On Saturday November 4th from 9-11 a.m., the Monrovia Rotary Club, the Monrovia Interact Club, students from Monrovia USD, and community volunteers will package over 23,000 meals for the hungry. This is a fun and rewarding experience as an army of volunteers stands side by side forming an assembly line to prepackage meals for far away recipients. If you want to experience the joy of providing a meal for a hungry human being, click the link below to participate…helping hands and donations are welcomed with gratitude!
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Monday 11AM–6PM Tuesday 10AM–7PM Wednesday 10AM–7PM Thursday 10AM–7PM Friday 10AM–5:30PM Saturday 10AM–5:30PM Sunday ClosedYou will be able to order your jersey until midnight August 31 with delivery by early October in time for the COMMUNITY BIKE RIDE on Saturday October 21, 8 AM. We are Celebrating the implementation of Monrovia’s Bike Master Plan! We’ll ride to the RIBBON CUTTING of the new Share the Road Signs and Sharrows painted on the bike path streets!Please join us and the City of Monrovia as we CELEBRATE together!
The Monrovia Rotary Club has donated $600 to the Monrovia Firefighters Association for their outstanding and life saving goal of making sure every home in Monrovia has a smoke detector. Other donations this month included $500 to the Monrovia Public Library for their summer reading program, $500 to the Monrovia Historical Society for the Legacy Project and $100 to the United Methodist Church Tea and Fashion show to benefit their pregnancy resource center. Thank you to our donors and club members for making this possible.
Donations to the club may be made by clicking the “Make A Donation” link above.
If you would like information on joining us please contact our Membership Chair using the links in the box to the right.
Thanks to the efforts of Club International Chair Malcolm Graham, and Club Foundation Director Julie Roybal, the Monrovia Rotary Club was able to fund the purchase of school supplies and warm cardigans for many destitute children in South Africa. Many members of the Rotary Club directly contributed to this effort via their pledges.
Dear Julie and Malcolm,
It was such a joy to deliver and hand over the cardigans to Umsilinga Primary School at the Ezinketheni Informal Settlement today. These are such good quality, warm cardigans which each child will be able to use until they probably outgrow them! We are thankful to Sadecks Discount World for giving them to us at cost and not even charging us VAT.
Thank you so much for allowing Mama Ntombi’s Community Projects (MNCP) to
facilitate this project on behalf of Monrovia Rotary Club. We confirm that
100% of the funds sent to us was used to purchase the cardigans.
Thank you for blessing the destitute children from this community. Many of them are orphaned and living with aged grandmothers, other caregivers and some are in child-headed households.
More photos to follow.
“Making a difference one smiling child at a time”.
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A small but dedicated group of Rotarians partnered with the Monrovia Area Partnership (MAP) and the Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley to plant drought tolerant materials at a home in Monrovia. Hard at work were Bill Shieff, Steve Knight, Bryan Earll, Trevor Fessenden, Lindy Hercus and Sylvia Domotor.
Jenny Pappano acted as master of ceremonies as four anxious young men each awaited his turn in front of us, hoping to demonstrate his virtuosity on his chosen instrument in the club level of the Dan Stover Music Competition. The completion, named in honor of the Alhambra Rotarian and dedicated musician, is one of three district wide events, along with the Hensel Essay and Four Way Speech contests, held for high school students throughout District 5300 each year. The contestants were: Joseph Garcia, xylophone; Luis Villa-Lobos, violin; Ian Flores, drums; and Nathaniel Young, saxophone. Each was impressive in his own right, but it was drummer Ian Flores who won the crowd over with his stage presence as well as his playing. He accepted his $150 prize with a big smile. He will move on to compete at the Group level and if successful will compete at the District 5300 Conference, held this year in San Diego.
The Monrovia Rotary Club has funded a picnic table at Rotary Park in memory of Bill Faith. He was a long time and respected member of the Club.
Persons drawn to Rotary membership are often involved deeply in many other charitable activities – Monrovia Rotarian Malcolm Graham is no exception. Following a successful 26 year career in insurance, first with a British Insurance Company (Royal Sun Alliance Group) and thereafter a CEO of an Insurance brokerage company he became a missionary for 30 years with African Enterprise as their Administrator, mostly coordinating their international ministry.
For the past two years the Monrovia Rotary Club has been pleased to partner with Malcolm and African Enterprise with a donation of $500.00 to a school supplies project for 253 children at the Umsilinga Primary School in South Africa.
The following is a letter of thanks received by Malcolm and the Monrovia Rotary Club:
Here is a letter sent to the Monrovia Rotary Club in care of President Bill Shieff:
Blessa Chloe Zamora is a happy, healthy 5-year old who loves food and will eat anything, except maybe vegetables. Abandoned by her birth mother as a baby, Chloe blossomed after receiving nutritious Stop Hunger Now meals at a children’s home. A sweet and loving child who enjoys giving kisses and hugs to the staff, Chloe has grown to a healthy weight of 28 pounds and 39 inches tall.
Chloe is but one example of the tens of thousands of children around the world who are being helped by Stop Hunger Now. By packaging meals with us, you have helped put them and their families on a path toward a better life. Because you shared your time with us, these children have hope—hope for a wonderful childhood, hope for an education, hope for a better life.
We are delighted to announce that the meals from your meal packaging event on 11/7/2015 have been shipped in a container totaling 285,120 meals from our Southern California warehouse. If this is the second email you have received, this simply means that your meals have gone to impact multiple partners.
The meals will be received by our in-country partner Salesian Missions in Cambodia.
The Salesians have provided vocational education to Cambodian refugees living in camps along the Thai-Cambodia border since the late 1980s. In the early 1990s, the Salesians partnered with the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Education to open a total of seven vocational training centers across the country. Approximately 1,300 youth ages 16-21 attend one- and two-year vocational training programs in Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh, Toul Kork, Teuk Thla, Battambang, Kep, and Poipet. The courses of study prepare them for careers in mechanics, welding, computers, printing and communication. Stop Hunger Now meals are provided five days a week to the young adults attending the seven technical schools. For more information visit: http://www.
Visit www.stophungernow.org fo
r more information about how you can support Stop Hunger Now and continue your involvement in the fight against hunger. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ stophungernow for updates, videos and photos from the field.
Thank you for volunteering with Stop Hunger Now. We truly appreciate your dedication and commitment to the vision of a world without hunger.
Stop Hunger Now Southern California