CHEA Vice President 2020-21

Lenard Fisher

“Great” Northwest District

Len Fisher was born in Mississippi on November 2, 1937.  He was raised on a ranch just outside Sebastopol, CA.

Len attended Analy High School in Sebastopol, graduating in 1955.  Sports were very important in his life and he was involved n football, basketball and track. He was also very involved in Future Farmers but decided farming was not for him.  

After high school he attended Santa Rosa Community College and received an Associate of Arts Degree.  In order to fund his schooling, he worked as a psychiatric technician at Sonoma State Hospital in Glen Ellen.  Len had been accepted by the Air Force in 1958 but an auto accident cut that career short.

 The best part of his education was meeting his wife Judy at school. They were married on February 20, 1960 in Santa Cruz, CA.  As it turned out, Judy’s grandfather was an Elk in Santa Cruz and they had their wedding catered by the Elks Lodge there.  That was his first involvement with Elkdom.

Len had an opportunity for a job in the Electrician’s Union in Vallejo that started a forty year career.  He taught at the electrical apprentice-ship school for over twelve years, then he and Judy started their own electrical contracting business, working mostly in the wine industry.  They have two daughters. One lives in Napa and works in the food industry, and the other lives and teaches 5th grade in the Sacramento area.  Her husband is a paramedic and they have two sons.

Len has been an Elk for over nineteen years and has served two rounds on the Trustee Board. He was honored by his Lodge to be selected as Exalted Ruler in 2013-2014.  He has served on many committees consistently in the Napa Lodge.  He is also on the District Veterans Committee and on the National Veterans Committee through Grand Lodge.