RI President’s Personal Representative

RI President’s Personal Representative for the Combined District Barossa Conference.

John C. Matthews

Director 2017-19
Rotary Club of Mercer Island
District 5030
Washington, USA

John C. Matthews was senior vice president of Costco Wholesale for 25 years. He also served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years before retiring as a commander in the supply corps.

Matthews is active on both corporate and community boards, including the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, University of Washington Bothell advisory board, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, Rotary First Harvest, and NW Reinsurance.

A Rotarian since 1988, Matthews has served Rotary as RI president’s representative, committee member, RI training leader, Rotary institute convener, and district governor.

He and his wife, Mary Ellen, are Paul Harris Fellows, Major Donors, and members of the Arch Klumph Society and Bequest Society of The Rotary Foundation. Together, they have established the John and Mary Ellen Matthews Endowed Rotary Peace Fellowship.