Covina Sunrise Rotary Club

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2017 Covina National Night Out

Covina Sunrise Rotary proudly participated in the recent National Night Out event put on by the City.  We represented our club and rotary well with our Rotary EZ up and Unbelievable T-Shirts!

Club members enjoyed a great, although hot and stormy, night visiting with locals, including Mayor Jorge Marquez,  that stopped by our booth to find out what we are all about and enter our wine raffle.

Stay tuned for information on our next big event!

President Avila's Kickout Party

On June 24, 2017 ol' President Avila was semi-ceremoniously discharged from his lofty office as CSR President. The event was held at the home of Ms. Shannon Hidalgo who coincidentally was kicked IN as Robert's successor. The party was fully booked as revelers consumed massive amounts of food and quaffed assorted libations, followed by a roast-like program to certify the passing of the gavel. The program continued with a video tribute to Robert's year (see it HERE) as well as a reprise video of his performance in a sequence...(read more)

2017 International Convention

The 2017 Rotary International Convention took place June 10-14 in Atlanta, Georgia (state, not the country) and CSR showed up in force! Five members of our club attended!

Shannon Hidalgo, Leslie Gonzalez, Brenda Fernandez-Lango, Pam & Jon Pomeroy enjoyed meeting fellow Rotarians from all over the world at the Georgia World Congress Center!  Among the many highlights of the trip was the more than 2 hour photo shoot in the fellowship hall where the CSR members would invite other Rotarians to join in the group photo.  Some photos had...(read more)

Country Fair 2017 - "Oh, What a Night"

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

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)

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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. Carlos Duarte 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 our "About Us" page.