Carol Tichelman
Governor, District 5050

2020-2021

 

Carol Tichelman grew up in Vancouver, and spent 8 years in Prince George as Branch Manager with Canada Trust.  She first joined Rotary in 1992 when in Prince George.
 
In 1995 Carol moved to Chilliwack to get closer to family and friends in the lower mainland, opened her own Financial Planning practice, and joined the Rotary Club of Chilliwack. 
 
Carol is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, and a Major Donor and Benefactor of The Rotary Foundation, and a recipient of the Avenues of Service Citation from Rotary International in recognition of her lengthy list of service to Rotary, her Church and her community.
 
Her history of community service outside Rotary includes;
  • 5 years on the YMCA Board in Prince George
  • Founding Board member for the Prince George Community Futures Committee and served for 5 years
  • 4 years as Director of the Prince George Golf and Curling Club
  • 2 years on the Catholic Diocese of Prince George Finance Council
  • 3 years as a Director with the Chilliwack Branch of the Canadian Cancer Society
  • Director of Volunteers for the Chilliwack 2003 BC Seniors Games (which was a 2½ -year City Council appointment),
  • 6 years as a Director for the Chilliwack Hospice Society,
  • Served on her Homeowners Association Board for 5 years
  • very active in her Church as a regular Lector, serves on the Parish Finance Council and teaches the Financial parts of the Marriage Preparation course.
 In Rotary Carol was President of the Rotary Club of Chilliwack 2005-2006, and was President again in 2016-17.  Carol was District Trainer from 2006-2009, District Conference Chair 2009, has been part of the faculty for the Rotary Leadership Institute since 2007, was the District Visioning Coordinator from 2007-2013, served as an Assistant Governor 2009-2011 and was an Instructor for the Pacific Northwest PETS for 3 years (2012-2014).  She has been to many International Conventions and went to Brazil in 2015 on a Friendship Exchange.
 
In 2004 Carol went to Mexico for 4 days with 20 other Rotarians and family members to deliver a container load of wheelchairs – which started her passion for international service.
 
Carol has been to Ethiopia and Uganda to perform Rotary service work annually since 2009 (except for 2016) including participating in their Polio National Immunization Days.  In 2015 Carol received The Rotary Foundation’s “International Service Award for a Polio-Free World”, and in 2016 Rotary’s “Service Above Self Award”.
 
Outside of Rotary and her work, Carol enjoys many things including travel, her family and friends…and is an incredible Auntie to her eight nieces and nephews.