Oct 11, 2021
Richard Flanders, Rotary District Governor
Our District 5170

Richard Flanders is a member of the Rotary Club of Pleasanton North, California, U.S.A.
He was the President of the Rotary Club of San Ramon Valley for the year 2001-2002 in District
5160. A Rotarian since 1995, Richard has served as Assistant District Governor in Districts
5170 and 5160. He was District 5170 Lieutenant Governor – Chief of Staff in 2010-2012. As a
Club President in 2001-2002, his club received First Place in Club Service, First Place in
Community Service, First Place in Vocational Service, and First Place in International Service at
District 5160 District Conference in Ashland, Oregon, and was named the Best Club in the

Rotary District 5170 has presented him with the “Lead The Way” Award in 2007 for his
commitment to the Service of Rotary, the Neal J. Hoffman Award in 2008 for the most
outstanding younger Rotarian in the district who has shown exemplary leadership skills in their
club and/or the district, the Karl Stucki Award in 2015 for Rotarian in the District who
exemplifies the Greatest Commitment to Rotary Ideals, and the Richard D. King Award in 2018
for the Rotarian in the District who makes the greatest personal commitment to the programs of
The Rotary Foundation. He is also a recipient of the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious
Service Award.

Richard is an attorney practicing in Alameda, California. He belongs to Alameda County
Bar Association. He volunteers with the Alameda County Superior Court as a settlement officer
and assisting self-represented litigants at hearings. Richard and his wife Florence have girl/boy
twins, Brennyn and Ryson.