The past week has had Zak Turango holding his bated breath for the self-gratification of two local “service?” Clubs, namely the Wildomar Chamberpot of Commerce and the Wildomar Rotary Club.
Since these two cliques only represent the political elite of Wildomar (one only has to review their Director & Officer lists to observe the off-repeated political names of Benoit, Moore, Swanson and Morris), it only takes a simple leap of logic to assume that any awards or public celebrations appear to have a political raison d’être.
For example, at last week’s Wildomar City Council meeting, the City Staff budget presentation included an overt misrepresentation of the source of $1,940,195 in “grants,” which invited an “on point” public rebuttal by former Council member Sheryl Ade.
Please click on the following link, and scroll down to page 101 for confirmation:
Apparently, this was presented to enhance and justify the purported extraordinary performance of the Community Services Director in garnering a significant amount of “grant” monies for the City of Wildomar.
However, Sheryl pointed out that all of the money donated for Wildomar events are actually “gifts” from various city vendors and County agencies. And include everything received from the city’s inauguration.
Further, many of the other sources of “grants,” were not competitive. A City such as Wildomar must only apply for the grant to receive it.
Of course, correct spelling on such an application is always a plus. And which may be an extraordinary talent among the political non-spelling elite in Wildomar.
Further, at the end of the day, any monies garnered appear to be a normal part of the vague job description for the Community Services Director position.
Sheryl concluded her presentation with the query, “Why is this misrepresentation occurring?”
Sheryl’s answer came in the form of the Wildomar Chamberpot of Commerce presentation to Bridgette Moore fave, Paula Willette, as the Chamberpot’s “Citizen of the Year.”
Alas, it doesn’t stop with the Chamberpot of Commerce.
On Friday evening, the Wildomar Rotary Club announced their “Service Above Self” award to the hard-working child who raised $1000 in a futile attempt to “Save Wildomar’s Parks.”
Please click on the following video to observe:
Unfortunately, the Rotary Club has a long history of gender bias, that was only ended in the 1980s.
According to Wikipedia, the following: “From 1905 until the 1980s, women were not allowed membership in Rotary clubs…”
Perhaps, when the young child grows up, she will have no lasting memory of her exploitation by the exclusivist club that would not have permitted her to be a member less than 25 years ago.
As a parent, I would never have permitted my daughter to have such public exposure in the Internet/Facebook world.
Nevertheless, staying on point, awards such as this tend to have a political basis, if only to promote the “Wildomar Rocks!” mentality of it’s adolescent leaders.
Finally, to make my point about the self-gratification and narcissistic nature of these clubs, please click on the following:
Mona Davies, a Rotary Club of Wildomar Director, presented a self-serving (it spotlighted her own nonprofit organization) award to the Club of which she is a director? How utterly meaningless can an award be?
Why was it reported as news?
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By the way, Wildomar Magazine has just awarded the Internet version of the Pulitzer prize to editor/publisher Zak Turango for the category of “parody, satire, opinion & commentary.”
Zak may present his award to himself during Public Comments at the next Wildomar City Council meeting.
Don’t miss it.