Alicia Cerruti has been named 2014-15 president for Petaluma Sunrise Rotary Club.
Cerruti, a tax manager and CPA with Pisenti & Brinker LLP, has been a member of Petaluma Sunrise Rotary since 2008. At 33, she is the youngest president in the club’s history.
Cerruti began her involvement with Rotary in her teens when she was named “Student of the Month” by the Merced Rotary Club. She later went on to receive a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, which allowed her to study in Australia during the 2004 school year. In 2012, Cerruti was identified by the North Bay Business Journal on its list of “Forty under 40.”
Cerruti has laid out several goals for 2014-15, including growing a diverse membership and completing service projects in all Avenues of Service (club, community, international, vocational and youth). The club has been working with a school in the Dominican Republic for several years and plans to complete a global grant for a water and sanitation project.
On a local level, Petaluma Sunrise Rotary continues to provide assistance to the Petaluma community through food drives, vocational service projects, the club’s annual Easter Egg Hunt, and scholarships and exchange programs for youth. Projects are funded in large part through the Sonoma County Backroad Challenge, the club’s annual bike ride. Providing opportunities for family involvement in all club activities is another top goal for Cerruti.
At her first Rotary meeting as president, Cerruti introduced the 2014-15 board of directors: Dave Hansen, president elect; Garrett Hill, past president; Cliff Nannini, secretary; Jack Tirsell, treasurer; Ann Moreno; Shelly Moller; Paul Praetzel; Elizabeth Clary (vocational service); Bill Gabbert (community service); Ted Lin (international service); and Dan Powers (youth service).
During July, Cerruti is leading Petaluma Sunrise Rotary to participate in a book drive for the United Way of the Wine Country. Members will bring new children’s books to meetings during July to be given to the United Way for use in the Sonoma County Bookmobile. The community is encouraged to help with this effort. Books can be dropped off at a Petaluma Sunrise Rotary meeting or at Exchange Bank locations countywide.
Petaluma Sunrise Rotary meets Fridays at 7:15 a.m. at the Boulevard Café. All are welcome. To learn more, go to petalumasun rise.org.