President's Message

We want to thank long-term member Judi Penman for inviting Michael Burrows, Chief Executive Officer for the Inland Valley Development Agency and the SBD International Airport to make a presentation to our club. This summer, the Airport will welcome its inaugural passenger flight with daily service on Breeze Airways including flights to San Francisco. It was a very positive update of the exciting events occurring there.
We are honored to have Dr. Anne Viricel, Executive Director of the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra, the longest-running professional orchestra, bringing us up-to-date on the award-winning Classroom to Concert Hall initiative benefitting local students and their families. We look forward to her presentation as she continues to preserve musical culture in our town. Our Secretary Darcy McNaboe will be introducing Anne to our club today. Let’s give her a warm reception.
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The Rotary Foundation Permanent Fund

It was Arch Klumph, father of The Rotary Foundation, who said, “We should look at the Foundation as being not something of today or tomorrow, but think of it in terms of the years and generations to come.” That’s why the Foundation’s Permanent Fund is considered the most important way to assure the future of Rotary’s educational and humanitarian programs.
Only earnings from their investment are used to support Foundation programs. Ultimately, it is intended that the Permanent Fund will provide a steady and secure supplement to Foundation support, always guaranteeing a minimum level of program activity and allowing for the possibility of new and expanded programs in the future.
The Permanent Fund is the Foundation’s endowed fund, with gifts held in perpetuity. Spendable earnings from the fund supplement the Annual Fund and support Rotary’s highest priorities, including global grants and the Rotary Peace Centers. The Foundation has set a goal of $1 billion in Permanent Fund assets by 2025, ensuring its capacity to meet future needs.
The Foundation gives special recognition to anyone who includes a substantial gift to the Permanent Fund in his or her estate plan or gives outright a minimum cash gift of US$1, 000 to the fund. Such a donor is designated as a Rotary Foundation Benefactor. As of this June 2014, there were more than 92,000 Benefactors worldwide Donors typically support the Permanent Fund through outright and planned gifts. The opportunities in many countries include:
  • Bequest commitments
  • Life insurance
  • Marketable securities
  • Real estate
  • Charitable trusts or annuities
Permanent Fund recognition opportunities include:
  • Benefactor
  • Bequest Society
  • Major Donor
  • Arch C. Klumph Society


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

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Dr. Anne Viricel

Dr. Anne Viricel is Executive Director of the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra, spending her days creating opportunities for visibility and support for the region's longest-running professional orchestra. She has established numerous arts access projects including the Symphony’s award-winning Classroom to Concert Hall initiative benefitting local students and their families.
In addition, she holds elected office on the San Bernardino Community College Board of Trustees representing 90,000 constituents in the cities of Highland, Crestline, Fawnskin, and Lake Arrowhead. As a Trustee, she focuses on increasing student equity and success, especially within career-technical fields.
In 2020, she was appointed an advisor to the Community College League of California’s Women’s Caucus, and shortly thereafter elected by the Caucus to its executive board where she continues to serve.
For the past 23 years, she has also served students as a professor at the University of Redlands School of Business specializing in quantitative operations and strategy coursework.
Dr. Viricel is also an author, having published dozens of academic and industry articles, and collaborating on the autobiography of the late civil rights advocate and educator, Dr. Margaret Hill.

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Member Assignments

Greeter: Larry Asmus
Invocation: Sheila McDevitt
Pledge: Ed Hensley
Four-way Test: Tim Prince
Songs: Jim Smith
Fines:  Bill Orr
Rotarian of the Day: Darcy McNaboe


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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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
Mel McMullen
Jennifer McMullen
May 13
Brad White
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
Edward Hensley
May 31, 2017
5 years
May 10, 2022
San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra
May 17, 2022
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