George Middle is Volunteer of Year

George was in the CLCT production of “My Fair Lady” in October 2009.  Photo by Bert Barbay.

George was in the CLCT production of “My Fair Lady” in October 2009. Photo by Bert Barbay.

George Middle may be known to most Canyon Lakers as the gentleman with the English accent who often addresses the POA Board at Board meetings. Many may remember when he served a term on the POA Board from 2012 to 2014, one of those years as Secretary.

George filled the bill as Alfred Doolittle in Canyon Lake Community Theatre’s production of “My Fair Lady,” along with lending his English accent to renditions of “What a Wonderful World,” “The night of a Thousand Stars,” “Get Me to the Church on Time” and more at CLCT benefactor concerts. He also serves on the CLCT board of directors.

George also sings with the Choraleers and serves as treasurer of that group’s board of directors.

He is past president and current membership director of the Canyon Lake Lions Club. He’s a longstanding member of the Men’s Golf Club, a member of CLAMS, and past president of the Tennis Club. And George says he recently joined the new Canyon Lake Toastmasters Club in the hope of learning to “speak proper.”

It’s a tough way to volunteer, but he also shoots pool in a league with other Canyon Lake sharpshooters.

George is past past VP of the Menifee Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce.

Outside of Canyon Lake, he is past present and current director of the Inland Valley Mental Health Board. He is soon to be a commissioner and serve on the Riverside County Behavioral Health Board.

George says he is first and foremost a family man. He and his wife Joan have four children and eight grandchildren. He got his American citizenship in 1996. He has doctoral and master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

George also is a member of the Southern California Real Estate Association and Trusted Business Partners. He’s been involved in property management, real estate and selling and appraising businesses, as well as serving as director of a business complex in London.