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Interested in Membership?
Contact Membership Chairs
Charley Crew
at 858-210-2266
or
Dick Norfolk
at 858-248-6453
for more information
 
Welcome and Thank You for Visiting Us
Welcome to the Rancho Bernardo Rotary Club!     My name is Mike Fuqua, President of the club for 2017-18.  One of the things I like best about Rotary is that there is constant infusion of new ideas and new energy as we change our leadership team every July 1st and begin each year with renewed enthusiasm and fresh perspectives.   I eagerly invite you to join us in seeking to put service above self while having a tremendous amount of fun with new friends.
 
Our theme this year is “Making a Difference.”  Our new President of Rotary International Ian Riseley, unveiled this theme at the recent Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, GA where 42,000 Rotarians from all around the world came together to celebrate our mission, seek new partnerships and opportunities, and look forward to a new year of new roles, new responsibilities, and new possibilities in Rotary service.  
 
Our 2017-18 theme of “Making a Difference” is in perfect alignment with our motto of “Service Above Self”.  In serving others by helping our communities and doing the best we can for people who need it the most, we are not only doing good for others but are making their lives better in the process.  And if you join us you’ll find that you’re making your life better as well.
 
There are many motivations for people to become Rotarians.  But the overwhelming reason that people stay as Rotarians is because Rotary makes a difference in our lives and allows each of us to make a difference in the world.  Not only do we have a great time at meetings, hear inspiring speakers, and make lifelong friendships, Rotary makes our friendships deeper and our connections to our communities stronger.  We also get experience and education that are attained by exploring each avenue of service, guided by the ethics and values of Rotary.
 
The Rotary Club of Rancho Bernardo has several hallmarks.  One of the most important is our commitment to youth.  Some of our youth activities include supporting youth through scholarships, Rotary programs such as Model UN, Four-Way Speech Contest, Rotary Youth Leadership Award camp, Interact Club at Del Norte High School and Rancho Bernardo High School, a MusicCamp symphony gathering for international and local students, and support for the Miss Rancho Bernardo.   Additionally, our members are proud to distribute dictionaries and thesauruses to third and fourth graders in several Poway Unified schools.  We also supply books to the Bernardo Heights Middle School library. 
 
Our activities in the community are also wide and varied.  These include serving meals at Ronald McDonald House, Adopting Families in December, supporting Veterans Village Stand Down in July, collecting food for Interfaith Community Services, supporting the Ed Brown Senior Center, granting AAUW Tech Trek Scholarships for 8th grade students, contributing to Friends of Vista Hill, donating to Gently Hugged, contributing to St. Madeline’s Sophie Center for adults with developmental disabilities, and many others.  We also fund many additional endeavors through our local foundation that you can explore at Rancho Bernardo Rotary Foundation.  
 
In addition to our local community activities we support many international efforts through both Rotary International and our own projects.  One of the things Rotary is best known for is our goal to eradicate polio.  This project is the ultimate in serving humanity and will continue to be Rotary’s number one priority until the job is done.  Rotary is partnered with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization as well as numerous countries and foundations around the world to ensure this goal becomes a reality.  On a local level, our club has funded water projects in Ecuador over the past ten years and disaster relief aid for earthquake victims in Italy.
 
This year is the 53rd year since our club’s founding and we’re still going strong.  Come and join us for a meeting to learn more about us.   We meet every Thursday at 12:00 pm at the Bernardo Heights Country Club in Rancho Bernardo.  On the second Thursday of the month we meet at 5:30 pm.  We look forward to meeting you. 
 
Contact Membership Chair, Charley Crew, at 858-210-2266 for more information.
 
 
 
 

What is the purpose of Rotary?

Rotary clubs exist to improve communities through a range of humanitarian, intercultural and educational activities. Clubs advance international understanding by partnering with clubs in other countries. Rotary also encourages high ethical standards in all vocations.

What do Rotary clubs do?

Rotary clubs address critical issues at home and abroad by providing health care and medical supplies, clean water, food, job training, youth development, and education to millions of people in need. Examples of Rotary’s focus areas include:

PROMOTING PEACE

Today, 42 million people are displaced by armed conflict or persecution. Through our partnerships with several leading universities, Rotary Peace Fellows develop the skills to strengthen peace efforts, train local leaders to prevent and mediate conflict, and support long-term peace building in areas affected by conflict. We provide up to 100 peace fellowships per year at Rotary Peace Centers.

FIGHTING DISEASE

More than 100 million people are pushed into poverty each year because of medical costs. We aim to improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in underdeveloped areas. Our members educate and mobilize communities to help prevent the spread of major diseases such as polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. Many of our projects ensure that medical training facilities are located where the workforce lives.

PROVIDING CLEAN WATER

More than 2.5 million people lack access to adequate sanitation facilities. At least 3,000 children die each day from diarrheal diseases caused by unsafe water. Our projects give communities the ability to develop and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems and support studies related to water and sanitation.

SAVING MOTHERS AND CHILDREN

At least 7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. To help reduce this rate, we provide immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improve access to essential medical services, and support trained health care providers for mothers and their children. Our projects ensure sustainability by empowering the local community to take ownership of health care training programs.

SUPPORTING EDUCATION

Sixty-seven million children worldwide have no access to education and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.

GROWING LOCAL ECONOMIES

Nearly 1.4 billion employed people live on less than $1.25 a day. We carry out service projects that enhance economic and community development and develop opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old. We also help strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.