This year, CSR has clothed another group of children in our flagship Operation Santa Clothes program and has now 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.
CSR does a Karaoke Kickout!
Member News • Jul 20th, 2020 • (updated: Aug 4th, 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!
Augmenting the weekly meetings on Zoom conferencing software, CSR has now resumed its weekly live meetings, now held at Azo Vino wine bar in Covina. Plans for future activities are tentative,...(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)
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)
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)
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!
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)
2017 International Convention
Member News • Jun 30th, 2017 • (updated: Aug 10th, 2017) • 0 Comments
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!
Rayne For The Holidays!
Member News • Dec 1st, 2016 • (updated: Aug 15th, 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)
District Governor Visits CSR
Member News • Aug 26th, 2016 • (updated: Aug 15th, 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: Aug 15th, 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)
2015 Kickout of President Espinoza!
Member News • May 14th, 2016 • (updated: Aug 15th, 2017) • 0 Comments
In May of 2015, President John Espinoza gave up the gavel and handed it over (eagerly) to incoming prez Sal Chatfield. Normally this would have been a great story but everyone there was sworn to not saying anything about that night, ever again. Make up your own story.
Ack! Who would have thought that just entering a small amount of text like that would cause the webpage to include the images that appeared down below in this post. I have to just enter some text here so you'll have to just...(read more)
- CSR does a Karaoke Kickout!
- CSR DARK - Corona Virus!!!
- 2020 Chili Cookoff Event
- President Shannon Kicked Out!
- The Passing of a Great Man
- 2018 Country Fair Success!
- High Heels and Hipsters
- 2018 Chili Cook-Off Winners!
- Pauly's Project: Making a difference - Together!
- Thunderfest 2017/Rotary Beer Garden
CSR has a new home - right here in Covina! We now meet every Tuesday morning at 7:15 at the Covina District Field at 220 W Puente (west of Citrus). Our new digs are 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!
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.
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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