Dedicating itself to Service Above Self, the Rotary Club of Murrieta manages its varied programs through a leadership plan that maintains the traditional “avenues of service,” but puts new emphasis on public relations and membership growth.
President Vickie Ashmore chairs an active Board of Directors and provides overall leadership to the organization.
Jann Gentry, president-elect, directs the Patriots Ball, the club’s major fundraiser, and is assisted by the president-nominee. The immediate past president, Mike Stromsoe, sits on the board for the purpose of continuity.
Linda Dozier is the secretary.
The president nominee oversees the club’s activities in these areas:
- Community service (Jim Yanoschik, director)
- International service (Larry King, director)
- Youth service (Jill Cobb, director)
- Vocational service (Dennis McCarbery, director)
A director of administration, Bob Bodemer, oversees many of the club services, like meetings management, programs, member fellowship and the myriad other things that make a club go.
The director of membership, Mike Shirley, leads the club’s efforts to recruit, activate and retain the club’s most valuable asset — you, the Rotarian.
To share the news of all we do with both the members and the world around us, the club’s director of public relations, Jacqui Dobens, handles communication activities, including member commuication, the web site and media relations.
The club’s reach extends well beyond Murrieta’s boundaries, and that results in large measure from involvement with Rotary International’s Foundation. The club’s own foundation director, Anne Young, encourages membership giving to the international foundation as well as to Murrieta’s own Permanent Fund, an endowment the club is building to exist in perpetuity, with interest earnings being used to support annual club programs.