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Wednesdays at Noon at Claim Jumper in Temecula
Father, Sailor, Survivor, Speaker and Author.
A veteran blue water sailor, John undertook a life's dream in sailing around the world with his wife Jean and their four children aged three through 14. Their sailing classroom delivered the maritime world in all its beauty and with it the responsibilities of running a ship at sea. A life that sometimes meant hard work in hard places, and facing truths about yourself and each other that were hard to swallow. Two years and 18,000 sea miles later, came a violent shipwreck, ending their voyage on a submerged coral reef deep in the South Pacific while on passage to Australia. Breaking seas pitched tons of seawater upon the Silverwood's and their vessel EMERALD JANE, a 55’ catamaran, their baptism to a long night and day of unimaginable pain, terror and despair.Read more...
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.
Dec 3 - John Silverwood
Dec 10 - White Elephant Gift Exchange
Dec - 17 - Pechanga
Dec - 24 & 31 - Dark - Merry Christmas
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.