Mini Calendar

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December 2022
Weekly Meeting Speakers
Dec 14, 2022 12:00 PM
No lunch meeting today - Christmas Party at the Saint-Amand's in the evening (see Club Calendar)
President Steve
Dec 21, 2022 12:00 PM
Dec 28, 2022 12:00 PM
No luncheon meeting this week.
Dan Burnett
Jan 04, 2023 12:00 PM
Kerncrest Audubon Society
Steve Goad
Jan 11, 2023 12:00 PM
Paul Harris Fellowship
Tom Miller
Jan 18, 2023 12:00 PM
Howard McCauley
Jan 25, 2023 12:00 PM
Pacific Crest Trail Maintenance
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Club Service
Club Programs
International Serv
Community Service
Vocational Service
New Generations
Awards Chair
Interact Advisor-BHS
The Rotary Foundation
Executive Secretary
Executive Secretary/Director
Home Page Stories
Totally Tables is back and this year's event will be held on September 10th, 2022.  It is being held to support the China Lake Mountain Rescue Group, whose Primary Mission is "search and rescue of lost or injured persons in any season of the year in mountains, deserts, or any other type of wilderness terrain."
The Glamorous 20s!
In person or on-line,
Come to Boise, Idaho on July 30, 2022 to learn the meat and potatoes of Food Security, which is becoming an increasingly important issue across the Western US. Join fellow Rotarians and community members to learn about current efforts and best practices to increase food security, reduce food waste, and prepare for a changing future in agriculture in our communities and around the world.


The Rotary Club of China Lake Everett A. Long Rotarian of the Year committee is pleased and honored to present the Everett A. Long Rotarian of the Year Award to Cheryl Saint-Amand.
As is the Club custom, last year's recipient of the Everett A. Long Rotarian of the Year award, Betty Miller, presented this year's award to Cheryl Saint-Amand at the Club's 2022 Installation and Step-Down dinner.  In her speech introducing Cheryl as this years awardee, Past President Miller's said to the assembly of Rotarians and guests:

On June 29 the Rotary Club of China Lake held its annual Step Down and Installation Dinner in the garden of Rotarian Peter Brown.  Club President Betty Miller (2021-2022) received the accolades of her club members and guests as she departed office.
Outgoing President Miller gives her farewell address as Master of Ceremonies David Saint-Amand looks on.
President Miller addressed the club through her simulated "Zoom" window.  Photo by Peter Brown.
President Betty Miller of Rotary Club of China Lake received these thank you letters from the students who went to RYLA this year.  The Rotary Club of China Lake's commitment to youth makes a difference.
The Annual Rotary Club of China Lake Scholarship Dinner and Auction is scheduled for March 19th, 2022.
While the event is still months away, we already have corporate sponsors!  A big thank you goes out to:
Presenting Sponsor
     The Coso Operating Company (
Emerald Sponsor
     Ridgecrest Regional Hospital (
Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsors
     New Directions Technologies Incorporated (NDTI) (
     Firequick Products Inc (
     The Swap Sheet (
     Mission Bank (
     Bernie’s Landscaping (
     Desert Valley Federal Credit Union (
All through December, Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee Member Cheryl Saint-Amand of the Rotary Club of China Lake has been taking Interactors and Rotarians to Irwindale, California for the annual decoration of the Rotary Rose Parade Float. 
An Interactor working on the wings of the Owl.  This year’s theme is ‘Rotarians Changing
Lives Through Education.’  Photo provided by David Saint-Amand.
At the September 8th, 2021, meeting of the Rotary Club of China Lake, filmmaker Adriana LaCorte spoke to the Club about training dogs to detect cancer in its earliest stages, when it is easiest to treat.
Every year, the Rotary Club of China Lake Rotarian of the Year committee meets to identify and honor a member of the Rotary Club of China Lake who exemplifies the Rotary Motto of Service Above Self.  A nominee must demonstrate a commitment to club and community service and participation in club activities.  The worthy recipient selected is presented with an Everett A. Long Rotarian of the Year Award.
This year the selection committee was pleased and honored to present the Everett A. Long Rotarian of the Year Award to Betty Miller.
This year's honoree, for not only this year, but for the three short years she has been a member of this club, has been involved in club governance and created two new club events; Totally Tables and Gifts that Give Hope.  She actively supported the annual club scholarship auction and led last year’s effort through a difficult time.  She has spent countless hours assisting with other club events and encouraging and supporting Past President Cheryl Saint-Amand during her year as Club President, earning Cheryl's deepest gratitude.
Every year, the Rotarian of the Year Committee meets to identify and honor a member of the Rotary Club of China Lake who exemplifies the Rotary Motto of Service Above Self.
This year, in addition to selecting a Rotarian of the Year to be awarded in a few weeks, the committee created a new award for a Rotarian who has not received Rotarian of the Year, but through steady, quiet effort over a lifetime, has upheld, supported, and promoted the Rotary Club of China Lake.
Red Badge Club
The Rotary Club of China Lake has a new member program that we call the Red Badge Club.
Membership Director Dan Kus assigns each new member a mentor.  
New members are assigned a mentor and given a list of tasks to complete to earn their blue club badge.
1.  Attend a Board Meeting
2.  Makeup at a Different Club
3.  Volunteer for a Club Project
4.  Attend a Club Social Event
5.  Help the Sergeant at Arms
6.  Be a Greeter
7.  Bring a Potential Rotarian to Lunch
8.  Give a Classification Talk
Red Badgers and their mentors are able to log-in and enter the date each task is completed.
Club Information
Welcome to the hottest Club in District 5240!
China Lake

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 11:45 AM
Casey's BBQ
1337 N. China Lake Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
United States of America
(760) 382-8295
Rotary projects around the globe – December 2022

Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in the United States, Mexico, Germany, Italy, and India.

A community cure

Backed by Rotary’s Programs of Scale award, Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia confronts a worldwide malady at the local level

Turning wine bottles back into sand

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Leveraging expertise with Ashoka

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Engagement through experiences

During the COVID-19 pandemic's initial U.S. wave in 2020, Detroit, Michigan, was one of many cities where first responders and medical personnel needed more personal protective equipment. A Rotary club in India learned about the situation and contacted its longtime partner, the Rotary Club of