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Boys & Girls Club Fundraiser
 
Encinitas Rotarians who volunteered at the recent Boys & Girls Club fundraiser at Dog Beach in Del Mar. The volunteers are seen enjoying one of their numerous "morale building exercises". Perhaps not surprisingly, morale stayed high during the entire event!
Boys & Girls Club Fundraiser 2016-08-30 00:00:00Z
 
Encinitas Rotary Charity Wine Festival Raises Over $100,000 for Children & Community

Encinitas, CA - The annual Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival has become a popular mainstay event in the community. In its 13th year, the Festival supports charities, whose local or international focus is on children or the community. This year the Festival was held for the first time on the second hole of the Encinitas Ranch Golf Course.  Over $104,000 was raised for the 18 participating charities. Recipients were awarded their checks at a special Encinitas Rotary Club presentation on August 17, 2016. During the ceremony, each beneficiary gave a short description of the work they do and how the funds will be used.

 
 
 Encinitas Rotary Charity Wine Festival Raises Over $100,000 for Children & Community Bob Blumberg 2016-08-21 00:00:00Z

Encinitas Service to Seniors 2016

Celebrating our Encinitas Service to Senior Award winner, Cecilia Matasko and Senior of the Year, Carolyn Cope.  Thank you for all you do in our Encinitas Community.
Encinitas Service to Seniors 2016 Jan Matthews 2016-05-18 00:00:00Z

Peacemaker of the Year 2016

Encinitas Rotary Peacemaker Award honors Animal-Human Bond to Reduce Violence.

Congratulations Amy Silveira!

 
Peacemaker of the Year 2016 Bob Blumberg 2016-02-24 00:00:00Z

Encinitas Rotary Seeks Nominations for Peacemaker of the Year

The Encinitas Rotary Peacemaker Award honors community members who have made a significant difference in promoting tolerance, understanding, conflict resolution and peace, locally or globally.
 
 
Encinitas Rotary Seeks Nominations for Peacemaker of the Year Bob Blumberg 2016-01-20 00:00:00Z

Honoring Citizens for Making a Difference in our Community

Encinitas, CA – The City of Encinitas Senior Citizen Commission in partnership with the Encinitas Rotary Club is pleased to announce that they will be honoring individuals for the 2015 "Senior Citizen of the Year Award" and "Service to Seniors Award". Both awards will be based on nominations made from the public...

Honoring Citizens for Making a Difference in our Community David Lam 2015-12-31 00:00:00Z
From the President's Desk

 

The Encinitas Rotary Club is now in it’s 78th year of serving our community. Our membership is strong, active and growing. This year promises to be one of our most productive and enjoyable yet as we gear up for more community activities and Club fellowship.
 
Our Home Team continues to serve seniors unable to attend to daily chores for themselves. Our Wine and Food Festival raises both needed funds for local charities and awareness of our club. Our Youth Service includes a vibrant Interact Club at San Dieguito Academy and youth leadership programs such as RYLA and LEAD. We also have many exciting new projects that we will explore in the weeks to come.
 
This year, I want our Club to be more interactive and I am soliciting all of our members to be part of one or more committees. Look around you and see if you can identify more needs in our community that we can address.
 
This year’s motto for our Club is “Plus One”. Do one more thing for the Club and our community than you did last year; the more you participate, the more you will benefit.
 
I am honored to be this year’s President of the Greatest Rotary Club in the World and I promise that, together, we are going to enjoy this year to the fullest.
 
Yours in Rotary Service,
Greg Day, President 2016-2017
 
From the President's Desk Greg Day 2015-07-01 00:00:00Z

The Encinitas Rotary Gets Hungry for the 12th Annual Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival

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12th Annual Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival
Saturday, June 6 2015 : 5 to 8 pm
Hamilton Children’s Garden : 230 Quail Gardens Drive : Encinitas
  • Sip and taste beverages from over 20 wineries, breweries and other vendors.
  • Enjoy a taste sampling of over 20 local restaurants’ best dishes and desserts.
  • Relax to music from top local musicians in the beautiful setting of the San Diego Botanic Garden.
  • Participate in our large Silent Auction and a raffle that has over $5,000 of items from our local businesses and friends to support our beneficiaries.
  • A fun event that gets sold out year after year. Come and join us!
 
The Encinitas Rotary Gets Hungry for the 12th Annual Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival 2015-03-27 00:00:00Z

Encinitas Senior Awards to Honor Those Serving the Community

The City of Encinitas Senior Citizen Commission in partnership with the Encinitas Rotary Club is pleased to announce that they will be honoring individuals for the 2014 “Senior Citizen of the Year Award” and “Service to Seniors Award”. Both awards will be based on nominations made from the public.
 
The “Senior Citizen of the Year Award” recipient will recognize a deserving senior citizen who embraces lifelong learning, outstanding volunteerism, leadership in the community, and/or helping, teaching, mentoring or advocating for others.  The “Service to Seniors Award” will recognize a deserving citizen who through their daily work or as part of a volunteer effort has made a demonstrated impact for senior citizen(s) in the community. Both awards will be based on dedication, overarching commitment, and demonstrated impact of those served. Recipients must reside within Encinitas.
 
Award recipients will be honored at a City Council meeting with a proclamation, and a perpetual plaque housed at the Encinitas Senior Center.  Additionally, they will be recognized as the guests of honor at an Encinitas Rotary Club luncheon.
 
Anyone may nominate an individual by completing a nomination form and returning it to the City of Encinitas, Parks and Recreation Department, 505 South Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024 between January 20, 2015 and February 23, 2015, or e-mailing it to cgoodsell@encinitasca.gov.  Nomination forms, eligibility guidelines and additional details may be found here: Senior Citizen of the Year Award A and Service to Seniors Award.
 
For more information regarding these awards, please contact Christie Goodsell, City of Encinitas Senior Center Manager at 760-943-2251.
Encinitas Senior Awards to Honor Those Serving the Community 2015-01-23 00:00:00Z

Encinitas Rotary’s ‘Home Team’ volunteers help seniors

Encinitas Rotary’s ‘Home Team’ volunteers help seniors Diane Y. Welch (Encinitas Advocate) 2015-01-16 00:00:00Z
Encinitas Rotary Song
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Encinitas Rotary Song Niels Lund 2013-10-26 00:00:00Z
Mark Your Calendars for June 7, 2014! The Fabulous Wine Festival is coming!!

Rich Houk and his lovely bride will be directing the upcoming Wine Festival again this year!  We're looking forward to increasing the net amount that goes to Beneficiaries and our Foundation. In order to accomplish this we will look to increase the volunteer contribution from our Club members as well as beneficiaries.  Special areas of focus may be reducing expenses, increasing auction proceeds and improving check in and check out procedures.  

Mark Your Calendars for June 7, 2014! The Fabulous Wine Festival is coming!! Dave Olson 2013-10-10 00:00:00Z
City of Encinitas Thanks the Encinitas Rotary
The club became a sponsor of the city's annual Spaghetti Supper, a fund raiser to help support programs and operations of the Encinitas Senior Center. Several members participated by manning tables explaining the club's general purpose and the Rotary Home Team in particular. Other members served wine throughout the event. What an enjoyable and worthy cause!!
City of Encinitas Thanks the Encinitas Rotary David Lam 2013-09-04 00:00:00Z
Encinitas Rotary Donates Money to Fort Irwin Military Families
Encinitas Rotary Donates Money to Fort Irwin Military Families David Lam 2013-09-02 00:00:00Z
Encinitas Rotary Senior Ballroom Dance Party

The Encinitas Rotary Senior Ballroom Dance Party is held every Wednesday (52 weeks a year- yes even on Christmas and New Year’s Day) from 1-3PM at Dance North County Dance Studio in Encinitas (535 Encinitas Blvd. Suite 100). About 135 seniors come to the Rotary dance, usually about 55-60 attendees each week and the number keeps growing.  Our dance has become the favorite dance of North County Seniors. This is really extraordinary considering we play CD music while many of the senior dances have live bands. The seniors tell us that our music is ‘unbelievably great’. We now play 7 different weeks of music  so that there is constant variety.

The seniors are totally grateful to Rotary for supporting this dance.  They say the Rotary dance gives them a reason to get up, get dressed, and go out. It is an amazingly rewarding volunteer effort which truly demonstrates Rotary's motto of service above self. Contact Marty Cooper 760-632-0057 for further information.

Encinitas Rotary Senior Ballroom Dance Party Martin Cooper 2013-07-03 00:00:00Z
Quote of the Week - Who Said It?
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
Quote of the Week - Who Said It? Dave Olson 2012-07-19 00:00:00Z
Thought for the Week - Who Said It?
An optimist is the human personification of spring.
Thought for the Week - Who Said It? Dave Olson 2012-07-19 00:00:00Z
MAEGA Thank you
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MAEGA Thank you David Lam
"We're This Close" to Eradicating Polio from the World

31-Jan-2011 After more than 25 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are now "This Close" to eradicating polio, and a wide array of public figures and celebrities have signed on to help Rotary spread the word. Headlined by Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates, this diverse lineup of influential leaders and personalities includes Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, action movie star Jackie Chan, conservationist Jane Goodall, premier violinist Itzhak Perlman, Grammy Award winners A.R. Rahman, Angelique Kidjo and Ziggy Marley, golfing great Jack Nicklaus, and peace advocate Queen Noor of Jordan. In a series of print, broadcast and outdoor public service advertisements each uses a simple hand gesture to show Rotary is "This Close" to wiping out polio worldwide. Nicklaus, Perlman and Tutu are themselves survivors of this crippling disease. Broadcast television commercials feature a mix of celebrities and non-celebrities around the world saying, "We are this close to making history. We are this close to changing the world. We are this close to ending polio—all we need is you." To view or download the materials in high quality, please click on the related media below.

"We're This Close" to Eradicating Polio from the World Dave Olson
 
Encinitas Rotary, P.O. Box 230223, Encinitas, CA 92023-0223