Heroes of Rwanda
May 13, 2022
Ronald P. Sekkel, PDG
Heroes of Rwanda

Past District Governor, Rotary International District 5170, 2004-2005

With 2 BA’s, a Master’s of Science, and a stint as a Navy Supply Corps Officer Ron became an Enrolled Agent (a Federal License) and started his own Tax Practice. 34 years later he retired. Ron joined Rotary in 1977 at age 32. He’s in the Rotary Club of Scotts Valley, was District Governor during Rotary’s Centennial Year (2004-05), and had his 2 ½ minutes of fame when he successfully presented the Fifth Avenue of Service, Youth Service, at the Rotary Congress in 2010. He was the Dean of the District 5170 Leadership Seminar Program for 9 years, for the last 18 years has been theTalent & Script Coordinator for an internationally known Rotary Production Group, is on the Board of the Santa Cruz County Symphony, has been on the Santa Cruz CountyTreasury Oversight Commission for over a decade (serving currently as its Chair), andrecently was on the Board of RotaCare Bay Area, Inc. &  RotaCare Free Clinics, Inc. for several years.

His other roles include:

  • 2019-2022 - Board Member, RotaCare Bay Area, Inc.
  • 2017-2022 - Board Member, RotaCare Free Clinics, Inc.
  • 2019 Arch Klumph Society
  • 2019 Rotary International Board of Directors Service Above Self Award
  • 2009-2013 & 2018-2019-Dean, District 5170 Leadership Academy
  • 2014-2017 Dean, District 5170 Advanced Leadership Program Seminars
  • 2010 & 2016-Rotary Council on Legislation Representative
  • 2010-Present-Member of Santa Cruz County Treasury Oversight Commission
  • 2006-Present-Talent & Script Coordinator -Sebastopol Rotary Productions