• Cal Mann

    Make good things happen!

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    • Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest
    • Industrial design and marketing major
    • Two years sea-time as commercial fisherman in Alaska
    • Joined and built a successful design firm, consulting to Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Frito-Lay, Starbucks, Trane and many other top consumer brand clients
    • Active volunteer for 20+ years primarily working for/with youth on literacy, leadership and community service engagement
    • Board leadership positions for 10+ years
    • 7+ years teaching Apple hardware/software skills
    • 6+ years Peace Corps: Volunteer Leader, North Macedonia Sept 2017 - 2020, Response Recruiting & Placement 2021-2022, NPCA-affiliate Board member 2021-present
    • Rotarian July 2004 - present
    • Interests: photography, nautical history, hiking, cycling, boating, gardening, learning new computer software and reading
  •  What's next?

    Non-Profit: Seeking new opportunities to grow, learn and make the world a better place!


    Partnering: Looking to partner with Rotary or Peace Corps?

  • Contact me!

  • Bio


    Personal Bio:


    Born and raised in Pacific Northwest. Majored in Industrial Design and Marketing, spent college summers as a commercial salmon fisherman in Alaska. Post-college, moved to NY City area to join and build a marketing services agency. Proud dad of two sons. California resident since 1999. Active Rotarian since 2004. Peace Corps Community Development Volunteer Leader in North Macedonia 2017 - 2020, Peace Corps Response Recruiting & Placement 2021 - present. Enjoy photography, travel, gardening, hiking and biking.


    Rotary eClub of Silicon Valley 2020 - Present

    • Youth Services Committee
    • RYLA Interview Team 

    Rotary Club of Oakland 2016-2020

    • Youth Services Committee Chair
    • World Services Committee Member
    • Enterprise Institute Committee Member & Camp Operations Volunteer
    • Interact Club committee member
    • Paul Harris Fellow (3 cumulative)

    Rotary Club of La Jolla 2006-2016

    • Youth Services Committee Chair
    • Membership Committee Member
    • International Services Committee Member
    • RYLA Club Chair 
    • LEAD Club Chair 
    • Rotary District 5340 RYLA Committee Member
    • Scholarship Committee Interview Team
    • Interact Club Advisor
    • Board of Directors 
    • Tijuana Home-Build Project Chair
    • Surf Beat (Club eNewsletter) Editor, Photographer and Publisher
    • Paul Harris Fellow (2x)
    • Walter Dewhurst Awardee
    • Distinguished Rotarian Awardee

    Rotary Club of Del Mar 2004-2006

    • Youth Services Committee Member
    • RYLA Facilitator and Club Chair
    • Interact Club Advisor
    • Elementary School Literacy Project Leader
    • Paul Harris Fellow
    • Rotarian of the Year


    La Jolla High School PTA 2006-2016

    • Board member, 2009 - 2015
    • All Student Registration, Event Chair 2007-2009
    • Life 101, program committee member, event moderator 2010-2015
    • Senior VP, 2014-2016
    • Rotary Liaison 2006 - 2016
    • Nominating Committee 2010 - 2015

    Peace Corps North Macedonia 2017 - 2020


    - Volunteer:

    • Association for Human Rights Protection of Roma, Community Development Volunteer
    • Safety & Security Committee, Kochani Region Warden
    • Volunteer Advisory Committee, PCV representative, Friends of Macedonia Liaison
    • Peace Corps North Macedonia - Rotary Macedonia Partnership, Liasion
    • American Corner - Stip, Instructor: English, Economic Development and Information Technology
    • Goce Delcev University - Guest Lecturer at Faculties of: Law, Tourism, and English
    • Rotary Club - Stip: Peace Corps Liaison, Projects development and funding team member, leadership team advisor
    • GLOW & YMLP Club - Stip: Mentor and leadership development team member
    - Volunteer Leader:
    • Community Development: Counterpart to Program Manager
    • Peace Corps - Rotary Partnership Leader
    • Partnership Portfolio Review Team
    • CD Sector Counterpart Training Development Team

    National Peace Corps Volunteers Association 2019 - present

    • WTF Now? Peer Support Network for eRPCVs from Peace Corps North Macedonia, Co-Founder & Co-Facilitator
    • Partnering For Peace Affiliate: Board Member and Outreach Committee Member
    • eRPCV Peace Corps Volunteer Leaders Peer Support Group: Founder and Facilitator
    • Older eRPCV Peer Support Circle: Facilitator
    • Peace Corps Oral History Project (PCOH) Interviewer



  • Media

    Photography & Videos





    Peace Corps Week Sept 2021 panelist for "From Rotary to Peace Corps – Continuing your Legacy of Service" (start at 14:09 elapsed


    Rotary website Sept 2021 Peace Corps Volunteers and Rotary Members find meaningful connections


    Rotary Magazine Sept 2021 Esprit de Corps


    Peace Corps Website Aug 2021 Peace Corps and Rotary in North Macedonia: Part of a beautiful global friendship


    Peacedonia: My Peace Corps Adventure quarterly newsletter


    Rotary Club of Berkeley May 5 2021 presentation "The Rotary - Peace Corps Partnership"


    Peace Corps Oral History Project Feb 26, 2021 Interview

    Rotary Club of Del Mar Jan 9, 2020 "Building Partnerships Between Rotarians and Peace Corps"


    Rotary "Service in Action" blog May 2019 How Peace Corps can help expand the impact of Rotary clubs


    La Jolla Light, Nov. 7, 2017 "Assignment Macedonia"


    La Jolla Light, Nov 24, 2015 "Intrinsic Rewards of Service"


    La Jolla Light, June 19, 2015 "Walter Dewhurst Award"


    Chicago Tribune, Nov 8, 2009 "Interact Club Helps Build House For a Family"



    Rotary-PC Challenge Quiz https://www.icloud.com/keynote/033WsUSlVF3p3V-9MuipWVyew#*PCR_Rotary_Convention_Quiz