A Message from Our President
I am looking forward to presiding over the fellowship and fun that we share in the Rotary Club of Orangevale. Our Friday morning meetings are lively in spite of the hour, and the breakfasts that we enjoy at La Placita are tasty and ample. Our meetings are enlivened by presentations from people who are involved in interesting and inspiring activities. Our seasoned Programs chairman, Bryan Daniel, selects speakers and topics that keep us informed and entertained.
Our club will be involved in several projects of importance to both our community and citizens of the world. We will be supporting the Orangevale Library through funds and helping with the annual Bodacious Book Sale. We will purchase 500 dictionaries to distribute to all of the 3rd-graders in the area, and we will fund $6,000 worth of scholarships. Grants will be offered to classroom teachers, and we will support the Interact club at Casa Roble High School. We will send two students to the Rotary Youth Leadership (RYLA) camp this year, and will support an international exchange student attending Casa Roble.
Our keynote community projects this year include building unique classroom furniture for Special Education students in the San Juan District, and providing labor and materials for a new storage area at the Orangevale Food Bank.
On a global scale, our club will participate in a Rotary Foundation Global Grant in Ghana that will provide solar lanterns to villagers for nighttime reading without producing fumes and soot. We will also support microcredit loans to women in Colombia and Tanzania, and we will dedicate funds to help with major disaster recovery.
Most of our funding comes from our annual Crab Feed, to be held at Divine Savior Catholic Church on January 23, 2016. This can be a great opportunity to get to know members of the Orangevale Rotary club, and to support their projects!
We hope that others who want to make a difference in their neighborhood and the world will come to join us in these fulfilling projects. Please attend a meeting and experience our friendly breakfast sessions!
"Leadership Through Service!" Orangevale Rotarians, family members and friends
were entertained and inspired by three very talented Casa Roble High School students who competed in this year’s Rotary Speech Contest at the Casa Roble library on the evening of March 5. Each student shared their own personal experiences and unique interpretations of this year’s theme.