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Bill Tobin shares the ShelterBox story


Bill Tobin, Rotary Relations Manager, ShelterBox USA A member of the Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills California since 2004, Bill Tobin has served in several club and district roles and is a major donor to The Rotary Foundation. In 2016-2017 Rotary District 5180 awarded Bill “Rotarian of the Year” for his active and dedicated service to Rotary, and for his commitment to ShelterBox. For his volunteer efforts, Bill received the United States Presidential Volunteer Service Award seven times. Bill has shared the ShelterBox story to over 400 Rotary Clubs.

Bill is a keynote speaker for PETS, District Conferences and Zone Institutes. Bill has organized ShelterBox fundraisers and develops strategies for donor engagement and volunteer training. After retiring from a 30-year career as a nuclear power plant inspector, Bill became certified in Non-Profit management through the University of the Pacific and joined the fulltime staff at ShelterBox as Rotary Relations Manager in January 2019. Bill is married to Sherie for 38 years, she is an Assistant Governor in District 5180. They have two sons and a daughter in law.
About ShelterBox: ShelterBox was founded to provide emergency shelter to people affected by disasters and humanitarian crises around the world. In April 2000, the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in Cornwall, England adopted ShelterBox as its millennium project. Little did they know that it would become the largest Rotary Club project in the world, with affiliates in countries across the globe. Since 2000, ShelterBox staff and volunteers have helped to shelter over 2 million people in more than 100 countries around the world.

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