This year as District 5240 is one of the seven Southern California and Arizona Rotary Districts that are sustaining supporters of the Rotary Rose Parade Float, District Governor John Weiss was given the opportunity to select one parade participant. He selected Kaitlyn Alderete the President of the Rotaract Club of Conejo Valley to represent District 5240 as Rotary’s Future Image to eighty-three million people worldwide in Tournament of Rose Parade on January 1st 2018.

KaitlynVivero3x4-768x1024.jpgKaitlyn Alderete is the 2017-2018 President of the Rotaract Club of Conejo Valley.  She joined Rotaract in 2014, and this year under her leadership her club has inducted several new members and is continuing to grow.  It is also helping to establish a new Rotaract Club on CLU campus alongside the other Group 4 Rotary Clubs. In 2016, Kaitlyn sat on the District Conference Committee and attended Rotaract’s Big West Conference in Phoenix Arizona and again in 2017 in Long Beach California. In 2017 she had the privilege of attending the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta Georgia alongside thousands of Rotarians and Rotaractors from all over the world. During the RI convention she experienced the true meaning of world peace, and now actively encourages club members to participate in Conferences and Conventions so they can experience it as well.  Kaitlyn is honored to represent her District during the 2018 Rose Parade.   

Born in 1991, Kaitlyn and her brother were raised by their parents in Thousand Oaks, California. She graduated from California State University of Sacramento in 2013 where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree and met her now husband, Bret. After graduation the couple moved back to Thousand Oaks to be closer to their families and start their life. Kaitlyn and Bret wed in July 2016.  They purchased their first home in Moorpark, California, later that same year in December.  Kaitlyn works for a life insurance brokerage as an account executive.

Kaitlyn attributes her success to the unwavering support from her husband and family. She truly believes that life has been exceptionally good to her and doing good for others and her community is just a small way for her to give back. 

The Rotary Rose Parade Float is made possible by the generous support of Rotarians and the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee, the longest continuous running public image campaign for Rotary with 39 years of experience. With the Committee’s help Kaitlyn will be D5240’s poster person promoting the hands on approach Rotaractors bring to the Rotary experience during interviews and social events.