Rotary Club of Menifee Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Rotary Club of Menifee recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with members past and present.

The club, formerly known as the Rotary Club of Sun City, was established on March 25, 1963 when the Del Webb retirement community of Sun City was established. Its name was soon changed to the Rotary Club of Sun City-Menifee.

When the City of Menifee began its incorporation with the club in 2008, its name changed once more to the Rotary Club of Menifee.

Menifee Mayor Scott Mann was in attendance at the celebration and presented the club a proclamation of congratulations.

Bob Trainer, charter member, past president and past rotary district governor, joined past president and first female president Carolyn Baustian and current president Carol Sullivan at the event to cut the anniversary cake.

The late Tom Carpenter was remembered for his leadership and accomplishments as former president of the club, as well as for his humor, in a painting by Luciano Paisani.

The artist executed the piece in his trademark process, which involves allowing a variety of people to paint an image or shape on a blank canvas. Paisani then fills the spaces and adds his unique touch to the “community” painting.

Carpenter’s image was integrated into the painting among colorful shapes and symbols.

Each guest took away a commemorative Rotary Club pin and Christmas ornament.


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