Sunset Rotary is a young, fun, dynamic service club in Tallahassee, Florida consisting of a cross-section of Tallahassee’s business and professional men and women.

We are passionate about local and international community service, fellowship, and networking. If you are interested in learning what Rotary International is and what we are all about, please contact our Membership for more information at [email protected]

Who We Are

What would it take to change the world? Rotary's 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to Service Above Self. In more than 34,000 clubs worldwide, you'll find members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, and eradicate polio.

Our club was founded in 2003 with the support and guidance of the Tallahassee Sunrise Rotary Club. We are passionate about Service and We strive to uphold the Objects of Rotary and the Rotary 4-Way Test — and most of all we like to have fun.

We meet at Hotel Duval the first and third Tuesdays at 6:30 PM. Explore this site to learn about the benefits of Rotary and how you can join our local Rotary club.

What We Do

What don't we do really? Well, for one, we don't write a lot of copy, amirite?

But that doesn't mean we don't do good things. Quite the contrary in fact. When we actually build out our project pages, you'll see that Sunset Rotarians are zipping around all over the world to do good things in each of the avenues of service.

OUR BOARD

Tonya Chavis

President

Tonya Chavis, President, is a Senior Attorney/Arbitrator with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and arbitrates community association disputes, elections and recalls. Tonya is a Past President of the Florida Government Bar Association and develops continuing legal education seminars for the association. Tonya currently serves on the following boards:  Legal Services of North Florida, the North Florida Center for Equal Justice, Rotary Youth Camp, The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Bend and Hillel at Florida State University.

As a member of Tallahassee Sunset Rotary since 2007, Tonya has served 3 terms as Secretary and 1 as International Service Chair.  In her spare time, Tonya gardens (poorly) and is owned by her 7-year-old Labradoodle (who flunked out of service dog training school) and a 14-year-old Shitzhu (half-blind, half-deaf, totally diva) who rules the house.

Wade Shapiro

President-Elect

Despite being a Gator, Wade is awesome.

Michael Wong

Secretary

Mr. Wong has been known to wear ugly sweaters for a good cause.

Kyle Shaw

Treasurer

Kyle is great!

Shawn Hamm

Sergeant at Arms

Shawn is originally from Cocoa, Florida. He moved to Tallahassee, Florida to attend Florida State University, where he received a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a Masters in Public Health. Shawn became a Rotarian while serving as the Administrator for three Federally-Qualified Health Centers in rural North Florida providing access to healthcare for medically under-served communities and patients primarily without health insurance.

Shawn currently serves as a Performance Improvement Consultant for the Florida Department of Health in the Division of Children’s Medical Services. He is responsible for ensuring that programmatic processes are continually improving and operating efficiently in order to increase access to healthcare for children with special healthcare needs across the state of Florida. Shawn enjoys kayaking, camping, reading and gardening, but most people would say most of his free time is spent doing service through Rotary. Shawn lives with his significant other, Ali, and their dog, Belle. Shawn and Ali have hopes of attending medical school in the near future.

Sameer David

Sergeant at Arms

Sameer is away watching the World Cup

Elizabeth Chambers

Foundation

Ms. Chambers was born and raised in Tallahassee. She is a Leon High School Graduate, Class of 2006. She went on to receive her Bachelor's degree from Mid-America College of Funeral Service in 2011 graduating as Valedictorian and member of the Mu Sigma Alpha & Pi Sigma Eta Fraternities. Elizabeth is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, The Independent Funeral Directors of Florida, and the Florida Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association. She currently resides in Tallahassee where she is an active member of Saint Peter’s Anglican Church, serves as the Chair of the Foundation Committee for Sunset Rotary, is a member of the Network of Young Professionals, and volunteers for ECHO and Reading Pals. She loves to travel, enjoys time spent with family & friends, tries to play golf and frequents Alligator Point Beach.

Lindsey Perkins

Club Service / Vocational

Lindsey Perkins joined Southern Strategy Group in March of 2012 after graduating from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Lindsey worked for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in 2009 and as an intern for a private consulting firm, representing clients on a wide variety of issues, in 2010 and 2011.

Lindsey is actively engaged in the Tallahassee Network of Young Professionals, a group of young professionals networking to enrich the city by providing talent and valuable resources to local businesses and cultural organizations. In addition, Lindsey is a member of the Tallahassee Republican Women’s Club Federated, whose purpose is to support the Republican Party’s programs, and to encourage and strengthen Republican involvement in those programs as well as to support their participation as candidates for elective office. Lindsey is a native of Tallahassee.

Debbie Williams

Community Service / International

Did you know Debbie is a Master Gardener?

Stam Stathis

Fundraising

Stam is tremendous!

Lori Freeman

Past-President

Lori was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. She attended Florida State University, earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Information Science. She has over fifteen years of professional experience in the Information Technology industry and is a Systems Project Consultant with the Department of Business & Professional Regulation. She joined the Tallahassee Sunset Rotary Club in 2008 to serve her local community and as a result, it changed her life. Lori is passionate about local and international community service. Lori's experience with Rotary taught her just how fulfilling doing the unexpected can be, and this motivates and contributes to her passion to serve others, inspiring her desire to give back.

Lori has been married to her husband Judson Freeman, a Past President of the Monticello Rotary Club, for three years, and resides in Monticello, Florida.

Lori takes pleasure in traveling abroad, spending time with family, enjoying Florida beaches, nature, and gardening.

Joanna Whitson

Public Relations

Joanna is wonderful!