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Charles "Doug" Clements serves as Youth Protection Officer (YPO) for Rotary International District 5340. As District YPO, Doug helps oversee implementation of the District's youth protection policies, and helps train individual club YPOs across the region.
An active member of the Rotary Club of Valley Center, Doug joined Rotary on January 8, 1975, and has maintained perfect attendance ever since. Over that time, he has been a member of the Poway Club, the Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Club, and Valley Center. He has served as club president four times (once in Poway, and three times in the Valley Center club), and has held every major position at the club level.
At the district level, Doug has been an assistant governor and chaired several committees including Rotary Foundation, International Service, Group Study Exchange (GSE), and Ambassadorial Scholarships. He has also served as District Council president and has been a Rotarian counselor to six different incoming scholars and one Youth Exchange student. He was the district’s GSE team leader to District 360 (now Districts 2600 & 2760) in Japan in 1977, and a special advisor to the GSE teams to and from District 2620, Japan in 1992-93. Doug is a Major Donor, a Benefactor, and a Paul Harris Society member.
In his professional life, Doug was with the Los Angeles and San Diego Sheriff’s Departments for 36 years. In those departments, he was assigned to patrol, jails, detectives, computerized crime analysis, homicide commander, SWAT team leader, bomb squad commander, arson-explosives, fraud-forgery, and undercover narcotics supervisor. Before joining law enforcement, he was a guidance systems machinist and inspector for North American Aviation. He also served in the military and was assigned to Air Weather Service and intelligence in the U.S. Air Force for four years.
Doug’s main interests besides Rotary are international travel, photography, computer technology, classic cars, and history. He and his wife Marilyn, a retired surgical nurse and adjunct professor of nursing at CSU San Marcos, have been married 50 years and have two children, six grandchildren, to contact Doug, please email