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.
Jon Atwood thanked the Taste of the World Committee for a fabulous event this past Saturday night that he said “exceeded our goals and objectives.” Event Chair Alyson Drago reported that final results are not yet in, but early estimates indicate the event netted approximately $20-25K. That’s an unprecedented success for a first-year club fundraiser. Congratulations to everyone involved, and many thanks to those who supported the event with donations and purchases! Read more...
The Rotary Club of Temecula held its 12th Annual Music Contest on February 16, 2011. Ten students from six area high schools participated in the contest held at Grace Presbyterian Church in Temecula. The top five go on to University of Redlands in a few weeks to participate in Rotary District 5330 competition. They will compete in their category in the finals: vocal, piano and other instrumental.
12th Annual Music Contestants - top row left to right: President Steve Yager, Mark Russell, Dallin Proffitt, David Sandstrom, Melissa Carrillo, Emilee Oddo. Front row from left to right: Sally Myers, Co-Chair, Julie Ngo, Chair, Rebekah Samarin, Saya Hazel, Allison Hamilton, Crosby Curry and Ellie Rickards. Read more...
The Oak Grove Interact club did a great job at their first time conducting our meeting; they collected over $2000! Congratulations to Barb Langdon who is our liaison; they were a pleasure! Read more...
Our program chair Dr. Tina has arranged for Oak Grove Interact to conduct our meeting next week. They are a new club and this is the first time they’ve been to our meeting so we are asking everyone to be especially welcoming and patient with them as they learn the ropes.
Julie Ngo is making the arrangements for our music contest on February 16th. They need to get a good count of who will attend so there will be the right number of box lunches for us, if you didn’t speak with Julie or Bernie to let them know you are coming please contact them or reply to this email. This is our regular weekly meeting but is being held at Grace Presbyterian Church – the address is 31143 Nicholas Rd. Temecula 92591.
Friday is Happy Hour at Jon Atwood’s house starting at 6pm. It’s a fundraiser for the Taste of the World event, $10 per person, please bring cash or check and pay at the door. Karen Schneider has graciously agreed to cater the event and Jon and Linda will provide drinks. T he address is 31298 Heitz Lane.
Valerie Church’s husband Tim gave us a preview introduction to Champion, the Australian Sheppard that will be auctioned off at the Taste of the World event. He’s a beautiful dog with a great temperament and will come with in-home training (donated by Tim) to the winner. Other items still needed for the auction are a Wheel Barrow, 5 large gift baskets and a coffee sponsor to provide and serve coffee at the event.
Terry Whitington reminded us about the upcoming Temecula Challenge on April 30 and May 1st. We need everyone’s help with this event! Judy Zulfiqar has arranged to follow several first time participants on Facebook to help promote the event. Tammy Wilson is the first volunteer – anyone else? Darren Gill has written a training guide and it is available on the Temecula Challenge website for anyone considering accepting the challenge. Anyone who would like to help with this committee please contact Terry, Darren, Steve Yager or Debbie Herrera.
Dan Venne is looking for hosts for our upcoming GSE from Turkey. Hosts provide dinner, lodging and transportation to drop off points each day. The dates are May 28th thru June 1st, please contact Dan if you would like to host our guests.
Dave Thompson is urging anyone who can to attend the International Convention in New Orleans May 21 – 25th. The keynote speaker is Bill Gates which should be very interesting. This is the last time for several years that the convention will be held in North America so it’s a great time to attend.
Joan Sparkman gave Bernie a baseball from her collection signed by Dolly Parton in recognition of all the great work Bernie does with the Dolly Parton foundation.
Governor elect Steve Wallace and President of the Lake Elsinore club Vickie Wallace gave us a great report on our Odoworo Village project, and microloans in that part of Africa. It’s great to know what good work is being done with the funds we all work so hard to raise.
Submitted by Barbara Rubin
Rotary Club of Temecula
We are back in the swing of things in the New Year! TVHS Interact managed our meeting this week supervised by Shane Lesovsky. They raised over $860 in fines, recognitions and raffle tickets – thanks for everyone’s generosity! Read more...
The Temecula Challenge is April 30th, 2011. Participate in a 100,75, 50, or 25 mile bike ride and enjoy the Health Fair/Expo.
The Temecula Challenge Bike Ride provides a fun and challenging course for all levels of cyclists. Choose your own level of challenge: 100,75, 50, or 25 miles!
The 100 mile ride travels scenic North San Diego, including a time trial up the south grade of Mt. Palomar. The 50 and 75 mile ride skips Mt. Palomar. The 25 mile ride goes through beautiful Temecula Wine Country.
Bike Ride - Old Town Temecula
Thursday, April 28, 2011 @ 11:59 PM
Bike - 100 and 75 Mile - $60 thru 3/15, thereafter $70
Bike - 50 Mile - $40 thru 3/15, thereafter $50
Bike - 25 Mile - $30 thru 3/28, thereafter $40.
Add $5 if registering on race day.
In addition to participating in a great two-day athletic event that has something for everyone, your participation will help raise money for local scholarships and help support a great literacy program! The Rotary Club of Temecula annually gives up to 25 $1,000 academic scholarships to deserving high school seniors to help them attend college.
Also, the club's literacy program provides a new, age appropriate book every month to approximately 500 children between age birth and 5 years old in the Temecula Valley. 100% of the net proceeds from The Temecula Challenge help to fund these projects. Your support of these worthy causes is greatly appreciated! You can support this event as an athlete, Expo participant, and/or sponsor. Please request a sponsor brochure for more details.
The check-in and start/finish lines are at Baily's in Temecula Old Town. Upon return, enjoy the Temecula Challenge Expo! Cyclists completing the event will be recognized at the event. Course maps can be seen at www.temeculachallenge.org.
All participants receive a 15th annual commemorative t-shirt. Participants are treated to great post-race food, including coffee, juices, fruit, morning snacks and lunch, and entertainment and free massage.
To Register go to: www.temeculachallenge.org
The Rotary Club of Temecula is proud to announce the hosting of nationally recognized motivational speaker Scott Greenberg to speak at their weekly Rotary Club meeting. Greenberg is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 12:00 at Wilson Creek Winery in Temecula.
For the past four years, Greenberg has been the official speaker for the RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) camp and the PRYDE (Personal Rotary Youth Development Experience) camp both of which are held at the Thousand Pines Conference Center in Crestline, CA.
“We are very excited to have Scott speaking at our club,” says RYLA chair Barbara Langdon. “Scott is funny, inspirational, and engaging with both the youth and the adults. The camp group leaders enjoy his speaking every bit as much as the kids. Scott has an uncanny way of reaching a variety of audiences with stories and practical wisdom that anyone can use.” 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.