Speaker Date Topic
Willie Duncan Apr 25, 2018
President at Sierra College

Biography for William H. Duncan IV


William H. Duncan IV was selected as the sixth President of Sierra College in 2011. Willy (as he is known to those who have met him) has revitalized the college’s facility master planning efforts resulting in a 20-year plan that includes a new science facility which will double the number of labs available for students, improve traffic and parking, and accommodate future growth in the district. Under his guidance and working closely with the Sierra College Foundation, the college opened its first centralized Veterans Support Center to serve the growing population of returning service men and women. Additionally, Willy has provided leadership and direction for expanded higher education opportunities in Placer County including partnerships with the City of Roseville, California State University Sacramento, and other university partners. Willy is actively involved at the state level and serves on multiple committees and task forces. He is a board member of the Community College Facility Coalition (CCFC), NextEd, Valley Vision, and the Placer County Economic Development Board. He is an active member of several Chambers of Commerce, including the Sacramento Metro Chamber, and he is a lifelong Rotarian. Willy and his wife, Melody, have two sons and a daughter and live happily in Newcastle, California.   

ON LOCATION Rocklin Police Chief Chad Butler May 02, 2018
City Update and Police Station Tour
City Update and Police Station Tour

Chief Chad Butler grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and entered the police academy in 1992. He began his career with the Albany Police Department before transferring to the San Francisco Police Department in 1994. In 2003 he moved his family to Rocklin after accepting a job with the Rocklin Police Department.

Throughout his career Chief Butler has held many assignments including patrol, Vice Crimes, Canine, Detective, Critical Incident Negotiation Team (CINT), Corporal, Youth Services, CALEA Accreditation Manager and Field Training Program Coordinator.

Chief Butler has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Management. He is actively pursuing his Master’s Degree in Law Enforcement Executive Leadership and anticipates graduating spring of 2017. He is a graduate of the Sherman Block Leadership Institute and the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Hooked on Fishing May 11, 2018
Lincon Fishery at 10AM
Maeva - RYE Student from France May 16, 2018
My RYE Experience

Maeva is a current Rotary Youth Exchange here from France (but she also speaks Portuguese).  She has been in Rocklin since August 2017 and attends Rocklin High School.  She will be telling us about her experience and how being a RYE student has changed her life.  She will be returning to France in June.  Her stories will have you laughing and she is a pleasure to have visit our club.

President Demotion Dinner at IL Forniao - Galleria Jun 29, 2018
Dr. Merlin Switzer Jul 25, 2018
Leadership Principles
Leadership Principles

Since 2005, Dr. Merlin Switzer has worked exclusively in the field of leadership. His passion is helping leaders and leadership teams to be more effective, reaching new heights in performance. This quote by Gia McNutt former CEO of Special Order Systems, captures the outcome of this passion: “It has been a mere 12 months since Merle came to work with our organization, management team and individual staff. I can see a huge evolution and transformation. Merle was the catalyst who made this transformation possible. When the management team reflected on all the positive growth at the conclusion of our fiscal year, Merle and the work we did together was cited as one of the most important things we did.”

Dr. Switzer holds a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership with an emphasis in Leadership Coaching. He has worked with numerous companies, non-profits and government agencies across the U.S., has spoken at nearly thirty state, national or international conferences, and he has worked with leaders in Ecuador, Cambodia, and Northern Ireland.