Covina Sunrise Rotary Club

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President Kickout Party

On June 24, 2017 ol' President Avila was semi-ceremoniously discharged from his lofty office as CSR President. The event was held at the home of Ms. Shannon Hidalgo who coincidentally was kicked IN as Robert's successor. The party was fully booked as revelers consumed massive amounts of food and quaffed assorted libations, followed by a roast-like program to certify the passing of the gavel. The program continued with a video tribute to Robert's year as well as a reprise video of his performance in a sequence called "FlushDance" (view below)....(read more)

Country Fair 2017 - "Oh, What a Night"

On May 6th our latest fundraiser themed "Country Fair 2017" was another epic event!  In keeping with the traditions of years past, as you walked in through the front gate you were greeted by our club members and offered a glass of champagne.  Our location for the past several years, Hurst Ranch, was again alive with the excitement of all the night had to offer. If you were feeling lucky, our one of a kind Opportunity Baskets were on display, you could pick a basket from our Wheel...(read more)

Annual Chili Cook Off 2017

On Sunday, April 2, 2017 our annual Chili Cook Off competition was held at Arrow Lodge Brewing at 720 E. Arrow Highway "C" in Covina (between Barranca and Grand). Many attended for an unlimited chili tasting from our lineup of competitors. There were prizes awarded for the People's Choice as well as a winner selected by our panel of judges. This year Galen Metz took BOTH awards with his spicy concoction. There were also great raffle prizes awarded throughout the event. Stop by to enjoy a fine craft beer from...(read more)

OSC Fundraiser at Pomeroy Station!

Pam and Jon Pomeroy hosted a fundraiser for OSC at the grand opening of "Pomeroy's Station" - A Museum of Oil, Advertising and Memories. The event was on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 4-9pm. Very few people have ever had the privilege of viewing the incredible Pomeroy Oil Collection and now it has been expanded with an amazing collection of memorabilia. The existing oil collectables have been supplanted with an amazing amount of artifacts from yesteryear. Everything from soda bottles to Burma Shave signs bring back memories of days long...(read more)

Rayne For The Holidays!

On November 24, 2016 Rayne celebrated its 22nd year of serving Thanksgiving dinner to anyone who might need a place to go.  Many of the guests have been coming for years. This year 682 meals were served, complete with turkey, ham, stuffing, yams, mashed potatoes, corn, salad, fruit cocktail, rolls, cranberry sauce and of course, pumpkin pie.  With live music in the “dining room”  and face painting for the kids it’s the place to be.   A large tent was set up to house the clothing and household goods collected throughout...(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 34,129 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.

New Members at CSR!

Besides the growth of the "R Futures" Club as a subsidiary of CSR, our membership keeps growing. Carlos Duarte being our newest inductee. Check him 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!

Website gets Portraits!

Our "About Us" page has been upgraded recently with professional portraits of our members, courtesy of Kathy Metz of "Portraits By Kathy" fame in Covina. Check out her great website and take a look at our good-looking members on the "About Us" page.