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was established in 1974 with a provisional board. On May 5, 1975, this new club was admitted to Rotary International. Today our club has grown to be the largest in the area.
The following members were given the opportunity to tell us about their business – in 10 seconds or less! Dr. Jeff Marrs, is a Chiropractor in Temecula; Sandy Villella handles HR & finance for a group of companies in Murrieta; Kevin Vernon’s business is commercial real estate specializing in tenant/landlord representation; Bill LaForge is a psychologistpracticing in Temecula focusing onanxiety and food disorders; Jane Laskin handles public relations at Temecula Recycling; Vickie Walker’s business is computer networking equipment and service.
Songmaster Dave Frank has lead us in singing some of the classics such as “Brown eyed girl”, “Heard it Through the Grape Vine” and “Barbara Ann”. We are now calling him DJ Frank and Karaoke Dave. If you have a suggestion for a song please let Dave know, he’ll also let you lead the singing!
Non Rotary paid announcements:
Gary Thornhill talked about a fundraiser called Homes for Troops raising money to build a house for an Iraqi war vet named Wally Fanene, it will be held September 15th at the Domenigoni Community Center.
Rachel Mason thanked members for their support in attending the open house for Delta Hospice.
Bruce Cripe thanked members Tina Roy and Mark Van Dinter who led some boy scouts in a project to help build a shelter at Canine Support Teams facility. There will be a Luau fundraiser on September 13th at Wilson Creek to further support their efforts.
Raj talked about the Storm’s special Friday night events at the ball park.
Tammy Wilson gave information about their weekend work party with Habitat for Humanity.
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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.”
Reported by Rotarian Sk. Abdul Hadi, Rotary Club of Khulna North, Khulna, Bangladesh:
"Rotary Club of Khulna North implemented the first “Health Care Camp” for the Rotary year 2012-13 with the assistance of the Rotary Club of Temecula, District 5330, USA on Thursday, 9 August 2012 from 9:00 am (9:00 am to 1:30pm), at A H Bhuyan Rotary Clinic and Diabetic Center, 24 Old Jessore Road, Khalishpur, Khulna.
Our physician President Rtn. Dr. Saidul Islam together with PP Dr. Mostafa Kamal, and PE Dr. M. B. Zaman clinically examined the underprivileged malnourished mothers, children and senior citizens. Members of the club and some Medical staffs assisted them to implement the project. 105 patients were provided medications and consultations. Few patients were referred to Government hospitals for further Medicare.
Rotaractors and young Rotarians extended their help and support to recruit the patients from the surrounding slum areas. Zonal Rotary leaders including Lieutenant Governor Rtn Farhad Ahmed Akand and some invited guests observed the camp."
The camps will continue over the next several months. The Rotary Club of Temecula financial assistance provides medicines and supplies. Previously, our club supported the Rotary Club of Khulna North efforts to provide blankets and mosquito netting distributed at clinic sites and slums. Read the full article regarding our previous support.Read more...
Raj completed the 4 way test without looking; Derek did our invocation and Gary lead the pledge. We had a very special treat for our song which was performed in Portuguese by Paolo Rosa, a good friend of our former exchange student Mateus from Brazil. This is Paolo’s first trip to the US and it was great that he could join us.
We passed a card for Gerry Wilson who’s been under the weather, and one for former member Harry Shank who is back in the hospital at Scripps. Visitors are welcomed; contact Vickie Walker if you’d like any further details.
Mateus gave us a recap of what he’s been doing over the last 6 years since he was here on our Youth Exchange program. We got to say goodbye to our outbound exchange student Sydney as she is leaving for Germany. Our incoming student is also from Germany, the two will get to meet before our student comes to the US.
Monique announced we will have a program on Junior achievement 8/15, there will be a training session the same afternoon for volunteers interested in participating.Read more...
This is President Rachel’s third week, Ed Prieboy lead us into our daily prayer, did a very nice job being thankful. Kim May lead the Pledge and Sandy Villella quoted the Four-way Test.
Past President Debbie presented Rachel with a Rotary banner. We had several guests including Regional manager John Thorpe and Tom Priscape from Environmental Concepts, Cliff Stockmyer a Rotarian from Lincoln Nebraska, Holly Cate - Dale Machen's daughter and former member, Elisa Mascia Exchange Student, Grace and Sarah Harris – Chad’s daughters, Richard Jemison from Land Strategies and Kim Goodnough from Michelle’s Place.
Host an Italian Rotarian; we are in need of host families for the International Exchange August 22nd through 25th. They need a place to sleep, breakfast, and transportation to meetings, there may also be a need for some dinners.Read more...
Rotary has a long history of supporting our military. The Rotary Club of Temecula has picked up on that tradition and created The Military Family Support Project. Our project is simple in its very own nature. Listen to the issues facing our local Military Personnel, and their families, and apply the necessary resources that are needed to resolve the issue.