Our Projects

THE ROTARY CLUB OF REDLANDS PROJECTS

The Rotary Club of Redlands has a history of supporting community projects and education. The fundamental Rotary concept of “Service above Self” is integrated into our long-standing commitments to a wide range local and international projects and causes. In addition to funding over $300,000 in scholarships for Redlands Youth, we also directly support the following worthy projects:

• Baseball for Youth
• Boy Scouts
• Boys and Girls Club
• Breakfast and a Book
• Christian Counseling Service
• Citizen Volunteer Patrol, RPD
• Crafton Hills Conservancy
• Family Services of Redlands
• Girl Scouts
• YMCA of the East Valley

• Heritage Auxiliary
• Hillside Memorial Park
• Mission Aviation Fellowship
• Mustard Seed Tutorial
• Purple Turtles
• Recovery Works
• Redlands Bench Warmers
• Redlands Community Baccalaureate Service

• Redlands Community Music Association
• Redlands Community Scholarship Foundation
• Redlands Educational Partnership
• Redlands Professional Fire Fighters
• Riverside Conservancy
• Salvation Army

ROTARY MAJOR FUNDRAISING PROJECTS

– Red, Wine and Blues – A wine and food festival featuring dozens of premier wineries to sample from Sonoma Valley, Napa Valley, Temecula Valley and more.

– Caroline Park – This beautiful local park was donated to the City of Redlands in 1929 by Olivia Phelps Stokes in memory of her sister Caroline.

– Park Development – A project of the City of Redlands Parks Department and Parks Commission, the California Conservation Corps, and the Redlands Rotary Club.

– Prospect Park Work Day – Visit Prospect Park and the Carriage House. Our club members continue to support the Friends of Prospect Park and their efforts to maintain this vintage 1900s beauty.

  • COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

    Sometimes, the availability of financial support makes the difference between a student attending college or not. The Rotary Club of Redlands gifts tens of thousands of dollars of college scholarships each year to Seniors in the Redlands Unified School District. These funds are derived entirely from the Rotary Club of Redlands Foundation.

  • COMPEMENTARY DICTIONARY

    Every third grade student in the Redlands Unified School District receives a dictionary of their own, compliments of the Rotary Club of Redlands.

  • NEED A HAND?

    Our Youth Services Committee provides monetary support for numerous local youth service groups in need of a hand.

  • OPPORTUNITIES

    Our Compact Club creates opportunities for local high school students to network with business leaders and learn what it takes to succeed in adult vocations.

  • BREAKFAST AND A BOOK

    Through our “Breakfast and a Book” program, Redlands Rotarians meet before classes with students from every grade selected by their teachers at Franklin and Lugonia Elementary Schools to offer breakfast and read to them from books which the Club provides and the students may then take home and keep.

  • PURPLE TURTLES PARTY

    Each year, our Club throws a party for a group of developmentally challenged adults known as the “Purple Turtles.” The Club hosts, serves a meal, and busses tables at a dinner dance that includes music, entertainment, and a gift for each attendee.

  • ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS

    Area high school students from all backgrounds participate in the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards weekend, where they meet and bond with other teens in the RYLA program that many students and Rotarians have described as “life-changing.”

  • Our Club gives the opportunity to Redlands student speakers to win cash awards through the “4-Way Test” Speech Contest, where competitors are asked to contemplate the significance of the core values of Rotary Clubs around the world.

  • MUSIC COMPETITION

    For the Redlands students who express themselves through a musical muse, our music competition gives monetary rewards for instrumental and vocal performances to selected participants in our annual Music Competition.