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.
Thanks to Ken LaFave for leading the Pledge, Tammy Wilson the invocation and Kevin Vernon the 4-Way Test Challenge and Todd and Bernie the song.
Starting about the first of October Rotary Club of Temecula member Bob Brown and a committee headed by Rachel Mason begin the food drive by asking club members to donate about 1000 pounds of potatoes, sugar and flour in 5 pound bags; plus 200 cans each of turkey gravy, cranberries, yams, green beans and corn. Their mutual enthusiasm for the project and respect for each other is apparent in this statement by Ms. Mason “Bob’s passion and easy going manner make him the perfect guy to work with, he is an amazingly generous man with very big heart” Mr. Brown readily returns the compliment by adding “Rachel is the perfect person to organize, it’s very intense and stressful”. Read more...
Every year in October Rotary Clubs around the world honor community members who have used their professions to help others. Rotary is founded on the principal that as leaders in business, members should use their knowledge and experiences to make a better world. The motto of “service above self” is stressed in each of the Avenues of Service as well as adhering to high ethical standards. The Vocational Services Award recognizes non-Rotarians for their service and dedication to those principles. Committee chairman Kevin Vernon who headed up the nomination process said “this year’s recipient was selected from an impressive pool of nominees”.
Since 1995 Des Starr has worked as School Superintendent for Calvary Murrieta Christian School and Assistant Pastor of Calvary Murrieta. He oversees the preschool, elementary, junior and senior high schools in addition to the home school Individual Study Program. He sits on the Board of Directors for Advocates for Faith and Freedom; a non-profit law firm dedicated to protecting religious liberty in the courts, Colina De Luz Orphanage in Mexico, Calvary Murrieta Christian School and Calvary Chapel Murrieta. Read more...
Thanks to Tammy Wilson for doing the invocation, Carl Pinkard the Pledge, Chad Harris 4-Way test challenge (successful) and Bernie Bramante for our song.
Guests from the Murrieta Club attended to announce their upcoming events; Reyna Reyna announced their Military Support Group fundraiser is 10/21 at Monte Vista. Frank Donahue and Ken Dixon left information about their Field of Honor project.
We all received fair warning from President Debbie that if we are not wearing our Rotary pin next week the fine will be $15. If you need to purchase a pin before the meeting please see Barbara!
October 23rd is the Spooktacular event where we will have a Rotary booth in conjunction with 7 other area Rotary clubs. The website for information is www.animalfriendsofthevalleys.com
We met at Longshadow Ranch Winery for a special offsite meeting, thanks very much to John Brodersen and his staff for welcoming us and making it a great meeting.
Al Orr successfully completed the 4-Way test challenge and earned his Rotary coin. Because of the special meeting we did not draw names for the 15 second commercial. Members stepped up in a creative way to purchase tickets for the Literacy fundraiser concert, thanks very much to everyone who participated and donated tickets. All members who bought tickets to the concert have been entered into a drawing for 500 Paul Harris points. 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.