Del Mar Rotarians spring into service projects

By Emily Figueiredo, Club Publicity Chair

With the sun shining and spring in the air, the Del Mar Rotarians are busy with service projects to benefit local community members and international efforts. April 26 will mark the international “Rotarians At Work Day” with hundreds of thousands of Rotarians all doing service projects in their communities on the same day around the globe. But here in Del Mar, April 26 is just another day on a very busy calendar of good works.

Around San Diego County, Del Mar Rotarians are cooking, painting, planting and more. Recently, Rotarian Betsy Jones and her friends made and delivered a delicious dinner to 36 women at Rachel’s House, a shelter providing a safe, supportive, sober environment for women with few or no resources. Jones said, “We also provided food and juice for the women to have for their breakfast when they return to life on the streets of San Diego early the following morning because these are our sisters. One day, who knows, one of us could be walking in their shoes.”

Local branches of the Boys & Girls Clubs are receiving fresh coats of paint and some simple carpentry work while the Solana Beach Post Office received a landscaping makeover from busy Del Mar Rotarians.

The club is also supporting local youth in the area this season. Eagle Scouts are presenting their big Eagle Scout Projects to the club and receiving support to accomplish their building, planning and community efforts. The club will celebrate them with a “Scout’s Day” at a Del Mar Rotary Club Meeting in June. Additionally, local middle school and high school students can engage in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (known as “RYLA”) and Model United Nations with the support of the Rotarians.

Looking internationally this spring, Del Mar continues to send aid across the globe for many projects. Recently, $4,000 has been committed to support a grade school kitchen to be remodeled in La Paz, Mexico. The club is also actively supporting a Japanese healthcare team visiting the area for two weeks at the end of March and early April.

To participate in these service projects or to learn how you can bring your passion for a worthy cause to the Del Mar Rotary Club, join us for lunch on Thursdays at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church or visit www.DelMarRotary.org.

Related posts:

  1. Del Mar Rotarians find partners in La Paz, Mexico
  2. Del Mar to St. Petersburg, Rotarians Unite
  3. Del Mar Rotarians at work in the community
  4. Rotarians help Resource Center
  5. Del Mar Rotarians ‘LEAD’ teens to success

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=67743

Posted by Staff on Apr 5, 2014. Filed under Letters, Opinion. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • Alumni and Advancement Center named for longtime supporters Larry and Cindy Bloch of Rancho Santa Fe
    The University of Rochester’s Alumni and Advancement Center in Rochester, N.Y. has been renamed the Larry and Cindy Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center in recognition of the couple’s support of the university and, in particular, its Advancement programs. In a ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 15, UR President Joel Seligman formally dedicated the center in honor of […]
  • RSF Association Board Biz: It’s fire season: Be prepared
    The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District (RSFFPD) was officially formed in 1946, in the aftermath of a devastating fire that took place in 1943 and destroyed brush, farmland and homes from Rancho Bernardo through Rancho Santa Fe, all the way to Solana Beach and Del Mar. Today the Fire District spans 38 square miles and protects nearly 30,000 residents. W […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe couple lead way in helping those with thyroid disorders
    Few people may know that Graves’ disease is one of the most common autoimmune diseases afflicting Americans today. Fewer still may know that the only national non-profit dedicated to its patients is headquartered in Rancho Santa Fe. The Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation, co-chaired by Rancho Santa Fe residents Kathleen Bell Flynn and Steve Flynn, has be […]