First LCdr L.J. “Jack” Goddard Lifetime Achievement Award

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.
First LCdr L.J. “Jack” Goddard Lifetime Achievement Award David Saint Amand 2020-07-29 07:00:00Z 0
The First Round of the Virtual Auction is Over David Saint Amand 2020-06-03 07:00:00Z 0

Scholarship Auction - Local Items Only

The Rotary Club of China Lake Scholarship Auction is proceeding virtually.  Starting today (Wednesday, 27 May 2020) a limited number of items, those with perishable contents or time-sensitive gift certificates, will be available for bidding.
Scholarship Auction - Local Items Only David Saint Amand 2020-05-27 07:00:00Z 0

District Governor Bhim Encouraged the Club

Rotary District 5240 Governor Savi Bhim spoke to the Rotary Club of China Lake last Wednesday, May 6th, 2020.  She reviewed the history of Rotary's survival and growth during past times of great international difficulty and spoke about the opportunities presented by the COVID-19 outbreak for Rotary to do even more good in the world.
Screen Capture by Dr. Jim Hoover.
District Governor Bhim Encouraged the Club David Saint Amand 2020-05-12 07:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,District Governor,Savi Bhim
Jim Lewis Gave a Polio Plus Update David Saint Amand 2020-04-22 07:00:00Z 0 Club Meeting,On-line,Polio Plus
The Rotary Club of China Lake meetings are going on-line.  David Saint Amand 2020-04-21 07:00:00Z 0 Club Meetings,On-line

The Salvation Army Needs Support

The Salvation Army in Ridgecrest is still seeing a heavy demand for food and personal hygiene supplies, with one recent day seeing hundreds of people showing up to receive support.  In normal times, the Salvation Army here might expect 20 people.
Last Saturday local Commander Turnie Wright received a shopping basket of donations from the Rotary Club of China Lake. 
The Salvation Army Needs Support David Saint Amand 2020-04-21 07:00:00Z 0
District Foundation Donates to Kern Food Banks David Saint Amand 2020-04-04 07:00:00Z 0 Charitable Foundation,District 5240,Food Bank
Rotarian Turnie Wright asks for Supplies David Saint Amand 2020-03-25 07:00:00Z 0
Scholarship Dinner and Auction - New Date David Saint Amand 2020-03-21 07:00:00Z 0
2020 Rotary International Convention Cancelled David Saint Amand 2020-03-21 07:00:00Z 0
March 2020 Club Meetings Cancelled David Saint Amand 2020-03-14 07:00:00Z 0
POSTPONED: Scholarship Dinner and Auction David Saint Amand 2020-03-14 07:00:00Z 0 auction,dinner,postponed,scholarship

Ed Jayne's Memorial

Posted on Nov 30, 2019

Long time member of the Rotary Club of China Lake, Ed Jayne, has passed away.

His memorial will be held at the Ridgecrest United Methodist Church, 639 N. Norma Street, Monday, December 16th, 2019 at 1:00pm in the afternoon.

There will be a light reception to follow in the social hall.

Please join us there to help celebrate the memory of our friend and fellow Rotarian.
Ed Jayne's Memorial David Saint Amand 2019-11-30 08:00:00Z 0 Ed Jayne,Memorial
Rotary Club of China Lake Raises $3,000 for the Ridgecrest Walk To End Alzheimer's David Saint Amand 2019-11-19 08:00:00Z 0 Alzheimer's
The Club Coat Drive was a Success ! David Saint Amand 2019-11-19 08:00:00Z 0 Coat Drive
Practical Relevant Leadership Skills 2019-10-01 07:00:00Z 0 PRLS,Seminars
Rotary Club Speaker Seismologist Dr. Susan Hough 2019-09-26 07:00:00Z 0 Earthquakes,Geology,Ridgecrest,Searles Valley,Seismology

2019-20 Presidential Theme

Posted by David Saint Amand on Sep 04, 2019
RI President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney’s theme for 2019-20, Rotary Connects the World, asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service.
2019-20 Presidential Theme David Saint Amand 2019-09-04 07:00:00Z 0 Presidents Theme

Wade Nomura to Serve as Cadre Coordinator 

DRFCC Wade Nomura was recently appointed by the Rotary Foundation to serve as the Technical Coordinator of Cadres in Water and Sanitation Worldwide. Wade was asked to serve by incoming Rotary Foundation Chair Ron Burton and approved by the Board of Directors and Trustees to serve a three year term as a Technical Coordinator of Cadres for Water and Sanitation. There are 21 Technical Coordinators worldwide in Rotary, with 3 coordinators with staggered three year terms in each of the 6 Areas of Focus, and 3 in Financial Oversight. Wade will be one of three Technical Coordinators for Water and Sanitation, and the only one from North America. The Technical Coordinators have the responsibility to evaluate the grant process, work with the Trustees in making certain the grants models are efficient, and address any concerns the current grant model and policies may have, including making recommendations on improving the current system. Wade will also be serving on two Breakout Panels in Toronto on the “Role of the TRF Cadre” and on “Community Assessments”. 
Wade Nomura to Serve as Cadre Coordinator Sharon A Girod 2018-07-12 07:00:00Z 0

Events - What is Going on?

How can I find out what is going on in the club.  Where is information on the social events and club fundraisers?

We enter information for our events on the club calendar.  The current month's calendar is on the top left of the Home Page.  Just click on the date you are interested in and if there is an event, it will open to that page. 

You can also use the menu bar at the top of the website.  Put the mouse over the item Calendar and you will get a pull down menu for Club Events, District Events, and RI Events.  Just click on the you want and it will open the full calendar.

If you see words highlighted in light blue, usually that means there is a link to a new page.  Just click on the blue words and you will go to a new page or a new website.
Events - What is Going on? 2018-03-06 08:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Club of China Lake's First Club President


The Rotary Club of China Lake's First Club President
L.J. "Captain Jack" Goddard
Club President 1951 to 1952

May 10, 1918 to April 26, 2012

Jack was born May 10, 1918 in Marion, Illinois. His mother was Sara Jo Alsbrook, and his father was Jack Hobson Goddard. Jack went to 19 different schools, growing up in Mississippi, Texas, Panama, Philippines, and even China.

Jack graduated as a Navy Ensign from a three month program at Northwestern in Chicago dubbed "90 day wonders" in 1941. He was on the Battleship USS Maryland at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and was in charge of one of the first gun crews to return fire.  The USS Maryland was parked off Ford Island, during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Goddard was bossing an anti-aircraft battery of four 1.1-inch guns five decks above the main deck.  Goddard was joined by two cooks, a postal clerk, and a laundryman whom he trained to operate the weapons while his own gun crewmen secured ammunition from a locked armory below deck.

Goddard then commanded a convoy of 11 ships from Pearl Harbor to Majuro, in the Marshall Islands. He captained his own vessel in the Pacific, the USS LST (Landing Ship Tank) 225, the flagship of Group 38, during the invasions of Saipan and Tinian. The ship delivered 500 marines and 18 tanks to island beachheads during the Battle of Saipan, and continued to maneuver and receive the wounded for five consecutive days and nights while under fire.  As executive officer of the USS Mercury, a cargo ship commissioned by the Navy for service delivering goods and equipment to ships and stations in the war zone, Goddard was responsible for the successful organization and administration of the first transferring of complete supplies to Task Force 58, the main striking force in the Pacific theatre.

After World War II ended, Jack finished college at Claremont Men's College, now called Claremont McKenna College. He was in the original group of graduating classes there, called the "Pacesetters".  Jack later served as aide to the Commanding Officer at the China Lake Naval Weapons Station, as well as Port Director in Naples, Italy.

After he left the military, he became a businessman, selling life insurance and then starting what he called "PFN" - Personal Financial Navigation". Jack continued his strong ties to CMC, establishing a CMC "4th Friday" for alumni, friends and anyone else who needed help with finding what they wanted to do for a living. Jack had a lifelong love for dogs, and rescued many dogs during his life.  Prior to his death, Jack was married to Millie for 63 years.  They were blessed with five sons, Larry, John, Bill, Dan and Tom, and their families as well as six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. 
The Rotary Club of China Lake's First Club President 2018-02-01 08:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Ventura Helping Victims of the Thomas Fire

Posted by Jim Hoover on Dec 08, 2017

Our friends in the Rotary Club of Ventura have started a fundraiser to help those impacted by the Thomas Fire. We have many Rotarians and friends that have been affected and some still in harms way.

Dear Rotarians,
This is Ellyn Dembowski, president of the Rotary Club of Ventura. Many of our fellow Rotarians from throughout Southern California (and from throughout the nation) have reached out to ask how they can support our efforts as we respond to the devastating fire that impacted our community. I am so proud of the group of Rotarians in our Ventura Club who have their finger on the pulse of this situation. We are raising funds to help support the local agencies that will be helping families and individuals rebuild from nothing. We will also use the funds to address specific, immediate needs… needs that fall through the cracks and are not necessarily addressed by insurance claims or other relief efforts. We urge you to support our Thomas Fire Fund and help us put service above self in Ventura County.

Please share the link to our Go Fund Me page with your club members and community network. Help us as we respond with care and compassion to this horrible event.


Ellyn Dembowski
President, Ventura Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Ventura Helping Victims of the Thomas Fire Jim Hoover 2017-12-08 08:00:00Z 0

Pumpkin Poolza

Posted by Kim Metcalf on Nov 17, 2017

Autumn Social at the Metcalf Pumpkin Patch!

Bring a pumpkin dish - appetizer, dessert, side dish to share - your choice, just has to have some pumpkin in the dish.

Please RSVP so we can have enough refreshments.

Pumpkin Poolza Kim Metcalf 2017-11-17 08:00:00Z 0

An Evening with Dawn Schiller

Join the Rotary Club of China Lake and event sponsor, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, on November 15th, for an educational and informative presentation on human trafficking in the United States, the challenges for vulnerable and diverse populations, and how communities can become true allies to protect and empower the victims.

Dawn was fifteen years old in 1976 when her family moved into an apartment complex managed by 32-year-old porn star John Holmes. After grooming Dawn, Holmes began a sexual relationship with her, manipulating her with drugs and alcohol, abusing her physically and emotionally, and prostituting her on the streets of Hollywood, to brothels and drug dealers. After the famed Wonderland murders in 1981, they fled to Florida, where she ultimately broke free and turned him over to the police."

One might think this sounds like the synopsis for a Hollywood movie, but it was the reality for our speaker, Dawn Schiller. 

Kern County and our valley are being used as corridors for transporting victims of human trafficking.  Ignorance of the human trafficking issue coupled with the growth of the internet has allowed it to flourish. Many do know how to spot nor know how to help victims of human trafficking.  The issue is so urgent that Ridgecrest is one of three communities that have formed human trafficking community response teams; Frazier Park and Bakersfield are the other two communities.

Mark your calendars, for educational and informative evening. Dawn Schiller is a survivor and an amazing woman with an incredible story to share.  She is an author, educator and advocate for victims of sexual and mental abuse.  As a speaker, trainer and author, she combines her personal experiences and academic studies to raise awareness about sex trafficking, domestic violence and teen victimization.  After the lecture she will be available for a meet and greet and she will have her book available as well. Seating will be limited. The evening is brought to you by Rotary Club of China Lake and Ridgecrest Regional Hospital as a community service project.
An Evening with Dawn Schiller Kim Metcalf 2017-10-31 07:00:00Z 0

2017 -  2018 Coat Drive

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.
2017 - 2018 Coat Drive 2017-09-13 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of China Lake Inducts 3 New Members

Posted on Sep 06, 2017
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.
Rotary Club of China Lake Inducts 3 New Members 2017-09-06 07:00:00Z 0

March of 1000 Flags

Posted on Aug 10, 2017
Mark your calendar for the 16th Annual March of 1000 Flags and Candlelight Vigil.
March of 1000 Flags 2017-08-10 07:00:00Z 0

Mark Daniel Maloney selected to be 2019-20 Rotary President

Posted on Aug 09, 2017
Mark Daniel Maloney, of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2019-20. He will be declared the president-nominee on 1 October 2017, if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
Mark Daniel Maloney selected to be 2019-20 Rotary President 2017-08-09 07:00:00Z 0

Barry Rassin selected to be 2018-19 Rotary President

Posted on Aug 08, 2017
Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2018-19. He will be declared the president-elect on 1 September 2017, if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
Barry Rassin selected to be 2018-19 Rotary President 2017-08-08 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary President-elect Sam F. Owori died Thursday. 2017-07-31 07:00:00Z 0

Lunch Program Features NAWS CO Captain Paul M. Dale

We have a special guest speaker on August 2nd, 2017. The Commanding Officer of NAWS China Lake will be speaking to the club. This is a great program to bring a guest or potential Rotarian.

For more information, contact a Rotarian or use our Facebook page.

Captain Paul M. Dale, USN

Captain Dale is a 1994 graduate of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He earned his Surface Warfare Officer designation then subsequently earned selection for lateral transfer followed ultimately by Naval Flight Officer wings in 1998.

Captain Dale’s command tour occurred from February 2012 to May 2013 as Commanding Officer of VAW-116, the “Sun Kings”, located at Naval Base Ventura County flying the E-2C Hawkeye 2000.

His at-sea tours prior to his Command tour involved duties on an Aegis Cruiser and two E-2C squadrons.

Ashore Captain Dale served as a Hawkeye Weapons and Tactics Instructor at Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC) in Fallon, NV. He also attended the US Naval War College Newport Rhode Island. Joint duty occurred as a member of the NORTHMCOM J3 directorate Colorado Springs Colorado. His assignment prior to NAWSCL was as the N6 / Carrier Airborne Early Warning Weapons School (CAEWWS) Department Head at the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center (NAWDC), which was previously known as NSAWC, located in Fallon, Nevada.

Captain Dale’s decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal Strike/Flight, and Battle E. He has accumulated nearly 2700 E-2 flight hours and 575 carrier arrested landings on three different aircraft carriers.

Photo Source: The Rocketeer II
Caption: Capt. Paul M. Dale, second from right, reads his orders assuming command of NAWS China Lake
Lunch Program Features NAWS CO Captain Paul M. Dale Sharon Girod 2017-07-31 07:00:00Z 0
Early Registration for 2018 Toronto RI Convention 2017-06-14 07:00:00Z 0

District Governor Nick Frankle has challenged the Clubs of District 5240!

Posted by David Saint-Amand on Aug 24, 2016
This year is the 100th Anniversary of the Rotary International Foundation.  Our incredible endowment began with the grand sum of $26.50 left over after paying the expenses of the 1917 Rotary Convention.  Then outgoing R.I. President Arch Klumph proposed the idea of starting a charitable foundation for “the purpose of doing good in the world.”  The Foundation gave its first gift in 1929, a $500 donation to the International Society for Crippled Children.  That organization, founded by Rotarian Edgar F. Allen, later grew into Easter Seals.  More recently, during the Rotary year 2015-2016 alone, the Foundation gave out $25.2 million in District Grants and $68.7 million in Global Grants.
The Governor’s challenge is this: he would like each Rotarian in each Club in the District to help celebrate the Foundation’s 100th birthday by making a special donation of $26.50.
District Governor Nick Frankle has challenged the Clubs of District 5240! David Saint-Amand 2016-08-24 07:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris and Friendship Trees

Posted on Aug 01, 2016

Rotarians have planted trees in the name of fellowship, friendship, and community service since the early 20th century. These trees, which can be found worldwide, have grown into enduring monuments of Rotary’s ideals. 

As president emeritus, Harris traveled extensively during the 1920s and 1930s, often accompanied by his wife Jean. During these trips, the nature-loving Harris planted trees to symbolize goodwill and friendship. 

In the fall of 1932, Harris embarked on a five-week tour of European Rotary clubs and planted trees along the way. 

“Wednesday forenoon I planted my first tree of friendship in European soil. It seemed to me especially appropriate that it took place in Germany—in its metropolis—Berlin. The planting occurred in a sports platz formerly devoted to war purposes, and a large number including Rotarians, city officials, and others were in attendance.” 

Harris also planted trees in Tallinn, Estonia, and Göteborg, Sweden, during this trip.


(Paul Harris and members of the Rotary Club of Tallinn, Estonia, plant a friendship tree in 1932.)

Paul Harris and Friendship Trees 2016-08-01 07:00:00Z 0

Young Engineers and Scientists Conference

Posted on Jul 20, 2016
Event FlyerWe had a great lunch program today. Erica Beeler, China Lake Engineer, shared information about the great program to encourage 6th, 7th and 8th grade young men the importance of math and science skills, The Young Engineers and Scientists of Ridgecrest Young Men's Conference will be held September 17th at McLean Lab on NAWCWD.

Registration for the 2016 conference will start on Monday, August 22!  There are two different ways to register:

Young Engineers and Scientists Conference 2016-07-20 07:00:00Z 0

Erskine Fire Donations

Posted by Vincent Avalos on Jul 11, 2016
Our District has 'passed the hat' many times in support of providing relief during disasters around our globe.  This time, the need is in our own back yard.  We all know about the Erskine Fire in the Lake Isabella area which has resulted in the loss of life and property.  Our own Immediate Past President Bill Brown lost his home in the fire.  

At the July Board Meeting, it was decided that we want to set a goal of raising at least $1000 to be sent to the Erskine Fire Fund from the Rotary Club of China Lake.  The board has earmarked $250 to start the pot.  We will pass the hat at the next couple of meetings.  Members are encouraged to be generous.  You can also bring a check to include in the funds.  We will be depositing all money in the Rotary Club of China Lake Charitable Foundation.  Members can donate directly to the RCCLCF to get a tax donation receipt if requested.
Erskine Fire Donations Vincent Avalos 2016-07-11 07:00:00Z 0

Save the Date - October 14-16, 2016

Posted on Jul 05, 2016
The Annual Rotary District Conference will be held October 14-16, 2016 at the Hyatt in beautiful Westlake Village, CA.  Registration will be on-line soon!
Save the Date - October 14-16, 2016 2016-07-05 07:00:00Z 0

2016-17 RI Presidential Theme

Posted on Jun 13, 2016

Presidential Theme 2016-17

RI President-elect John F. Germ chose Rotary Serving Humanity as his theme for 2016-17. Noting Rotary’s unique ability to bring together committed professionals to achieve remarkable goals, Germ believes that “now is the time to capitalize on our success: as we complete the eradication of polio, and catapult Rotary forward to be an even greater force for good in the world.”

2016-17 RI Presidential Theme 2016-06-13 07:00:00Z 0

Club Dues Structure - Two Tiers to Meet Member Needs

Posted on Jun 01, 2016
The members of the Rotary Club of China Lake approved the change in our dues structure at the May Club Assembly.  Please contact Sharon Girod or Elsa Hennings to get your 2016-17 Club Pledge Form.  You will need to select one of the two dues options for the upcoming year.  Members who do not submit the annual Club Pledge Form will default to Tier 1 dues structure on July 1, 2016.  Tier 1 is the best option for members that attend most of the meetings.  Paying for all your lunches would actually end up costing you more than the monthly dues.  Tier 2 is the best option for club members that can not attend more than 2 meetings a month.  Those members are encouraged to keep their attendance percentage up by attending social events, fundraisers, District events, make-ups and service projects.
Club Dues Structure - Two Tiers to Meet Member Needs 2016-06-01 07:00:00Z 0

BHS Interact Puts on Pizza Party for Special Ed. Students

Posted by Patty Wharton on Feb 16, 2016
The BHS Interact Club held a Pizza Party for the Special Ed Students today. It was a big success. They handed out lots of Valentines they had made and shared Cheese, Pepperoni Pizza followed with cookies, brownies and cake. 
Interact is a club for young people ages 12-18 who want to join together to tackle the issues in their community that they care most  about. Every Interact club carries out two service projects a year: one that helps the school or community and one that promotes international understanding.
BHS Interact is sponsored by the Rotary Club of China Lake. 
Way to go Interact! 
BHS Interact Puts on Pizza Party for Special Ed. Students Patty Wharton 2016-02-16 08:00:00Z 0


Posted on Sep 18, 2015
Join us on 23 October for Rotary’s third annual World Polio Day event. We’ll be streaming live from New York City, so tune in at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time to watch a global status update on the fight to end polio and take part in the conversation. Guests will include Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners, celebrity ambassadors, polio survivors and others.
CELEBRATE WORLD POLIO DAY 2015-09-18 07:00:00Z 0

2015 Rotary Global Essay Contest

Posted on Aug 03, 2015

The Rotary Global Essay Competition (ROGEC) is being organized by Rotary Club of Pune Katraj (R.I. District 3131). Through this competition, we intend share ideas and promote understanding on humanitarian issues among the Rotary fraternity.
Theme 2015 - World Understanding and Peace
"Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the result of silent repression. Peace is the generous contribution of all to the good of all." - Oscar Romero

Peace is typically described as not having violence, avoiding being in conflict and most importantly not being under constant fear of brutality. However on the other side of the coin, peace is also a way of life, it is about having constructive relationship not only every human being, but environment as whole. The concept of peaceful existence extends right from constraints of an individual's mind to that of a family and from the community that you live in to national and international levels.
2015 Rotary Global Essay Contest 2015-08-03 07:00:00Z 0

Angela Marie Winters on being a host family for an exchange student

Posted on Jul 22, 2015
The lunch program on July 22nd was Angela Marie Winters of Cultural Homestay International, a 501 (c)(3) Non-profit Educational Exchange Program. She explained how the program worked with a focus on becoming a host family.
Cultural Homestay International
Opening your heart opens a high school exchange student for 5 or 10 months! Every year high school-aged youth from over 30 countries around the world participate in CHI's high school foreign exchange program. Host families are the backbone of the Cultural Homestay International Academic Year Program (AYP). By volunteering and opening your home and heart to the world’s young people, you are donating to them an uncommon gift: an offer of friendship, a willingness to share themselves and their way of life, and a genuine interest in learning about culture and customs.
Angela Marie Winters on being a host family for an exchange student SheDevil of China La Girod 2015-07-22 07:00:00Z 0

Welcome to the 2015 RI Convention

Posted on Jun 05, 2015

Rotarians celebrate the opening of the House of Friendship and attend the Opening Session of the 2015 Rotary International Convention in São Paulo, Brazil.
Welcome to the 2015 RI Convention 2015-06-05 07:00:00Z 0

Annual Vocational Service Awards Luncheon

Posted by Pamela Smith on Jun 03, 2015
A reminder to all members that the 2015 Vocational Services Awards Luncheon will be on June 17th. Vocational Services Director Pam Smith is asking members to please submit your nominations for this year on the form she sent previously via email and return to her by the 9th June.  Hopefully you've had someone in mind all year. We have a great community with lots of hard working folks.  A copy of the nomination form was attached with this week's club bulletin in case you did not receive one previously​.
Annual Vocational Service Awards Luncheon Pamela Smith 2015-06-03 07:00:00Z 0

São Paulo’s Outdoor Graffiti Museum

Posted on Jun 02, 2015

By Megan Ferringer, Rotary staff

São Paulo feels like a museum of modernism. A single iconic image of the city might be a cityscape of endless towers fading into the horizon, or a photo of luxurious high-rise apartment blocks with pools and exotic flora on their terraces, all set against the favelas and their red roofs.

São Paulo’s Outdoor Graffiti Museum 2015-06-02 07:00:00Z 0

May 20th Lunch Program

Posted on May 20, 2015

We have a very timely lunch program today. The Kern County Counsel will be speaking on the State of the County. With the Kern County Board of Supervisor's 5-0 vote to approve the Land-Use Plan last night, this is an interesting time for the legal department of Kern County.


(photo from Peter Brown's view point at the Supervisor's meeting on Tuesday)

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Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon

Posted by Barbara Butler on May 12, 2015

On May 13th at the Clarion Inn, The Rotary Club of China Lake is hosting it's annual Scholarship Luncheon.  Barbara Butler, New Generations Director, and members of the Scholarship Committee will welcomed the scholarship recipients, their family and members of the community at the luncheon. The program will include the presentation of over 20 academic scholarships to some very deserving young ladies and gentlemen. 

This amazing scholarship program is possible, in part, due to the community's support of the Rotary Club of China Lake Charitable Foundation's Annual Dollars for Scholars Auction and Dinner. This club project will make an impact on the lives of the scholarship recipients today and has the potential to make the world a better place in the future.  

Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon Barbara Butler 2015-05-13 00:00:00Z 0

D5240 Efforts For Relief in Nepal

Posted on Apr 28, 2015




Dear District 5240 Rotarians,
By now, you all know about the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal this past Saturday.  More than 3,800 people are confirmed dead and that total is expected to rise. Thousands more are injured and/or displaced because their homes have been destroyed. The isolated region and damage to the roads and infrastructure are making it extremely difficult for aid supplies to get through, although headway is being made.  Many relief organizations are already providing immediate aid to the affected area; however both short and long term assistance will be needed.

D5240 Efforts For Relief in Nepal SheDevil of China La Girod 2015-04-29 00:00:00Z 0

April Spring Fling

Posted by Mary Meyer-Lundstrom on Apr 23, 2015
A casual social gathering at Charlie's at the Clarion. Members are asked to bring significant others, friends and random strangers for fellowship and fun.  Our club normally hosts a 1040 Party each April.  It is a chance to relax and mingle with friends and for many a chance to enjoy a breather after getting taxes done.  This year the 1040 Party is being called a Spring Fling.  Join members and their friends at Charlie's at the Clarion on Saturday, April 25th from 6:00pm until 8:30ish....  
April Spring Fling Mary Meyer-Lundstrom 2015-04-24 00:00:00Z 0

A Musical Evening with Bud Sewell

China Lake's own Bud Sewell will be entertaining with his singing talents on May 1st at 7:00pm at Maturango Museum.  This is a fundraiser for the museum and with Bud's will sell out quickly.  Wear your club pin and claim a make-up!
A Musical Evening with Bud Sewell 2015-04-24 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of China Lake Hosts Local Non-Profits

Posted by Patty Wharton on Feb 26, 2015
On February 25, The Rotary Club of China Lake hosted representatives from local non-profits at the lunch meeting.

Non-Profits participated in selling tickets for the Community Dinner and Rotary was pleased to return $3600+ to those present for their portion of the ticket sales. 2014 was the 18th year Rotary hosted the Community Dinner, using it as opportunity for the community learn about services offered by local organizations.  It is also an fundraiser for these local non-profit organizations.

Represented today were Daughters of Revolution (DAR), Eastern Star Cancer Comfort Station, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Habitat for Humanity, Immanuel Christian School, IVW CERT Team, IWV Concert Association, IWV Family Resource Center, IWV TV Boosters, Lions Club, Pink Ladies Volunteer AUX, Rand Museum, Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society, DCOA, Women’s Center, and the Maturango Museum. Others unable to attend today, but who will receive  their funds: A Helping Hand, AAWU, BHS Boosters, Boy Scouts Troop 412, CA Turtle & Tortoise Club, Cherokee Community of CA, Exchange Club, NCMA, Pregnancy Care Center, Sage Pistol Club, Scorpions Soccer Club, Sister City, St Anns, and TOPS. Rotarian Wade Tallman, Chair for Community Dinner, was on hand to hand distribute the checks.
Rotary Club of China Lake Hosts Local Non-Profits Patty Wharton 2015-02-27 00:00:00Z 0

Dollars for Scholars Dinner and Auction

Posted by Bill Brown on Feb 24, 2015
The Annual Dollars for Scholars Auction and Dinner is set for 7 Mar 2015.  The Rotary Club of China Lake sponsors this annual event which raises funds for scholarships for our local students attending college. On a yearly basis the club awards over $17,000 in scholarships to attend CCCC and major universities around the country.  Event is open to the public. Tickets are $30 and include dinner, dancing, a silent auction and a live auction.
Mark your calendar for Mar 07, 2015
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Kerr McGee Center
100 California Ave
Ridgecrest, CA  93555
United States
more at:
Dollars for Scholars Dinner and Auction Bill Brown 2015-02-25 00:00:00Z 0

Join us for Fellowship, Fun and a Gift Exchange

Posted by Steven Boster on Dec 09, 2014


December 13th, 6:30pm at Avalos' home at 135 E. Monte Vista

Steak/Chicken and drinks provided

Please bring a salad or dessert

Bring a gift (value $25) for a wild gift exchange

Call Mary @ 382-1991 to RSVP


It is that time of the year ........time for the Rotary Club of China Lake's Christmas Party and Gift Exchange for members, family and friends. 

Please RSVP with Mary Lundstrom.  Please bring your spouse or significant other.

The wild gift exchange is our club's annual tradition.  Bring a wrapped present to participate in the gift exchange.  If your spouse or guest will be participating, bring a wrapped present for them too.  The gift value should be about $25.

This is an adult party and attire is holiday or cocktail or if you really must...your holiday pajamas.  You might even be rewarded if you have on an ugly Christmas sweater!

Please RSVP or decline with Mary Lundstrom. 


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4 Avenues of Service

Posted by David Haugen on Aug 08, 2007
Based on the Object of Rotary, the Four Avenues of Service are Rotary's philosophical cornerstone and the foundation on which club activity is based:
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Object of Rotary

Posted by David Haugen on Aug 08, 2007
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
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The 63rd Birthday of the Rotary Club of China Lake

Posted by Mary Meyer-Lundstrom

June 27th is an important date for the Rotary Club of China Lake.  It is the 63rd Birthday of our club!  And it is the annual installation dinner at the Springhill Suites.  We will be joined by world traveler, BMX bike legend and friend of the club PDG Wade Nomura and his equally impressive wife, Roxanne Nomura.  This is a great social event to share our accomplishments of the year and to look forward to another great year for the Rotary Club of China Lake.  This is a great club and is made strong by the contributions of each and every member.  Register today for this fun event.  

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Have You Joined Our Facebook Page?

Posted by Sharon Girod

Please visit our club's Facebook page.  We having been using the site to share information about the club and our special events like our Dollars for Scholars Auction, the Community Dinner.

The Rotary District 5240 Facebook page is available for us to join as are many Rotary information groups, RYLA pages, and other club pages. Join today and make new friends in our Rotary family.

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