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Meet Rob - The Fulltime Volunteer
« on: October 27, 2010, 07:22:47 AM »
I’ve known Rob Mullally for several years and always thought that he had a fulltime “paying” position at the Del Mar Rotary Club.   I wasn’t sure if there was such a thing, but what time would he have to do anything else?  Rob has been a rotary member for over 20 years.  He started his Rotarian career as a member of the Kingston, Jamaica Rotary club in 1990.  Then after moving to San Diego continued his involvement for the last 11 years with the Del Mar Rotary Club and was president in 2008.

His passion in Rotary is involving young people in community service, and he has been instrumental in chartering New Generations clubs in San Diego and Jamaica. He is also the club’s advisor to Rotaract at USD and Interact at Torrey Pines High school.  He is an enthusiastic member of the Rotary district pathways to peace committee, and the District’s Model UN Chair.   Rob is also a passionate supporter of ShelterBox, and emergency disaster relief organization, and he has promoted their cause at other club meetings and public venues.  Having lived most of his adult life in the Caribbean, he was able to assist Haiti after the recent devasting earthquake with Shelterboxes and fund raising. Recently he assisted a local Carlsbad based organization, Outside The Bowl, to obtain a generator in order to operate a mega soup kitchen that can feed 6,000 meals a day.

And there’s more!  Rob is on the board of the Elbanna- Peled Foundation, a nonprofit public benefit corporation, whose mission is committed to peace, justice and equality by operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including, but not limited to providing:

a) Humanitarian aid to civilians who were injured as a result of Israeli Palestinian conflict.

b) Support to existing educational efforts that promote Israeli Palestinian reconciliation.

c) Support to local grassroots organizations that work together (Israelis and Palestinians) toward a non-violent resolution of the conflict.”

He serves on his local community planning board, homeowners’ association, and recreation council.

His passion does not stop with him.  His daughter Tara, a sophomore at Vanderbilt University, spent her summer in Kingston, Jamaica at a state–run children’s’ orphanage and caused an ‘extreme makeover’ that totally redecorated the home inside and out, providing new cots, kitchen appliances, and playground equipment, and enrolled Rotary Interact students to ‘adopt’ the home.  His son Ryan is a senior at USC and wants to assist non-profits with more effective ways of fundraising and managing their expenses. His wife MaryKay was selected as the ABC/Goodmorning America and Prevention magazine’s ‘Picture of Health’ competition for her stand for women and family health and wellness.

So, who is Rob Mullally in his “free time”?  Rob, originally from Ireland, likes to play golf, see movies, and loves sports.   I am personally blown away by his effective time management.  Rob, you have accrued many “life value points” for your outside hobbies.  Thank you for your contributions here and abroad!