Sherri Muniz, an educator and entrepreneur, has been a Rotarian since 1997. She will be serving Rotary as Rotary Coordinator for Zones 21b & part of 27 as well as District 5840 Rotary Leadership Institute Coordinator.
As club president of a club with 102 members, Sherri led membership development initiatives that resulted in a 12% increase in club membership. Later serving as District Membership Chair, District 5840 earned the top membership achievement award in the paired zones, and then when serving as Governor, District 5840 was recognized as one of the top 15 districts in the world for combined membership growth and retention along with Foundation support.
Along with her husband, Al, she serves as a member of the Cadre of Technical Advisors for The Rotary Foundation, and they have participated in seven polio
immunizations in India. Sherri spearheaded a grant project in Agra, India, to provide girl’s toilets in upper-grade schools so that the girls of India can continue their educations – this is
now an India-wide Rotary project.
Both are Paul Harris and Bequest Society Members as well as Major Donors of The Rotary Foundation.
Sherri is also a recipient of RI’s Four Avenues of Service Award and the Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service.
She believes that Rotarians can move mountains and has been known to quote Dr. Seuss – “Your mountain is waiting...so get on your way!”
Kelly C. Atkinson, PDG, is a native borne Utahn who has lived in the Salt Lake Valley his entire life.
In 1986, Kelly was elected to the Utah State Legislature. He became the first member elected from his party since the Great Depression. He served in the house leadership from 1990 to 1996 as the Minority Whip. During his 10 years in office, the Deseret News named Kelly as "one of the most effective legislators" on Capitol Hill each term he served. In 1990, he was named as the most effective legislator on Utah's Capitol Hill by the Dnews.
Upon his election in 1986 to the Utah State Legislature, Kelly was
approached by Bob Ladenberger, a hospital administrator, to help form a
new Rotary Club in West Jordan, Utah. Kelly became a chartered member
of the West Jordan Rotary club established 1987.
Kelly has a passion for Rotary and its humanitarian missions. A sought-after motivational speaker, he has addressed Girls State, RYLAs, over 100 youth groups, Interact, Rotaract, Zone
Institutes and 300 Rotary Clubs as well as serving as a Rotary Presidential
Representative. In 2007, he was the chairman of the House of Friendship
Center at the Rotary International 2007 Convention. He is a Paul Harris
Society member as well as a Major Donor.
He was elected as the Governor of Utah Rotary District 5420, during the
Centennial year of Rotary in 2004 – 2005. Working with his 40 Rotary club
presidents, Kelly increased foundation giving to the Rotary Foundation by
$59 per capita, the largest per capita increase in the District's history. He
also increased membership, held the largest All Clubs Day in the district's
history, and had record numbers of Rotarians attend the annual District
In 2010, Penny, Kelly's wife of 48 years, was elected as the first woman Governor in the history of District 5420. Kelly and Penny are among just a handful of Rotarian couples in the world that have both served as District Governors and the first couple to do so in District 5420. Penny’s year, Kelly was the architect of a program that reversed a 3-year downturn in membership. Together, the Atkinson's have hosted 29 Exchange Students from all over the world.
The Atkinson's have two sons, Steven and Shannon. Shannon and his wife Tara have three sons, Ashton, MacKinley, and JJ.
5108 Woodsmere Lane
Herriman, Utah 84096