2018-19 Murrieta Rotary Officers, Directors Take Office
Jann Gentry took office Monday, July 1, to serve as President of the Rotary Club of Murrieta for the 2018/19 Rotary year, succeeding Vickie Ashmore. A commercial photographer and professional writer, Jann publishes in magazines, books and brochures, and creates fine art designs and portraits for framed décor. She has been a member of the Murrieta club since 2003.
Click here for more about the 2018-2019 Murrieta Rotary officers.
Murrieta Rotary Awards $8,000 In Grants To Local Schools
Rotary Club of Murrieta has granted 11 teachers in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District more than $5,000 in grants for special equipment and materials for use in their classrooms. In addition, the Club has awarded $3,000 for the District’s Read 180 program. The Rotary’s Clubs annual grants to local schools are made possible through the support and fundraising it does for the annual Murrieta Field of Honor and Patriots Ball, held during Veterans Day week. Click here to read the press release.
Murrieta Rotary Invites Nominations For ‘Hero’ Honors
The Rotary Club of Murrieta is inviting nominations of “heroes” who will be honored during the 2018 Murrieta Field of Honor, November 10 through 17. What is a Hero? A hero is a person (or group) who in the face of danger or adversity or from a position of weakness displays courage or self-sacrifice for the greater good.
Click here for more information, and to nominate a hero.
Honor a Special Someone at the Field of Honor
It’s time to honor a personal hero by sponsoring a flag at Murrieta Rotary’s annual Field of Honor Nov. 10-18. A yellow ribbon attached to one of the more than 2,000 American flags that will fly during the week-long event gives you a unique way to honor someone important in your life — a veteran or active duty military person, a first responder, parent, grandparent, favorite teacher or whoever has demonstrated in your eyes a person who renders or rendered “service above self.”
To order a $35 flag sponsorship and check out the week’s activities and video and photos from the past, click here.
Chalk Artists Sought for Patriot’s Chalk Walk Event
Area artists are invited to paint patriotic images in chalk at Murrieta Rotary’s annual Field of Honor, which runs November 10-17, 2018 at Town Square Park. The images are painted on a concrete ribbon adjacent to the more than 2,000 American flags that will fly that week. Artists can earn cash prizes for the best works.
For full details and application for artists click here.
Volunteers Needed to Staff the Field of Honor
With a little help from our friends…we can make the 10th annual Murrieta Rotary Field of Honor another smashing success. Dates are November 10th-18th, 2018. Rotarians invite all in the area to come out to Town Square Park to help with an assortment of “jobs.” We can use help pounding stakes into the ground to hold the flags, staffing the information tent during the week, and a variety of other tasks. To volunteer, go to this site and sign up for a time and task that suits you.
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Murrieta Rotary Announces Four-Way Speech Contest Winners
Great Oak High School freshman Olivia Chmiel, 14, took the top prize in the Rotary Club of Murrieta’s Four-Way Test Speech Contest. With the first place, Chmiel was awarded $350 and the opportunity to compete in the Rotary District 5330 competition later this month. The Murrieta contest was held April 11 at the Murrieta Valley Unified School District headquarters.
Click here to read more about the contest, the other awards given, and what’s next in the competition.