Allen Orr has prepared a list of each member’s Foundation donation standings, if you would like to know how close you are to your Paul Harris please see Allen. If you have not made a contribution to Foundation this year please consider doing so, we are trying to achieve Every Rotarian Every Year status again by having every member of our club make a donation, small or large.
Bob Brown is gearing up for our Thanksgiving and Christmas food collections and will have signup sheets next week. He is asking for a couple of people with pickup trucks to help collect food and take it to his house for storage. If you know of a family who needs help please contact Bob ASAP! Rachel is also asking for someone with Excel spreadsheet skills to help her with the organization part of the project.
Kim Kelliher is urging everyone to sign up for the bus for District Conference on Friday October 26th, for $10 you get a t-shirt and bus ride.Read more...
We had the pleasure of District Governor Jean Easum visiting our club and talking about the moment she knew she wanted to serve others. She told us a little about herself and some great stories about what Service Above Self means to her.
Dr. Jeff recited the 4 way test and Assistant Governor Don Lunday our invocation. New member Trees Baker led the Pledge.
Karie Reuther and Rusty Manning were selected to tell us about themselves: Karie works for Granite Construction and has focused her attention on the Liberty Quarry project. Rusty owns and operates A Grape Escape Balloon Adventure – a hot air balloon company.
A guest from the Lake Elsinore club announced they are holding an Oktoberfest fundraiser at the Storm Stadium on October 6 – 7th.
Gary Thornhill is asking everyone to consider helping out at the Marine’s Birthday Bash to do child care for a few hours.
District Conference is coming up October 26 – 28, we have a very exciting theme planned for our hospitality suite, please see Chad Harris if you can help; and please plan to attend.
Raj Narayanan is helping to coordinate sponsors for Taste of the World and suggested one of the best ways to get them involved would be to invite them to a club meeting.
Mary Winter volunteered to take the Polio Pig but Chuck Washington stole it from her – Chuck is taking it to City Hall this week.Read more...
Tena C. recited the 4 way test, Derek T. did our invocation and Rotary Karaoke master David F. led us in singing “With a Little Help from My Friends”.
Dave T. and Monique L. were chosen to say a little bit about their time in Rotary, Dave has been a member for 21 years and has served as Assistant Governor to District 5330. Monique joined 1 year and 8 months ago and is already serving on the board as Community Services Director.
Temecula Mayor Chuck Washington was re-introduced to the club as a new Honorary Member, as well as Councilwoman Mary Ann Edwards.Read more...
The following members were given the opportunity to tell us about their business – in 10 seconds or less! Dr. Jeff Marrs, is a Chiropractor in Temecula; Sandy Villella handles HR & finance for a group of companies in Murrieta; Kevin Vernon’s business is commercial real estate specializing in tenant/landlord representation; Bill LaForge is a psychologistpracticing in Temecula focusing onanxiety and food disorders; Jane Laskin handles public relations at Temecula Recycling; Vickie Walker’s business is computer networking equipment and service.
Songmaster Dave Frank has lead us in singing some of the classics such as “Brown eyed girl”, “Heard it Through the Grape Vine” and “Barbara Ann”. We are now calling him DJ Frank and Karaoke Dave. If you have a suggestion for a song please let Dave know, he’ll also let you lead the singing!
Non Rotary paid announcements:
Gary Thornhill talked about a fundraiser called Homes for Troops raising money to build a house for an Iraqi war vet named Wally Fanene, it will be held September 15th at the Domenigoni Community Center.
Rachel Mason thanked members for their support in attending the open house for Delta Hospice.
Bruce Cripe thanked members Tina Roy and Mark Van Dinter who led some boy scouts in a project to help build a shelter at Canine Support Teams facility. There will be a Luau fundraiser on September 13th at Wilson Creek to further support their efforts.
Raj talked about the Storm’s special Friday night events at the ball park.
Tammy Wilson gave information about their weekend work party with Habitat for Humanity.
Rotary Announcements:Read more...
Raj completed the 4 way test without looking; Derek did our invocation and Gary lead the pledge. We had a very special treat for our song which was performed in Portuguese by Paolo Rosa, a good friend of our former exchange student Mateus from Brazil. This is Paolo’s first trip to the US and it was great that he could join us.
We passed a card for Gerry Wilson who’s been under the weather, and one for former member Harry Shank who is back in the hospital at Scripps. Visitors are welcomed; contact Vickie Walker if you’d like any further details.
Mateus gave us a recap of what he’s been doing over the last 6 years since he was here on our Youth Exchange program. We got to say goodbye to our outbound exchange student Sydney as she is leaving for Germany. Our incoming student is also from Germany, the two will get to meet before our student comes to the US.
Monique announced we will have a program on Junior achievement 8/15, there will be a training session the same afternoon for volunteers interested in participating.Read more...