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2019-20 DISTRICT GOVERNOR melody st. john

Melody St. John has been involved with Rotary throughout her entire life, from her days as the daughter of a Rotarian in South Dakota when women were not accepted as members. Today she utilizes her passion for youth programs and has been involved with Rotary Youth Exchange for over 25 years. She and her husband Paul have hosted over 22 students in their home from around the world.
 
A member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Hollywood, St. John is involved in a number of  Rotary District 5280 initiatives.  Beyond the District, she is the Chairman of the multi-state high school Rotary Youth Exchange program (SCANEX) and works with over 100 students each year, placing them in the best situations here in the U.S. and abroad. She and her husband, Rotarian Paul St. John (LA5), are co-founders of the Rotary USA Train Tour and taken as of this summer over 1,000 exchange students on a month long train tour around the United States.
 
In her professional life, St. John’s founded Video Tape Library, a stock footage image library, in 1984.  The library has over a million images compiled from over 250 cameramen form around the world.  Fun fact:  Her library was used in beta testing for a fledgling website called “YouTube.”
 
Melody’s Rotary C.V.
 
2018-19 Presenter at Rotary International pre-convention for Youth
2012-18 Board member of NAYEN (North America, Canada and Mexico)
2010-19 Counselor at RYLA
2010-16 Co-chair of Angel City Celebration
2016-17 Co-chair for District Humanitarian Trip to Merida Mexico
2016-17 Chair of 321 Go to End Polio
2010-17 Youth Service Chair for Rotary Club of Hollywood
2015-16 SAG Community Service
2014-15 Chief of Staff to District Governor Elsa Gillham
2012-13 District Interact co-Advisor
2010-11 President Rotary Club of Hollywood