Club Membership and Rotary's Priority #1 Plus Initiatives
Aug 21, 2018
SPECIAL CLUB ASSEMBLY - PDG Wulff Reinhold
Club Membership and Rotary's Priority #1 Plus Initiatives

Club leaders and the club membership committee members tend to be familiar with recruitment and retention issues, as well as the tools available to help.  The big challenge however is to ensure that all club members are on the same page; that we convey the same message to prospective Rotarians.  This mini-workshop on Rotary's Priority #1 Plus Membership Program will endeavor to do just that.

Wulff has been a Rotarian since 2005. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Benefactor, Paul Harris Society member and Major Donor. Wulff was recognized as the Rotary Club of Rohnert Park-Cotati's Rotarian of the Year in 2008-2009, served as club president in 2010-2011 and received his clubs Service Above Self award in 2012 and again in 2013. He has served District 5130 as an Assistant Governor, as Abuse Prevention Coordinator, as District Conference Chair and continues to serve as a faculty member of the district’s Institute for Leadership. In 2016-2017, he served as District Governor, the first time a member from the Rohnert Park-Cotati club has held that role.

Wulff is no stranger to community service, having served in leadership capacities for the Education Foundation of Cotati & Rohnert Park, the United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol, the Native Sons of the Golden West, and in public office on the Board of Directors for the Rancho Adobe Fire Protection District.

Professionally, Wulff is retired, having served over 35 years as a public safety professional, on the line in direct police, fire & emergency medical services, as well as a public safety technology administrator.

Together with his wife Paula, also a Rotarian, past club Rotarian of the Year, past president, past assistant governor, and who served as his lieutenant governor during his governor year, they have been the recipients of the Sonoma County Spirit Award from the Sonoma County Board of Economic Development for their personal contributions and leadership qualities that inspire others throughout Sonoma County.

They sponsor two students in Uganda, Africa at the Lords Meade Vocational College in Jinja, at the Source of the Nile.

Wulff holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Sonoma State University.

He and Paula have two adult sons; Wulff Jr., a Sociologist now studying nursing, and Alexander, a computer programmer and Archeologist now studying for his PhD.

Wulff’s 92 year old mother, Gisela, who passed in 2015, was also a Rotarian and multiple Paul Harris Fellow in the Rohnert Park-Cotati club. His son Wulff Jr. is a Rotoractor with the South Sonoma County Rotaract, having just completed serving a second term as president as well as serving District 5130 as District Rotaract Representative. Wulff Jr. and Alexander are both Paul Harris Fellows.

During their very limited free time, Wulff & Paula enjoy their home and property on the west slopes of Sonoma Mountain. They are a Rotary Family – Doing Good In The World…