Rotary Club of China Lake
Founded June 21, 1951

January 2015

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Welcome to the hottest Club in District 5240!

China Lake

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Clarion Inn
901 North China Lake Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA  93555-3151
United States
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The Rotary  Club of China Lake now has a twitter account in the Twitterverse. Follow us on Twitter at @ChinaLakeRotary.



The January 28th meeting will be dark due to our annual Fireside Chats scheduled that night.  This meeting counts as a regular club meeting.  If you miss and are trying to have 100% attendance, you will need a make-up if you do not attend.




January 17, 2015 at 7:00pm

Please join your fellow club members on January for a planned spontaneous gathering at the home of Steve and Mollie Boster.  This is a casual gathering of Rotary friends and their spouses.   You are invited to bring an appetizer to share.  

You can bring your own bottle of wine or other beverage to enjoy and share 

Dress - casual

Who - all club members, spouse, significant other, friends, potential new Rotarians

Purpose - to enjoy the company of our friends in Rotary.



Home Page Stories

By Pammy Godoy, Rotary Club of Mandaluyong-Pasig-San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines

In 2006, I took part in a Group Study Exchange (GSE) to Argentina. It was a unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunity funded by Rotary International which allowed me to travel outside of the Philippines for the first time, learn about Argentinian culture, and interact with Argentinian youth about their issues in relation to relationships, sexuality, and teen pregnancies.

January 7, 2015
The results are in for the Annual Salvation Army Bell Ringing Challenge.  At the lunch meeting, Jim Hoover announced that the .....

Dear Rotary Family and Friends,

Welcome to the new year 2015!

The remainder of this Rotary year will be filled with meaningful service projects, great Rotary fellowship and opportunities for expanding our service through education using on-line training workshops as well as through traditional means.  


The Rotary Club of China Lake regular meetings will be dark on December 24 and December 31, 2014.

We will meet again on January 7, 2014, at the Clarion.





December 13th, 6:30pm at Avalos' home at 135 E. Monte Vista

Steak/Chicken and drinks provided

Please bring a salad or dessert

Bring a gift (value $25) for a wild gift exchange

Call Mary @ 382-1991 to RSVP


It is that time of the year ........time for the Rotary Club of China Lake's Christmas Party and Gift Exchange for members, family and friends. 

Please RSVP with Mary Lundstrom.  Please bring your spouse or significant other.

The wild gift exchange is our club's annual tradition.  Bring a wrapped present to participate in the gift exchange.  If your spouse or guest will be participating, bring a wrapped present for them too.  The gift value should be about $25.

This is an adult party and attire is holiday or cocktail or if you really must...your holiday pajamas.  You might even be rewarded if you have on an ugly Christmas sweater!

Please RSVP or decline with Mary Lundstrom. 




We have uploaded some of the photos from the Installation Dinner held at the Springhill Suites.  If you have more photos, please forward them to Sharon Girod and they will be added to the album.  Here is a link to the page or just click on the photo album list at right.



June 27th is an important date for the Rotary Club of China Lake.  It is the 63rd Birthday of our club!  And it is the annual installation dinner at the Springhill Suites.  We will be joined by world traveler, BMX bike legend and friend of the club PDG Wade Nomura and his equally impressive wife, Roxanne Nomura.  This is a great social event to share our accomplishments of the year and to look forward to another great year for the Rotary Club of China Lake.  This is a great club and is made strong by the contributions of each and every member.  Register today for this fun event.  



Please visit our club's Facebook page.  We having been using the site to share information about the club and our special events like our Dollars for Scholars Auction, the Community Dinner.

The Rotary District 5240 Facebook page is available for us to join as are many Rotary information groups, RYLA pages, and other club pages. Join today and make new friends in our Rotary family.



Feb 04, 2015
Tony Damiano
Evaluating Knowledge Transfer, Adult Learning, and the Impact on Navy Laboratory Knowledge Managemen
Feb 11, 2015
Gary Charlon
RidgeProject Presentation
Feb 18, 2015
Eileen Shibley
Update on UAV Community
Feb 25, 2015
Steve Boster and Directors
Tables of Service
Mar 04, 2015
Tim Little
"Little by Little, creating small service projects that create a big impact
Mar 25, 2015
Steve Boster and Directors
Tables of Sevice


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