Sunday, November 6, 2011

Meet IRC Member Toni

Toni is a charter member of Irvine Rotary Club. In 1990 she and a small group of other rotary lovers started the club. She was the first female club president in 1995.

One of her fondest club community projects was on Dec. 15, 1990 during the first Desert Storm, when the club accomplished a major holiday tribute for service member's families. It was a Yellow Ribbon Holiday for the El Toro and Tustin Base. Donations came in from all over southern CA for kids, there was a wrapping party so each kid got a gift, bands played. A video was created which you can view on the IRC website. "It was a gift for me, I realized if we all work toger4ther so much more can be done," says Toni of the commardie and team work from the rotary family and friends of this project.

Toni says she loves her life. She's been a tax preparer for the same company for 20 years. She's been married for 15 years, and has a blended family of five kids.. Her joy is with her family, friends and just appreciating life. She spends alot of time with her husband, who is retired. Toni's motto " Live, Laugh and Love".

Toni grew up in Nebraska City until age 11. The town bosted 7,000 residents, it was a great place to grow up, but she's delighted to today be living in OC. Thirty years ago she did modeling and acted in musicals and drama. And she was a model and appeared in a variety of print advertisements.

It's members like Toni that make our IRC so interesting. She's passionate about her continuing membership in our club.