President's Message

Hello Fellow Rotarians,

I hope you’ve had a good Veteran’s Day weekend, reflecting on those who have served to protect our freedom, as well as the freedoms of other countries less fortunate than our own.
Thank you to Matt Friedlander, who provided a very thorough presentation of HomeAid IE for us last Tuesday. I think we all learned more about what this organization does and the impact it can have on individuals and families in the Inland Empire.
Next week, our keynote speaker is Jeff Kraus, Public Information Officer for the City of San Bernardino. If you want new info on what is happening in San Bernardino, you won’t want to miss Jeff’s presentation.
NOTE: Board Members, don’t forget we have a meeting immediately following this luncheon meeting. I’m planning on this not lasting more than an hour.
See you all there!

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


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Jeff Kraus, PIO for the City of San Bernardino

Jeff Kraus is the Public Information Officer for the City of San Bernardino.  He recently completed his first year with the City in October and has made tremendous improvements to the City’s communications with the public, media, and other public agencies. 
Jeff is well versed in the field of public relations having previously served as the Director of Local Government and Community Relations for the University of California – Riverside, where he worked for nearly 15 years.  He is also a Past President and Board Member Emeritus of the Inlandia Institute of Riverside, a non-profit organization that recognizes, supports, and expands literary activity in the Inland Empire by publishing books and sponsoring programs that deepen awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the inland region.  
Jeff is also a Board Member of the Riverside Neighborhood Partnership and previously served in leadership roles with the Riverside Downtown Partnership and Riverside Community College District Bond Oversight Committee.  
Jeff earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of California – Riverside and also attended the UCR Anderson Graduate School of Management.

Proposal of New Member

Do you know someone who would be a great addition to our club? Click on the link to download the Proposal of New Member form. 
If you are not certain how to Propose a New member, click the following link on How to Propose a New Member

Rotary Club Website

Attention San Bernardino Rotarians,
You can now access the Rotary Club of San Bernardino website by entering the domain name: and

Member Assignments

Greeter: Larry Asmus
Invocation: Jim Smith
Pledge: Ed Ridder
Four-way Test: Mel McMullen
Songs: Denise Benton
Fines: TBA
Rotarian of the Day: Brian Pellis


Freshman Class – Ed & Tawnya Hensley
Sophomore Class – Kevin & Carrie Gilbreth
Junior Class – Teresa Craig                     
Senior Class – Tracey Sweeney & Chris Tickell
Updated 10/24/21
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Catherine Meister
November 11
Jennifer Kohrell
November 11
Phyllis Kates
November 13
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Carla Cronin
November 14
Christopher Jean
November 22
Bobbi Albano
Lacey Kendall
November 26
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Helen Tran
November 4, 2020
2 years
Nov 15, 2022
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Dec 27, 2022
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