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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...
Every year in October Rotary Clubs around the world honor community members who have used their professions to help others. Rotary is founded on the principal that as leaders in business, members should use their knowledge and experiences to make a better world. The motto of “service above self” is stressed in each of the Avenues of Service as well as adhering to high ethical standards. The Vocational Services Award recognizes non-Rotarians for their service and dedication to those principles. Committee chairman Kevin Vernon who headed up the nomination process said “this year’s recipient was selected from an impressive pool of nominees”.
Since 1995 Des Starr has worked as School Superintendent for Calvary Murrieta Christian School and Assistant Pastor of Calvary Murrieta. He oversees the preschool, elementary, junior and senior high schools in addition to the home school Individual Study Program. He sits on the Board of Directors for Advocates for Faith and Freedom; a non-profit law firm dedicated to protecting religious liberty in the courts, Colina De Luz Orphanage in Mexico, Calvary Murrieta Christian School and Calvary Chapel Murrieta. Read more...
Vocational Service is second of the Four Avenues of Service that allows Rotarians to share their skills and expertise as business leaders. Vocational Service promotes high ethical standatrds in business and professions, recognizes the worthiness of all dignified occupations, and fosters the ideal of service in the pursuit of all vocations. The role of members includes conducting themselves and their businesses in accordance with Rotary's principles.
Temecula Rotary supports: 4-Way Speech Contest, Music Competition, Vocational Service Awards and Ethics Program.