President's Message

Hello Fellow Rotarians,

Happy mid-term-Election-Day-week to you. There are a lot of important ballot issues to be voted on and candidates to be voted for. Please Vote either before or after our meeting next Tuesday (just not during it).

Thank you to Dr. Shirley Jean for continuing the presentation on Rotary's Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity initiative, which is now included within Rotary International's "Pathways To Growth". Thank you, Shirley, for leading a good discussion on what it means as Rotarians to better reflect and serve our community.

This coming Tuesday, we will hear from Matt Friedlander with HomeAid Inland Empire. Matt has a 15-year history of Non-Profit leadership in the Inland Empire and has been Executive Director of HomeAid IE now for just over 6 months. I look forward to seeing all of you here on Tuesday.

President, David Hahn 2022-2023
Rotary Club of Downtown San Bernardino


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Matt Friedlander is the Executive Director of HomeAid Inland Empire. Prior to joining HomeAid, he spent almost seven years as Director, Resource Development & Marketing with Habitat for Humanity Riverside after holding the same position with United Way of the Inland Valleys. Before entering the nonprofit world, Friedlander spent 19 years in various management positions with Enterprise-Rent-A-Car. 
In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the UC Riverside Athletics Association, he has been involved with the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce since 2002. During his time with the chamber, he has chaired their Business Education Partnership Council, served as President of both the Hunter Park and Arlington Business Councils, and has also chaired the Chamber’s Ambassador Committee. Previously, he served on the Boards of United Way of the Inland Valleys, Feeding America Riverside | San Bernardino, The Orange County/Inland Empire Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the YWCA of Riverside County. He is a proud graduate of Riverside’s Ramona High School, and California State University, San Bernardino. He also currently serves the City of Riverside as the Ward 4 Commissioner on the Park & Recreation Commission.
A resident of Riverside since the age of six, Matt lives in the Mission Grove area of the city with Zelda, his spoiled beagle. In his spare time, he enjoys working out, running, cycling, and attending concerts and sporting events.

Proposal of New Member

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Member Assignments

Greeter: Larry Asmus
Invocation: Sheila McDevitt
Pledge: Denise Benton
Four-way Test: Ed Ridder
Songs: Jim Smith
Fines:  Darcy McNaboe
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
Updated 10/24/21
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Catherine Meister
November 11
Jennifer Kohrell
November 11
Phyllis Kates
November 13
Spouse Birthdays
Carla Cronin
November 14
Christopher Jean
November 22
Bobbi Albano
Lacey Kendall
November 26
Join Date
Helen Tran
November 4, 2020
2 years
Nov 08, 2022
Home Aid Inland Empire
Nov 15, 2022
Nov 22, 2022
Dec 07, 2022
Dec 13, 2022
Dec 20, 2022
Exceeding Expectations & Ironman
Dec 27, 2022
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President Elect
Immediate Past President
Director At Large
Director At Large
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Rotary Club of San Bernardino Newsletter Editor: John Jamerson