January 2019 Rotarian of the Month:
Patrice Perillo of the Rotary Club of San Francisco West

Patrice Perillo has been a life-long helper in both her personal and professional life. Her volunteer work started in high school when she tutored underprivileged children. Over the years she’s been a Girl Scout leader, volunteer on several non-profit boards and a founding member of the first women’s chamber of commerce in the Philadelphia area. Patrice joined the Rotary Club of San Francisco West in May 2014 and served as club president in 2017-18. Before her term as club president Patrice assumed the responsibility of counselor for a Rotary Exchange Student from Brazil and was a committee member for Rotary Means Business and Rotary Connect. Last year, under Patrice’s leadership and effective teamwork, San Francisco West initiated its first international project to solve the arsenic poisoning crisis in Bangladesh. With great enthusiasm and dedication, Patrice and her speaking committee have been making the rounds speaking to clubs in District 5150 to gain funding and support for this life-changing endeavor.

In her professional life Patrice uses her expertise in human behavior and personal development to help people make career changes and be successful at work. She has a Master’s in Social Work and Social Research and numerous professional certifications and advanced training in communication, teamwork and effective leadership. Patrice inspires others to reach their full potential. According to Patrice, Rotary is helping her reach her full potential.