The members of Rotary, both across the world and here in Escondido, provide humanitarian service to international and local communities. The Escondido Rotary Club provides hundreds of hours of hands-on services in other community organizations such as:
We also provide grants supporting a wide range of local organizations and activities that touch every part of our community. Some of those recipients include:
The Coeur de Cuisine™ gourmet gala is our major annual fundraiser, and has become a social highlight throughout the North San Diego County region each year. This sophisticated fête features the finest chefs, vintners and brewers, and you will sample food, beverages and desserts from more than 40 different local businesses. Every year we award scholarships to Seniors from five local high schools: Escondido Charter; San Pasqual Academy; Escondido High; Orange Glen High; and San Pasqual High. Rotary Grants and Donations for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 included: $45,000 for Community Grants and Service Projects; $15,000 for Rotary International Grants and Polio Plus; and $45,000 for local Vocational and Youth Services.
The highlight of Coeur de Cuisine™ is honoring members of our community who best exemplify the Rotary ideal of Service Above Self.
Keith and Charito’s lives are filled with service, making them the perfect choice for honorees of Coeur de Cuisine 2020 and of this year’s theme, “Celebration of Service.” Coeur means heart and you will see that Rotary and service to others have a very special place in theirs.