Covina Sunrise Rotary Club

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District Governor Visits CSR

Basking in the shade of the new CSR easy-up, the DG, Luciano de Sylva and his wife Hazel display the booty bestowed upon them by his nibs from the coffers of CSR (the CSR flag and a t-shirt). Also visiting were AG Bill Longacre and EG Mark Barragan. Bill said of the 16 clubs he’d visited, ours was the best! The Club and the members were decorated in red, white, & blue as would be a typical meeting. The Two Skins did a rousing Grand Old Flag to start the...(read more)

President Chatfield Kicked Out!

June 2016 saw the end of an empire. One that had flourished successfully under the guiding hand of Sal Flores-Chatfield, taking CSR to a new level. He initiated the "Rotary Moments" where members pointed out an event that was impacted by their association with the Club. His year had witnessed the growth of the Club, particularly with the inclusion of the R'futures Club for the millenials. Other projects, such as the Rosarito Project where backpacks and shoes were distributed, went very well. The Club's fame was exemplified by the huge...(read more)

Great Auction Items at Country Fair!

The fantastic Country Fair event held on May 21st 2016 was one to remember! In addition to all the food & beverage, entertainment and games, it hosted another of the famous auctions that CSR is known for. Doors opened at 6:00pm and about a hundred silent auction items were on display waiting for bids to take them home. In addition, our legendary live auction lived up to its reputation as one of the best in the valley.

From a solid brass antique Ship's Wheel to an 1883 Treadle Sewing Machine, there...(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)

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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.

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.

New Members at CSR!

Besides the growth of the "R Futures" Club as a subsidiary of CSR, our membership keeps growing. Sunil and Theresa Merchant 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!

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! Put next year's event on your calendar for May 6, 2017!


  • 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.