Posted by James Kaspar on Oct 26, 2018
5.41 TONS,  to be precise!
A recent Saturday’s work effort saw the culmination of six months’ planning by Seven Oaks Community Center and the Rancho Bernardo Rotary Club.  Twenty-five Rotarians and family members spent six hours unloading residents’ cars as well as traveling to their homes to pick up furniture, bedding, patio furniture and other old and no longer used items clogging garages and closets.
Three 40’ roll off dumpsters, provided free of charge by Edco Waste Disposal, were filled to capacity.  Councilman Mark Kersey’s office provided free “dump tickets” for use at the Miramar Landfill.  As a result, no cost was incurred by Seven Oaks residents.  Reusable furniture, accessories, and fixtures were given to local charities.
Seven Oaks Community, comprised of 1349 single family homes and 410 condos, is a 55+ community developed in the 1960’s during the initial development of Rancho Bernardo.
The Rancho Bernardo Rotary Club was founded in 1964 and has a long history of commitment to community service.  Founded in Chicago in 1905, Rotary International has 1.2 million members in over 200 countries, focuses on promoting peace, saving mothers and children, fighting disease, supporting education, promoting clean water and growing local economies.
Given residents’ enthusiasm and appreciation, Seven Oaks Clean Up Day is likely to become an annual event.