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.
The meeting began with Peter (Todd), Paul (Bernie) and Mary (Karie) singing “this land is your land”, Then Dr. Jeff Marrs took the 4 way test challenge and earned the Rotary Coin for reciting it without looking. President Debbie pulled 3 member’s names for a 15 second commercial – the winners were Gerry Wilson who told us about his family owned winery and Sandy Villella whose business handles financial services, HR consulting and accounting for 4 companies. Don Tucker’s name was also drawn but since he wasn’t present he gets a fine!
President Debbie thanked David Lerma for hosting a great pool party as our first fellowship; more to come soon.
Zoe - An 11 year old 5th grader sang the national anthem for our song
Raj did the 4 way test
Todd conducted the invocation with an Irish prayer
President Debbie passed out district pins that she purchased for all club members who were not in attendance last week. If you did not receive one, please make sure to contact Debbie. Read more...
It was President Debbie’s first official meeting, and she took the opportunity to go over a few “new” things for the 2011-12 Rotary Year. Most importantly, please see the complete 2011-12 Rotary Club of Temecula calendar, attached, for a listing of important dates and activities. It’s really useful!!
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As of June 29th President Steve is officially Past President Steve and Debbie Herrera is now our President. Thanks very much Steve for your service!
Past President Dave Thompson welcomed Mary Winter as the newest member of our club today. He stressed the new Rotary theme “reach within to embrace humanity”. Mary has operated an advertising agency in Temecula for the last 15 years; she works primarily with municipalities on print and web services. She is married with 2 children, enjoys golf and outdoor activities. We are very pleased to welcome Mary to the club!
The new board was inducted today and consists of:
Debbie Herrera – President
Rachel Mason – President Elect
Kim Kelliher – Vice President
Liz Simeteys – Treasurer
Barbara Rubin – Secretary
Steve Yager – Immediate Past President
Dave Thompson – Assistant Governor
Karen Schneider – Community Service
Alyson Drago – International
David Lerma – Club Service
Judy Zulfiqar – Public Relations
John Panique – Membership
Jon Atwood – Foundation
Karie Reuther – Ways and Means
We look forward to another great year of Service Above Self!
Those of you who missed the demotion party and today’s awards ceremony here’s a recap of this year’s awards:
Ken LaFave received a plaque recognizing 20 years of perfect attendance, and Susie Marshall thanked for her service to the club. Two people were selected for the Service Above Self awards, one was presented to Bruce Cripe, the other will remain a secret until the next time the recipient attends a meeting. The Mike Donaldson Big Heart Award recipient was also absent and will be awarded later. Rookie of the year – John Panique, Unsung Hero – Judy Zulfiqar, Humanitarian of the Year – Barb Langdon, Rising Star – Valerie Church and Rotarian of the Year – Alyson Drago. Thanks everyone for a great year and congratulations to these leaders in our club!
Don’t forget the Demotion party this Friday June 24th The cost is $45 per person; the event is at Wilson Creek starting at 6pm. The attire is very casual – your best hippie look – 60’s attire. If your club account is current you may be billed; however we would really appreciate payment in advance by next week’s meeting. Either way, a sign up means you agree to pay. Dave Thompson would like help Friday at noon to set up, please go to our regular meeting room at Wilson Creek if you can help. Read more...
Dave Thompson reminded everyone there are only 9 more days until we demote President Steve! If you have not made your reservation for the party on June 24th you can still sign up! Please email Barbara Rubin by the 21st! The cost is $45 per person, the event is at Wilson Creek starting at 6pm. If your club account is current you may be billed; however we would really appreciate payment in advance by next week’s meeting. Either way, a sign up means you agree to pay.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.