Rotary Club of China Lake
Founded June 21, 1951

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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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Have you had a rough week.....like our friend Bill the Cat.  
Looking for a little time to relax and enjoy some fellowship?  
Well join us for the July Club Social on Friday night.
Rotarians this is the first Club Social of the 2015-16 Rotary year.  
This is an informal gathering of Rotarians, Spouses, Dates, and Friends.  
Grab a friend and join us for an adult beverage or a cold glass of iced tea in Charlie's at the Clarion Inn Friday night at 7:00pm.
 
Is it your turn to cook dinner?  You can order off the menu and now you won't have any dishes to wash!
 
Do you need a make-up.  Well this counts for a make-up!

Red Badger and you need a social event?  Well this will check that box too.
 
Our friends in the Rotary Club of IWV are invited to join us.
 
 


Please join us for the annual sojourn of the sitting District Governor to East Kern. This is a casual gathering of Rotarians and friends. And it is a wonderful opportunity to introduce prospective new members to the fun and fellowship of Rotary. Mark you calendar and join us in welcoming DG Jim Bell to our community 

Your hosts will be Sharon Girod and Ron Kicinski at Kicinski Castle on July 28th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

We will serve hors d'oeuvres and desserts with an assortment of non-alcoholic and adult beverages. 

Presidents of both the Rotary Club of China Lake and IWV encourage members to attend this fun event.

Attire is desert casual.

This reception will be after the Rotary Club of IWV has their meeting with the DG at the DART offices.

 
 
 

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The lunch program on July 22nd was Angela Marie Winters of Cultural Homestay International, a 501 (c)(3) Non-profit Educational Exchange Program. She explained how the program worked with a focus on becoming a host family.
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Cultural Homestay International
Opening your heart opens minds...host a high school exchange student for 5 or 10 months! Every year high school-aged youth from over 30 countries around the world participate in CHI's high school foreign exchange program. Host families are the backbone of the Cultural Homestay International Academic Year Program (AYP). By volunteering and opening your home and heart to the world’s young people, you are donating to them an uncommon gift: an offer of friendship, a willingness to share themselves and their way of life, and a genuine interest in learning about culture and customs.
 
 
 
The members of the Rotary Club of China Lake approved the change in our dues structure at the May Club Assembly.  Please contact Rick Ferris or Elsa Henning to get your 2015-16 Club Pledge Form.  You will need to select one of the two dues options for the upcoming year.  Members who do not submit the annual Club Pledge Form will default to Tier 1 dues structure on July 1, 2015.  Tier 1 is the best option for members that attend most of the meetings.  Paying for all your lunches would actually end up costing you more than the monthly dues.  Tier 2 is the best option for club members that can not attend more than 2 meetings a month.  Those members are encouraged to keep their attendance percentage up by attending social events, fundraisers, District events, make-ups and service projects.
 

 
 

By Megan Ferringer, Rotary staff

São Paulo feels like a museum of modernism. A single iconic image of the city might be a cityscape of endless towers fading into the horizon, or a photo of luxurious high-rise apartment blocks with pools and exotic flora on their terraces, all set against the favelas and their red roofs.

 
 
 


Rotarians celebrate the opening of the House of Friendship and attend the Opening Session of the 2015 Rotary International Convention in São Paulo, Brazil.
 

 
 
A reminder to all members that the 2015 Vocational Services Awards Luncheon will be on June 17th. Vocational Services Director Pam Smith is asking members to please submit your nominations for this year on the form she sent previously via email and return to her by the 9th June.  Hopefully you've had someone in mind all year. We have a great community with lots of hard working folks.  A copy of the nomination form was attached with this week's club bulletin in case you did not receive one previously​.
 
 

 
 

On May 13th at the Clarion Inn, The Rotary Club of China Lake is hosting it's annual Scholarship Luncheon.  Barbara Butler, New Generations Director, and members of the Scholarship Committee will welcomed the scholarship recipients, their family and members of the community at the luncheon. The program will include the presentation of over 20 academic scholarships to some very deserving young ladies and gentlemen. 

This amazing scholarship program is possible, in part, due to the community's support of the Rotary Club of China Lake Charitable Foundation's Annual Dollars for Scholars Auction and Dinner. This club project will make an impact on the lives of the scholarship recipients today and has the potential to make the world a better place in the future.  

 

 
Dear Rotarians,
 
We express our profound sadness and extend our sympathies to all those affected by the devastation resulting from the 25 April deadly earthquake in Nepal. Rescue missions and emergency aid continue to arrive in Nepal for the 8 million people impacted by the massive 7.8 magnitude quake.
 
As we mourn the thousands of lost lives, Rotary joins many international agencies in providing immediate relief to survivors and mobilizing our expertise to support long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts.
 
How to help: 
  • District 3292, Nepal, has established a disaster relief fund to provide needed equipment and supplies to affected communities. Contact District Governor Kumar Piya for information about contributing to the fund.
  • Rotary’s service partner ShelterBox is working closely with Nepali Rotarians to coordinate immediate relief efforts. On Monday, 27 April, and Wednesday, 29 April, Rotarians greeted ShelterBox response teams in Nepal who will mobilize temporary housing and relief efforts. An initial 1,000 housing tents and 1,000 shelter kits will be distributed throughout affected communities. Two more ShelterBox relief teams and additional kits are ready to be deployed once further assessments are complete. Learn more about supporting ShelterBox’s relief efforts.
  • As with all disasters, the Rotary family may apply for global grants to support long-term recovery efforts in Nepal. Once immediate health, safety, and relief efforts have been addressed, work with local Nepali Rotary members and their international partners to develop projects within Rotary’s six areas of focus.
Monitor the announcements section of My Rotary for more information as it becomes available and do not hesitate to contact relief@rotary.org with any questions.
 
Our thoughts are with our Nepali neighbors during this difficult time. Thank you for continuing to Light Up Rotary through your compassion and generosity.
 
Yours in Rotary,
 
Gary C.K. Huang
President, Rotary International 2014-15
 

 
 
A casual social gathering at Charlie's at the Clarion. Members are asked to bring significant others, friends and random strangers for fellowship and fun.  Our club normally hosts a 1040 Party each April.  It is a chance to relax and mingle with friends and for many a chance to enjoy a breather after getting taxes done.  This year the 1040 Party is being called a Spring Fling.  Join members and their friends at Charlie's at the Clarion on Saturday, April 25th from 6:00pm until 8:30ish....  
 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Dear District 5240 Rotarians,
 
By now, you all know about the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal this past Saturday.  More than 3,800 people are confirmed dead and that total is expected to rise. Thousands more are injured and/or displaced because their homes have been destroyed. The isolated region and damage to the roads and infrastructure are making it extremely difficult for aid supplies to get through, although headway is being made.  Many relief organizations are already providing immediate aid to the affected area; however both short and long term assistance will be needed.

 
 
 
On February 25, The Rotary Club of China Lake hosted representatives from local non-profits at the lunch meeting.

Non-Profits participated in selling tickets for the Community Dinner and Rotary was pleased to return $3600+ to those present for their portion of the ticket sales. 2014 was the 18th year Rotary hosted the Community Dinner, using it as opportunity for the community learn about services offered by local organizations.  It is also an fundraiser for these local non-profit organizations.

Represented today were Daughters of Revolution (DAR), Eastern Star Cancer Comfort Station, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Habitat for Humanity, Immanuel Christian School, IVW CERT Team, IWV Concert Association, IWV Family Resource Center, IWV TV Boosters, Lions Club, Pink Ladies Volunteer AUX, Rand Museum, Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society, DCOA, Women’s Center, and the Maturango Museum. Others unable to attend today, but who will receive  their funds: A Helping Hand, AAWU, BHS Boosters, Boy Scouts Troop 412, CA Turtle & Tortoise Club, Cherokee Community of CA, Exchange Club, NCMA, Pregnancy Care Center, Sage Pistol Club, Scorpions Soccer Club, Sister City, St Anns, and TOPS. Rotarian Wade Tallman, Chair for Community Dinner, was on hand to hand distribute the checks.
 

 

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.

 
 
 
The Annual Dollars for Scholars Auction and Dinner is set for 7 Mar 2015.  The Rotary Club of China Lake sponsors this annual event which raises funds for scholarships for our local students attending college. On a yearly basis the club awards over $17,000 in scholarships to attend CCCC and major universities around the country.  Event is open to the public. Tickets are $30 and include dinner, dancing, a silent auction and a live auction.
 
Mark your calendar for Mar 07, 2015
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
 
 
Kerr McGee Center
100 California Ave
Ridgecrest, CA  93555
United States
 
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more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/2828/Event/675d1714-a008-48ab-bee7-ca2a2b90185a#sthash.NmMVwDuz.dpuf
 

 
 
 
 

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Aug 05, 2015
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Aug 12, 2015
Lt. Brian Orr
Salvation Army's community involvement
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Barbara Butler
New Generations
Sep 16, 2015
Michael Boyer
Club Service
 

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