Rotary International

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.


Wednesdays at Noon at Claim Jumper in Temecula

Chad Harris New Club President

Harris Becomes Rotary Club of Temecula's New President(Reprint from July 2014 The Valley Business Journal)

Chad Harris, the new president of the Rotary Club of Temecula is proud to announce his 2014-2015 Board of Directors.

Executive Committee
President: Chad Harris
President-Elect: Mike Noon
Vice President: Julie Ngo
Secretary: Jana Swenson
Treasurer: Chris Binkley

Immediate Past President: Kim Kelliher
Membership: Karen Schneider
Community Service: Craig Davis
Youth Service: Barbara Langdon
Club Service: Ed Prieboy
International Service: Esther Phahla
Public Relations: Fletcher Hull
Foundation: John Dubots
Ways & Means: Lisa Locke

The Rotary Club of Temecula was established in 1974 and on May 5, 1975, was admitted to Rotary International. Today the club has grown to be the largest in the area.

Rotary 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.

The Rotary Club of Temecula is dedicated to improving the world around us both in our local community and internationally. We invite you to join us at our meetings at Claim Jumper restaurant in Temecula Wednesday's at noon, where you can meet our members and learn more about our activities. Our club is social and we have a lot of fun, but we also enjoy rolling up our sleeves and making a difference in the lives of others.


June 6th Program - Million Kids

Our club heard a powerful message on June 4th from Opal Singleton, President and CEO of Million Kids -- an organization dedicated to the prevention of child trafficking. Opal meets with business executives, city and county officials, community action groups and concerned individuals to explore ways that they can strengthen the fight against trafficking in their community. From exploring safe haven for a teenage victim who has been exploited through prostitution to working with corporations that employee thousands of laborers, Opal uses her background and experience to find creative solutions to stop trafficking.


PRYDE Club Visit

Seventeen local students visited our Temecula Rotary Club May 28th to share their experience with PRYDE - a Rotary youth leadership camp for 7th graders held last month in Crestline. We sponsored these students to attend the camp, which features team-building activities and motivational speakers who focus on acceptance of others, confidence-building, leadership, and "Service Above Self."



Rotary Club of Temecula Scholarship Program

Program Overview

The Rotary Club of Temecula Scholarship Program provides financial help to students in the local community of Southwest Riverside County. 


The program targets High School seniors who plan to enroll in full time undergraduate study for the entire academic year at a two-year community college, college, university, or vocational/trade school.  Scholarship recipients’ eligibility is determined based upon on their service work in the community.  Other important criteria include academic record, honors, work experience, and personal goals and aspirations stated in the application.  Unusual personal or family circumstances are also considered.  (For example:  a life-threatening illness, a personal tragedy or acute financial need would be considered.) 


The Scholarship Action Committee will award scholarships that are up to $1000 each.  (The amount and/or number of awards may change every year based on club fundraising efforts.) 

Selection Process 

This scholarship program is administered by The Rotary Club of Temecula Scholarship Action Committee.   The committee is comprised of local business owners, employees of local companies, and/or officers of local non-profit organizations. 

Application Period and Notification of Winners

Applications from qualified individuals will be accepted between April 24, 2014 and May 30, 2014.  Winners will be notified in early June.  (A date will be announced for the award presentations). 

Payment and Obligations

Payments will be paid directly to the grantee.  Recipients shall update their contact information as it changes and current school status with the Rotary Club of Temecula Scholarship Action Committee during the applicable academic year. 

The application process - Please read

  1. We prefer that you complete your application on-line, see the link below
  2. The on-line application must be completed in one session. The following documents are required to be submitted with the application
    1. Current complete transcript of grades
    2. An Applicant Appraisal Form
  3. Download an application form for review before completing the online application. Click here to download the application form
  4. Download the Applicant Appraisal Form. This form must be completed by a high school counselor or a mentor (non-family member) and submitted with the application. Click here to download the Applicant Appraisal Form.
  5. Scan the Applicant Appraisal form and your transcript of grades to computer files to be uploaded with your application.

You may need an Adobe PDF reader to print these forms, click here to down load a free reader if you don't have one on your computer.

Click here to complete your application on line.


The Rotary Scholarship Action Committee reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make discretionary changes at any time.

Additional Information

Questions about the scholarship program should be addresses to:  Rotary Club of Temecula Scholarship Action Committee c/o Julie Ngo, Chair 28410 Old Town Front St.  Suite 106 Temecula, CA  92590


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Weekly Club Meetings

Regular Club Meeting's are held at noon every Wednesday at the Claim Jumper Restaurant, 29370 Rancho California Rd, Temecula.
Guests are always welcome.
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Rotary Club of Temecula Leadership

Executive Committee Officers


Complete Committee Chair List Click Here

Reminders & Links


Rotary Club of Temecula Upcoming Meeting Programs

Sept 3rd - Robert Blanton - Warfighters Made

Sept 10th - Temecula Elementary Principal - Title 1 School

Sept 17th - Taste of the World Sponsorship Presentation - Lisa Locke

Sept 24th - Larry Sundrum - PDG District 5340(San Diego)

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For copies of our club brochure email

Rotary Supports Our Military

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.

Contact Bruce Cripe for more information or to volunteer.


Rotary Avenues of Service

Rotary’s commitment to Service Above Self is channeled through five Avenues of Service, which form the foundation of Rotary.

New Generations Service

New Generations Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities such as RYLA, Rotaract and Interact club service projects, and creating international understanding with Rotary Youth Exchange.

Vocational Service

Vocational Service involves club members serving others through their professions and aspiring to high ethical standards. Rotarians, as business leaders, share skills and expertise through their vocations, and they inspire others in the process.

Community Service

Community Service is the opportunity Rotary clubs have to implement club projects and activities that improve life in the local community.

International Service

International Service encompasses efforts to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the world and to promote world understanding and peace. It includes everything from contributing to PolioPlus to helping Rotary Youth Exchange students adjust to their host countries.

Club Service

Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the smooth functioning of Rotary clubs.