Peace is Possible, and on November 13, 2011 Rotarians and peacemakers on the west coast gathered in Palm Springs at the Palm Springs Convention Center to discuss this very theme at the Rotary Peace Conference. This event, hosted by Rotary International Director Ken Boyd is one of a series that have taken place throughout the world.
Keynote Speaker, Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas Gandhi, shared his views on non-violence with riveting and unique reflections on the personal and historical legacy of his grandfather, Mohandas Gandhi.
Donna and Raj represented our club at the Multiculural Feastival.
Mr. Rivers background encompasses over 25 years of executive healthcare administration. Currently, Mr. Rivers serves as the Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director at Southwest Healthcare System which operates Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar and Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta and Temecula Valley Day Surgery in Murrieta.
Along with a dedicated leadership team, physicians and the entire hospital staff, Mr. Rivers directed the opening of the 91 million dollar expansions to both hospitals which include new emergency departments featuring more than 70 bays, expanded ICU at Inland Valley that doubled bed capacity, and the largest Women’s Center in the entire region located at Rancho Springs. His leadership was instrumental in passing one of the largest state and federal surveys and now steers the development for the region’s first NICU at Rancho Springs and Cardiac Services at Inland Valley. Each of these service lines are to better serve the needs of the community and are in partnership with clinically integrated strategies with physicians and community partners.
Besides being a Paul Harris Fellow and Rotarian, Mr. Rivers serves with many philanthropic and healthcare organizations including Chairman for the Riverside County Chapter of the American Red Cross during his 26 year tenure. The local chapter, on average, responds daily to community members in need of aid stemming from fire, flood or other disasters. Mr. Rivers has a Sc.B. from Brown University and a M.S./M.B.A. from the University of La Verne. He has two incredible children, enjoys travel, life and “plays golf by appointment.”
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...
Contact: Barbara Rubin, Public Relations Director
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...