WELCOME TO THE ROTARY OF REDLANDS

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Redlands where our theme for this year is “Rotary Connects the World”.

 

This year will mark our 100th year of service. So many great members, past and present who built this clubs foundation to what it is today. Connection is what makes the experience of Rotary very different. In Rotary, we are in it together, making a difference locally and internationally.

 

Our purpose is very clear! We all want to help make this world a better place. One cannot do this alone, we understand it takes a village.

We have several areas to serve in our community and here are a few that are near and dear to my heart:

Literacy program –

Breakfast and a Book – where we attend underserved elementary schools, feed them breakfast and read to students and send them off with a brand new book to take home.

Scholarships to PRYDE –

PRYDE is the acronym for Rotary District 5330’s most exciting program the Personal Rotary Youth Development Experience – a leadership retreat for 7th grade students who live or attend schools in Rotary District 5330.

Victoria Marshall

Scholarships to RYLA –

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards – is all about Rotarians working with youth in leadership development. It is an intensive training/experiential program for 180 high school students in their pivotal junior year, who are chosen for their proven or potential leadership abilities.

High School Scholarships –

Where students are interviewed for various scholarships as they venture off to college.

There are so many areas of service our club has to offer, I encourage any person who is looking to serve in our community to come visit our club. You will be glad you did. The connection we have at our club is “ Service Above Self”, it is what lies in the heart of the Rotary experience. It is what brings us to Rotary. It is why we stay. Please join our fellow Rotarians on this 100th year journey as “Rotary Connects the World

 

Victoria Marshall

ON OUR BLOG

  • TODAY NATALEE MARIE GREGSON survived the horror ofhuman trafficking, and is visiting the Club to share herperspectives on this challenging issue. LAST WEEK Craft Talks were the order of the day. Thanks to twoof our newer Rotarians for introducing themselves, theirbackgrounds, and interests to the......

  • TODAY Do you love a surprise? I love a surprise!! Guess what– today’s program is a surprise!!! LAST WEEK How about all of that money that was raised to send toPolio Plus last week? Who knew playing BINGO couldbe so rewarding – especially so for......

  • THIS WEEK Ryan King is the Director of Edification and Philanthropy for Edify, a San Diego-based international education organization dedicated to raising up the impoverished (www.edify.org). The published topic is “Education I never knew existed and how education is being transformed across the world in......

THE FOUR-WAY TEST

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings: Of the things we think, say or do

1. Is it TRUTH?

2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?

3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

  • 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.

  • COMPLEMENTARY 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.