Rotary Club of Chino Valley
The Rotary Club of Chino is a service organization in the Chino Valley in Southern California.
What does your club do?
- Work with Rotary International to make the world a better place
- Find problems in our own community that we can address
- Work to solve problems both locally and globally
- Facilitate the coming together of hard workers and leaders within our community
Why should people engage with your club?
- To make a difference
- To be a part of a global organization that has been addressing challenges around the world for more than 110 years
- To network with other rotarians in the community
- To develop personally
The Chino Rotary Club finished 2017 on a high note. During the month we selected our 2018/2019 Board of Directors, were recognized by the Chino Valley Unified School District, helped build the Rotary Tournament of Roses Parade float, and assisted Isaiah’s Rock for the food giveaway and for their holiday giveaway.
2018/2019 Chino Rotary Club Board Selected
Congratulations to everyone who was asked to serve on the 2018/2019 Chino Rotary Club Board of Directors.
- President – Chris Foster
- President-Elect – Rick Bui
- Secretary – Arianna Fajardo
- Treasurer – Linda Perla
- Director – Ray Marquez
- Director – Gene Hernandez
- Director – Mike Faherty
- Past President – Zeb Welborn
Chino Rotary Club Recognized by the Chino Valley Unified School District
The Chino Valley Unified School District recognized the Chino Rotary Club for all the work we did for our community in 2017. Looking forward to helping more local youth in 2018.
Chino Rotary Club Assists Isaiah’s Rock
We helped distribute food to needy families for Isaiah’s Rock on December 20 and helped them by cooking food for volunteers at their toy giveaway on December 23.
We invited the Chino Rotary Club, Chino Kiwanis, Rancho del Chino Rotary Club and Soroptimist International of the Chino Valley to attend our Holiday Luncheon on December 13. We loved spending time with other groups who are doing amazing things in the Chino Valley.
One of the coolest things about our Holiday Luncheon was having Kevin Sullivan reach out to many past-Presidents of the Chino Rotary Club to attend our Luncheon. It was great seeing these leaders who have helped impact our community in a substantial way.
Rose Parade Float
Several members of the Chino Rotary Club assisted on the Rotary Tournament of Roses Parade Float. It was a lot of fun creating the float for the 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade.
The Chino Rotary Club accomplished a lot in November. We inducted nine new members, put together Blue Star Boxes for veterans, attended a Steven’s Hope Luncheon, hosted a Thanksgiving event for local service clubs and sponsored a play for students at Lyle S. Briggs Fundamental School.
9 New Members Added to Chino Rotary Club
On November 15, our club added nine new members sworn in by District Governor Raghada Khoury and Past District Governor Gene Hernandez. Our new members were:
- Keith Malespin – Opus Bank Senior Relationship Banker
- Anthony Verches – Owner of The ESV Group
- Lea Fellows – Assistant Superintendent at Chino Valley Unified School District
- Daniel Bozart – West Coast Regional Manager at Valbruna Stainless Inc
- CP Phan – Business Director at Creative Squeeze
- JV Cuasito – Real Estate Expert at Keller Williams Real Estate
- Narvee Intarachote – Financial Advisor at Edward Jones
- Linda Perla – Spanish Medical Interpreter at Certified Languages International
- Ray Marquez – Chino Hills Councilman and Broker Associate at Advantage Real Estate
Blue Star Boxes Put Together by Chino Rotary Club
On November 8, the Chino Rotary Club got together to put together Blue Star Boxes for Veterans at the Chino Community Building.
Watch the video created by new member CP Phan about the Blue Star Boxes – https://www.facebook.com/ChinoRotaryClub/videos/10156631349213840/
Attended Steven’s Hope Luncheon
On November 2, several of our members visited the Steven’s Hope Luncheon. Steven’s Hope’s mission is:
To support the families of seriously ill or injured children
during a child’s extended treatment and care.
We celebrated Thanksgiving with the Rancho del Chino Rotary Club and the Chino Kiwani’s Club. You can see the brief video we created for the Thanksgiving Luncheon here – https://www.facebook.com/ChinoRotaryClub/videos/10156670465818840/
The Magic Treehouse Night at Dawn Kids Play at Lyle S. Briggs Fundamental School
Earlier this year we gave out $5,000 via the Debbie Wilson Teacher Mini-Grant program to 15 different teachers in the Chino Valley Unified School District. One of those teachers used the funds to help put on a play at Lyle S. Briggs Fundamental School called The Magical Treehouse Night at Dawn Kids.
Chino Rotarians Attend Zone Institute in Reno
President Zeb Welborn and Past District Governor Gene Hernandez were invited to the Zone Institute as a representative of District 5300. Zeb is helping the District with Public Relations and Gene is attending as a Past District Governor.
RIP Chino Rotarian Dave King
October was a productive, yet sad month for the Chino Rotary Club. We lost member Dave King who passed away due to pancreatic cancer. The Chino Champion wrote a great article about the impact Dave and Charlene King have made on the Chino Community which I encourage you all to read here – http://www.championnewspapers.com/news/article_43cdcb28-b5cf-11e7-a8ce-c3d23fc8244c.html
Chino Rotary Club Feeds Needy Families with Isaiah’s Rock
Our Rotary Club was fortunate enough to visit Dave, his family and Isaiah’s Rock one last time before he passed and donated $2,000 to the organization. Our club worked at Isaiah’s Rock on Wednesday, Oct. 11 to provide food for needy families in the Chino Valley. It’s amazing how many lives Dave and Charlene King have impacted because of their kind and giving hearts.
You can watch this video of us helping needy families with Isaiah’s Rock – https://youtu.be/xISNjIEI6Lw
Chino Rotary Club Attends Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Expo
Dale Bright, Lorraine Sacca and Melinda Robbins set up a booth at the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and met lots of new potential Rotarians.
Gene Hernandez Moderates and President Zeb Welborn Speaks at Rotary District 5300 Peace Conference
Zeb Welborn was chosen as one of the speakers at the District 5300 Peace Conference where he spoke on the Impact and Uses of Social Media on Peace Building – Read the speech Zeb Welborn gave at the Huntington Library here – http://welbornmedia.com/the-impacts-and-uses-of-social-media-on-peace-building/
Chino Rotary Club Supports Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters came to the Chino Rotary Club to share how they are helping make young peoples lives better by providing mentors to them. Chino Rotarian Chris Foster is on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and Arianna Fajardo became a Big Sister last year when Big Brothers Big Sisters came to speak to our organization.
We gave $500 to help support Big Brothers Big Sisters on October 4 during our regular Chino Rotary Club meeting.
Arianna Fajardo Wins Putting Contest and a Bottle of Chardonnay from Los Serranos Country Club and Kevin Sullivan
Our Meet & Greet was held at Los Serranos Country Club on October 25 where we held a putting contest, thanks to Kevin Sullivan, for a bottle of Chardonnay. Arianna’s putt was the closest and she took home the bottle for her efforts.
The Chino Rotary Club did a lot of good in September. We worked the CARE Closet, attended Chino Day at the Fair and secured a Global Grant for our sponsored student, Anna Casalme to attend the University at Edinburgh in Childhood Studies for $61,000.
We started the month visiting the CARE Closet, a program run by the City of Chino and the Chino Valley Unified School District. Through the program we helped prepare clothes and supplies for homeless and needy families in the Chino Valley.
The video we shared on Facebook and YouTube received thousands of views and had dozens of people ask for the address so they could donate clothing and supplies to the CARE Closet. Thank you to Arianna for arranging the opportunity to work with the CARE Closet.
Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/ZR1SrwO4cl0
Jack Parra, a retired Anaheim PD Captain spoke to us about Self-Defense, we attended Chino Day at the Fair and…
Thanks to Chris Foster, Gene Hernandez and Melinda Robbins for helping secure a Global Grant for Anna Casalme. Anna reached out to us back in February asking if we would sponsor her to be a global grant recipient. Our club agreed to offer her a scholarship of $1,050 and she was nominated to receive a Global Grant from Rotary International which she received!
Anna, a Chino Hills resident, is now attending a Masters Program in Childhood Studies at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. A great job by Chino Rotarians, our Rotary District 5300 and Rotary International for helping Anna get a Global Grant.
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