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2019-20 Murrieta Rotary Officers & Directors to Take Office

Jacqui Dobens takes office July 1st to serve as President of the Rotary Club of Murrieta for the 2019/20 Rotary year, succeeding Jann Gentry.

A business communications strategist, Jacqui is a California native who has leveraged sales in multiple industries including technology, franchises, financial services, travel and more. She has been a member of the Murrieta Rotary Club since 2016. She is a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute.

Dobens says of her introduction to Rotary, “While attending a Rotary meeting and not knowing what to expect, I was hooked after a young teen recounted his experience at a Youth Leadership camp. He shared about how he stood up for a fellow student that was being bullied. Prior to attending the Personal Rotary Youth Development Experience (PRYDE) camp, he would have been the one experiencing the bullying! He then proclaimed, ‘I’m a leader!’

“Tears flowed uncontrollably from my eyes. While I didn’t have a frame of reference for what Rotary was, I silently knew I was in. That feeling has been renewed during our Veterans luncheons at the Field of Honor, Vocational Service Awards, Speech and Music competitions, Adult Special Needs dance, Child Spree and every other outreach our club has committed to.”

Serving with Jacqui:

Jeff Nickerson, president-elect and Robert R. Bodemer Jr. as president-nominee. Jann Gentry will be the immediate past president.

Al Vollbrecht serves as Secretary, and Patsy Orr is Treasurer. Mark Morgan is Foundation Chair, and Administration, LouEllen Ficke.

Club Directors are: Vocational Services, John Brown; Community Service, Jim Yanoschik; Youth Services, Robert Bodemer; Membership, Wayne Stockmyer; International, Monica Evans and Doreen Tate, and Public Relations, Linda Dozier.

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 11th 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.