About Our Club

Temecula Sunrise Rotary Club is a local service

organization serving the needs of the Temecula Valley 

community and of the world through Rotary International

Founded in 1987, the Temecula Sunrise Rotary was sponsored by the Rancho Temecula Rotary Club, now known at Temecula (noon) Rotary Club.   In the many years of its existence the club has had many programs benefiting the City of Temecula, Rotary District 5330 in Riverside and San Bernardino, and the world. The club has given out more than $250,000 in scholarships to local students, including at risk individuals, conducts a literacy program for 3rd grade students at two Title I elementary schools, sends many local 7th grade and 11th grade students to Rotary Leadership Camp (PRYDE and RYLA), sponsors the Interact service club at Chaparral High School, has sponsored many high school musicians in the Rotary District 5330 Music Competition, has entered a number of winning high school speakers in the Rotary Four Way Test speech competition, and built Rotary Park located next to the Boys and Girls Club in Old Town Temecula, with the support of the City of Temecula and the Temecula Rotary Club. Some of the club's other favorites are the running of the annual 5K, 10K and 2K Run through the Vineyards at Maurice Carrie Winery in Temecula and the annual Safety Town, educating children in many aspects of personal safety.

The Temecula Sunrise Rotary Club is part of one of the greatest international organizations in the world.

The organization consists of local business leaders working to address various community and international humanitarian projects. The club encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build good will and peace in the world through the Ideal of Service. The club objective is to encourage and foster the Ideal of Service as a basis of worthy enterprise. Rotarians worldwide - live by the same 24-word code of ethics that is reflected in the Rotary 4-Way Test. Adopted by Rotary International in 1943, the 4-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages.

This simple philosophy and code consists of the following:

Of the things we think, say or do:

1. Is it the TRUTH?

2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?


4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


Rotary At a Glance

Members: 1.2 million +

Clubs: 34,000

Districts: 530

in more than 200 countries and geographic areas


For years, Rotary’s commitment to Service Above Self has been channeled through the Avenues of Service, which form the foundation of club activity. 
  • Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club. 
  • Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards. 
  • Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community.
  • International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace. Rotarians can support International Service by sponsoring a project in another country, seeking international project partners to support projects in their own communities, or by personally volunteering at an international project site. 
  • New Generations Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities as RYLA, Rotaract, and Interact, service projects, and creating international understanding with Rotary Youth Exchange.