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.
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!
Country Fair 2017 - "Oh, What a Night"
Fundraisers • May 30th, 2017 • (updated: Aug 11th, 2017) • 0 Comments
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)
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)
Hats and Socks to the Troops
Interact and Rfutures • Dec 3rd, 2016 • (updated: Aug 15th, 2017) • 0 Comments
On November 10, 2016, CS Rotarians and CHS Interact Club assembled and stuffed over 150 stockings for our troops overseas. This annual effort has been a very successful collaboration of the two clubs and had collected generous donations of snacks, trail mix, candy, beef jerky, hand-written holiday cards, socks, gloves, and stocking hats to our troops overseas. This year's stockings have already been shipped to Kuwait and are being transferred to troops in Afghanistan. Last year's shipments went to troops in Okinawa and Iraq. We are supported by Cynthia...(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)
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)
- Stockings for the Troops
- CSR supporting our community volunteers during the pandemic!
- Online Auction
- OSC still providing clothing to kids in need.
- CSR to hold our first Silent Auction online!
- CSR does a Karaoke Kickout!
- CSR DARK - Corona Virus!!!
- 2020 Chili Cookoff Event
- President Shannon Kicked Out!
- The Passing of a Great Man
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!
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 login 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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