Congratulations to Vicki Martinez of the Rotary Club of Novato Sunrise for being selected as Rotary District 5150's Rotarian of the Month for August 2022!
Since Vicki joined Rotary in August 2018, she has participated in numerous projects and has served numerous volunteer hours.
Vicki has been International Chair of (RCNS) for the past two years and has volunteered to serve for a third year in FY 22/23. RCNS President Erik Brown said, "Vicki has shown excellent leadership as the International Committee decided where and how our Club’s money and our DDF should be spent."

Under Vicki's inspirational leadership, the International Committee has supported the following projects:

  • Daraja Academy for Girls
  • Faith in Practice
  • Global Healing
  • Lalmba Association
  • Namaste Direct
  • Rise Against Hunger
  • Shelter Box
  • Ukraine Relief 

As an Emergency Room doctor in Marin County, Vicki became aware of a large quantity of almost-outdated medical supplies that the county was ready to take to the dump. Within a few days, she had the equipment (16 pallets worth!) delivered to her home and organized a group of fellow Rotarians to deliver the equipment to medical offices where the equipment could be used. Not only did this program fill a need for medical facilities, the redistribution efforts also helped keep the materials out of the landfill. Despite her workload, Vicki has participated in club projects throughout the year, and just this past weekend helped remove Star Thistle from the median on Redwood Boulevard in Novato. 

Apart from being a Rotarian, Vickie has visited Guatemala for several weeks every year for the past 15+ years with Faith in Practice–a non-profit organization that provides medical care to the indigenous people there. She has also personally raised tens of thousands of dollars for this organization. 

In her spare time, Vickie is a pilot and an equestrian who participates in grueling three-day events astride her horse “Ali.”

Once again, congratulations to Vicki Martinez from the Rotary Club of Novato Sunrise, our Rotary District 5150 Rotarian of the Month for August 2022!



Rotarian of the Month, Vicki Martinez