President's Message

Thanks are extended to Ed & Tawnya Hensley for a well-run Rotary Life Speech Contest last Tuesday. Each of the four students presented their thoughts about the Four-Way Test. Congratulations are extended to all of them.
This Tuesday, we are honored to have Lowell King, the Regional Officer for Goodwill Industries as our guest speaker. Our incoming President David Hahn will be introducing Lowell to our club during the meeting. Let’s give Mr. King a warm reception!
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Share Rotary

Do you remember when someone asked you to become a Rotarian? What do you think most Rotarians fail to perform? Paying their dues? Attending meetings? Contributing to the club’s service fund? Participating in club events and projects? No — none of these! Of all the obligations a person accepts when joining a Rotary club, the one in which most Rotarians fail is “sharing Rotary.”
It is estimated that less than 30 percent of the members of most Rotary clubs have ever made the effort to propose a new member. Thus, in every club, there are many Rotarians who readily accept the pleasures of being a Rotarian without ever sharing that privilege with another qualified individual.
Please reach out and share Rotary with a prospective member. Everyone must know at least one person who should belong to Rotary.

Sponsor a New Member

Contribute to our Club’s membership by bringing in qualified business and professional leaders who are interested in and committed to advancing the mission of Rotary. Together with our fellow Rotarians, you can help your club fully represent our community’s business and professional life.
Proposing new members is essential to achieving Rotary’s goals of providing community and international service. As a Rotarian, one of your primary responsibilities is to help identify and propose new members.
Consider the following approaches for finding future Rotarians:
  • Wear your Rotary pin to initiate conversations about your involvement with Rotary.
  • Share stories of exciting club projects with colleagues, friends, and acquaintances.
  • Invite friends, co-workers, and colleagues to join you at your weekly Rotary meeting.
  • Ask potential members to become involved with a club activity or service project.
  • Encourage prospective members to tour the RI Web site, view membership videos, and complete a Prospective Member Form (
  • Rotary becomes stronger with each new member.
President, Dr. Bill Orr 2021-22
Rotary Club of Downtown San Bernardino

Inspirational Quote of the Week

Featured Presentation:

Lowell King, Goodwill Industries of Southern California

Lowell King has been a part of the Goodwill Southern California (GSC) team for 28 years.  In 2001, King was appointed the Regional Operations Officer for the Goodwill Industries Inland Counties (GIIC) an organization that was facing bankruptcy and closure.  Within 18 months the organization was out of debt and as a result in 2003 Lowell played an instrumental role in merging the two Goodwill’s, GSC and GIIC. This created what is now the largest Goodwill service territory in North America, spanning 31,000 square miles including Los Angeles (North of Rosecrans), Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. This merger has allowed GSC to dramatically increase its impact in mission services, social enterprise, and the ability to serve its communities in the Inland Empire in a way that was once thought not possible. Lowell oversees the daily operations of the Inland Empire campus and works to maximize the agency’s Workforce and Career Development programs, supports its social enterprise and green business lines by developing and maintaining key relationships with community leaders and governmental agencies, Local, State, and Federal legislators and service groups.
Lowell has a strong commitment to the community and has a heartfelt desire to help those around him succeed. Lowell believes that given the opportunity everyone in our community can contribute and demonstrates this through his heart, passion, and desire to enrich the lives of those in our community.
As a matter of background, Lowell serves on the boards for the San Bernardino County Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP 2006-current), was appointed to the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board (WDB) (2011-2016, 2020-2024), appointed to the WDB Executive committee (2013-2016), chaired the WDB Youth Council (2013-2016); appointed to San Bernardino County Homeless Advisory Board, St. Bernadine's Hospital Community Benefits Initiative Committee Member (2006-2017), board member Inland Action (IA) (2012- current) Chair of the board of (IA) (2021-2023), board member of the Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP 2008-current); member of IEEP’s Business Council, Public Policy Committee and Workforce Council, and board member of the Greater Ontario Business Council (2018-current).   Lowell received the IEEP 2020 Larry Sharp Inland Empire Leader of the Year award, Terrific 20 for Senate District 20 award 2018,  Finalist Man of the Year Assembly District 47 2018, a finalist for the California State University San Bernardino - Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award 2017, Unforgettables Heart award 2015, Providing Help, Creating Hope award from Catholic Charities 2010, was named the Community Leader of the Year by America's Charity in 2009 and has been recognized with various other awards and proclamations from Federal, State, and local officials.

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Member Assignments

Greeter: Shirley Jean
Invocation: Larry Asmus
Pledge: Terri Relf
Four-way Test: Jim Smith
Songs: -----
Fines:  Bill Orr
Rotarian of the Day: David Hahn


Freshman Class – Ed & Tawnya Hensley
Sophomore Class – Kevin & Carrie Gilbreth
Junior Class – Teresa Craig                     
Senior Class – Tracey Sweeney & Chris Tickell
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