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Palm Springs Sunup

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Rick's Restaurant and Bakery
1973 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA  92262
United States
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Palm Springs Sunup Rotary Club Expands Their “Shoes That Fit” Program
The Palm Springs Sunup Rotary Club started a program in 1999 to distribute shoes to children in the community.  This program has now been expanded to include backpacks.
 On August 11th, President Michael Pitts, along with several members of the Sunup Rotary club, distributed 75 Payless Shoes Cards to kids at the ‘James O. Jessie Desert  Highland Utility Center’ in Palm Springs.  Each card is worth $25 and was enthusiastically received by the excited parents and kids at the facility.
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Palm Springs Sunup Rotary is part of Rotary International, an international service organization, whose stated purpose is to bring business and professional leaders together in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

The Palm Springs Sunup Rotary Club recently donated 400 pairs of UV protected sunglasses to Dennis Jory, board member of Well in the Desert, of Palm Springs and another 400 pair to Amina Aun, shelter manger, at the Roy’s Desert Resource Center in Palm Desert.  The presentations were made by President Michael Pitts and immediate past President Tony Gentry.
This time of year, here in the Coachella Valley, the need for UV protected sun glasses are in great demand for the homeless.  The intense glare from the sun is the primary cause of eye damage, that can lead to blindness.

6th Annual Chalk Art Festival in Palm Springs on Saturday March 12th 2016!
All professional artists can register at Eventbrite 
PANCAKE BREAKFAST: 8AM $10 (All you can eat pancakes)
WHEN: Saturday 7am-6pm
WHERE: In the parking lot behind of Palm Springs High School (2401 East Baristo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262)
WHAT: Palm Springs SunUp Rotary Club invites you to be join us at the 6th Annual Chalk Art Festival Saturday March 12th.

Artists will be creating chalk art masterpieces on the sidewalks, live music, hands-on art activities for children and much more. 

Proceeds from the event go to Palm Springs SunUp Rotary Foundation and Arts in the Schools of the Palm Springs Unified School District.

Artist Competition Prize Money:
$1000 • Best in Show
$700 • First Place
$500 • Second Place
$250 • Third Place
$100 • Honorable Mention
People’s Choice Award • Palm Springs Weekend Basket, Eat. Play. Stay.


The final artwork from Student and Professional chalk artists! Vote for your "Audience Favorite" by liking YOUR favorites. Voting ends TODAY (March 14, 2015) at 5:10PM.

Posted by Rotary Club of Palm Springs Sunup on Saturday, March 14, 2015

Bring a friend to our Rotary Meeting every Tuesday morning 7am at Rick's Restaurant!


Today the Palm Springs SunUp Rotary Club donated dictionaries for 3rd graders and thesauruses for 5th graders at Vista Del Monte Elementary school in Palm Springs.  Scott Saunders, Harry Stone, Henry Hampton, Michael Pitts and Kristin Bloomer were on hand to give out the books.




I would like to welcome Ryan Woll, Principal of Palm Springs High School, to the Palm Springs SunUp Rotary Club family.

The Palm Springs SunUp Rotary Club, through their Shoes That Program, donated 300 $25 gift cards for Payless Shoes to the children at the Palm Springs Boys and Girls Club on August 12th 2013.


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 Giving Back: Charity begins at Palm Springs' SunUp





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