Mark Vien

Tracy financial adviser Mark Vien has taken over as president of the Tracy Rotary Club.

He was installed during the service club’s annual “Kick-out Night” in June and began his yearlong term July 10.

Vien, who succeeds Jeff Brown as president, plans to stress growth in club membership, which now stands at close to 40 members.

“Rotary is a great organization that has a long history (since 1929) in Tracy and, for that matter, in countries around the globe,” he said. “We want more people to become involved in its community and international programs.”

In the past year, the Tracy Rotary Club awarded scholarships to 28 graduates of Tracy-area high schools with a total value of more than $31,000. The club also sponsors Interact Clubs at Tracy and Kimball high schools and provides support for a number of nonprofit organizations.

The bulk of funding for club programs is generated by its annual crab dinner in January. Recently, more funds were raised at the concert of James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash at the Grand Theatre.

Working with Vien as club officers are Byron Alvarez, president-elect, and Ben Rose, secretary-treasurer.

Vien is a native of Redwood Valley, Minnesota, and a graduate of the University of Minnesota. He has been a financial adviser in Tracy for 27 years, including the past three years operating his own firm, Altamont Financial. He has a grown daughter and son.

Members of clubs in Tracy or Mountain House are invited to share news about their groups. Send email to, call 835-3030 or leave a note at the Tracy Press, 95 W. 11th St., Ste. 101.

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