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Temecula Rotary Partners with ‘The WAVES Project’ to Provide Services for Local Veterans

The Rotary Club of Temecula is continuing their support of The WAVES Project providing funding for SCUBA training for four local veterans and their choice of dive buddy. Co-Chair of the Rotary Military Committee Lisa Locke and military spouse Sandra Salazar presented the “big check” to WAVES Project founder Steve Rubin during their weekly meeting.

Rubin thanked the Rotary Club saying “you have been with us since our inception; your continued support means a great deal to us. It was my connection with your military support committee that was the catalyst in bringing our organization to reality, we can’t thank you enough”. Rubin was joined by two participants in the program, Marine Corp veteran Juan Ramirez and Army veteran Mathew McCasland. Ramirez spoke about his experience learning SCUBA with the WAVES Project and the effect it has had on his life; he is currently training to become a dive professional so he can help other veterans the way he has been helped.

WAVES Project works with all levels of injuries including brain trauma, paralysis, double and triple amputees and PTSD. Their website is

Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders.  Members of Rotary, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  Clubs are non-political, non-religious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. 

The Rotary Club of Temecula was founded in 1975 and its members are local business owners and professionals that are committed to ‘Service Above Self’.   

To learn more about the many local, regional and international projects the Rotary Club of Temecula is involved in please visit