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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)

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!

Country Fair 2017 - "Oh, What a Night"

Fundraisers • May 30th, 2017 • (updated: Aug 11th, 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: Aug 10th, 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: Aug 10th, 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)

Great Auction Items at Country Fair!

Fundraisers • May 12th, 2016 • (updated: Aug 15th, 2017) • 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: Aug 15th, 2017) • 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)


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Checkout our New Location!

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!

Operation Santa Clothes

paypal_donateThis year, CSR has clothed another group of children in our flagship Operation Santa Clothes program and has now clothed over 35,000 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.

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. 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.

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