Irina Dogadina

Member, Past President

I was born in Vladivostok, a maritime city situated in the Russian Far East. I was raised in a
family of scientists as the only child. My father worked on an oceanographic ship, and my
mother was a meteorologist. I was going in for competitive gymnastics for ten years, and at the
age of 14 I accomplished a class of Master of Sports of the USSR.
I started my own business in tourism and in 2008 set up a company called “Orange Sun”. It will
turn 10 years old next year. My company was awarded a number of times as one of the best
companies in the city in the sphere of hospitality.
I heard about Rotary International from a Bahamas Rotarian when attending “Global Women in
Management” training program in Washington, DC, in 2006. Upon coming back to Russia I was
invited to join Rotary Club of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. I served as President of the club in 2010-2011
with Jane Little (Homer, Alaska) as our 5010 District Governor. My club was recognized as the
best giving club to Polio Plus among 86 clubs of the district. The club became almost 100 per
cent Paul Harris club.