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.
Todd Montgomery did the invocation, Bob Brown performed the pledge, and Dave Frank performed the 4-way test. In celebration of Cinco De Mayo, Bernie Bramante lead us in the song Guantanamera.
It’s week 44 and President Debbie promised no mercy for anyone not wearing their pin, good thing everyone had their pin on.
All wished Rachel good luck for her upcoming trip to Thailand.
Tribute to the Troops Military Concert at Wilson Creek Winery on June 30th. There are about 600 people coming from the base and the club needs about 25 volunteers to help out. See signup sheet next week if you can help out.
The club needs one person to help check the PRYDE kids back in this Sunday. In addition, the PRYDE kids will be attending our meeting on May 30th to tell us all about their trip.
Oak Grove’s “An Evening Under the Oaks” event is this Saturday, May 5th. Dave Thompson is bartending and has a free drink for Rotarians wearing their pin that night. For additional information, please visit oakgrovecenter.org.Read more...
Congratulations to Ed Prieboy who completed the 4-Way test (with a little help from his friends).
Vickie Walker is working on the final details for PRYDE. Gary Thornhill asked for volunteers to help our at our June 30th concert for the troops at Wilson Creek. We expect to host 1600 military and their families that day and will need lots of help. Soledad Escobedo returned the Polio Pig from Pacific Western Bank and handed it over to Steve Yager. Camille from the New Gens club invited everyone to come support them in their fundraiser celebrity basketball game at Great Oak High School on Saturday April 28th. The Old Town club wants everyone to the Old Town Hoe Down on May 20th. Bruce Cripe reminded us to bring our work gloves and tools to the Rotarians at Work day at Canine Support Teams in Menifee. There will be a concert this Friday April 27th at Wilson Creek featuring Erick Macek and Alaina Blair, David Neault said a portion of the proceeds will benefit our Literacy program.Read more...
Alaina Blair is a young talented singer/song writer that you may remember coming to our club dressed as Dolly Parton and singing 9 to 5 as a kick off to our Literacy Campaign for Dolly Parton Imagination Library. She and Erick Masek are teaming for a Concert at Wilson Winery. They are giving $1.00 per ticket to our Rotary Club to benefit the 500 Temecula children that we sponsor. It is a Friday evening concert starting a 7pm. The tickets are $20 each and they include music and food. I have included a link to a video promotion publicizing the concert…we are the "charity to be announced" mentioned in the video. Alaina was very gracious in helping us out with our Literacy Campaign last year and she asked if we could be their charity for this concert. Please spread the word and come out for an evening of good music, food and of course Wilson Winery wine and Champagne! The YouTube link is http://youtu.be/0HKmCw9waZM Alaina's website is http://alainablair.com/fr_home.cfm
David S. Neault
Rotarians Walt Allen and Julie Ngo are encouraging club members to share a ride to club meetings. Looks like they are having fun too!
We’ve missed several weeks so the following is a summary of the important events that have occurred.
4-Way test challenge: 3/21 Kevin Vernon and 3/28 Julie Johnson both earned their coins.
Rotary Pin fines were issued to Bernie Bramante and Bill Locklin on the 21st but on the 28th everyone was wearing their pins!
Polio Pig – Dale Machen returned the pig from his company Trend Equity Group and Tena Caracciolo has taken it to her office at Strachota Insurance. On the 28th Jane Laskin took it to her company Temecula Recycling.Read more...
Pledge – Ed Prieboy 4 way Test – David Lerma
15 Second Commercials: Barb Langdon has been in our Rotary club for 6 years, she’s active in RYLA and Oak Grove Interact. She has an Event Planning and Coordination business handling corporate, social, non-profit and weddings. Alyson Drago is a SBA loan officer at Community Bank, she specializes in small business Loans.
Announcements – our April 4th meeting will be held at the Storm Stadium during the baseball game, not at Wilson Creek. Please contact President Debbie if you have not already signed up. Shane Lesovsky announced that the Day Middle School Interact club is working on a project to send items to deployed military personnel, if you can donate toothbrushes, tooth paste, socks etc. please contact Shane. Allen Orr is heading the Rotary Friendship Exchange which will be hosting some people from Turkey from April 21st to the 25th and need two host homes during that time. Please talk to Allen if you can host.
Dale Machen forgot to return the Polio Pig so he gets another week to cram it full of cash, then Tena Caracciolo will take it to her office to see if she can top the donations. John Panique is asking on behalf of Reality Rally if any club members are available to volunteer for the event April 14th. Our Military Family Support Committee has planned a baseball game this spring and a concert this summer.Read more...
Our Leap Day club meeting was completely backwards, many of us were very confused! The back row was really the front row, and nothing was in its normal place! New Gen club president Adam Ruiz opened the meeting by welcoming us to the “Daddy’s Club”.
The drawing was not held at the beginning of the meeting – everyone who bought a ticket should hold on to them until next week. Those who didn’t buy tickets were sufficiently humiliated by being brought in front of the club and forced to draw for the fine. Kevin Vernon was the lucky winner of a $29 fine to foundation.
New Gen’er Dane Wunderlich introduced our speaker; his father Gene Wunderlich who gave an update on Housing and Politics in the Temecula Valley.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.