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Torrance Del Amo

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:10 PM
The Depot Restaurant
1250 Cabrillo Ave
Torrance, CA  90501
United States
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The annual Dia de Reyes event with the Club Rotario de Tijuana B.C. in Tijuana, Mexico.  Our own Ted Jones dressed as the mage Balthazar.  An activity filled Saturday where Rotarians provided toys, meals and other activities for developmentally challenged children around Tijuana, Mexico.  We encourage all Rotarians in District 5280 to participate in this worthwhile event.
The Tournament of Roses Parade Rotary float won the 2018 Princess' Trophy for the most beautiful float 25' or under.  Riding on the float New Year's Day were John Mathews, Rotary International Director Zones 25/26 and Paul Netzel, Chair of the Rotary Foundation Trustees while other chosen Rotarians walked alongside the 5.5 mile route.  Rotary International President, Ian H.S. Riseley cheered on in the stands.
 
Always a fun volunteer event, our Rotary Club of Torrance Del Amo members and the West and Torrance High Interact clubs had the privilege of helping glue flowers onto the Rotary, Trader Joe's and City of Torrance Floats.  All floats won trophies in this year's parade.  Pictures can be seen in our photo album.
The annual 2017 Rotary District 5280 Angel City Celebration.  We participated in one of the biggest volunteer events in Rotary District 5280.  Rotarians from all over District 5280 provided a fair with pancake breakfast, health fair, book giveaways from the Los Angeles Public Library, bicycle giveaways, snow and, of course, the big toy giveaway.  Santa Claus even made an appearance!  The event benefited over 3,000 residents and children of South Los Angeles.  The event was headed by the Rotary Club of Los Angeles (LA5)'s Marjorie Heller.   See more in the photo album page.
Today at the 2017 Torrance State of the City luncheon, our own Bill Oberholzer was honored as the Distinguished Citizen of the Year for his many charitable contributions to the community with the Rotary Club of Torrance Del Amo and YMCA Board among others.  Club members enjoyed a nice locally prepared meal with a Midwest flair at the Torrance DoubleTree hosted by the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce.  We are so very proud of Bill and are honored to have him as a member of our club and we encourage all to make a difference in their communities.  See photos in our photo album.
Today we began the 2017-18 Rotary year with Neal Bracewell as President.  Neal was inducted by Dr. Sylvia Whitlock, who in 1987 became the first female Rotary club president (Rotary Club of Duarte, CA)  after a Supreme Court ruling that Rotary clubs may not exclude women on the basis of gender.  We look forward to a great year with Neal at the helm.  See more pictures in our photo album.
With a majority vote of the Boards and Members of the Rotary Club of Torrance and Rotary Club of Del Amo, the members formed a newly merged club, The Rotary Club of Torrance Del Amo.  The newly merged club began 7/1/2016 with Mike Delaney as President.  Come join us for lunch every Tuesdays at Depot Restaurant at noon.
Members of the Torrance, South Bay Sunrise and Del Amo Rotary clubs volunteered during the Vision To Learn project Monday, May 9, 2016 to provide free eye screenings to Torrance area 4th graders.  See the photo album page.  Also, for more information, please see the youtube clip.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31wqBgNglkk
Mark your calendars for a fun relaxing Sunday afternoon in Old Torrance enjoying BBQ, Blues and Bourbon on June 5, 2016 from 12:00pm - 6:00pm.  Opportunity Draw to benefit the charities of the Rotary Club of Torrance.  General admission tickets are $25.00.  Silver level tickets are $75.00 for all you can eat drink and jam to seating is in tables of ten.  Gold Level tickets are $100.00 include all you can eat & drink and jam to plus front table seating and waiter service seating in tables of ten.  SEE YOU THERE!
Our annual sponsorship of the Torrance Unified School District Elementary School Science Fair with this year's ceremony at West High School.  So many amazing Science Fair projects and we are so proud of all the winners in each grade level and elementary school.  We are so proud of our continued relationship with the Torrance Unified School District.
Congratulations to President-Elect Neal Bracewell as our Rotarian of the month.  Neal has helped attain speakers for our lunch, co-chaired our membership drive and last but not least, helped put together our 2015 Thanksgiving Drive that gave away over 150 turkey dinners to needy families in the Torrance area.
Torrance Rotarian and Past President Scott Shiota presents his Craft Talk on his experiences with Delta Airlines.  We are pleased to see Scott again in Torrance.  As a benefit to membership,  Rotarians have the opportunity to present a Craft Talk on their business, occupation or whatever interests them.
The Rotary Club of Torrance participated in the annual USC-UCLA Tailgate Luncheon held November 24, 2015 which raised funds to be distributed to the local Torrance Unified School District high schools.  The awards lunch was held January 20th at the Doubletree Hotel where the high school principals and athletic directors gave their thanks.  Torrance's North, West, South and Torrance High Schools were recipients of over $16,000 raised by the four Rotary Clubs of Torrance.
The Torrance 4 Rotary Clubs including Rotary Club of Torrance President, Brian Wong, took time out of their Labor Day Weekend Saturday to plant Lily of the Nile and a new lawn for the new non-profit Caring House Hospice in Torrance. Please see pictures in our photo albums for the joint effort from all four clubs.  Thank you Dean Reuter for setting this up.  We'll do the back yard in the future.  Donations can be made to yourcaringhouse.org
Event pictures are now up on line. You can now find all our event pictures on the left column of the site under Photo Albums!

UPDATE: The Rotary clubs of Torrance and Del Amo have merged to become the Rotary Club of Torrance Del Amo as of 7/1/2016,  BW

Torrance Rotary was the first service club established in the city. Torrance Rotary's emphasis since 1924 has been to help the community. We have built playgrounds, painted community buildings, fed & clothed needy families, provided summer camp for our youth and donated thousands of dollars to needy, local causes. Through our Torrance Rotary Education Foundation we have provided scholarships to hundreds of Torrance area high school graduates.

 
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