The next Quarterly Grants Workshop on Oct. 19 will feature Rotary’s “Service Above Self” Award Winner. 
Wade Nomura is the President of the Japanese American Citizens League, Santa Barbara chapter. He was inducted into the Japanese American National Museum “Hall of Fame” during a special tribute to Japanese American Athletes for the 2001 “More Than A Game” exhibit for his accomplishments in the sport of BMX as a multiple National Champion and racing a bike that he designed and manufactured. The Nomura Racing bike has since become an icon among the avid BMX collectors. Nomura has been on over 40 international projects missions for Rotary, including a polio mission to India, where he has a special passion, having had polio as a child. Wade served as Rotary District Governor in 2011-2012, and was the first Japanese American governor in that district’s 89 year history.

Nomura is a Rotary International Leadership instructor, Rotary Foundation Technical Advisor for Water and Sanitation, and Community and Economic Development projects in English and Spanish speaking countries, has served as a Representative for Rotary International Presidents, the 2014 Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee Chair, delegate to the 2016 Rotary international Council on Legislation, and on the 2016 Rotary International Peace Conference Steering Committee. He has spoken in districts in the United States, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Chile, Honduras, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, England, India, Korea, Thailand, Japan, and Canada on behalf of Rotary.

Nomura is the recipient of the Rotary International “Service Above Self” Award for volunteer service in Rotary and beyond, and the Rotary Foundations “Citation for Meritorious Service” for his work on behalf of the Rotary Foundation.

The Quarterly Grants Meeting will be held in Bend on Oct. 19.  Register on DACdb.