The role will place Williamson, of Stockton, at the head of all Rotary clubs in the northern San Joaquin Valley and the foothills.
Before he retired, he had been vice president and general manager of Stan Morri Ford-Mercury. He has held many local and district-level Rotary positions and has taken part in the service club’s efforts overseas, in both Ethiopia and Russia.
“I have a passion for the ideals of Rotary and furthering health, hunger, and humanitarian programs,” Williamson said. “I believe that ‘Where there is Rotary, there is hope.’”
He and his wife, Judith, have three children and eight grandchildren.
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