The Rotary Club of Placerville is proud to announce that one of their own, Area Governor Kurt Raffetto, has been selected by the District 5190 Nomination Committee to be the District Governor for Rotary Year 2026-2027.
The Rotary Club of Placerville is pleased to announce that past president Kurt Raffetto has been selected as Rotary District 5190 District Governor for Rotary Year 2026-27.  Raffetto joined the Rotary Club of Placerville in 2014, sponsored by his father, Danno Raffetto. He served as president from 2018 to 2021 and is currently the area governor for Area 6 which encompasses the Rotary Clubs of Georgetown Divide, Pollock Pines-Camino, Cameron Park, and Placerville.
In his upcoming role as District Governor, Raffetto will oversee the 61 clubs of District 5190.  The district is one of the geographically largest in the United States, covering north-eastern California and all of northern Nevada. Raffetto is only the second Placerville Rotarian to serve as district governor, the first being Clyde Curtis during the 1956-1957 Rotary year.  At that time, the district included most of northern California and all of Nevada except the Las Vegas area. At the end of Curtis’ term, there were 51 clubs in the district.  The official name of Placerville’s Rotary Park is Clyde F. Curtis Rotary Park after the former district governor.
In addition to his role as area governor, Raffetto has served as the district service chair and was a critical part of the district disaster response committee.  The disaster response committee was formed following the devastating fires of 2021.  15 wildfires impacted district 5190 including the Caldor Fire in the local area. The committee was responsible for donations to the West Slope Foundation and for tree planting in the burn area.  As president, Raffetto led his club and the community to raise $100,000 for the Rotary Club of Paradise following the devastating Camp Fire. The club was recognized by the district with the Community Service Project of the Year Award for 2018-2019.