Jann Gentry takes office July 1, 2018 to serve as President of the Rotary Club of Murrieta for the 2018/19 Rotary year, succeeding Vickie Ashmore. A commercial photographer and professional writer, Jann publishes in magazines, books and brochures, and creates fine art designs and portraits for framed décor. She has been a member of the Murrieta club since 2003.
A native of Arizona, she has spent most of her life in California with a few years spent in the South. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations, a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising Design, and studied her master’s degree in business at the University of Tennessee. She is a board member for the Economic Development Coalition, the editor of the Murrieta Field of Honor Magazine and a photo contributor for the Murrieta Rotary Field of Honor Commemorative Book. She has worked for many years in marketing, non-profit fund raising, and re-habilitating neighborhood housing.
Jann and her husband, Bernie Dally, have four grown children. They own acreage with fruit trees and a very large garden that demands much of her time either with planting, harvesting or preserving. When not overseeing the affairs of the Murrieta Rotary Club, Jann writes, photographs, paints with oils, and walks in their orchard.
Serving with Jann will be: Jacqui Dobens is president-elect and Jeff Dickerson is president-nominee. Vickie Ashmore will be the immediate past president.
George Steele will serve as Secretary, and Patsy Orr will be Treasurer. Craig Carper will be Foundation Chair, and Administration, Amy Fisher and LouEllen Ficke.
Club Directors will be: Vocational Services, Jody Lawlor; Community Service, Jim Yanoschik; Youth Services, Bob Bodemer; Membership, Mike Stromsoe, Frank Donahoe and Mike Shirley; International, Larry King and Public Relations, Linda Dozier.
The club serves the City of Murrieta and surrounding area, plus is involved in international projects in cooperation with Rotary International which has as its ongoing theme “Service Above Self.” Chartered on April 28, 1992, the Murrieta Club is known for several signature projects including the Murrieta Field of Honor, which will celebrate its 10th year in November.
Rotary is one of the largest international humanitarian service organizations in the world, with 1.2 million members in some 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographic areas. Rotary began in 1905 in Chicago and serves the needs of local communities around the world.