Westlake Village Sunrise to Launch District’s First Young Professionals Satellite Club

Westlake Village, CA – The Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise has announced the charter of The Rotary Satellite Club of Westlake Village Sunrise Young Professionals. It has been one of the primary goals of Westlake Sunrise Rotary to “get younger” with the membership and the opportunity to do so presented itself by creating the Young Professionals club. Rotary International officially approved the application for this new club on June 17.

The group will begin their official meetings in early July, and the initial charter will have 12 members with a wide vocational diversification. The membership age range is from 21-39.  The club is pleased to announce that the chairperson will be Robert Rosenberg. Robert, an accomplished motivational speaker, has been connected to Rotary for many years, and is the District scheduler for DG Savi Bhim.

Robert works with the Simi Valley Police Department and just completed a law degree at Pepperdine. He worked his way to an internship in the White House under the Obama administration. Over the years, Robert has been recognized for his leadership and dedication to volunteerism in notable awards like being a Ronald Reagan Presidential Scholar, a City of Simi Valley Hometown Hero, and even receiving the first ever “Youth Service Above Self” Award from the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise. “I am humbled and honored to be asked to lead this new charter group of Young Professionals”, said Robert. “This is a great opportunity for the District to convey its message about Rotary to our younger generation!”

The Club’s 12 members are Andy Conli, Christopher Strong, Dane Zabel, David Betancur, Francheska Tanglao, James Hilser, Shannon Ferrell, Tiffany Strong, Trevin Happe, Michael Reardon, Sarah Jacobson and Robert Rosenberg. Their vocational backgrounds include Business Development Director at Ventura Orthopedics, Voice Actor, Insurance Broker, Project Manager Engineer, Occupational Therapist (a past Rotaract President), Dispute Resolution Law, Pediatrics Program Founder, Assistant Stage Manager at Disney, Production Manager, and Hotel Operations Director.

Westlake Sunrise president Randy Strong teamed with past president Terry Moerler, president-elect Laura Willis, president elect nominee Jim Wisdom, Assistant Governor (Group 4) Don Martin, and District Governor Savi Bhim to form this new club. The Rotary Satellite Club of Westlake Village Sunrise Young Professionals is the first club of its kind to be chartered in District 5240. “We are all very excited to play a part in the development of this new club”, said President Randy Strong. “Hopefully, this can be a bridge to the charter of more satellite clubs in our district.”