Winnie Marvel, DG 2017-2018
Rotary Club of Tampa
Winnie was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, the fifth daughter of her Florida native parents, Bobby and Alvin Lee Magnon. She was born into a Rotary family, as her father was serving as Tampa Rotary club president when she was two years of age. Her grandfather, Alvin, also served as Tampa Rotary president in 1942. Her Rotary lineage is a true source of pride and was instrumental in shaping her view of the world and business.
After college, Winnie joined the family’s jewelry business where she worked until 2016 when the store was closed. During her tenure in the jewelry business she became a gemologist and enjoyed many associations with fellow jewelers.
Winnie became a member of the Rotary Club of Tampa in 2001. She served as its first third generation president in the Club’s history in 2012, and was the Club’s second female president. Although there is plenty about Rotary she doesn’t know, there isn’t anything she wouldn’t do to advance Rotary’s mission of Service Above Self.
In addition to her involvement in Rotary, Winnie has served on the boards of the Humane Society of Tampa, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and the H.B. Plant Museum. She is also a member of the Athena Society for Women and Ye Loyal Krewe of Grace O’Malley.
Winnie has been happily married to husband Jay for 34 years, and they have two awesome sons, Nathan (26), whom many of you already know, and Davis (24). She is also a proud Dog Mom to Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Oliver and Mia
When she isn’t ‘doing good in the world’ Winnie loves knitting, reading, Tampa history, cooking and entertaining.