Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
What's Happening Now!
Posted by Brenda Cressey on Aug 16, 2016
It was truly a spectacular evening! Hats off to all for such a smooth-running event!
Congratulations and special thanks to all the wineries and staff and especially to everyone who joined us!
1. BarrelHouse Brewing
HM Diablo Paso
1. Broken Earth
3. On Your Left
1. Diablo Paso
2. Villa San Juliette
1. First Crush
3. Broken Earth
As a side note, the judges were totally impressed with the food that was produced. They felt that the event has been stepped up to a new level!
David Lundy, Event Chair
Vicki Silva, Winery Chair
Vicki Silva, Winery Chair
Posted by Tony Wallace on Jul 22, 2016
2016-17 Club President Tony Wallace
As we launch into the 2016-2017 year we will be challenged by many unsettling local, state, federal and international events and cultural/sociopolitical concerns. In the midst of all this, Rotary can be a bright light, a shining beacon of good will, humanitarian effort and just plain fun. Lord knows we all need some of all of that! That is why I am looking forward to this next year where we can spend time, money and effort reaching out to one another and the world around us.
Thanks to all of you ahead of time for your willingness to give. I am forever impressed by this club and the individuals in it who collectively walk forward hand in hand to eat together, laugh together and work together to accomplish much in little old Paso Robles. More money for scholarships, youth projects, community projects, food for the needy and international projects to address polio, hunger, education, clean water. Wow! You guys are awesome. So hold on to your horses as we start, run, and finish a great year. I hope I can keep up!
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