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.
Contact: Barbara Rubin, Public Relations Director
FOUR LOCAL CITIZENS RECEIVE VOCATIONAL SERVICE AWARDS FROM THE ROTARY CLUB OF TEMECULA FOR THEIR SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.
Pictured: David Neault, Jami McNees, Kim Kelliher, Trisha Sheas, Bernard Truax, Walt Allen, Bud Kane, Mike Noon, Kevin Vernon. Photo Credit: Todd Montgomery.
Vocational service is one of Rotary’s “Avenues of Service” and encourages members to serve others through their professions and to practice high ethical standards. Each October Rotary Club members nominate distinguished members of the community that exemplify service above self through their careers upholding high ethical standards. In previous years the club has honored only one or two recipients but according to program chairman Kevin Vernon “it has become clear that even in the toughest of times there are many business people in the Temecula Valley who give of their time in extraordinary ways”. In addition to being recognized and thanked by Rotary each recipient received a check for $100.Read more...
Allen Orr has prepared a list of each member’s Foundation donation standings, if you would like to know how close you are to your Paul Harris please see Allen. If you have not made a contribution to Foundation this year please consider doing so, we are trying to achieve Every Rotarian Every Year status again by having every member of our club make a donation, small or large.
Bob Brown is gearing up for our Thanksgiving and Christmas food collections and will have signup sheets next week. He is asking for a couple of people with pickup trucks to help collect food and take it to his house for storage. If you know of a family who needs help please contact Bob ASAP! Rachel is also asking for someone with Excel spreadsheet skills to help her with the organization part of the project.
Kim Kelliher is urging everyone to sign up for the bus for District Conference on Friday October 26th, for $10 you get a t-shirt and bus ride.Read more...
From Todd Montgomery, September 11, 2012
Today, as we reflect on the tragic events of September 11, 2001, consider this:
In the Summer of 2001, we visited Ellis Island, the place where new immigrants disembarked to enter the land of freedom and liberty.
Imagine what they saw a hundred or more years ago when they looked out the doors and windows of the giant building facing onto their new land.Read more...
We had the pleasure of District Governor Jean Easum visiting our club and talking about the moment she knew she wanted to serve others. She told us a little about herself and some great stories about what Service Above Self means to her.
Dr. Jeff recited the 4 way test and Assistant Governor Don Lunday our invocation. New member Trees Baker led the Pledge.
Karie Reuther and Rusty Manning were selected to tell us about themselves: Karie works for Granite Construction and has focused her attention on the Liberty Quarry project. Rusty owns and operates A Grape Escape Balloon Adventure – a hot air balloon company.
A guest from the Lake Elsinore club announced they are holding an Oktoberfest fundraiser at the Storm Stadium on October 6 – 7th.
Gary Thornhill is asking everyone to consider helping out at the Marine’s Birthday Bash to do child care for a few hours.
District Conference is coming up October 26 – 28, we have a very exciting theme planned for our hospitality suite, please see Chad Harris if you can help; and please plan to attend.
Raj Narayanan is helping to coordinate sponsors for Taste of the World and suggested one of the best ways to get them involved would be to invite them to a club meeting.
Mary Winter volunteered to take the Polio Pig but Chuck Washington stole it from her – Chuck is taking it to City Hall this week.Read more...
Tena C. recited the 4 way test, Derek T. did our invocation and Rotary Karaoke master David F. led us in singing “With a Little Help from My Friends”.
Dave T. and Monique L. were chosen to say a little bit about their time in Rotary, Dave has been a member for 21 years and has served as Assistant Governor to District 5330. Monique joined 1 year and 8 months ago and is already serving on the board as Community Services Director.
Temecula Mayor Chuck Washington was re-introduced to the club as a new Honorary Member, as well as Councilwoman Mary Ann Edwards.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.