District Governor Melody St. John

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$48 - At the Door for Rotarians and Guests
$13 - Non-Diners (members only)

$8 - Parking
$12 - Alcohol

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The California Club
538 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

District Governor Melody St. John

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LA5 Welcomes 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