THE ROTARY CLUB OF ESCONDIDO …
• Was chartered on October 20, 1924
• Supports education with various technical, college and post graduate scholarships, student awards for excellence and service, and “adopting” local schools, promoting ethics and public speaking with a 4-Way Test Speech Contest, distributing English and translation dictionaries to all third graders
• Supports projects benefiting arts and cultural programs: Halloween Window Painting Contest, CCAE, Children’s Museum, Public Library, Historical Society, and activated center city time and temperature sign
• Supports projects focused on Youth: Boys and Girls Club, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), and sponsors Boy Scout Troop 649 (since early 1950s),
• Activities focused on seniors, safety and health: the Salvation Army, Palomar Family YMCA Avoidable Blindness projects, First Night Escondido, Grad Nights, meals on wheels, Interfaith Community Services, Serenity House, Elizabeth Hospice
• Members participate in both local and international Rotary projects promoting peace and service above self in a global perspective such as Wheelchairs to the HolyLands, Sister Rotary Club with Nazareth RC of Israel, Model UN project.
• Conducts semi-annual "Rotating Meetings," just like Rotary's beginnings, with meetings at more than 20 different members' place of business.
• Provides volunteers and leadership of Rotary District 5340 with six District Governors including the Centennial Governor.
• Is the third largest club in District 5340 and actively recruiting like minded business & professional leaders to join in Service Above Self through Rotary