Noted Economist Husing to Speak at Mayor's Ball Sept. 29

Menifee Mayor John Denver admires his Mayor's Ball invitation, joined by wife Linda Denver and R...

Menifee Mayor John Denver admires his Mayor's Ball invitation, joined by wife Linda Denver and Rotary President Carol Sullivan.
Noted economist and lecturer John Husing will be the principal speaker at the 5th annual Menifee Mayor's Ball, presented by the Rotary Club of Menifee, on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Dr. Husing has been a well-known authority on Southern California traffic and growth patterns and conservation issues for more than 40 years. Among his many honors was being named one of the 100 most powerful people in Southern California by the L.A. Times West Magazine, the Cal State San Bernardino Distinguished Executive for 2009, and the Inland Empire Economic Partnership President's Award.

His firm has consulted for the ports of LA/Long Beach, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, various banks, and numerous governmental agencies and districts. Dr. Husing's topic at the Mayor's Ball will be the growth and economics along the 215 Freeway corridor through Southwest Riverside County.

This year's Ball, which is co-sponsored by the City of Menifee, is one of the major fundraisers for Rotary Club. It will be held from 6-10 p.m. at the Marion Ashley Community Center on Briggs Street, across Highway 74 from Heritage High School.

There will be a red carpet for attendees, reception table, open bar, sit-down catered dinner, live music with dancing, and a silent auction. The theme is "An Evening in Tokyo," in honor of the Rotary International President for 2012-13, Mr. Sajuki Tanaka.

While the dress is always suggested as black tie optional, this year a number of the ladies are expected to wear colorful kimonos, including Rotary President Carol Sullivan, President-elect Linda Denver, and Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce CEO Dorothy Wolons. Mayor John Denver will lead the panel of judges who will determine the best attired of the "ladies of Japan."

The Menifee Rotary Club is one of the oldest in Southwest Riverside County, and
will next year be celebrating its 50th birthday since being chartered as the Sun City Rotary Club in Del Webb's then-new retirement community along the old Highway 395.

Tickets for the Ball are $60 per person or $110 per couple, with table sponsorships
available as well. For information or tickets, call 951-672-1731.

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