Get to Know Our Founder: Her Rotary Involvement
Brenda Jo Robyn is not like most business owners. Her background in epidemiology, love for running, and involvement in the Rotary Club of Coronado, California set her apart.
Watch the video below to hear more about Brenda Jo’s involvement in rotary, and the three primary causes that she supports.
What is Rotary?
First, what is rotary? According to the official website, “Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.”
At Rotary, their mission is to “provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.”
Brenda Jo’s Rotary Involvement
As you can see from her t-shirt, Brenda Jo is part of the Coronado Rotary Tech Team. This is one of three areas she focuses on in the rotary.
“During COVID we wanted to keep meetings going,” says Brenda Jo. “So, a gentleman in our club started doing Zoom meetings, and I joined a year and a half ago to help out.”
Today, the Rotary Club of Coronado conducts hybrid meetings with international speakers and past youth—this is where Brenda Jo helps out.
“I am on the Tech Team and get to help set up. I do the actual recording [and] help with making the video afterward. It’s been really enjoyable, and it’s kept me up to date with tech as it keeps moving forward!”
The other two areas of Brenda Jo’s focus include:
- End Polio Now (Did you know polio is still not eradicated?), and
- Low Tide Ride and Stride
The Low Tide Ride and Stride event happens every year.
“Once a year,” says Brenda Jo, “you get to run, [walk], or ride your bike on the beach… on super low tide.”
The Low Tide Ride and Stride event is the “Coronado Rotary Club’s biggest fundraiser with a majority of the proceeds going to help support local combat-wounded veterans and first responders.”
“We raise quite a bit of money every year for these organizations and their families,” says Brenda Jo. In fact, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been donated over the years.
When we asked for Brenda Jo’s final thoughts on rotary, all she had to say was, “I love Rotary. Love, love, love Rotary!”
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