A Story Celebrating International Women's Day
Mar 11, 2020
PDG Sylvia Whitlock, First woman RI Club President
A Story Celebrating International Women's Day

Sylvia Whitlock - Rotary District Governor, 2012-2013

Sylvia was born in New York City and was educated through high school in Kingston, Jamaica.  She attained an International baccalaureate from Cambridge University, England. Sylvia earned a B.A. Psychology – Hunter College of the City University of New York, M.A. – Education, Cal Poly, Pomona and PH. D. Education – Claremont Graduate School, and M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy – Azusa Pacific University.

Sylvia joined Ex-Rotary Club of Duarte in 1982 where she held every office at the club level and was the First Woman President in Rotary International.  Her ‘Rotary resume’ is extensive, both scope and the long list of awards she has received. The same goes for her activities and achievements outside of Rotary, including being named an NAACP Woman of the Year and receiving the Global Citizen Award from the United Nations Association (Oct. 2013)

Sylvia has three adult children, one of whom is legal counsel and Vice Chancellor of San Mateo Community College District.  She considers raising her children the most satisfying and enjoyable job she has ever had, almost comparable to enjoying her first grandson, and now a new granddaughter and another grandson.  Sylvia ikes tennis, the Stanford Cardinals Football Team, the Seahawks, the Golden state Warriors, especially Steph Curry, and the Los Angeles  Angels.  She is also a world traveler.