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Great Auction Items at Country Fair!

The fantastic Country Fair event to be held on May 21st will be one to remember! In addition to all the food & beverage, entertainment and games, it will host another of the famous auctions that CSR is known for. Doors open at 6:00pm and about a hundred silent auction items will be on display waiting for your bid to take them home. In addition, our legendary live auction will live up to its reputation as one of the best in the valley.

From a solid brass antique Ship's Wheel to...(read more)

Texas Hold 'Em Tournament

In September, we held another fabulous fundraising party that benefits our Operation Santa Clothes project. The Eighth Annual Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament took place at A1 Party & Event Rentals in Covina. These Tournaments are great successes both financially and in fostering the fellowship that CSR is known for. A $100 buy in includes the game, fine food, fun and drinks. A “learners” table is available for those that aren’t ready to jump into the fray and non-gambling guests can partake of all the food and drink for just...(read more)

Fourway Speech Contest Winners

CSR hosted the Regional Finals of the Fourway Speech Contest on April 5th, 2016. The contest is open to high school students and the delivered speech must address an ethical problem using the principles of the Rotary Fourway Test. There are several other stipulations regarding the contest including a penalty for speeches outside the 5-7 minute range alloted. The winners are (from left to right):

  • President Sal Chatfield (not a winner, just a photo-bomber)
  • Melina Cabrera (2nd place)
  • Juan Morales (1st place)
  • Matthew Pineda (3rd place)

The competition is intended to have students take...(read more)

New Website completed after 15 years!

The Pyramids of Giza, The Taj Mahal, Hoover Dam, The Affordable Care Act - all representative of the works of man that no one would ever imagine could be accomplished. Now, we can finally add to that list The New CSR Website!!! Even though the old site won some awards and served us well, the pre-9/11 tech that it was built on finally has been replaced with this smartphone friendly, responsive piece of work. Built around a content management system that can actually be made user friendly, we expect a...(read more)

2015 Kickout of President Espinoza!

In May of 2015, President John Espinoza gave up the gavel and handed it over (eagerly) to incoming prez Sal Chatfield. Normally this would have been a great story but everyone there was sworn to not saying anything about that night, ever again. Make up your own story.

Ack! Who would have thought that just entering a small amount of text like that would cause the webpage to include the images that appeared down below in this post. I have to just enter some text here so you'll have to just...(read more)

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Operation Santa Clothes

paypal_donateThis year, CSR has clothed another group of children in our flagship Operation Santa Clothes program and has now clothed an amazing 32,750 kids at the West Covina K-mart store! We have also been able to provide over $50,000 in scholarships in seven high schools. OSC began in 1994 serving 73 children from one Covina school. The project focuses not only on provided clothing, but giving self esteem, character development, and a sense of caring to these kids. You can help with a tax deductible donation here. See our Santa Clothes page for more information.

Country Fair a Major Success!

On May 21st, CSR held it's annual fundraiser for Operation Santa Clothes and the Tex Everson Foundation. Located at Hurst Ranch in West Covina, attendees were overwhelmed by the great entertainment, food, beer, wine, auctions, and so much more it won't fit in this space!


  • BNI
  • Constantine Creations
  • Covina Rotary Club
  • Covina Unified School Dist.
  • Covina Valley Health Partners (Diamond Level)
  • Flores-Chatfield & Chatfield Insurance & Financial
  • Betty & Roy Futter
  • La Verne Construction
  • The Mighty Maedels
  • Partee Insurance
  • PVH
  • Pacific Western Bank (Platinum Level)
  • Rayne Water Conditioning
  • Z Performance
Interested in becoming a sponsor for next year? Here's our Sponsor Application Form. Contact any CSR member for more info or call Robert at 626-674-6203.

New Members at CSR!

Besides the growth of the "R Futures" Club as a subsidiary of CSR, our membership keeps growing. Cicero Salmon and Roy Umana being our newest inductees. Check them out along with info on all our members on the About Us page. Drop us a note on our Contact page if you'd like to visit us for a free breakfast and see if you'd be interested in joining us as well!