Mini Calendar

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September 2017
Weekly Meeting Speakers
Scott O’Neil, Executive Director
Sep 20, 2017
IWVEDC on the Economic Outlook and the Aquatic Center
Tara Packer
Sep 27, 2017
Freedom Recovery Home
Scott Spielman
Oct 04, 2017
Life Interrupted - DUI laws and the impact on our community.
Abraham Mathews
Oct 11, 2017
High Desert Haven
Dr. Iresha Goonesinghe
Oct 18, 2017
Project to Unite the US
DG John Wiess
Oct 25, 2017
Annual DG Official Visit to the Club
Tex Hoppus
Nov 01, 2017
Historical USO Buildilng & Historical Society
Club Executives & Directors
Past President
International Service
Community Service
President's Advisor
Rotary Foundation Chair
Executive Secretary
President Elect Nominee
Home Page News
Rotary Club of China Lake is sponsoring a coat drive now through January 2018.
We will be collecting new and gently used coats of all sizes, including children and adult sizes. Please drop off any donations to Mary Lundstrom at Coldwell Banker, 710 North China Lake Blvd. Ridgecrest CA.   Help us make the cold winter months just a little warmer for needy members of our community.
The Rotary Club of China Lake is pleased to announce the induction of three new members.  Cheryl Saint Amand, Derrick Haynes and Steve Martinez joined the club on September 6th.  They were sponsored by David Saint Amand, Forrest Lloyd and Elsa Hennings.  We look forward to getting them involved in club activities and Rotary service projects.

The Rotary Club of China Lake donated over $600 of supplies to the Ridgecrest Animal Shelter Friday. Items donated included bleach, liquid laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, 13 and 30 gallon trash bags, paper towels and disinfectant wipes.

The donations were funded by a collaborative effort between the China Lake Rotary Club and Rotary District 5240, which covers Kern, San Luis, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. The China Lake club raised around $275 by giving cooking lessons, District 5240 matched that $275 and another $55 in miscellaneous donations were received.

“We love dogs and cats!” Rotarian Mary Lundstrom explained.

Animal Control Sergeant Mary Stage estimated the supplies will last the shelter one to two weeks, so more donations from other individuals or organizations are always welcome. Contact the shelter at 760-499-5190 for more information.

(Pictured left to right:  Rotarians David Saint-Amand, Mary Boster, Mary Lundstrom and Animal Control Sergeant Mary Stage.  Goggles the Cat provided the security detail for the ceremony.)

Source:  Ridgecrest Daily Independent, 7-22-17


Home Page Stories
 Arch Klumph presented his idea for an endowment fund in 1917.  One Hundred years later in Atlanta, Rotarians are celebrating the gift he gave to Rotary and the world.

Join the celebration of 100 years of The Rotary Foundation.  You can help raise money for The Rotary Foundation and the 2017 convention. Contribute $100 towards sponsoring this one-of-a-kind portrait from one of the art world’s masters - Rossin.

Reserve your place in Rotary history and receive a commemorative 5 x 7 print personally signed by the artist. $26.50 ($79.50 after Gates match) goes directly to the Rotary Foundation. $73.50 goes to support the 2017 International Convention.


'I Dream of An Empty Ward'

Experience the world of Alokita, a young adult who was paralyzed by polio as a child growing up in India, which has been polio-free since 2011. ”Polio is a disease that keeps on affecting the person. It comes in childhood but it doesn’t stop there. It deteriorates the quality of our life,” Alokita says.  

Rotary, with the support of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, produced the VR film, which debuted on World Polio Day 2016. 

Join in the Celebration of "If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It!"
District Governor Nick Frankle's
Step-Down Event and Awards Luncheon
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10:30AM- 1:30PM
Los Robles Greens Golf Course
299 S Moorpark Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
District Governor Nick Frankle invites you to join in the celebration of a great year in Rotary for his
Step-Down and Awards luncheon.  
Clubs and individuals will be recognized for their accomplishments and hard work. 
District Governor Nick will pass the Gavel to District Governor Elect John Weiss. 
Come enjoy a Deli buffet, maybe a little bubbly, and a great fellowship of friends.
$35 Per Person


Last chance to register is June 16th

Registration information: Deborah Linden, (805) 598-5349

Event information: Carol Freeman, (805) 990-4750

It is with much sadness that I share the news that Roxanne Nomura, wife of PDG Wade Nomura, a Charter Member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning, and a good friend to everyone in District 5240, left us on May 9th.

A Memorial Service for Roxanne is scheduled for Saturday, June 17 2017 at the Boys and Girls Club in Carpinteria beginning at 11:00 AM.   Additional information will be posted on the District website as it becomes available.

Cards  and expressions of sympathy can be sent to 5410 Hales Lane, Carpinteria, CA 93013.

Donations can be made to The Carpinteria Morning Rotary Foundation for the Roxanne Nomura Scholarship Fund, or the Carpinteria Morning Rotary Foundation for the Tomol Interpretive Play Area at the following address:

Morning Rotary of Carpinteria Charitable Foundation Inc.
P.O. Box 703
Carpinteria , CA 93014

Please keep the Nomura family in your thoughts and prayers.

Yours In Rotary Service,

Nick Frankle, DG

Message from Wade Nomura on Facebook:

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers for Roxanne. She gave it a Great Fight but just couldn't beat the odds and passed on to her next life today. Thank you for being a major part of my life. I'll miss you, but you will always be a huge part of my life.
Community Project for 2016
Mary Meyer Lundstrom​ is coordinating a food drive for the Rotary Club of China Lake to help local food pantries.  The Board of Directors has approved an on-going food drive to help those in need in our community.  The First Wednesday of each month members will be asked to bring a donation of non-perishable food to the lunch meeting.  A lot or a little, many cans or just a few......everything will help feed the hungry in our community.
August First Meeting food drive suggestions for local pantries include....
Club Information

Welcome to the hottest Club in District 5240!

China Lake

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Clarion Inn
901 North China Lake Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA  93555-3151
United States
District Site
Venue Map
Red Badge Club
The Rotary Club of China Lake has a new member program that we call the Red Badge Club.
Derrick Haynes - Mentor Peter Brown 
Steve Martinez - Mentor Bob Gould
Cheryl Saint-Amand - Mentor Mary Lundstrom
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
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Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
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Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
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Member spotlight: The power of the press
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