May 23rd marks week 47, the end is near for the reign of President Debbie and her board! No one was caught without their Rotary pin, congratulations to all!
Big reminder – our meeting scheduled for June 20th has been moved to June 22nd at 5:30pm when the demotion party will take place. No extra charge for members, just your regular meal charge; guests get the special price of $15. Please RSVP so we know how many meals we need.
Town Crier Dave Thompson announced that the Lake Elsinore Boys and Girls club is having a fundraiser on June 16th at the Storm Stadium, please come out and support them if you can.
Gary Thornhill is asking for more volunteers for our military appreciation concert on June 30th. He’d like help to do the set up on Saturday at 11am for 2 hours or so. Also after the event to help with tear down and during the event we need people to work in the kid’s area. If you have not been Live Scanned for Rotary you will need to do that before helping with the kids. We will make arrangements for anyone who needs to get the Live Scan, please see Debbie Herrera.
Volunteers are still needed for the Balloon and Wine Festival to work the VIP Booth, Dave Thompson has the details. Congratulations to our newest blue badge members, Mary Winter and Juli Johnson.
Julie Ngo has been heading up our scholarship committee and announced that this year we awarded 10 kids with $1000 each. Two of the recipients were from Oak Grove and one of them spoke briefly.
President Elect Rachel Mason brought President Debbie a shot glass from Thailand and thanked the club for sending her to the RI convention. Judging from the lovely suntanned skin, she had a great time.
Jana Swenson went on vacation and brought a shot glass from Berkley, to celebrate her daughter graduating from nursing school Liz Simeteys took some time off work and got to spend time with all the grandchildren – no shot glass available from this celebration.
David Lerma was ratted out for his enormous golf winnings in Las Vegas, Dave Thompson for being a self described terrible golfer (nobody believes that Dave!) and Jon Atwood didn’t win a thing.
Kathryn Stiles, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Loma Linda Medical Center – Murrieta spoke about their new hospital; you couldn’t miss her passion for their patients. For information go to www.llumcmurrieta.org
Next week we will have 7th graders from PRYDE tell us about their experiences.
The pot was at $917, Howard Kack had the winning ticket but couldn’t find the joker. It’s getting exciting so be sure to buy tickets before the meeting – I promise to be there on time with them this week!