Covina Sunrise Rotary Club

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CSR supporting our community volunteers during the pandemic!

Member News • Nov 9th, 2020 • (updated: Dec 28th, 2020) • 0 Comments

Since March, Covina Sunrise Rotary has been showing our support for community volunteers and essential workiers by providing lunches to these very deserving community heros!

Lunch recipients include the Nursing staff at Citrus Valley Health Center, Officers of Covina Police Department and the Volunteers assisting  in food pick up and distribution Fridays at Project 29:11 Food Bank.  CSR has also been a large contributor of goods as well as volunteers at the Project 29:11 food bank in Covina.

Online Auction

Fundraisers • Nov 25th, 2020 • 0 Comments

Club Members only Pre-Sale!   

Any item available for the Buy it Now price....Send an email to members list email and name the item and you can Buy it Now , it's that simple!

Here are some of the items (check your Rotary Members email for more of them!):

For the General Public, the auction will begin on Friday November 27 on our Facebook page.
Item 101 Item 102item 103item 104...(read more)

OSC still providing clothing to kids in need.

Operation Santa Clothes • Nov 9th, 2020 • 0 Comments

OSC is still activley clothing kids! 

Recently, OSC provided shoes, pants and shirts to a family of seven kids.  Also, OSC assisted a homeless mother with 2 children- provided a motel for them to stay in for a week while they were getting their housing situation resolved.   

CSR to hold our first Silent Auction online!

Fundraisers • Nov 9th, 2020 • 0 Comments

We are in the process of setting up our first Silent Auction to be held on Black Friday and Saturday, November 27 & 28.  The auction will take place via our Facebook Group, Covina Sunrise Rotary Auction so head on over to Facebook and request to join the group.  All details regarding the auction will be posted on the group page.  A preview of items for auction coming soon.....

CSR does a Karaoke Kickout!

Member News • Jul 20th, 2020 • (updated: Aug 24th, 2020) • 0 Comments

On June 27, 2020, incoming CSR president Cicero Salmon opened the kickout party hosted at Robert Avila's house. Social distancing was suggested and it offered "...Libations, food, entertainment, jokes, prizes and more. An enjoyable casual get-together to celebrate the end to Bill Higleys presidential term." Although masks were optional, it appears that all came through without a single Covid-19 case!

During these difficult times, CSR has continued its philanthropic activities, the latest being strong support for the Project 29:11 foodbank in Covina.  And practicing measures to protect our members, our weekly...(read more)

CSR DARK - Corona Virus!!!

Member News • Mar 15th, 2020 • (updated: Aug 5th, 2020) • 0 Comments

It is with heavy heart, we must report that starting on March 18, 2020, the mighty Covina Sunrise Rotary Club will not be having its regular meetings for the foreseeable future. Furthermore, it has been decided that our upcoming events, including the Disco At The Barn (May 16th) are now cancelled.

It was inevitable. In the first few months of 2020, CSR was off to a great start, planning events, inducting new members, having a great time... then it happened: The world started going insane from a microscopic visitor from Wuhan,...(read more)

2020 Chili Cookoff Event

Fundraisers • Feb 15th, 2019 • (updated: Mar 17th, 2020) • 0 Comments

The annual CSR Chili Cookoff was held on March 1, 2020 this year at the Azo Vino Wine Bar at 678 S Citrus Avenue in Covina. The event started at 1:00pm and ran through 5:00pm. Prizes were awarded for Judges Pick and the Peoples' Choice in addition to having the winner's name inscribed on our perpetual trophy. This year Barbara Brusca took Peoples' Choice Award with her spicy concoction. And the Judges Award was inscribed with the name of Cherri Walsh, who took the Judges...(read more)

President Shannon Kicked Out!

Member News • Jul 2nd, 2018 • (updated: Jul 5th, 2018) • 2 Comments

June 30, 2018 marked an end of the line for the Sparkle Princess. A year of life at the top of CSR had come to completion for president Shannon Hidalgo at a spectacular kickout party in her honor. The event was held on the last day of her reign so as to celebrate every last drop of the year she has so magnificently presided over. Shannon ended the year in the same infectious spirit that she started it with. Every meeting was pervaded with her unlimited enthusiasm and sparkling manner....(read more)

The Passing of a Great Man

Member News • Jun 12th, 2018 • (updated: Jan 30th, 2020) • 2 Comments

On June 8th, 2018, Covina Sunrise Rotary suffered a monumental loss - one of our own, Hugh Ledford, left us peacefully in his sleep. Although Hugh has been fighting for his life at City of Hope for several years, his time had come to pass. Hugh has been a Charter Member of CSR from its origin in 1982 and was a keystone of its existence ever since. [download slideshow] He became Club President in 2000 and served many years on the Board of Directors in many capacities....(read more)

2018 Country Fair Success!

Fundraisers • Mar 14th, 2018 • (updated: Jun 12th, 2018) • 0 Comments

The 2018 Country Fair was held at 6:00pm on Saturday, May 19th this year. It was the 25th year CSR has held its major annual fundraiser. The event primarily provides funding for our Operation Santa Clothes and the Tex Everson Humanitarian Endowment. As has been the rule for the past few years, we held it at the Hurst Ranch in West Covina. This year's Fair followed the successful lead of past years with the return of 25 local restaurants, free beer and wine bars, the great Big Band Theory...(read more)

High Heels and Hipsters

Member News • Mar 21st, 2018 • 0 Comments

On March 20, 2018, the "Ladies of CSR" decided to recognize the 30th anniversary of women being allowed in Rotary. Basically asking the male members of CSR to walk a mile few steps in their shoes. With help from district members, a collection of high heel shoes and feather boas were distributed to the guys. Not all opted to don the distaff garb, deciding that a $60 alternative "donation" to the Rotary Foundation would be worth the possibility of a pulled hamstring. Some of the "dancers" seemed strangely experienced in...(read more)

2018 Chili Cook-Off Winners!

Fundraisers • Jan 23rd, 2018 • (updated: Feb 23rd, 2018) • 0 Comments

"It's the coldest winter on record" we've all heard on the news! Accordingly, to help solve the nation's chillblains, on Sunday, February 18th, 2018 our annual Chili Cook Off competition was held downtown at Casa Moreno - 223 N Citrus Avenue in Covina. The CCO series has been well received in past years by the cooks AND the community of tasters. This year, Galen Metz defended his sweeping victory of last year with his exotic concoction by taking the People's Choice Award. Newcomer Cherri Walsh...(read more)

Pauly's Project: Making a difference - Together!

Fundraisers • Oct 24th, 2017 • (updated: Nov 20th, 2017) • 0 Comments

On Sunday, November 19, 2017, CSR created a group service club project in conjunction with Pauly’s Project to give back to the homeless in the skid row community of Los Angeles. Skid Row is no longer just a "row". A huge 54 block section of downtown Los Angeles has been the generally accepted limits of the area. Dozens if not hundreds of camps are set up in this area each with a dozen or so tents clustered.  Our day saw us traveling with a caravan of cars to several of...(read more)

Thunderfest 2017/Rotary Beer Garden

Fundraisers • Oct 23rd, 2017 • 0 Comments

Thunderfest 2017 was held downtown Covina on Saturday, October 21.  Covina Sunrise Rotarians were on site at the Beer Garden volunteering all day to set up, sell tickets, check ids & issue wrist bands, pour beer and more beer and tear down as well!  A big thank you to all club members, family and friends that helped and a HUGE thank you to Galen and Kathy Metz for their tireless efforts.  Without them, there would be no beer garden!  Another successful community event and fundraiser!

Rotary Social Hour !

Member News • Oct 23rd, 2017 • 0 Comments

Covina Sunrise Rotary hosted our second Rotary Social Hour on October 17 at City Grill in Covina!  All who joined in had a great time eating, drinking and socializing with fellow rotarians and guests.  Thank you to Joel Camacho for setting the night up.  Watch for news on our next Rotary Social Hour in the next few months.

CSR proudly donates to Covina PD K-9 Unit!

Member News • Oct 13th, 2017 • 0 Comments

At our weekly meeting on Tuesday, October 10,on behalf of Covina Sunrise Rotary,  President Shannon presented Chief John Curley from Covina Police Department with a check in the amount of $1000 for the K-9 Unit!  Chief Curley was also our featured Speaker of the Week!  We are proud to support our community!

Annual Family & Friends Picnic

Uncategorized • Sep 26th, 2017 • (updated: Sep 27th, 2017) • 0 Comments

A fun day was had by all who attended our Annual Family & Friends Picnic on Sunday, September 17 at Gladstone Park!  The weather was perfect, the food provided by Me 2 You BBQ and sides by the club members was delicious.  The kids had a blast playing in the playground and the adults enjoyed a relaxing afternnoon visiting and soaking up the day!  Covina Sunrise Rotarians know how to throw a picnic!

CSR donates to Packages of Love!

Member News • Aug 21st, 2017 • 0 Comments

Covina Sunrise Rotary donated 4 boxes of personal hygiene products for Packages of Love drive, headed up by Covina Mayor Jorge Marquez.  The mayor attended the club's Tuesday morning meeting at South Hills Country Club on August 15 to accept the donations.  President Shannon said "I'm so proud of our club for stepping up and helping with this charitable cause!". 

2017 Covina National Night Out

Member News • Aug 4th, 2017 • (updated: Aug 9th, 2017) • 0 Comments

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

Member News • Jun 30th, 2017 • (updated: Aug 10th, 2017) • 0 Comments

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)


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Operation Santa Clothes

Our flagship Operation Santa Clothes program has clothed over 35,000 kids with new clothes! 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 to make a donation or for more information.

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SOMEDAY AFTER COVID....

CSR has a great home right here in Covina! We meet every Tuesday morning at 7:15 at the Covina District Field at 220 W Puente (west of Citrus). Our meetings are held in the new Conference Center, on the 2nd floor in the South Hills room. If you'd like to join us for a free breakfast there, we'd be happy to show you what we're all about. Just drop us a note on the Contact page!

Free Reading Program for Kids!

 

CSR is a proud sponsor of a new, online FREE Reading program for kids in K-6. The program is compatible with most Internet browsers used by desktop and tablet computers. Anyone can easily sign up for the program free through our website. Just click on the logo above to get to the signin page for the program.

The goal is to enhance the literacy skills of English language learners of all grade school ages. The FREE reading program will help improve English reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary and much more! Currently there are over 110,000 kids enrolled! If you have or know children of grade school age, check out the program - we believe it can really help improve literacy in our youth.

New Members at CSR!

Besides the growth of the "R Futures" Club as a subsidiary of CSR, our membership keeps growing. Peter Arredondo 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!

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