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Wednesdays at Noon at Claim Jumper in Temecula
Second generation California native. Graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor’s in Chemistry, University of the Pacific with a DDS, and the University of California San Francisco with a Certificate in Orthodontics. Vietnam veteran. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Orthodontics at the University of the Pacific. Practiced in Livermore, California before retiring and moving to Mountain Center.
Joined Rotary in 1985 as a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Tracy, California. Served many roles in District 5330 and continue to do so. District Governor 2009-10. Established the Southern California-Nevada Division of the Rotary leadership Institute. 2016 Southern California-Nevada PETS Chair.
Married to Sue for 51 years. She is currently an Assistant Governor. We are both Major Donors and Bequest Society Members of The Rotary Foundation.
ROTARY WORLD PEACE CONFERENCE 2016
An overview of the January 15-16, 2016 Conference. As one of the six Avenues of Focus, Peace and Conflict Resolution is a major focus, and objective, for Rotarians. The presentation will address the following key questions: Why do we need a Peace Conference? What does conflict look like? How does the USA rank among other countries in the Global Peace Index? What can Rotary and Rotarians do promote peace and resolve conflict? What tools can I use to accomplish this?
This is an “eye-opening” presentation….not to be confused with an anti-war rant.
Our speaker Wednesday is Lake Elsinore Rotarian Tom Thomas.
Tom has been a Rotarian for almost 20 years. He has been a Club President, Assistant Governor and is the District Audio/Video Chair along with other new responsibilities. Tom and club member Kent Demuth have worked together on various grants and were partners in constructing the orphanage in Tijuana about 5 years ago.
Tom and his wife Dee ( also a Rotarian ) are residents of Mexico and the U.S. and have many strong ties to Mexico based Rotarians and Clubs. This year Governor Shab named Tom the “District Mexico Projects Chair” to help plan multiple opportunities that we have in Mexico.
Tom also sits on the Board of Directors of the Thousand Smiles Clinic operated by Rotary in Ensenada.
Tom is on the Lake Elsinore School Board, past board President, and has run Cops for Kids program in Lake Elsinore for years.
Tom is going to talk about Thousand Smiles and the new Kumiai Indian Village project – both in Mexico.
A VERY HAPPY ROTARIAN. HE DID NOT WIN THE LOTTERY.
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Oct 8th - Dan Stephenson - Rancon
Oct 15th - Janice Kurth, Md, Phd - GSE, Africa trip, Friendship exchange
Oct 22nd - Tom Thomas - 1000 Smiles - Lake Elsinore
Oct 29th - Rich Dellacqua - Rotary Peace Conference
Rotary has a long history of supporting our military. The Rotary Club of Temecula has picked up on that tradition and created The Military Family Support Project. Our project is simple in its very own nature. Listen to the issues facing our local Military Personnel, and their families, and apply the necessary resources that are needed to resolve the issue.