During its annual “Celebration of Service” program, the Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club reviewed its investments of over $81,000 in local and international charitable projects over its fiscal year ending June 30. Adding to this amount, the Club’s international projects have been matched by the Rotary Foundation with an additional $40,000 per year on average for the past two years.
Locally, the largest beneficiaries over the last year have been the Community Resource Center ($16,800), Voices for Children ($8,300), Canyon Crest Academy Foundation ($7,200), Social Advocates for Youth ($5,900), Just In Time (for Foster Youth, $6,600), and Model United Nations and Student Leadership Conferences ($5,800). With their personal time and energy, Club members also actively supported Stand Down (for homeless veterans), dictionaries for local third graders, CRC’s Holiday Baskets program, Thousand Smiles clinics (Ensenada), and other local projects.
Current International projects initiated or supported by the Club include clean water for five villages and three schools in Ecuador, clean water for a hospital in Uganda, technical training for mothers who had been child soldiers in Uganda, and a medical clinic for a jungle village in El Salvador. Club members also visited past and future projects in El Salvador last year and in India this year.
For more information about the Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club and its efforts to make the world a better place, one should contact Richard Fogg at