President's Message

WOW! It is always our extreme pleasure to have PDG Rudy Westervelt as our guest speaker. His emphasis was on our Rotary grant for Human Trafficking our district recently received from Rotary International. It is his goal to have every school in District 5330 participate to make a positive difference in our communities.
We want to thank our Secretary Darcy McNaboe for inviting Barry Ryan, Interim Chief of Staff and Associate Vice President from California State University, San Bernardino to be our speaker today. He will share with us an overview of the recent developments happening at our local University. Let’s give him a warm reception!
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District Assembly

As mentioned by our speaker last week, our District Assembly (Training Assembly) is scheduled online starting April 7, 2022, and ending on April 28, 2022.  All of the sessions are an hour in length from 6-7 PM on the weekday and 9-10 AM or 10-11 AM on the weekends. The District Assembly is scheduled to help the Rotary Officers, club chairs and members of your Rotary Board understand more about leadership in Rotary.
In view of the annual turnover of Rotary leadership each year, special effort is required to provide the 32,000+ club leaders with appropriate instruction for the tasks they will assume. The annual District Assembly is the major leadership training event in each Rotary district of the world.
The District Assembly offers motivation, inspiration, Rotary information, and new ideas for club officers, directors, and key committee chairmen of each club. Some of the most experienced district leaders conduct informative discussions on all phases of Rotary administration, and service projects. The assembly gives all participants valuable new ideas to make their club more effective and interesting. Usually, eight to ten delegates from each club are invited to attend the training session.
Another important feature of a district assembly is a review by the incoming District Governor of the program theme and emphasis of the new RI president for the coming year. District goals and objects are also described and plans are developed for their implementation.
The success of each Rotary club is frequently determined by the club’s full representation and participation in the annual district assembly.
President, Dr. Bill Orr 2021-22
Rotary Club of Downtown San Bernardino

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Featured Speaker

Barry Ryan
Interim Chief of Staff and Associate Vice President
California State University, San Bernardino

Barry is a seasoned higher educational professional, with deep, wide-ranging experience in all aspects of academic and administrative leadership. A first-generation college graduate, he answered the call to higher education early in his career and is dedicated to institutional integrity and student success. He has a robust background in numerous academic roles, including professor, founding director of a center for teaching and learning, department chair and dean at state universities, private colleges, universities, and law schools. As a provost/vice president for academic affairs and as president, he has led institutions through various stages of their life cycles – established and growing, start-up and maturing, struggling and reaching for sustainability.

Barry has a proven track record in navigating the rigorous standards established for regional accreditation – primarily with WASC/WSCUC – and has also served two terms (six years) as a WASC/WSCUC Commissioner.
He has served on the boards of various nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education, and has been engaged in all aspects of board governance functions, ranging from financial and fundraising, to legal matters, to recruitment of new members, as well as strategic planning.
Barry earned a B.A. in History from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, an M.Div. from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, a Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a diploma in Global Business from the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School. He also served for one year as a United States Supreme Court Fellow in the chambers of then Chief Justice William Rehnquist.


Meeting Access

Hello Rotarians,
For the last two weeks attendance has been waning at our Rotary meetings at the Elks.  With such poor attendance and the continuation of colds, flus and COVID, we will be going back to only meeting online this coming Tuesday.  We will continue meeting online for at least a few weeks.  So, dust off your computer and Zoom with us next week at the following Link:


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Member Assignments

Greeter: Larry Asmus
Invocation: Sheila McDevitt
Pledge: Shirley Jean
Four-way Test: Darcy McNaboe
Songs: Jim Smith
Fines:  Brad White
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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