Circle City Rotary – Service Project June 2019 | Corona, CA

On June 22nd 2019,  at least sixteen Circle City Rotarians and their friends and family helped to spruce up the gazebo area of Santana Park in preparation for the city’s annual 4th of July festivities.

We arrived at the park ready to work. We painted the grills, and also the picnic tables. The trash cans were also painted, and we removed any and all visible graffiti in and around the area. We were assisted by Mark, city staff personnel who brought us the supplies we needed to do the job. It took about 2 ½ hours of our time since we had so many helping hands. It was a productive morning and we left the area sparkling ready to be enjoyed by Corona residents. Great job everyone!!

 

To find out more about our monthly service projects, please visit our website at www.circlecitycorona.org.

Guest Speaker: Sue Nichols | Corona, CA

Wed. April 24th our speaker was Sue Nichols from Rosa Parks Elementary School in Eastvale. This is the school where we donate all our signed books each week. Sue is the school’s librarian.

She truly appreciates all of our book donations because she says she has zero budget to purchase new books. Rosa Parks Elementary School is the largest school in the CNUSD. The library contains 52% books that are fiction and 48% that are nonfiction. It is a very large library. Sue has great support from her family. Her late brother built her a castle in a corner of the library for story time and the students can actually sit up in the turrets. Sue also keeps live creatures in her library. She currently has tiger salamanders and crawdads. She shares a lot of her interesting personal collections in the library. Her school is very culturally diverse, so Sue likes to do different themes and talks a lot about the multiple cultures. We could tell that Sue loves her job because of the enthusiasm she shared with us in speaking about her library. We thought her library was extremely cool. It also seems like a mini hands-on museum as well. What lucky children who attend that school and get to enjoy Sue and that very awesome library! Thank you Sue, so happy our donated books are being loved and used at your school.

To find out more about our guest speakers, please visit our website at www.circlecitycorona.org.

Circle City Rotary – Service Project December 2018 | Corona, CA

For our service project this month, the Board voted on adopting 3 families that could use a little help during the holidays.  Several members vetted the 3 families which all live in our  community.  Each received gifts of food, and presents for everyone in the family.  One of our members delivered all of the presents to each of the families.  They were very happy and grateful to receive our gifts.

To find out more about Circle City Rotary Club service projects, please visit our website at www.circlecitycorona.org.

Circle City Rotary – Service Project November 2018 | Corona, CA

All throughout the month of November, Circle City Rotarians brought in new, unwrapped toys to each of our meetings.  And on Dec. 15th several Rotarians helped out at Crossroads Church to wrap over 300 gifts for the Kops for Kids event put on by our local Corona Police Department.  They had fun while helping out for a great cause!

To find out more about Circle City Rotary Club service projects, please visit our website at www.circlecitycorona.org.

Circle City Rotary- Service Project October 2018 | Corona, CA

Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 8th and 9th,  6 CCR Rotarians participated in the SACK Foundation Conference.  We were asked by Shirley, to please come to Crossroads Church in Corona where the conference is held and to interact with the 4th grade students that attended.  On Monday, Danny M.  Karen M. and myself participated.  We played Go Fish card game, a game called, Let’s Go Fishing, and we brought beads and string so the students could make day bracelets.  There was also a coloring station.  But the absolute biggest hit of the day was Danny’s puppy,  Adria, which is a therapy dog in training.  The children really enjoyed hearing Danny explain to them how she trains the puppy, and of course they got to pet her as well.  Adria was a real trooper that day and got lots of training in patience.  Tuesday, Gordy, Mark A. and Ray V. attended the conference. They had a great time engaging with the children.

To find out more about Circle City Rotary Club service projects, please visit our website at www.circlecitycorona.org.

Circle City Rotary- Service Project August 2018 | Corona, CA

On a nice and cool morning, 15 Rotarians plus some of their friends and family, helped turn an Inspire Life Skills yard in Eastvale into a home to be proud of.  This was a huge effort put in by all the folks that showed up and lent a hand.  All of the grass, and some dead hedges were torn out and a lovely drought tolerant landscape was left in its place.  Everyone started to arrive around 7:00 a.m. with work gloves, shovels, a sod busting machine, iron rakes and a can do spirit!!  It took a little over 5 hours of hard work and perspiration, but well worth it in the end.  We even had a few of the men who live in the home come out and lend a helping hand.  In total we had 25 wonderful volunteers to help dig out, and plant, and rake all morning until the job was done.

We had coffee from Starbucks, breakfast burritos from Miguel’s and donuts from Kristi (Inspire Life Skills co-founder).  So there was lots of fortifications on hand.  New edging was put in place, to separate the planters from the gravel.  And a variety of drought tolerant plants were put in the planters.  The planter dirt was then covered in mulch to help keep water from evaporating too quickly.  A drip system was put in place for the plants and trees.  The lawn was replaced by low maintenance gravel.  Kristi was very appreciative with the job being done, and told me this was going to cut down on their water bill tremendously.   We at Circle City Rotary were more than happy to help out.  There were a few aches and pains later in the day when the job was finished, but no one regrets spending a part of their Saturday morning in helping out in this worthwhile cause.  All materials and plants were donated by our Rotary club.

To find out more about Circle City Rotary Club service projects, please visit our website at www.circlecitycorona.org.

 

Monthly Service Projects: September 2018 | Corona, CA

Assist Peppermint Ridge at their fundraiser,  The Love Run.  Volunteers are needed to set up and break down event, to pass out water to runners, and wherever needed.

This will take place on Sat. September 15th. from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at The Hidden Valley Nature Center.

To find out more about Circle City Rotary Club service projects, please visit our website at www.circlecitycorona.org.

Monthly Service Projects: August 2018 | Corona, CA

Re-landscape front yard for Inspire Life Skills home in Eastvale.  We are going to tear out the grass and replace it with drought tolerant landscaping and re-stain a fence.

This will take place on Aug. 25th. bright and early in the morning to beat the heat (time tbd)  and we will go to lunch together afterwards.

To find out more about Circle City Rotary Club service projects, please visit our website at www.circlecitycorona.org.