-08 and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Homer Society of Natural History (Pratt Museum). While living in California for a short time in the early 1980's, she was appointed to the Community Redevelopment Board for the city of San Rafael. She has also served on various other boards and committees over the years.