John Benson

John BensonJohn Benson, a commercial photographer from Pleasanton, has recently joined the MBGFR.

John was born and raised in California and finished school at San Diego State. He is married and he and his wife have two wonderful children.

Welcome, John, to the MBGFR!


Gloria Wilson

Gloria WilsonGloria Wilson is the MBGFR's newest member. Gloria's husband Mike is a current member.

Gloria joined us at our Gold Country Two Day event earlier this year and had so much fun she decided to become one of us.

Gloria started playing golf in 1989 to spend more time with Mike and the couple has belonged to Mission Viejo Country Club, Apple Valley Country Club, Red Hill Country Club, Visalia Country Club, Peachtree Country Club and, currently, Corral de Tierra Country Club.

Gloria is a former banker working for over 20 years as an executive assistant for bank CEOs. Her last job was with Suncrest Bank. She retired in 2014.

According to Gloria, "My lowest handicap was 15 at Apple Valley CC but now I'm a 29 and usually can't play to it. However, I love the game and the comaraderie."

Welcome to the MBGFR, Gloria!


Bob Wyrick

Bob Wyrick is a returning long time MBGFR member.  He and his wife Julie now live in Pismo Beach, CA.

Bob won the Trotter Cup in 1996, 1997, 1998,2005 and 2006.  Welcome back Bob and Julie you were missed.


Bill Schene

I live in Visalia and am in the produce industry.  Currently not in Rotary, sponsored by Jim Sigler in to MBGFR.  I  have a duaghter in college and a son in pharmacy school.


Welcome Bill to the MBGFR, hope to see a lot of you in 2016.


Deb Knowles

I am a Rotarin with the Rotary Club of Alameda, District 5170.  Past president, current board of director and president of the Alameda Rotary Endowment Foundation.  I am also a board director for my business district and president of the Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter, a public/private partnership with the city of Alameda.

I live in Alameda with spouse Susan and two furry Australian Shepards, Nick and Nora.  Professinally, I am a Financial Advisor with Edward Jons Investments.  M office is in alameda.  I have been with Jones for 9 years and am a partner with the firm.


I golf out of Mira Vista Golf and Country Club.  I'm always working to improve my game.

Thank for welcoming me into your fellowship.  I'm looking forward to getting to know you all.