Patsy Orr Named 2019-20 Murrieta Rotarian of the Year

Patsy Orr Named 2019-20 Murrieta Rotarian of the Year

The Rotary Club of Murrieta named Patsy Orr as its 2019-20 Rotarian of the Year, the highest honor the club bestows for service above self. As 2019-20 President Jacqui Dobens noted “Patsy was always ready to step up and help.”

The club’s Face Shield Project is the latest example of Patsy’s stepping up. As the project began in the early stages of the COVID 19 shutdowns, she offered to help in delivering supplies to those manufacturing the shields on their home 3D printers and delivering the completed projects to hospitals and others that needed them. Before long, she ordered her own 3D printer, and today adds her manufactured products to those being distributed throughout the community.

Patsy Orr, Murrieta Rotarian of the Year

A native of Colorado, Patsy graduated from the University of Colorado with a BS in science, leading to a career in medical technology. Later, with her husband, Al, she became a small business owner in Temecula. Patsy and Al served as a mentor couple for a Habitat for Humanity family while owning their business. On her travels in the United States and abroad, she seeks out archeological sites as her major interest.

The club serves the City of Murrieta and surrounding area, and is involved in international projects in cooperation with Rotary International which has as its ongoing theme “Service Above Self.” Chartered on April 28, 1992, the Murrieta Club is known for several signature projects including the Murrieta Field of Honor, which will celebrate its 12th year in November.

Rotary is one of the largest international humanitarian service organizations in the world, with 1.2 million members in some 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographic areas. Rotary began in 1905 in Chicago and serves the needs of local communities around the world.