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Monrovia Rotary & Action on Film Fesival Screening “BEHIND THE GATE” AUG. 23, 4PM

Action on Film will present a showing of “Behind the Gate”, a documentary film which examines the changes in the Horse Racing Industry.  Narrated by Joe Pesci, the film also features some of the biggest names in the industry, many of them local to the San Gabriel Valley, including Oscar De La Hoya, Bob Baffert, Doug O’Neill, Laffit Pincay and Gary Stevens, and many others.

The screening on Saturday August 23, 2014 at 4pm at the Krikorian Theater in Monrovia will benefit the Monrovia Rotary Club’s community service projects, including Santa Clothes, Essay, Music & Speech Contests, Camp sponsorships for 8th and 11th graders, Interact Club at Monrovia High School, as well as contributing to worthy local organizations such as Boys & Girls Club, “Yes” Program through City of Monrovia, Girl and Boy Scouts, Santa Anita Family YMCA and many more. See a more complete listing at www.monroviarotary.com

Tickets may be purchased at
for $15/person.

Local Monrovia Students Win Awards at Rotary District 5300 Conference

On Saturday, May 17, 2014,  Rotary District 5300 held its annual George Hensel Ethics Speech and 4-Way Test Essay Contests in Palms Springs, CA. Two local Monrovia high school students won awards in each contest.

Sarah Noor (an 11th grader at MHS) took home the grand prize of first place in the The George Hensel Ethics Essay Contest and won $3000.00.

Madeline Currey (also an 11th grader at MHS) was runner up in the 4-Way Speech Contest and received $1100.00.

Both students competed with students from almost 60 other Rotary Clubs across Southern California and Southern Nevada.

In addition to sponsoring these two contests, Monrovia Rotary sends 8th and 11th graders to leadership camp each year. It has also awarded a total of $10,000.00 to seniors from Monrovia High School, Canyon Oaks and Mountain Park.

Monrovia Rotary Club recognizes the importance of helping students become leaders in the community.