Roy Talley joined the Kiwanis Club of Moorpark in 1992, having been sponsored by his wife Dee, who joined Kiwanis the previous year. Roy served as club president in 1997-98 and helped the club achieve distinguished club honors. He transferred to the Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks in 2000 and served as president in 2004-05, achieving distinguished club honors with this club, as well. Roy served as Lt. Governor for Division 42 in 2000-01, receiving super distinguished with honors recognition, and went on to serve as the Cal-Nev-Ha Kiwanis District Governor in 2009-10.
Roy was the Kiwanis International Formula Coordinator of Region 4 and has served on many District Governor’s Cabinets. He has also chaired several CNH District committees, including Membership, TAG Team, New Club Building, Policy and Young Children Priority One. Roy was also a member of several committees, including those of the District’s Convention Site and Selection, Communication, District Realignment, Strategic Planning, Governance, and the District Magazine.
Roy was a member of the Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Board from 2002-2010 and rejoined the Foundation Board in 2012, serving as Foundation Vice President during 2004-05 and 2016-18. He has served as chairman for several Foundation committees, including Governance (2004-06 and 2012-18); Pediatric Trauma Program/Partner Hospital (2003-04 and 2006-07); and Hope 4 Kids (2002-03). He has played an integral role in other Foundation committees, including Building (2003-07); Hope 4 Kids (2002-07); the Kiwanis Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship (2005-07); and Pediatric Trauma Program (2002-07). Roy also served on the Foundation’s Executive Committee in 2003-05 and has been a member since 2015.
Roy is a Diamond Level Hixon Fellow, a Diamond 12 Level Dunlap Fellow, and a Zeller Medallion recipient. He has received the District Tablet of Honor, District Life Membership, District Key Builder Award, three Distinguished Service Awards, two club Kiwanian of the Year awards, two Division Kiwanian of the Year awards, and two Past Governor Leadership awards.
Roy is an engineer by trade, spending most of his professional career in corporate management, and he is very active in his church, serving as secretary/treasurer and Sunday school superintendent. Roy is very active in his community as well, serving on boards for the Boy’s and Girl’s Club, AYSO, Little League, Moorpark High School Athletic Booster Club, Moorpark Community Stadium Foundation, Moorpark Historical Society, and California Jaycees. As a Jaycee, Roy was honored as Top Club President in the club’s population division as well as Top 5 District Directors, Top 5 Regional Directors, and Outstanding State Vice President by California. He also received the United States Jaycees Outstanding Regional Director Award. He is a former City of Moorpark Councilmember and Planning Commissioner and currently serves on the Ventura County Water and Sanitation District Advisory Board.
Roy has been married to his Kiwanis sponsor, Dee, for 37 years. They have two adult sons and three grandchildren.