August 2012 meeting summary

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:

Karen Schneider reported the trip to Del Mar was a great success and quite a bit of fun. The New Gens Beer Pong fundraiser was August 18th at Spelly’s Pub. Our Literacy fundraiser was held August 24th at Wiens Winery and was a great success.

Kim Kelliher said our outbound exchange student Sydnie is doing better in Germany, if you would like to send email for encouragementcontact Kim to get her address.Our inbound student Rebecca arrived;she is a junior at Chapparral High School, if you can include her in anouting contact Karie Reuther.

Kent Demuth has placed information about the Health Camp we sponsored in Bangladesh on the club website. Please take a minute to review this information about what we are doing around the world.

The Polio Pig has been traveling to various places including to Lisa Lock’s office Equity Management, Julie Ngo’s State Farm Insurance office, Kim May took it to Aces Comedy Club.

Our district is taking GSE applications for team leader for next year’s India trip, they are looking for people between the ages of 25 and 40 who are non Rotarians.Please contact Allen Orr for more information.

There has been a change in the leadership as John Panique submitted his resignation to the club; membership will now be co-chaired by Greg Bennett and Raj Narayanan. We are sorry to see John go and wish him the very best.

On behalf of the Military Family Support Committee Jana Swenson is asking for volunteers for an event taking place on November 8th at the Marriott Marquis in San Diego. They need babysitters to help during the evening of the Marines Birthday Ball.

Monique Lambert is coordinating our involvement with Jr. Achievement; there will be a training day on September 26th.

Karie and Bernie announced the concert on August 24th raised over $8000 in support of our Literacy project, congratulations to everyone who helped out on a great event. If you are interested in helping next year please see Karie, they begin working on the next event right away.

The 4-way speech contest is coming up and if you have ideas as to how you would like to see it conducted please see committee chair Julie Ngo. We are also looking for ideas for recognizing people in the community for Vocational Service.

Fines:President Rachel asked that everyone log into the members section of the website and update your member information making sure birthdays and anniversaries are entered correctly.

Confessions: Mike Noon for his vacation brought President Rachel a sweatshirt

Val Church proudly confessed that her business - The Client Mind is nowincorporated.  Jon Atwood has a new granddaughter. Mark Van Dinter announced that 6 Eagle Scouts graduated August 14th. Barb Langdon visitedherdaughter brought Rachel a giftof a braceletand a Masonjar wine glass. Alyson ratted out Rachelfor an article in the paperabout a meeting she is facilitating for Michelle's place. David Neault is having his 4year club anniversary and taking an Alaskan cruise the end of the month.

Dan Venne confessed to having taken a 3 week vacation in Europe and brought President Rachel a bottle of breakfast scotch whiskey. Dale Machen bragged about his two sons. Esther Phahla brought a flag from the Rotary club she visited in South Africa and brought a special bottle if liquor for Rachel. Our exchange student Rebecca visited and presented Rachel with a flag from her home club in Germany. Allyson Trantum just returned from a Disney Cruse to the Caribbean.

Alyson Drago did a package deal to celebrate her birthday, her husband’s birthday and a new job at US Bank. She’s also taking a vacation to Seattle.

Jon Lieberg presented Rachel with flag from an Italian Rotary club. David Frank has learned to multitask and in addition to his work as a CPA he is now the owner of Yamashita Karate & Fitness in Murrieta. Derek Thomas vacationed for a week on the beach in Santa Barbara. Julie Ngo confessed to some mistake causing her to not pay for her tickets to the Literacy concert and made a donation to the Literacy program to make up for that. Doug Ernst celebrated his 23rd wedding anniversary.

Speakers for the month were – Jon Atwood doing a craft talk, Peter Hamilton from Murrieta Valley Funeral Home and Research for Life speaking about whole body donation. Emily Falappino  about Jr. Achievement, Officer Thomas from the Temecula Police Department about Identity Theft Prevention, and on August 29th our Club Assembly featured Kim Kelliher and Chad Harris presenting details about the 2013 Taste of the World Fundraiser. Also on August 29th Wilson Creek treated us to Christmas in August to show our club members what a great job they do for holiday parties. They featured a special menu and beautifully decorated tables and special music and would appreciate it if our members would consider them for parties.

Drawing: On August 8th Terry Whittington won the $136 pot, but by August 29th it has grown back up to $74.


Rotary Avenues of Service

Rotary’s commitment to Service Above Self is channeled through five Avenues of Service, which form the foundation of Rotary.

New Generations Service

New Generations Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities such as RYLA, Rotaract and Interact club service projects, and creating international understanding with Rotary Youth Exchange.

Vocational Service

Vocational Service involves club members serving others through their professions and aspiring to high ethical standards. Rotarians, as business leaders, share skills and expertise through their vocations, and they inspire others in the process.

Community Service

Community Service is the opportunity Rotary clubs have to implement club projects and activities that improve life in the local community.

International Service

International Service encompasses efforts to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the world and to promote world understanding and peace. It includes everything from contributing to PolioPlus to helping Rotary Youth Exchange students adjust to their host countries.

Club Service

Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the smooth functioning of Rotary clubs.