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Country Fair 2017 - "Oh, What a Night"

Fundraisers • May 30th, 2017 • 0 Comments

On May 6th our latest fundraiser themed "Country Fair 2017" was another epic event!  In keeping with the traditions of years past, as you walked in through the front gate you were greeted by our club members and offered a glass of champagne.  Our location for the past several years, Hurst Ranch, was again alive with the excitement of all the night had to offer. If you were feeling lucky, our one of a kind Opportunity Baskets were on display, you could pick a basket from our Wheel...(read more)

Annual Chili Cook Off 2017

Fundraisers • Mar 6th, 2017 • (updated: Apr 19th, 2017) • 0 Comments

On Sunday, April 2, 2017 our annual Chili Cook Off competition was held at Arrow Lodge Brewing at 720 E. Arrow Highway "C" in Covina (between Barranca and Grand). Many attended for an unlimited chili tasting from our lineup of competitors. There were prizes awarded for the People's Choice as well as a winner selected by our panel of judges. This year Galen Metz took BOTH awards with his spicy concoction. There were also great raffle prizes awarded throughout the event. Stop by to enjoy a fine craft beer from...(read more)

OSC Fundraiser at Pomeroy Station!

Fundraisers • Jan 20th, 2017 • (updated: Mar 21st, 2017) • 0 Comments

Pam and Jon Pomeroy hosted a fundraiser for OSC at the grand opening of "Pomeroy's Station" - A Museum of Oil, Advertising and Memories. The event was on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 4-9pm. Very few people have ever had the privilege of viewing the incredible Pomeroy Oil Collection and now it has been expanded with an amazing collection of memorabilia. The existing oil collectables have been supplanted with an amazing amount of artifacts from yesteryear. Everything from soda bottles to Burma Shave signs bring back memories of days long...(read more)

Rayne For The Holidays!

Member News • Dec 1st, 2016 • (updated: Feb 10th, 2017) • 0 Comments

On November 24, 2016 Rayne celebrated its 22nd year of serving Thanksgiving dinner to anyone who might need a place to go.  Many of the guests have been coming for years. This year 682 meals were served, complete with turkey, ham, stuffing, yams, mashed potatoes, corn, salad, fruit cocktail, rolls, cranberry sauce and of course, pumpkin pie.  With live music in the “dining room”  and face painting for the kids it’s the place to be.   A large tent was set up to house the clothing and household goods collected throughout...(read more)

Hats and Socks to the Troops

Interact and Rfutures • Dec 3rd, 2016 • 0 Comments

On November 10, 2016, CS Rotarians and CHS Interact Club assembled and stuffed over 150 stockings for our troops overseas.  This annual effort has been a very successful collaboration of the two clubs and had collected generous donations of snacks, trail mix, candy, beef jerky, hand-written holiday cards, socks, gloves, and stocking hats to our troops overseas.  This year's stockings have already been shipped to Kuwait and are being transferred to troops in Afghanistan. Last year's shipments went to troops in Okinawa and Iraq. We are supported by Cynthia...(read more)

District Governor Visits CSR

Member News • Aug 26th, 2016 • (updated: Feb 10th, 2017) • 0 Comments

Basking in the shade of the new CSR easy-up, the DG, Luciano de Sylva and his wife Hazel display the booty bestowed upon them by his nibs from the coffers of CSR (the CSR flag and a t-shirt). Also visiting were AG Bill Longacre and EG Mark Barragan. Bill said of the 16 clubs he’d visited, ours was the best! The Club and the members were decorated in red, white, & blue as would be a typical meeting. The Two Skins did a rousing Grand Old Flag to start the...(read more)

President Chatfield Kicked Out!

Member News • Jun 30th, 2016 • (updated: Feb 22nd, 2017) • 0 Comments

June 2016 saw the end of an empire. One that had flourished successfully under the guiding hand of Sal Flores-Chatfield, taking CSR to a new level. He initiated the "Rotary Moments" where members pointed out an event that was impacted by their association with the Club. His year had witnessed the growth of the Club, particularly with the inclusion of the R'futures Club for the millenials. Other projects, such as the Rosarito Project where backpacks and shoes were distributed, went very well. The Club's fame was exemplified by the huge...(read more)

Great Auction Items at Country Fair!

Fundraisers • May 12th, 2016 • (updated: Aug 24th, 2016) • 0 Comments

The fantastic Country Fair event held on May 21st 2016 was one to remember! In addition to all the food & beverage, entertainment and games, it hosted another of the famous auctions that CSR is known for. Doors opened at 6:00pm and about a hundred silent auction items were on display waiting for bids to take them home. In addition, our legendary live auction lived up to its reputation as one of the best in the valley.

From a solid brass antique Ship's Wheel to an 1883 Treadle Sewing Machine, there...(read more)

Texas Hold 'Em Tournament

Fundraisers • Mar 24th, 2016 • (updated: May 14th, 2016) • 0 Comments

In September, we held another fabulous fundraising party that benefits our Operation Santa Clothes project. The Eighth Annual Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament took place at A1 Party & Event Rentals in Covina. These Tournaments are great successes both financially and in fostering the fellowship that CSR is known for. A $100 buy in includes the game, fine food, fun and drinks. A “learners” table is available for those that aren’t ready to jump into the fray and non-gambling guests can partake of all the food and drink for just...(read more)

Fourway Speech Contest Winners

Uncategorized • Mar 26th, 2016 • (updated: May 3rd, 2016) • 0 Comments

CSR hosted the Regional Finals of the Fourway Speech Contest on April 5th, 2016. The contest is open to high school students and the delivered speech must address an ethical problem using the principles of the Rotary Fourway Test. There are several other stipulations regarding the contest including a penalty for speeches outside the 5-7 minute range alloted. The winners are (from left to right):

  • President Sal Chatfield (not a winner, just a photo-bomber)
  • Melina Cabrera (2nd place)
  • Juan Morales (1st place)
  • Matthew Pineda (3rd place)

The competition is intended to have students take...(read more)


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Operation Santa Clothes

paypal_donateThis year, CSR has clothed another group of children in our flagship Operation Santa Clothes program and has now clothed 34,129 kids at the West Covina K-mart store! We have also been able to provide over $50,000 in scholarships in seven high schools. OSC began in 1994 serving 73 children from one Covina school. The project focuses not only on provided clothing, but giving self esteem, character development, and a sense of caring to these kids. You can help with a tax deductible donation here. See our Santa Clothes page for more information.

New Members at CSR!

Besides the growth of the "R Futures" Club as a subsidiary of CSR, our membership keeps growing. Joel Camacho being our newest inductee. Check him out along with info on all our members on the About Us page. Drop us a note on our Contact page if you'd like to visit us for a free breakfast and see if you'd be interested in joining us as well!

Website gets Portraits!

Our "About Us" page has been upgraded recently with professional portraits of our members, courtesy of Kathy Metz of "Portraits By Kathy" fame in Covina. Check out her great website and take a look at our good-looking members on the "About Us" page.