Murrieta Rotary Presents Five Vocational Service Awards

The Rotary Club of Murrieta presented Vocational Service Awards to five individuals during a luncheon, Monday, April 29. The annual awards luncheon was held in the Murrieta Public Library’s Garden Court with city, education and health care leaders in attendance.

Featured speakers for the event were Patrick Ellis, president/CEO of the Murrieta/Wildomar Chamber of Commerce with Michael Klein, MPK Advisors & CPAs.

Vocational Service Awards were presented to:

Miri Baker, registered nurse at Rancho Springs Hospital, working in Women’s Labor and Delivery. She was recognized for embodying selfishness, true grit and dedication to the nursing profession and her patients.

Riley Cameron, Murrieta Police Department’s property and evidence technician, recognized for his high attention to detail to organize and streamline the way the department handles evidence.

Jennifer McMahon, registered nurse and patient navigator in Loma Linda University Murrieta’s Cancer Program. A cancer survivor, she was recognized for her work with patients and helping them navigate their way through accessing care and hosting support groups.

Marguerite Rucker, Rail Ranch Elementary educator, was recognized for her leadership working with families and district staff while building bridges and taking action to support African American students.

Cory Wheeler, Murrieta Fire and Rescue engineer, was recognized for his deep commitment to serving the community, as exemplified by his leadership in following up on a 10-year-old who called for help when her father was unresponsive.

“The Rotary Club of Murrieta is honored to recognize these upstanding citizens who through their work are making huge contributions to our community,” Mary Walters, Murrieta Rotary’s Vocational Service Awards Chair, said. “These individuals exemplify the standards of Rotary, including ‘Service Above Self’ and the Four Way Test which stresses integrity and fairness while building good will and better friendships.

The honorees were nominated by their respective agencies for their distinguished vocational and community service during 2023.

Honored at the annual Vocational Service Awards (from left) were Miri Baker, Rancho Springs Hospital; Marguerite Rucker, Rail Ranch Elementary; Jennifer McMahon, Loma Linda University Medical Center; Riley Cameron, Murrieta Police Department, and Cory Wheeler, Murrieta Fire & Rescue.