Community Service

Making Murrieta better

Community service includes the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in Murrieta.

Projects planned for the Rotary year include….

  • Field of Honor — This unique project centers around a mass display of American flags at the city’s Town Square Park during Veteran’s Day week (Nov. 9-16).  The first event was in 2009 and featured 1,200 flags.  It now includes more than 2,400 flags.  A variety of activities occur during the week, including artists painting patriotic images in chalk, a candlelight choral concert, the traditional Marine Corps birthday recognition, Rotary Day at the Field and some 2,000 fifth graders from area schools making a field trip to the flags.   Special sections honor those from the area killed in action in recent wars, Congressional Medal of Honor recipients and historic flags.  Proceeds from flag sponsorships support completion of the Murrieta Through Time  history monuments the club is erecting in the park.
  • Valentine’s Dance for Special Needs Adults — an annual Valentine’s dinner/dance for special needs adults, staged in cooperation with the City of Murrieta.
  • Child Spree — The club raises funds and helps staff the annual back-to-school program operating through the Salvation Army.  In-need kids are invited to an exclusive shopping time at the J. C. Penney department store, during which they select clothes and other school items up to a pre-determined level.  It greatly aids self-esteem.
  • Food for Those in Need — The club supplies turkeys and volunteers in support of its Interact Club at Murrieta Mesa High School, which coordinates an early Thanksgiving meal for the community.  Members also contribute packaged foods and money each month that is turned over to local food pantries.
  • Murrieta Through Time — The project has constructed four large monument structures at Murrieta Town Square that are now being artistically enhanced to reflect important periods in Murrieta’s history.
  • Teacher Service Grants — This program provides small grants to local teachers to augment classroom needs.
  • Literacy — The club annually provides a significant sum on money to buy materials for special reading and math programs in Murrieta schools.  This program seeks to raise up under achievers to grade level before they move on to middle school.
  • Vocational Service Awards — honoring Police, Fire, Educators and Health Care Professionals
  • RYLA and PRYDE Youth Leadership Camps
  • High School Speech and Music Competitions
  • Youth Scholarships (Murrieta Valley Unified School District, Military Family and Career Tech)
  • Cub Scout Troop sponsor
  • Share the Harvest – Thanksgiving Meals with MVUSD Interact Clubs
  • Service Projects for Seniors
  • International Water Projects
  • Support Foster Youth
  • Student of the Month Program
  • Joint Projects with other local and international Rotary Clubs
  • Support Rotary International’s goal to eradicate Polio

Our Leadership

Haskins, Rob
President
Yanoschik, Jim
President-Elect
Orr, Patsy
Secretary
Club Executive Secretary
Dozier, Linda Gail
Public Relations Chair
Effinger, Kirk W
President-Nominee
Lunday, Jan
Rotary Foundation Chair
Club Foundation President
Layton, Dawn M.
Club Service Chair
Ontiveros, Grace
Community Service Chair
Tate, Doreen E.
International Service Chair
Lunn, Linda
Vocational Service Chair
Hartmann, Jeannette A.
Youth Services Chair
Brown, John
iPast President
White, Linda Kay
Assistant Governor

Upcoming Speakers

Rob Haskins
Last Day as President!
Jun 24th 2024 12:00 pm
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Jim Yanoschik
As our new President Jim has a few words to share with us.
Jul 1st 2024 12:00 pm
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Dr. Lisa DeForest
Dr. Lisa DeForest will talk to us about The Higher Education Coalition.
Jul 8th 2024 12:00 pm
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Patrick Ellis
Patrick with give us updates with city progress
Jul 15th 2024 12:00 pm
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Judy Zulfiqar
New District Governor coming to speak to our club.
Jul 29th 2024 12:00 pm
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