District Governor Elect Nalani Flinn, 2017-18
Nalani Flinn is a retired credit union executive, who renewed her commitment to service above self in April 1996, when she joined the Waianae Coast Rotary Club. During a 40-year career in the credit union industry, she played an increasingly significant role in improving her community through helping families secure loans to buy cars, start businesses, improve homes and pay for their children's education.
Since her retirement in July 2007, she has been approaching with a sense of urgency a passion to promote the importance of literacy in her community as a volunteer with the nonprofit organization Reading is Fundamental, which enlisted her help to read regularly to elementary-school students in Waianae. In addition, she is a dedicated assistant pastor at the Gospel of Salvation Church, where she has a leadership role in efforts to strengthen families and deepen their spiritual faith.
As a member of the Waianae Coast Rotary Club, she served two, one-year terms as president in 1999 and again in 2003. She has also been an Assistant District Governor for five years, starting in 2004. Among key achievements for the district was her lead role in humanitarian efforts to help promote world peace in January 2013, when an estimated 900 people gathered in Honolulu to spread the global message of peace through service.
Her hobbies include reading, traveling, and early-morning walks with friends at KoOlina in West Oahu. Born and raised in Kalihi, she lives in Waianae.