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December 2023
Weekly Meeting Speakers
Dr. Hani Chaabo
Dec 06, 2023 12:00 PM
The War in the Middle East
Tim Cash
Dec 13, 2023 12:00 AM
Robotic Manufacturing and Mathematics as a Tech School
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Club Service
Club Programs
International Serv
Community Service
Vocational Service
New Generations
Awards Chair
Interact Advisor-BHS
RYLA Coordinator
The Rotary Foundation
Executive Secretary
Interact Advisor-ICS
Home Page Stories
Every year the Salvation Army Ridgecrest Corps prepares Thanksgiving meal boxes for those in need.  This last Sunday, November 19th, in only two hours, Rotarians and Interactors along with members of Kiwanis and their Key Club packed 200 boxes of food to help make this Thanksgiving bountiful for 200 families: 40 military and 160 households of our community.
People of Action, in action.
Photo courtesy of Salvation Army Lt. Gina Noble.
Just a few of the two hundred boxes for distribution for Thanksgiving.
Photo courtesy of Linda McCauley.
Rotarian Jill Bradford led the recent Community Dinner and said the event went very well indeed, with 104 meals served to the community and 3 trays of lasagna donated to the Ridgecrest Women's shelter.  Jill prepared the food and Bob Gould helped to package it; along with Rosemary Gilbert, an English teacher at Burroughs High School, and 8 CSF students.
Jill would like to send a special shout-out to Bob for his help!  Thank you Bob!
On June 29 the Rotary Club of China Lake held its annual Step Down and Installation Dinner at the SpringHill Suites in Ridgecrest.  Club President Steve Boster (2022-2023) received the thanks of the Club for his successful third term of office.
Master of Ceremonies David Saint-Amand (left) presents now Past President Steve Boster (right) with his updated Past President Plaque which lists all three of his terms as Club President. 
Photo courtesy of Mary Lundstrom.
On June 24, 2023, at the Club's annual Step Down and Installation Dinner, Rotarian Jill Bradford was announced as the Everett A Long Rotarian of the Year for 2023-2024.
As a new member, Jill Bradford joined both the Club Board of Directors as Community Service Director, and the Club Foundation Board as a Director.  As the Community Service Chair, Jill has put her spin on community events and expanded our Club's impact on the community.
Jill Bradford (right) Receiving her Rotarian of the Year
plaque from Past Rotarian of the Year Betty Miller (left). 
Photograph courtesy of Mary Lundstrom.
I’m honored to serve as the President of the Rotary Club of China Lake for the 2023 – 2024 Rotary Year.
My primary goal for the year is to continue all of the good work that the club has been doing: 
  • We’ve donated time and money to several charitable organizations to
    included Animal Shelter, Mountain Rescue, Salvation Army, Safe Grad,
    PACE, and Shelter Box;
  • We’ve cleaned China Lake Blvd and painted benches;
  • We’ve given thousands of dollars in scholarships;
  • We have thriving Interact groups; and
  • We have a lot of energy and momentum, and I’d like to sustain that.
The international theme this year is Create Hope in the World, and the 5240 theme is Let’s Have Fun.  I think our club easily represents those goals. Thank you all for everything you do for our club and community.  I look forward to working with you all this year!
Pam Smith
The Rotary Club of China Lake Scholarship Dinner and Auction is scheduled for 18 March 2023.  The proceeds of this event go towards scholarships for High School Students in the Indian Wells and Searles Valleys.  A very important part of this fundraising effort are the sponsors of the event, both Corporate and Personal.
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.
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
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China Lake

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 11:45 AM
Clarion Inn
901 N China Lake Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
United States of America
Photo Albums
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Rotary projects around the globe December 2023

Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in the United States, Peru, Italy, the Philippines, and Papua New Guinea.

Help Rotary Strike Out Polio

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An audacious request transforms South African schools

With the largest Rotary global grant ever awarded in South Africa, Rotarians refurbish 11 schools’ toilets and kitchen facilities.

Rotary clubs in Brazil stand ‘Together Against Polio’

Rotary members in Brazil launch an informational campaign to promote polio vaccination