Project Participants and Our Board
SoCal Dictionary Project
John R. Goodrich, MBA CFP® ChFC:
Rotarian Past President and current member of the Rancho Bernardo Rotary Club. John is the principle owner of
Goodrich Financial Group, llc in San Diego, California. John is active in Rotarian service, the Rancho Bernardo
Business Association, Board Member, Escondido Charitable Foundation; Board Member, Financial Planning
Assocation and various other service organizations within his industry. You can reach John through this web site or at:
Hello John at SoCal DP
David A. Howard
David Howard is the principal owner of Active Cleaning Service, a full service commercial cleaning and maintenance
service corporation in Fort Walton Beach Florida, and is also the General Manager and principal owner of Sign Logic, llc, an
outdoor digital advertising billboard corporation. David and his wife Belinda, are members and active team leaders with
their church assisting in the spiritual guidance of children. Belinda, is an employee with their local police department in the
elementary school security/safety division. The Howard’s have four children, and are actively involved in community
activities. David is a member of the Fort Walton Chamber of Commerce and a member of America’s Best Companies
You can reach David through this web site or at: Hello David at SOCAL DP
Edward Knight, MHSA LFACHE
Ed has been a Rotarian for 21 years. During that time he has been a member of three Rotary Clubs. Ed joined the
Rancho Bernardo Rotary Club in 1992. He has served as Treasurer, Secretary and Foundation Chairman. In 2003-04
Ed served as Club President and since 2005 has been an Assistant District Governor.
Ed’s professional career was in health care management. Prior to retiring Ed was the President and CEO of a large
academic healthcare center in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Prior to that , Ed held the position of CEO of several health care
organizations in Western Canada. Ed hails from Vancouver, B.C. and is married to the lovely Glenda. They have three
children, Carolyn, Patricia and Brett.
You can reach Ed through this web site or at: Hello Ed at SOCAL DP
Ronald D. Halloway, MBA, MBB-6Sigma.
Currently a WW Marketing Projects Manager for Lexmark printer company, Ron has significant international
assignments, work and community experience. His career has spanned multiple disciplines including Director of IT,
Purchasing/Engineering, Import/Export, Manufacturing and CFO Lexmark Philippines. Married 26 years to his lovely
wife Barbara, they have 3 successful adult children. Ron has served on various boards, including Lexington Family
Care Center, Cebu Phil, Community for the Arts and his Neighborhood Associations, plus he and Barbara have
either coached or taken leadership rolls in youth soccer for 18 years. Barbara is a full-time elementary educator. Ron
can be reached through this web site at: Hello Ron at SOCAL DP
A Word from our Board:
The SoCal Dictionary Project owes it birth to Mr. Don White of Vista,
California. Don, who has since passed, was a Rotarian who strongly
believed in young people, the Interact Club and bilingualism. Don believed
that education was the key to a successful and happy life.
Don began this worthy project in 2002, with the simple aim: To ensure
that third graders could receive free dictionaries to help them with their
school studies. He organized the project so that civic and community
service groups would act as the ‘arms’ of the project. To date dictionaries
have been distributed throughout California as well as neighboring states,
the south Pacific islands, the Philipines, Mexico and Equador.
As a fellow Rotarian, I became involved with the project through my Rotary club and in the desire to
continue the mission have picked up the project where Don left off. Our mission remains the same:
to provide third graders with a free dictionary.
The SoCal Dictionary Project thanks you and your organization for your continued support and your
desire to share in the most important goal –the education of our children.
Please remember, we survive on donations which cover the cost of books and administration. We
are non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation.
Board of Directors
|Project Participants of SoCal Dictionary
...have grown too numerous to list. However, most participants
are service club organizations. Rotary Clubs from District
5340 as well as Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York,
Missouri, Arizona, Hawaii, the Philippines, Guam, Saipan,
Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia and Ecuador are
project participants, as well as Kiwanis, Optimists and many
other not for profit service/community organizations and private
|Friends of SoCal Dictionary Project:
David T. and Dorris E. Staples Foundation