Congratulations to Rotary District 5150's Rotarian of the Month - November 2020, FanTan Smith from the Rotary Club of Terra Linda.
Fan Tan joined the Rotary Club of Terra Linda in 2010 and has been a very valued member ever since. Fan Tan has served on our club board for many years. She has assisted with our club’s publicity efforts for many years. But Fan Tan’s true secret is that she’s a Rotary Ninja. She will learn about a Rotary project or idea and quietly donate money or supplies to it. Most of the time we don’t even know that she has done this, she’s that stealthy.
We have managed to discover some of her stealthy acts and donations, but we are certain that these are just the tip of the iceberg for what she does.
* She repeatedly volunteers for Extrafood, especially at their Farmers' Market pickup. Then, she delivers the food to the selected recipients.
* During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has donated over 6,000 masks, including N95s to Marin General Hospital, to the homeless, to the San Rafael Police Department and others.
* She volunteers and is a major donor to one of our club’s supported nonprofits, Center for Domestic Peace. But her work is done completely separately from our club’s and we only learned about it from another volunteer.
* She serves on the board of Meals of Marin
* Whenever she travels, and she travels a lot for business, she is a true Rotary Ambassador
* Always taking our club’s flags with her and visiting other Rotary Clubs throughout the world. Recent trips have been to @Paris, France; Paris, London, England (UK); and Easter Island.
We also know that she supports H2OpenDoors, ShelterBox, Rotaplast International and many other Rotary
sponsored endeavors. Any time our club is looking to raise funds for some project, or to help fire victims, or other disaster victims, she may not raise her hand (because she doesn’t seek the attention) but she will quietly hand a check to the treasurer.
Fan Tan consistently proves the Four Way Test, both as a Rotarian and in her everyday life. At her core she is a Rotarian and supports the ideals of such. We are proud to have Fan Tan as a Club Members and even prouder to have her represent all of us as a Rotarian.
Once again, congratulations to Fan Tan Smith from the Rotary Club of Terra Linda as our "Rotarian of the Month" in November 2020!