Wade Nomura
Wade Nomura is tireless in his efforts to support both local and international humanitarian causes, having worked on more than 200 charitable projects and been on 50 international project missions benefiting over 2 million people, including an NID to India, where he has a special passion, having had polio as a child. 
Wade is the Regional Organizer of Cadres for North America, past Technical Coordinator for Water Sanitation and Hygiene, and Community and Economic Development in English and Spanish speaking countries, and on the Long-Term planning committee for Cadres.
Wade is the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Rotary Action Group’s (WASHRAG) Operations Chair Elect and Technical Officer. For HANWASH, he is on the Steering Committee and Grants Committee Chair. 
Wade has received Rotary International’s highest individual award the Service Above Self award and Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and their highest individual award, the Distinguished Service award.  
Wade is a Charter member of the Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning, and District Governor in 2011-2012. He is also the Multidistrict PETS Alliance Executive Director, a Rotary Rose Parade Float Director and past chair, PRLS Director, and Rotary International Presidents Representative (10 times). 
Wade is the former Mayor and spent 28 years volunteering for the City of Carpinteria, California. In addition to many other local projects, he was the General Coordinator of Tomol Interpretive Play Area, a $1m partnership between his Rotary Club, the community, local, state and federal governments.  In 2011 he was selected as Carpinterian of the Year. 
Wade is also the President of the Carpinterian Boys and Girls Club Foundation, Vice Chair of Unite to Light, on the California League of Cities Racial Equity and Diversity Taskforce, the President of the Santa Barbara Junior Golf Tour, and The President of the Santa Barbara Japanese American Citizens league.
A regular keynote and workshop presenter, Wade focuses on topics including building better sustainable projects, leadership, performance improvement, Civil Rights and more. He produces and hosts the TV show Rotary, Serving Our Community (www.WeAreRotary.TV)
Wade was also a multiple BMX National Champion, Hall of Famer and designer of the Nomura Racing bike, an icon among the avid BMX collectors.
Recently Wade coauthored his biography Creating Destiny, with his wife Debbie Nomura, who is also a Rotarian.