Even with setbacks this year due to Covid and only having virtual meetings, the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Club was able to achieve a lot over the last year. Here are some of the accomplishments our amazing members helped make happen because of their commitment to “Service Above Self”: 
  • Welcomed a new member, Mike Aiken
     
  • Recognized for 60 years of service to the community by the City of Santee
     
  • Donated $1,750 in supplies to Buddy’s Backpacks through a District Grant and helped distribute them to students in need
     
  • Celebrated Gene’s 90th birthday with a drive thru event
     
  • Visited Erna at Jimmy’s
     
  • Adopted and stocked Little Free Libraries in Santee and Lakeside
     
  • Collected men’s shoes for St. Vincent de Paul
     
  • 3 groups volunteered at PAWS for purple hearts
     
  • Supported End Polio Now through our happy bucket, purchasing ceramics at the La Mesa fundraiser, and raised awareness with purple pinkies
     
  • The club was recognized at the Foundation Seminar for our annual donation to End Polio Now
     
  • Collected bolt bag items for City Hope La Mesa
     
  • Wrote kindness cards for UCSD Healthcare workers, Meals on Wheels, Serving Seniors and St. Paul’s Senior Services
     
  • Hand wrote 400 holiday cards and donated 21 pairs of socks for our local seniors through the SMOAC Elves program
     
  • Assembled 1,300 boxes for Santee Santas which were used to provide food and toys for local families