Temecula Sunrise Rotary welcomes new president

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Myra Allen is the 2020-2021 president of Rotary Club of Temecula. Valley News/Courtesy photo

TEMECULA – The Rotary Club of Temecula Sunrise named Myra Allen as 2020-2021 club president. The club selected all their incoming club officers recently, including Jon Grimm as president-elect, Marti Treckman as secretary and Lie-Ming Sie as treasurer.

The new board of directors includes John Tamalunas, director of membership; Jon Grimm, director of public relations; Pat Lusin, Rotary Foundation director; Jimmy Hsieh, director of international service; John Tamalunas, director of vocational service and Mark Sitar, director of youth services. Other chairs include Chris Nason as community service chair; Jon Grimm and Chris Nason as club service and programs chairs; John Tamalunas as chair of We Care and Allen and Jon Grimm as chairs for Rotary public relations and information.

Allen has lived in Murrieta for 15 years and joined Temecula Sunrise Rotary June 12, 2018. She and her husband Daymond Allen have two adult sons, ages 30 and 28. They welcomed their first granddaughter in the world recently. Allen was active in her previous community in Orange County, volunteering for various Rotary clubs and other nonprofit organizations. She has been involved at church from a young age, singing in the choir.

She comes from a philanthropic family of restaurant owners. She and her husband have supported the two foundations her father-in-law Chuck Allen founded: The National Scholastic Surfing Association and United States America Snowboarding Association. Allen worked at the Coachella Valley Music Festival for over eight years in hospitality.

Allen has been a co-owner with her family of a landscape and construction company for over 25 years and is currently a member of the Temecula Valley Woman’s Club. She is on the advisory board for SAFE and Michelle’s Place Cancer Resource Center and serves as a volunteer organizer for the Sepulveda Building Materials Golf Tournament.

For many years she has served as a basketball, cross-country and track and field coach in Orange County and the Inland Empire with St. Callistus Catholic Church, Woodbridge High School and Vista Murrieta High School.

Her specialty is in compliance and business administration, as well as event coordinator for weddings, golf events, mud runs, cross-country races. She worked as a Spanish transcriber, translator and interpreter and has done voice-overs. She is a grant writer and contract writer. She has served on many committees on training and public education, as well as youth counselor and administrative assistant at the county level.

Allen said she enjoys camping, surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, paddle boarding, bodybuilding, riding Harley-Davidsons, running, kickboxing, off-roading, fishing, golfing, hiking, photography, sewing, singing, crocheting, crafting, baking and cooking. She and her family are avid outdoor explorers.

Rotary’s mission is to provide service to others, promote integrity and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the fellowship of business, professional and community leaders.

Chartered May 29, 1987, the Rotary Club of Temecula Sunrise is known for its bus bench cleaning program around the city, the 34th annual Run through the Vineyard, Community Christmas Dinner, Safety Town for children 5-8 years old, Four Way Test speech and music competitions, leadership camps for seventh graders and high school juniors, a literacy program for Title I school third graders, scholarships and more. The club also supports the programs of Rotary International, especially PolioPlus, which in its efforts for more than a quarter of a century has almost eradicated polio from the earth.

Temecula Sunrise Rotary Club welcomes guests for breakfast Tuesday mornings from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Journey’s End, the golf course restaurant, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, in Temecula. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the club is currently meeting via Zoom. Find them on Facebook @Temecula Sunrise Rotary to see who is speaking and to ask host Jon Grimm for the meeting link. For more information, call 951-98-6116.

Submitted by Temecula Sunrise Rotary.