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Holiday Breakfast 2021

Member News • Jan 9th, 2022 • (updated: Feb 17th, 2022) • 0 Comments


Sunrise Rotary had its 2021 Holiday Party in December and Santa Claus came and a good time was had by all. For some unbeknownst reason our regular meeting location was locked up when we arrived for our annual Christmas Breakfast. With some lightning quick thinking and some good restaurant friends we were able to relocate to Millie’s Restaurant for our Holiday Bash. The kids were worried that Santa Claus would not be able to find us but lo and behold he showed up with a big bag full of presents. Everyone enjoyed a delicious breakfast, a nice change from the individually wrapped breakfast sandwiches and pastries we have had since coming back from COVID inspired Zoom meetings. The Interact Board from Covina High joined in on the fun together with a crowd of young excited Rotarian kids. A great ending to 2021 for Covina Sunrise Rotary Club. Here's a collection of photos from the amazing event!

Santa stayed busy the whole breakfast!


President Galen Metz oversees the Gala


John & Carmen get a funny Tik-Tok


Al Marino singing carols in Latin


Arredondo family meets Santa


Past member Sal Chatfield's family in their Xmas shirts


Science Table members Terry, Don & Al at the kids table


Some of the Avila boys


Robert and Chris keeping Shannon company


Dave with Sister Terry (from Crossroads, Inc.)


Bill & Mary Hubbert staying warm


Bill Higley in his Christmas Greens


Grandma Judy Starns


Greg Jaquez with Sister Terry


Covina High Interact Board share a table


Espinoza family opening their presents


President Galen's daughter Amy with the grandkid



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