is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
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.
President Rachel introduced "guerrilla warfare" where she hands the microphone to someone to tell the club about their business. Julie Johnson was first because she made eye contact. Julie has been handling commercial insurance with Strachota since 1988. Daren Walsh is an architect and does interior design with Silver Sage, who does commercial work, remodels, planning and custom homes.
Karen Schneider has organized our annual trip to the Del Mar races on August 3rd, if you are signed up please pay Susie for your tickets because we can't bill for them.
Barbara Rubin asked that if you have an announcement please give her the details in person or by email so she can get it into the meeting notes.
Mike Noon wants everyone to know he's the new club secretary and the guy to go to if you have questions.
Kim Kelliher will be bringing our former Brazilian exchange student Mateus to the club meeting on July 25th.
Bernie Bramante paid the $10 fee to promote Oak Grove's fundraiser on July 20th featuring the Brewer Boys at Wiens Winery, it's intended to be a family event.
Birthdays - Todd Montgomery, John Dubots and Gary Thornhill's wife
Debbie Herrera who brought a signed flag from RI president Tanaka after visiting RI headquarters.
Club Anniversary - John Panique
Terry Whitington confessed to having taken a motorcycle trip to Colorado and presented past president Debbie with shot glasses. Barbara Rubin brought president Rachel some Caribbean rum from her scuba diving trip to Honduras. Bob Brown bragged about his granddaughter Carly graduating from USC after only 3 years and is now working in London for the Olympics. He is also proud of his daughter Stephanie being hired as a special Ed teacher in Arcadia and granddaughter Caitlin who is in a dance competition in NYC.
Alyson Drago confessed on behalf of Tammy Wilson that Oak Grove is preparing to build a second location in Perris. Len Francis bragged about being on time to the meeting and Julie Ngo just returned from a two week vacation to NYC and Bermuda. Gifts of rum and shot glasses were presented to both past president Debbie and president Rachel. John Panique volunteered that Dave Thompson celebrated the birth of his 6th grandchild. David Lerma is proud of his son who just graduated from Cal State San Bernardino with two degrees.
Past president Debbie presented awards to those who were not able to attend the demotion party. President Rachel passed out the Rotary kool-aid and asked several members to share when they first drank it. This year Rachel would like to collect and share photos and stories about what we do as Rotarians in our community.
Jana Swenson had the winning ticket, but the pot remained safe, she didn't draw the winning card.
President Debbie’s last meeting began with absolutely no one getting fined for not wearing their pin, because everyone was wearing one!
Karen Schneider announced our annual Del Mar Races trip is set for August 3rd. If you signed up please pay Susie in advance as we won’t be billing for the tickets.
Kim Kelliher confessed to having taken vacation in Maui and brought Debbie some Rum and a shot glass. She also began buttering up incoming President Rachel with a gift.
Mark Van Dinter brought a shot glass from his trip to Canada; he said it was custom made for Debbie with the saying “crazy as a loon”.
Sandy Villella presented Debbie with a Hard Rock New York shot glass for her very special collection, and Howard confessed to taking a trip to New England for his 47th wedding anniversary. Allen Orr returned from a trip to Turkey and surrounding areas, celebrated his 32nd wedding anniversary and brought a shot glass from Budapest.
Pete Olhasso was ratted out by Jon Lieberg for taking a trip to Africa.
The gavel was passed from President Debbie (now Past President) to President Rachel. The old board was thanked for their service and the new board inducted by AG Dave Thompson.
Your new board members are:
Rachel Mason - President
Kim Kelliher – President Elect
Mike Noon - Secretary
John Dubots – Treasurer
Chad Harris – Vice President
Allen Orr - Foundation
Debra Johnson - International
Monique Lambert – Community Service
John Panique - Membership
Karen Schneider – Club Service
Karie Reuther – Ways and Means
Barbara Rubin – Public Relations
Debbie Herrera – Immediate Past President
At the Demotion party on Friday night President Debbie presented the following Club Awards:
Club Angel – David Lerma
Club Mentor - Walt Allen
Unsung Hero – Terry Whitington
Humanitarian Award – John Panique
Service Above Self – Chad Harris
Rising Star – Raj Narayanan
Mike Donaldson Big Heart – Joan Sparkman
Rookie Rotarian of the Year – Mary Winter
Rotarian of the Year – Monique Lambert
District 5330 Governor presented Kent Demuth with a Rotary District 5330 Service Above Self Award.
President Debbie with present additional club awards at the club meeting on June 27th. The new board will be inducted also.
Here's a summary of what happened in the last three meetings:
Pledge 5/30 Esther, 6/6 Dave T, 6/13 John Panique, Jr.
4 way test 5/30 Doug E., 6/6 Alyson D, 6/13 Tina G and Allyson T
Fines for no pin: 5/30 Liz S, 6/6 Mark VD, Len F, 6/13 none
On 5/24 our club presented Adam Ruiz, President of the New Gen's club with a Paul Harris using our points, this was done to thank Adam for all the hard work he has done getting their club chartered and the support they have given our club.
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.Read more...
Pledge by Susie, 4 Way Test challenge by Tena. No members were fined for not wearing their pin – thanks for looking good for District Governor Steve!
Alyson Drago’s children Jaden and Cameron received club pins for helping out at the Rotarians at Work day at Canine Support Teams.
President Debbie announced that our June 20th meeting is being moved to Friday June 22nd at 5:30 pm, which is also her Demotion Party. This will count as our regular meeting so there is no extra charge to members, just your regular meal charge and guests will only be $15. We really want to have a good turnout to say Thank you and goodbye to President Debbie.
Mark Van Dinter is keeping the Polio Pig one more week with the promise he will bring it back full! Governor Steve is asking for volunteers at the Oak Grove Interact carnival on June 9th from 10:30 to 12:30. Governor Steve and Vicky will be there and are hoping to have lots of our members help out as well.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.