Rotary Q&A
Jul 17, 2019 11:45 AM
District Governor Ray Ward
Rotary Q&A

The son of a U.S. Marine, Ray attended nine schools by his sophomore year in high school. When his father retired from the U.S.M.C., they settled in Penryn where Ray graduated from Del Oro High School. He says that a military family is a great environment to grow up in since all that moving forces you to make friends quickly.

Ray earned his B.S. degree in Business from National University.

Ray currently owns an insurance agency specializing in health insurance and other employee benefits.

Ray joined Rotary in 2007 and served as President of the Rotary Club of Rocklin/Loomis Basin during the 2010-11 Rotary year. Since that time, he has been active at the district level serving on many committees (up to seven at a time) including Chair of the Website Committee, Membership Committee and Co-Chair of the 2016 District Conference. In 2016, he also became an Assistant Governor for Area 8.

Ray has been married to his wife, Gena for over 20 years and they have a wonderful daughter, Alyssa who is currently a college student. Some of Ray’s greatest joys have been seeing the positive impact on Alyssa through interacting with Rotarians.

Ray enjoys listening to music and is a huge Parrothead (fan of Jimmy Buffett). He has seen Jimmy Buffett in concert so many times he can’t remember how many, but he can recall seeing him perform in at least 12 different locations, including Madison Square Garden and the Hollywood Bowl.