Welcome to the Rotary of Redlands

For more than 100 years the Rotary Club of Redlands has opened opportunities for service in the Redlands community. Rotary is committed to the worldwide elimination of Polio.
 

To be a Rotarian means to place “Service Above Self.”  We endeavor to serve our community in a meaningful way and to support our international chapters through fundraising and donations.   You are welcome to visit our noon meeting and get to know our members.  If our 4-Way Test resonates with you, please consider joining us as we embark on our next 100 years!”  

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE 2022-2023​

As the new president of Rotary, my goal is to bring our club into its new season, refreshed and ready to make Rotary relevant to our community. My focus for each committee is carefully tailored for each of my Directors. As always, our members are encouraged to join a committee.

Youth Services, under Dianna Lawson’s guidance and purview, will work to restore our youth-based sub-chapters of the club, namely Rotaract and Interact, at the college and high school levels, respectively. Within several years, I am hoping that our efforts in refreshing Rotaract and Interact will create a bridge between those sub-chapters and our Rotary club. I hope to see the students involved in Rotaract and Interact take a role in supporting our club’s community and international service efforts and projects. I trust that we will see a residual benefit of engaged student representatives who provide updates from their respective schools, including our Rotaract and Interact clubs. Let’s make Rotary relevant to our youth!

Our Community Service Chair, Rob Clizbe, will help steer the club toward several community service projects and an environmental effort that will be relevant to Redlands. Our club has offered physical and financial support to various projects in Redlands for decades. We are proud to begin this year with a fresh outlook and to continue to champion our causes.

Our International Services Chair, Dave Byers, will assist us in navigating the many worthwhile international causes and projects that Rotary supports, including End Polio Now. Our club should be proud of Rotary’s partnership with Global Polio Eradication Initiative – we have reduced polio cases by 99.9% worldwide since the first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines began in 1979. 1.2 million Rotarians have been committed to eradication of the disease and to raising awareness. What an accomplishment for all. As you know, there are many new causes on the horizon, so there are numerous opportunities for service.

Membership Services, under the leadership of A.J. Beechko, will benefit from renewed efforts toward new member orientation. The Board will encourage all members to take an active role in mentorship of new members, however A.J. will oversee a mindful approach to mentorship and orientation. We will also be focusing on data analysis and membership retention.

Victoria Marshall will be our lead co-chair for Fundraising this year. Victoria’s knowledge and experience will benefit both the Rotary Foundation and our club. We have some excellent events and socials planned for the club this year – we hope you will attend and be a part of Rotary! See what makes us great!

I am excited to create opportunities for our members to be of service to the community. My fantastic board and I will be prepared to restore some of our previously dormant committees and create new opportunities for our members to serve. I look forward to our members offering their knowledge and experience as we revitalize our club. Together, we will make Rotary relevant!

Welcome back!
-Jennifer Daniel