Rotary Members Take to Red Carpet to Celebrate 50 Years

Event coordinator Ruth Bol (far left) was one of many lovely ladies who dressed up for the red c...

Event coordinator Ruth Bol (far left) was one of many lovely ladies who dressed up for the red carpet.
Members of the Rotary Club of Menifee dressed in formal attire and arrived to a red carpet reception Saturday night at Aces Comedy Club, celebrating the club's 50th anniversary.

Senator Bill Emmerson and Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez presented the group with a proclamation honoring the club, which began as the Sun City Rotary Club in 1963. The $65 a plate dinner and silent auction raised funds for the club, which performs service both in Menifee and around the world through Rotary International.

About 120 guests enjoyed a comedy show featuring Tom Wilson, best known for his role as Biff in the "Back to the Future" movies. Guests also contributed to local artist Luciano Paesani's latest community painting, which included the iconic Rotary Wheel and a likeness of Tom Carpenter, a charter member of the club who passed away last fall.

Rotary President Carol Sullivan presided over the event, which was coordinated by Rotary member Ruth Bol and the Too Much Tina Media and Marketing Group.

Sponsors for the event were:

-The Children’s Dental Practice
-Too Much Tina Media
-Rilynn Company Insurance Services
-Eastern Municipal Water District
-Menifee 24/7
-Hope Plaza Pharmacy
-Elevate Fitness
-Rancho Family Medical Group
-Hire The Stache
-Boomerang Boutique
-Menifee Lakes Optometry

At left, Perris Union High School District Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Greenberg and his wife; at right, former Menifee Planning Commissioner Bill Zimmerman and his wife Julie.
At left, Tina Walker of "Too Much Tina" adds to Luciano Paesani's painting; at right, Menifee Assistant Director of Public Works Jonathan Smith chats with City Councilman Tom Fuhrman.