Murrieta Rotary Presents Five Vocational Service Awards

Murrieta Rotary Presents Five Vocational Service Awards

The Rotary Club of Murrieta awarded Vocational Service Awards to four individuals and a City of Murrieta department during a luncheon, Monday, May 17. The annual awards luncheon was held at the The Linden at Murrieta.

The Murrieta Fire and Rescue department was recognized for its special community services during 2020 and the COVID-19 crisis.

Jennifer Ross Clarke, director of perinatal services at Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta, and a nurse for over 20 years, was recognized for her exceptional commitment to patients and staff, as well as her extra efforts during the COVID crisis.

Officer Aaron Creed of the Murrieta Police Department, was honored for his work with the Community Behavioral Assessment Team and his abilities to develop rapport with people in crisis. Officer Creed has served with the Murrieta Police Department for two years.

Robin Mojares, intensive care unit clinical supervisor at Rancho Spring Medical Center, received the award for her communication, service excellence and work with patients and patient families, along with her volunteer work in the community. She has been in nursing for 20-plus years.

Mike Ruiz, an educator for over 15 years and currently serving in Career Technical Education for audio engineering and theatre technician at Vista Murrieta High School, was honored for his work with helping students leave high school work-force ready.

Posing with Murrieta Rotary’s Cynthia Nordskog and Murrieta Mayor Pro Tem Christi L. White (second from right) were Vocational Service Awards winners Deputy Fire Chief Mike Lopez representing the Murrieta Fire and Rescue; Mike Ruiz, Vista Murrieta High School teacher; Officer Aaron Creed, Murrieta Police Department; Jennifer Ross Clarke, Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta and Sara Young, director of ICU and PCU, Southwest Healthcare System, representing awardee Robin Mojares.

“The Rotary Club is honored to recognize these upstanding citizens who through their work are making huge contributions to our community,” Cynthia Nordskog, Murrieta Rotary’s Vocational Services Chair, said. “These individuals and Fire and Rescue 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.

“On behalf of the Rotary Club, we also want to thank the new Linden at Murrieta which provided our venue before accepting their first residents,” Nordskog said.
The honorees were nominated by their respective agencies for their distinguished vocational and community service during 2020.

The Rotary Club of Murrieta was chartered on April 28, 1992. The club is involved in many international and community projects, in cooperation with Rotary International, which has as its theme “Service Above Self.” Club meetings are held Mondays (excepting holidays) at noon at Richie’s Diner in Murrieta.