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.
For the first time in recent memory no members were fined for not wearing their Rotary pin! Past President Rusty did receive quite a bit of grief for not wearing his Rotary pin at the recent Chamber Gala and it cost him a “gift” of wine to President Debbie.
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Richard Smith joined Rotary in 1982, is a Past President of our club from 1989 – 1990. He’s originally from Northwest Iowa and is now retired. Mike Noon is a CPA and Tax Advisor with Prudhomme & Associates in Temecula; he’s married with three children. Dale Machen is a Past President of this club and works as a Real Estate Broker with Trend Equity Group with offices in Carlsbad, Murrieta and Colorado handling property management and real estate sales.Read more...
Rotary Club of Tem 13th Annual Music Contest Winners- from left to right: Sally Myers Program Co-Chair, Debbie Herrera Club President, Chris Vecchione(1st Place, Vocal); Carolyn McCaughey (2nd Place, Vocal), Anya Corse (3rd Place, Piano) Anthony Agbay (4th Place, Piano), Julie Ngo program Chair
AREA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS COMPETE IN THE ROTARY CLUB OF TEMECULA’S 13TH ANNUAL MUSIC CONTEST
The Rotary Club of Temecula held its 13th Annual Music Contest on February 15, 2012. Seven students from five area high schools as well as one Home Schooled student participated in the contest held at the Temecula United Methodist Church. The prize money for this first round of the competition was $400 for 1st place; $250 for 2nd Place; $100 for 3rd Place. As a special surprise, announced just prior to the first performance those not placing in the money received $50 each for competing.Read more...
Wendy Cramer took the Four Way Test Challenge and earned her coin.
On week 31 Dr. Jeff Marrs was the only member not wearing his pin, the fine was steep and he was remorseful.
We went out of order to accommodate Paul Harris recipients who could not stay for the program; Howard Kack’s children Wendy and Ben, Tammy Wilson +1, Dennis Frank +4, Dave Thompson +5 and Wendy Cramer +6.Read more...
Todd Montgomery did the invocation and asked that we keep Rachel Mason’s brother and Dave Frank’s father in our thoughts and prayers. John Panique performed the pledge and Walt Allen performed the most unique 4-way test that many of us have ever seen. Thanks to his 4 lovely assistants that helped him spell out the main letter of each test. A great song was performed by Todd Montgomery and Bernie Bramante, Mickey Mouse!
Special guests were in attendance, District Governor and First Lady Steve and Vicki Wallace.Read more...
As promised our meeting started promptly at 12:10, even though there were lots of people still in the buffet line we got it done! Terry Whitington successfully completed the four way test challenge and received his coin.
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Bill Laforge is a psychologist in Temecula specializing in anxiety disorders and stress reduction. He’s also our retired songmaster. Kelly Senados is the VP at Securitas which is a national logistics and security provider handling security solutions for workplace and people. She has worked in the Temecula office for 24 years. Tena Caracciolo is an insurance agent with Strachota handling personal lines for auto, home, boat and motorcycle.Read more...
Congratulations to Todd Montgomery for successfully completing the 4 way test challenge!
For the New Year President Debbie Herrera has instituted a new fine process for tables with no guest; those sitting at tables in the front row will be fined $1 per person, the middle row $2 per person and the back row $3 per person. I guess we all get the hint that she’d like more people to sit up front! Fines for not wearing your Rotary lapel pin will resume next week and she will show no mercy!Read more...
Happy New Year to our great club and those who forgot to wear their Rotary pin slapped with a $10 fine: Greg Bennett, Dan Venne, Bruce Cripe, Jeff Marrs; please be sure to pay Susie and thank Debbie for not charging $27!
Julie Ngo took the 4-Way test challenge and received her coin. Don Tucker got the privilege of doing a 15 second commercial for his business (Hearing Aid Systems in Temecula) complete with comments that shouldn’t be repeated in writing.
Town Crier (paid announcements):
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.