Rotary Club of Bishop welcomes Wild Iris

Press release

The Rotary Club of Bishop welcomes first Corporate Membership: Wild Iris, Family Counseling and Crisis Center.

Trina Tobey, Kristina Roberts and Lisa Reel Photos by Edward Nahin and Pat Nahin

Trina Tobey, Kristina Roberts and Lisa Reel
Photos by Edward Nahin and Pat Nahin

Effective July 2016 the Rotary Club of Bishop will have a Corporate Membership Program. Each entity must have a minimum of 10 employees and must be approved by the governing board of the club. Each entity may appoint up to four persons to be its designees, one of whom must be a member of that entity’s senior executive group; the others can be managerial individuals employed full time by the eligible corporation.

In July, the Rotary Club of Bishop proudly inducted Wild Iris Members into the club.

Trina Tobey, Psychologist, is the Executive Director of Wild Iris. Trina graduated from Bishop High School, left for 19 years and moved back to Bishop in October 2015. She is married to Jacob Eide, Psychologist, and has 3 children, ages 13, 9 and 6.

Mary Worley

Mary Worley

Trina said she joined rotary as she felt Rotary has many programs where it is a great way to connect to and give back to the community. Trina feels she can bring new ideas, time and energy to the club. She is ready to serve anywhere there is a need for her to use her experience and knowledge. When asked if there was something interesting about her background, Trina said she and Jacob volunteered in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica for 2 years!

Kristina Roberts is the Outreach Coordinator at Wild Iris. She has lived in Bishop for 13 years and has 2 children, Alyssa, 14 years old and Tanner, 10 years old. She joined Rotary to become more involved in the community and making a positive difference being involved in Rotary service programs.

Kristina’s enthusiasm and energy will make a difference in the lives of others once she becomes involved in the club’s youth service programs. Kristina said she shares Rotary’s mission and values and is looking forward to being involved in an international organization of people who share a passion for service.

Lisa Reel is the Fiscal Director for Wild Iris. She and her husband, Richard, have lived in Bishop for 15 years and enjoy the small town environment, mountains, 4 seasons and the beauty of the valley. They have a son, daughter and three grandchildren. Lisa will use her accounting and administration skills to help on the club’s service projects.

Mary Worley is the Project Manager/accounting at wild Iris. She has lived in bishop for 13 years. She and her husband, Bob, have 2 children, Christina and Jordan. She was attracted to Rotary to get involved in community service and to add to her administration working skills. She is anxious to start working on the Rotary Club’s annual Rubber Ducky Derby which raises funds for scholarships to local senior students.

Wild Iris is dedicated to promoting a safer community by empowering and restoring the independent of those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Their vision is for non-violent relationships based on dignity, respect, compassion and equality. Their services are provided at no charge and are completely confidential.

Rotary Club President DeEtte Johnston is anxious to work with the Wild Iris organization and have them join with our members to make an impact in the community.

The Rotary Club of Bishop meets every Tuesday at noon at Astorga’s Mexican Restaurant. Visitors are welcome to come and enjoy great programs and along with fellowship and fun. Lunch is $12.00. Call DeEtte for more information about the club: 760 872 7970.




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