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Santee-Lakeside

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
San Diego Christian College
200 Riverview Pkwy
Building A Upstairs
Santee, CA 92071
United States of America
Phone:
(619) 993-7805
Fax:
(619) 596-7189
Covid 19 Notice: "We are currently conducting noon online zoom meetings on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays until future notice". You are welcome to join us!
Speakers
No Meeting
Sep 24, 2020
Harold Brown
Oct 01, 2020 12:00 PM
East County Transitional Living Center
No Meeting
Oct 08, 2020
Dr. Brian Lenzkes
Oct 15, 2020 12:00 PM
LowCarbMD
No Meeting
Oct 22, 2020
James Kennedy
Nov 05, 2020 12:00 PM
Beach Cities Solar Consulting LLC
No Meeting
Nov 12, 2020
Dennis Martins
Nov 19, 2020 12:00 PM
Santee Food Bank
Happy Thanksgiving
Nov 26, 2020
No Meeting
Tasha Donahue
Dec 03, 2020 12:00 PM
"I Care/We Care About Equality"
Christmas Eve Day
Dec 24, 2020
No Meeting
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Ronn Hall
    September 8
  • Tom Miles
    September 13
  • Virginia Hall
    September 20
  • Darcy Fagerwold
    September 28
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Home Page Stories
District 5340 Buddy's Backpack  Santee Lakeside Rotary
 
The Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club donated  $1,750 worth of backpacks and schools supplies as part of a community driven back-to-school backpack effort. 
 
As strong supporters of their local schools and students, the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club decided to seek a District grant to help with this community project.  The Club contributed  $1,000 of club funds which was matched with $750 District dollars. This event was also supported through various community fundraising efforts. 
 
The backpack event started in 2015 and is named after the founder and community activist, Buddy Rabaya who died from complications from a hemorrhagic stroke this past year.  Buddy had always been very supportive of Rotary events and volunteered at many of them.  He was a tremendous community partner. 
 
Now known as Buddy's Backpacks, this program helps families having a tough time paying for school supplies.  The backpacks were distributed at two school location with COVID safety measures practiced.  Families drove to the school site parking lots and remained in their cars as volunteers provided age-appropriate backpacks for the kids and placed them safely into their vehicles.  The child (children) had to be present in the car.  
 
Santee Rotarians joined in and helped with the distribution of the backpacks and supplies.  It is estimated that over 800 students were recipients at this annual event.  
 
Rotarian and superintendent of the Santee School District, Kristin Baranski thanked the volunteers and community supporters for doing this for the children of Santee.  

Source:  Article from Rotary District 5340 and Sandy Pugliese. 
 
 
Are you interested in making a difference in your community?  Check out all of the great projects that Santee-Lakeside Rotary has already accomplished this Rotary last year! 
  • Raised money for our Scholars program by putting on a Concert at the Lakes, graduated 3 scholars and got 3 new ones.
  • In addition to money raised privately, we received a district grant for $4,000 and put in solar at Rancho Santa Marta, saving the school $10,000 per year that they can use towards educating the children.  The total project was over $60,000!
     
  • Participated with SMOAC elves program by handwriting holiday cards for seniors in our local mobile home parks.
     
  • Sent 9 local high school students to RYLA, a Rotary leadership program for students.
     
  • Assembled 1,000 boxes for Santee Santas which was used for food and toys for local families.
     
  • Joined with Rotary club of Ensenada to provide food, blankets and clothing to over 300 families. 
     
  • Served as greeters for the Rotary International Assembly.
     
  • Awarded 8 new Paul Harris fellows, equating to saving 64 lives!
     
  • Come join us to see what you can add!
     

         

Members of our club visited the Canine Companions for Independence Training Center in Oceanside.  Canine Companions for Independence has been providing assistance dogs free of charge since 1975.  After touring the facility and seeing demonstrations of assistance dogs at work, club members presented the organization with $1,200 to help train an assistance dog for a disabled service member.


            

 



                                                                 

Residents of the Meadowbrook Mobile Home Park in Santee had a helping hand from Santee-Lakeside Rotarians on Saturday, April 27 -
Rotarians at Work Day.  A coordinated effort with Santee Mobile Home Owners Action Committee (SMOAC), club members cleared overgrowth and weeds in resident's yards of those who had the greatest need.  Residents looked on and some even pitched in.  Throughout the project there were many smiles and comments of appreciation, including being called Garden Angels.  Click here to see more pictures of the event. 
 
 
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International Service
Foundation (Treasurer)
Membership Chair
Peace Chair
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Youth Protection Officer
Youth Chair
Concert at the Lakes Chair
Member at Large
Project Chair
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