President's Message

Thank you, Dr. Shirley Jean, for introducing us to Daisy Nguyen. Daisy, a report from the Bay Area Public radio station, is working on “Early Childhood Education and Care.”  We look forward to her final production.
Our speaker this week is our new Director of Parks, Recreation, and Community Services for the city of San Bernardino, Lydie Gutfeld. Make your calendars for this special program.
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Rotary Mottoes

The first motto of Rotary International, “He Profits Most Who Serves Best,” was approved at the second Rotary Convention, held in Portland, Oregon, in August 1911. The phrase was first stated by a Chicago Rotarian, Art Sheldon, who made a speech in 1910 which included the remark, “He profits most who serves his fellows best.”
At about the same time, Ben Collins, president of the Rotary Club of Minneapolis, Minnesota, commented that the proper way to organize a Rotary club was through the principle his club had adopted-“Service, Not Self.” These two slogans, slightly modified, were formally approved to be the official mottoes of Rotary at the 1950 Convention in Detroit- “He Profits Most Who Serves Best” and “Service Above Self.” The 1989 Council on Legislation established “Service Above Self” as the principal motto of Rotary since it best explains the philosophy of unselfish volunteer service.


President, Dr. Bill Orr 2021-22
Rotary Club of Downtown San Bernardino

Inspirational Quote of the Week

Featured Program

Lydie Gutfeld

Lydie Gutfeld has worked in local government for the past 30 years.  She has been fortunate to work for agencies such as Beverly Hills, Irvine, Mission Viejo and now is the new Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services for the city of San Bernardino.  Lydie’s experience in parks and recreation is extensive as she has worked diligently to engage, empower and enhance parks and recreation services throughout the nation.  Her resume is impressive as she has developed and implemented policies, programs, and services to create community engagement.
She has served on numerous boards, including the Presidential Series for the California Park and Recreation Society State Board and the National Women in Leisure Services Board of Directors.  She was the recipient of the Helen I Pontius National Award of Merit in 2019 for her service and dedication to the field of Parks and Recreation and developing female leaders.  Lydie finished her MPA at Cal State Fullerton with honors in 2017 and was named the Lead Fellow in the City Managers Fellowship Program.  She speaks nationwide to cities and special districts about emotional intelligence, leadership, program development, and creating impact in communities.  Lydie also is the owner of a nationally ranked competitive cheerleading company, Cheer Better United.  She is married with three children (19,11 and 6) and resides in Anaheim Hills.

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Attention San Bernardino Rotarians,
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Freshman Class – Ed & Tawnya Hensley
Sophomore Class – Kevin & Carrie Gilbreth
Junior Class – Teresa Craig                     
Senior Class – Tracey Sweeney & Chris Tickell
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Ed Ridder
May 1
Carrie Gilbreth
May 8
Phil Savage
May 9
Sheila McDevitt
May 18
Donnis Logsdon
May 20
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Lacey Kendall
May 14
Terri Relf
Derek Relf
May 4
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Jennifer McMullen
May 13
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Mo White
May 27
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Mel McMullen
May 1, 1985
37 years
Shirley Jean
May 9, 2021
1 year
Donnis Logsdon
May 22, 1990
32 years
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May 31, 2017
5 years
May 24, 2022
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Rotary Club of San Bernardino Newsletter Editor: John Jamerson