Loretta Butts, our Rotary District Governor, will visit our club this coming Wednesday. Following is her bio.


Loretta R. Butts

Rotary Club of Atascadero






Loretta Butts is a Registered Principal and independent financial advisor.  Since moving to the Central Coast in 1989 from the San Francisco Bay area, she has served as the Chair of the San Luis Obispo County Commission on the Status of Women, on the Board of Directors of Life Span Services and Chair of the program advisory committee for the EOC Adult Day Care program in Templeton, CA. After serving a term on the board of the North County Women’s Shelter, she was one of the founding members of the Friends of the North County Women’s Shelter committee. 


Loretta joined the Rotary Club of Atascadero in 1994 and since then has served on several of the club’s boards and as Treasurer and Rotary International Foundation chair.  In 2001 she was instrumental in the charter of the Rotary Club of Templeton and served as its Charter President from 2001-2003.  In 2005, she returned to her home club in Atascadero.


Loretta has seen the impact of Rotary by attending Rotary International Conventions in Barcelona, Los Angles, Lisbon and most recently Sydney. 


She has seen Rotary’s direct impact during her travels to Nigeria to assist in the goal of eradicating polio while identifying the need for other Rotary sponsored programs and services. Loretta has also traveled to Uganda representing District 5240 Rotarians responsible for a significant grant to provide furnishings and supplies for a medical clinic and living facilities for staff in a remote village outside of Lira.


Loretta has served the District as International Service Chair, STEPS Chair, Assistant Governor, GSE Group Coordinator, district Paul Harris Society and Annual Giving advisor as well as advisor to the Grants Committee and member of the Future Vision Planning Committee.


She has had the honor of being selected Rotarian of the Year while also being a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a Benefactor and a member of the Paul Harris Society.  Her husband, John, is also a Paul Harris Fellow as are other members of her family. 


As a seventh generation Californian, Loretta has deep roots in the land of the District. She has 3 grown children and 10 grandchildren.  When not working on service through Rotary, she enjoys her family, reading, music, gardening, fly fishing, golf and Giants baseball.