March 16th Meeting

March 16th meeting was conducted by the Linfield Interact who did a great job!


Jeanne McClellan says there’s still time to register for District Assembly on March 26th in Lake Elsinore; all new Rotarians should really consider attending and if you contact Debbie Herrera the club will still pay for you to attend. Jeanne also reminded everyone to “save the date” of June 24th for the much anticipated demotion party for President Steve Yager. It’s a Friday evening at Wilson Creek and should be tons of fun! If you would like to be part of the committee for the party please see Jeanne or Dave Thompson ASAP!

Kim Kelliher passed along a heartfelt thank you from our exchange student Gabriella. Our club’s generous support of her fundraising effort generated $1600; she’s still trying to raise the remaining $650 for her trip across America.

Debbie Herrera distributed a printed roster for the club which we will keep updated regularly. If you have any changes or see any errors please contact Barbara Rubin with the necessary changes.

Vickie Walker needs all PRYDE applications faxed to her this week in order to conduct the interviews and meet the district deadline.

Barb Langdon recognized those from our club who the District has contacted to be DGL’s at RYLA.

Darren Gill clarified that this year there will not be a Triathlon or 5k, but it’s being replaced with what is now called the Temecula Bike Challenge with 25, 50, 75 and 100 mile rides. He’s looking for sponsors and volunteers for the April 30th event. We will also have the Expo at Bailey’s in Old Town and are looking for vendors. There will be a celebration after the ride with burgers and refreshments; we’d like to get more people to volunteer their time as entertainment throughout the day. Please contact Darren, Debbie Herrera, John Panique or Terry Whittington if you can help.

We are still trying to find the person who won the auction at Wilson Creek for a 7 day package at a Lawrence Welk Resort. The purchase price was $400 and if we don’t find the winner by next week, we’ll auction it off again. If you are the winner or remember who it was please contact Alyson Drago.

Fines and Recognitions:

All fines and recognitions went to Linfield Interact, and Rachel Mason was a pretty ruthless fine master! She nailed Past President David Frank for not wearing his badge, Deanne Stott – no badge and her birthday, Sergeant at Arms Terry Whittington for not wearing the Sergeant at Arms Badge, Cindy Light, Carl Pinkard and Chris Binkley for their birthdays, John Dubots is having a wedding anniversary, Christin Powers and Carolyn Kahla celebrated their one year club anniversaries, Barbara Rubin had to confess her granddaughter won an award at school, President nominee Kim Kelliher wasn’t wearing her badge,  B ill Kaffer confessed that his son graduated from Linfield and it only took him 25 years after graduation to earn his degree (of course Bill and Mary Ann were supporting him until he got his degree – smart man!) Jon Atwood will soon celebrate 13 years in our club and confessed he and his wife are traveling to Hawaii for vacation.  

The program included a history of the Linfield Interact and information from their members about what they are accomplishing. They have a very large club with about 85 members currently.

Hope you all have a great week, we’ll see you next Wednesday!

Submitted by Barbara Rubin


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.