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Wednesdays at Noon at Claim Jumper in Temecula
Larry Sundram emigrated to the U.S. from India when he was 20. After serving in the military he embarked on a career in insurance and was President of Prudential Property and Casualty Company, an insurance company with $4 billion in assets and 2 billion in annual revenue. In addition, he created and managed several start-ups in the insurance and banking sectors and served on their boards.
Larry is past Governor of District 5340 San Diego, California, its 68 clubs, and 3,400 Rotarians. He is a member of the Rotary E-Club of the United Services. During 2011-12 Larry was recognized on the stage at the Bangkok convention as one of the top 15 District’s Governors in the entire world. During his year the district:
• Had highest new member growth in North and South America
• 75% of the District clubs had retention of 85% or better
• The district did $1.3 million in Global Grants
• Chartered six new clubs and two new provisional clubs
• Chartered one new Rotaract club
• Won a Zone 25/26 award for the Public Image Campaign
Larry is a Major Donor, a Benefactor, a Level 7 member of the Bequest Society a member of the Arch Klumph Society. He has travelled extensively and participated in Rotary projects on several continents. He and his wife enjoy hosting visiting Rotarians and young people from all over the world.
In his community, Larry served on the board of the San Diego County Water Authority and as President of Rainbow Municipal Water District. He has been recognized for outstanding service to the 1st Marine Division of the USMC and their families.
Sandy McKay and her family moved to Temecula 15 years ago from Vista, CA. She and her husband, Tim of 25 years, are the proud parents of two sons. Their older son, Tyler, graduated from Chaparral High School is currently is a sophomore at Cal State University San Marcos. Her younger son, Dylan, is in 8th grade at James L. Day Middle School.
Sandy has been an educator or 23 years. She was a classroom teacher for 8 years in the San Marcos Unified School District and then she became the director of a BTSA Program (Beginning Teacher Support & Assessment) in again in San Marcos. In 2002 she accepted a position as an Assistant Principal in the Temecula Valley Unified School District. Sandy spent 3 years in a split assignment between Palomar and Nicolas Valley Elementary Schools. She then spent 7 years as a Principal of Palomar Elementary and then at Abbey Reinke Elementary and finally as a Principal on Special Assignment. However the opportunity to go back on site as Principal of Temecula Valley Elementary School, working with the faculty and students, was a thrill. She is in her 3rd year at TVES.
TVES is a California Title 1 school. A Title 1 School is defined as; Schools with a large underachieving, low-income student population.
Photos by Todd Montgomery
Sept 3rd - Robert Blanton - Warfighters Made
Sept 10th - Temecula Elementary Principal - Title 1 School
Sept 17th - Taste of the World Sponsorship Presentation - Lisa Locke
Sept 24th - Larry Sundrum - PDG District 5340(San Diego)
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.