July 14, Riverside East celebrated their annual change of administration at the home of Linda Itzen. Thanks Linda.
Outgoing President Kim Hicken awarded Jerry Irion with 31 years of Rotary Service certificate, received by his good friend Ron McCoy in Jerry’s absent.
Kim then awarded Todd Ridgway with the Rotarian of the year Award. Well deserved Todd.
PDG Manzoor presented both outgoing President Kim & Incoming President Emily with one of his Life Management books.
Kim’s husband Dan pinned Kim with her Diamond Studded Past President pen.
Governor Ricardo Loretta Inducted the new Board of Directors in-to office.
A great time was had with 40 plus members & guest present. The Taco Bar was a great addition as well as was the Margaret machine.
The Riverside East Rotary Club has donated 55 trees that its members planted in Riverside on Saturday January 13 at 8:00 a.m. The location is at an open space on Dewey Avenue near Carlo Drive. The Rotary Club contacted Urban Forester Robert Filiar, who suggested the location and the type of tree. Riverside East Rotary purchased 55 Chinese Fringe trees.
“Rotary International President Ian Riseley has requested that a tree be planted this year for every Rotarian in the world,” said Kim Hicken, President of the Riverside East Rotary Club. “Riverside East is doing its part by planting 55 trees. We currently have 50 members and we are Riverside’s largest Rotary Club, but we plan to grow.”
The Riverside East Rotary meets every Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. at the Canyon Crest Country Club. The club was founded in 1987.