Welcome to the Rotary Club of South Placer, Rocklin CA

Thank you for stopping by the South Placer Rotary Club Website! I am sure you have seen the Rotary International logo when entering towns or at festivals but What exactly is Rotary? 
"We engage people in action with impactful community service projects and social benefit programs while connecting those in need to a global network of resources.”
As a member of South Placer Rotary Club, together we do meaningful work for the community. We will have a supportive atmosphere as we become friends, working together to build an engaging club environment, partnerships within the city, county, school district, business community and regionally with our Brewfest summer celebration. Rotary clubs are often the best kept secret in a town. However the work we do for Rocklin might be more recognizable than you think.
Our club is famous for hosting the annual Rocklin Brewfest. The Rocklin Brewfest is held every year on the first Saturday of June. It is our way of living the Service-Above-Self mantra by giving back to the community while fundraising. We have 50+ craft breweries over a dozen food trucks and vendors that are sponsored by local businesses.  
Why do we host this exciting event?
The proceeds of this annual fundraising event helps our club complete many community service projects such as:
Rocklin Christmas Tree Lighting Chili and Crafts Booth, Mexico orphanage projects and student scholarships, Assistance for foster youth attending Sierra College, Work with the Salvation Army and American Red Cross for fire victims, Aerospace Museum for local Junior High students, Hooked on Fishing for local elementary students, Feed My Starving Children Food packing event, Chrome Books to Rocklin Schools, Lighting For Literacy, Holiday Baskets for local families in need, Peter Hill heritage walking path project, Sponsor of Rocklin Library Programs, Hosted a Blood Drive with Vitalant, Scholarships to local high schools, High school Interact programs, Grants for local projects, Free Little Libraries 
For those of you who are looking to get involved with the community while building friendships this is the place for you! We invite you to become part of a global network of People in Action.  Together we will do great things for the community by improving where we live, work and play!  
I invite you to join us for lunch in Rocklin at Whitney Oaks Country Club and find out more about the world of Rotary and how you can make a difference.
Joe Ciccolo
2023-2024 Club President
South Placer Rotary
We hope this message finds you well. As we navigate through the new year, we are excited to share some highlights and updates on our recent and planned South Placer Rotary Club activities.
1. Community Outreach:
Our recent community outreach activities, the "Annual Christmas Basket Program” and the 2023 Diaper and Formula Drive for the Sierra College Basic Needs Center were tremendously successful. With generous giving from our members and the community, we were able to provide nearly 30 cases of diapers and formula to the college for distribution to students through the Basic Needs Center.  Additionally, we partnered with the Rocklin Unified School District to spread holiday cheer and support those facing financial challenges during the holidays by providing gifts for children, warm clothing and essential supplies to numerous families in need. The heartfelt gratitude from the recipients and the positive impact on the community were truly inspiring.
2. Educational Initiatives:
Our ongoing collaboration with local schools continues to thrive. In November, South Placer Rotary Club members joined STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) students from Granite Oaks and Spring View Middle School for docent led tours, lunch and a talk with retired Commanding Officer and Navy F/A 18 pilot and current FedEx pilot Andy Hoekstra for hands-on learning experiences, student interaction with exhibits, and demonstrations related to aerospace and STEAM subjects. The day concluded with an engaging discussion regarding the various career paths within the aerospace industry.  Additionally, we are also currently finalizing plans for our annual speech contest with our local high school students.  The topic this year is “Create Hope in the World” and we look forward to the speeches presented by our local students which will take place on Wednesday, March 6th.
3. Environmental Stewardship:
In line with Rotary International's focus on environmental sustainability, our club organized a creek clean up project in October 2023 with the City of Rocklin . Together, we hauled 18 bags of debris out of the open space (not including two additional bags we located behind one of the containers at Twin Oaks), a car fender and a hot tub cover.  The actions of the individuals involved help foster a sense of environmental responsibility among our residents.  We are planning another creek clean up this Spring.
4. Upcoming Events:
Looking ahead, mark your calendars for the 16th Annual Brewfest event which will take place on Saturday, June 1st at Johnson Springview Park in Rocklin.  This event will serves as a major fundraising platform for the South Placer Rotary Clubs upcoming projects and initiatives.
5. Membership Drive:
We are thrilled to welcome several new members who have joined our Rotary family. Dave Butler, Krishna Bachina and Matt Heinz are all recent additions to our club.  Their passion and commitment to service will undoubtedly strengthen our club's ability to create positive change. If you are interested in joining Rotary, please contact us or simply join us at one of our weekly Wednesday lunches which are currently held at Bennett’s Westside Grill in Rocklin.
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Meeting Information
Welcome To The Premier Club of District 5180 
We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 11:45 a.m.
Whitney Oaks Golf Club
2305 Clubhouse Dr
Rocklin, CA 95765
United States of America
(916) 580-3025
Lunch: 11:45, Meeting Begins : 12:05
16th Annual Rocklin Brewfest
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