Environment: Rotary's New Area of Focus
May 11, 2021
Yavus Atila
Environment: Rotary's New Area of Focus

Yavus Atila will discuss Rotary's New Area of Focus and ESRAG (Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group),

Yavus is the current member, founder, and Charter President of the Rotary Club of Monterey Cannery Row since October 2011. He joined Rotary in April 2005 as a member of the Rotary Club of Monterey Peninsula Sunrise and served as the club President in 2010-11 and Assistant Governor in 2011-12. He served as the District 5230 Governor in Central Coast California in 2016-17 and the District Trainer for 2017-2018 term, the District Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) chair for 2017-2020 term. Yavuz founded the Rotary club of Silicon Valley STAR in 2009 and Rotary club of Carmel Sunset in 2017. Yavuz joined the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG) in August 2019 and currently serving as the ESRAG Western North America Regional Chapter leader since April 2020.

Yavuz was born in a Black Sea town of Sinop, Turkey. He graduated from the Turkish Naval Academy in 1984. During his 8-year Navy career, he served on Turkish frigates that operated in the Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea. In December 1990, he received his M.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. After resigning from the Turkish Navy in 1992, he worked as the Information Systems Director for the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. In 2003, he founded his own company, Monterey Bay Technologies, Inc.; providing IT solutions, sales and services to the small to mid-size businesses and organizations.