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FOUR LOCAL CITIZENS RECEIVE VOCATIONAL SERVICE AWARDS FROM THE ROTARY CLUB OF TEMECULA FOR THEIR SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.
Pictured: David Neault, Jami McNees, Kim Kelliher, Trisha Sheas, Bernard Truax, Walt Allen, Bud Kane, Mike Noon, Kevin Vernon. Photo Credit: Todd Montgomery.
Vocational service is one of Rotary’s “Avenues of Service” and encourages members to serve others through their professions and to practice high ethical standards. Each October Rotary Club members nominate distinguished members of the community that exemplify service above self through their careers upholding high ethical standards. In previous years the club has honored only one or two recipients but according to program chairman Kevin Vernon “it has become clear that even in the toughest of times there are many business people in the Temecula Valley who give of their time in extraordinary ways”. In addition to being recognized and thanked by Rotary each recipient received a check for $100.Read more...
Rotary Club of Temecula 14th Annual Music Contest Winners- from left to right: Julie Ngo Program Co-Chair, Rachel Mason Club President, Breanna Ohler(1st Place, Flute); Tessa Fabritius (Trombone), Anya Corse (Piano) Sally Myers. Photo by Todd Montgomery
The Rotary Club of Temecula held its 14th Annual Music Contest on February 27th 2013 at the Temecula United Methodist Church. Three students competed in the instrumental category including flute, piano and trombone.
Prize money for first place was $400 and each of the other participants was awarded $75 for competing. The first place contestant advances to participate in the Rotary District 5330 semi final and final competitions to be held at the University of Redlands set for March and April this year. In addition the judges had the option to advance up to three students based on their evaluation of the performances.Read more...
Rotary Club of Khulna North completed the second phase of distribution for Rotary International Grant #77499 on June 13, 2013. This grant is supported by funds from The Rotary Foundation and Rotary Clubs of Temecula, San Bernardino, Murrieta and Lake Elsinore.
This second phase included distribution of mosquito nets, blankets, water filters, documents for 6 latrines and "fish-fry" for two area ponds out of five planned as part of of the project. These items where distributed to poor students and their families of Diana, Aranghata & Gaikur villages of Daulatpur, Khulna district of Bangladesh. (Click on images for enlarged view)
Grant funds for $38,458 was presented to Centro Oncologico Pediatrico of Tijuana on June 22nd by Tijuana Milenio Minarete Rotary Club, Temecula Rotary Club and Lake Elsinore Rotary Club members. Tom Thomas from Lake Elsinore RC and Kent Demuth from Temecula RC represented Rotary District 5330. The Rotary Grant was funded by contributions from Murrieta, Temecula, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, and Tijuana Milenio Minarete Rotary Clubs with matching funds from Rotary District 5330 (Riverside County area), District 4100 (Baja and North Western Mexico) and The Rotary Foundation.Read more...
Corporal Jon Schumacher will be leaving the Marine Corp at the end of June and his family has chosen Temecula to make their home; Jon is a triple amputee after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan in October 2011. After approximately 100 surgeries to repair the damage he is learning to walk using prosthetic legs but it’s a long slow process. When members of the Rotary Club’s Military Support Committee learned of the needs of this family he contacted Jeff Conner at Pacific Mobility in San Marcos to see if they could help.
Pacific Mobility has a long relationship with the military, and according to owner and President Jeff Conner they unfortunately learn of these kind of needs much too often. Jeff knew he wanted to help so he contacted Bruno Independent Living Aids, Inc., who they have done business with since 1986. Bruno is a family owned company, a leading manufacturer of Stair Lifts based in Oconomowoc, WI. When owner Mike Bruno heard Corporal Schumacher’s story he agreed they had to help.Read more...