CSR has held its annual major fundraiser of the year on June 8th! Formerly themed as the Country Fair. this year the event had an updated focus and was named Disco At The Barn. The event ran from 5:30pm to 10pm and most of the great features of the Country Fair were still present: the free wine & beer, dozens of great restaurants, gambling house, live and silent auctions, and many more. This year had the '70s theme reflected in the music, dress code, and decor. Tickets were just $65 and were available from any CSR member. Drop us a note on our Contact page if you'd like more info or watch this site for an article with all the details soon.
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)
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)
Fourway Speech Contest Winners
Uncategorized • Mar 26th, 2016 • (updated: Aug 15th, 2017) • 0 Comments
CSR hosted the Regional Finals of the Fourway Speech Contest on April 5th, 2016. The contest is open to high school students and the delivered speech must address an ethical problem using the principles of the Rotary Fourway Test. There are several other stipulations regarding the contest including a penalty for speeches outside the 5-7 minute range alloted. The winners are (from left to right):
- President Sal Chatfield (not a winner, just a photo-bomber)
- Melina Cabrera (2nd place)
- Juan Morales (1st place)
- Matthew Pineda (3rd place)
The competition is intended to have students take...(read more)
New Website completed after 15 years!
Uncategorized • Mar 21st, 2016 • (updated: Aug 15th, 2017) • 0 Comments
The Pyramids of Giza, The Taj Mahal, Hoover Dam, The Affordable Care Act - all representative of the works of man that no one would ever imagine could be accomplished. Now, we can finally add to that list The New CSR Website!!! Even though the old site won some awards and served us well, the pre-9/11 tech that it was built on finally has been replaced with this smartphone friendly, responsive piece of work. Built around a content management system that can actually be made user friendly, we expect a...(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)
- 2019 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
- Rotary Social Hour !
- CSR proudly donates to Covina PD K-9 Unit!
This 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.
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. Maureen Hinds being our newest inductee. Check her 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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