Victorville Rotary Club is a service club with the motto “Service Above Self”, not just a lunch club. These are some of the many projects the club is involved in:
Reading B4K (pre-
Holiday Food Baskets
Food baskets are distributed to needy families at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and/or Easter.
Community Partnership Projects
We collaborate with community organizations in obtaining matching grants for worthy projects. Recently we partnered with the Victor Valley Rescue Mission to install a new drinking fountain.
Gifts for Kids
Each Christmas, we partner with the Salvation Army “Angel Tree” project to provide Christmas presents for our adopted “angels”)(clothing and toys). We’ve adopted 100 kids each of the past two years.
Canned Food Drive
Rotarians bring in canned goods for donation to area food
Maintain a referral phone line and send out post card reminders to families regarding immunizations due. Less than 72% of our children age two and under are properly immunized.
Junior Rotary Clubs School
Students at High, Junior High and Elementary Schools develop service projects and fund raisers as well as working on their leadership skills.
A Professional Development, Fellowship and Service
oriented Club for young business and professional people
located at Victor Valley College.
Teen Leadership Camp for 8th Graders
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) for Juniors in High School.
Gerard Brown “Read to Me” Program
Business people read to kindergartners at a local school and talk about their business or profession.
Rotarians and Interactor read books to children and give them their own copy.
Money is given to teachers for innovative projects to increase the students chances to complete school and LEARN.
High School Scholarships
Students going further: basics, service, financial need, goals and GPA.
For continuing students at Victor Valley College.
High school students incorporate the 4-
Dr. Pat Mark Junior High 4-
Junior High School students incorporate the 4-
Dr. Dale Marsden Elementary 4-
Elementary school students incorporate the 4-
Dan Stover Music Awards-
Individual performance, music contest.
S.T.A.R. Awards “Striving To Achieve Results”
6th grader with a G.P.A. of 3.5 or less for a significant improvement in G.P.A., attendance and/or attitude.
Brentwood Career Exploration
2nd and 3rd grade students have lunch with a Rotarian and explore the relevant career.
George Hensel Ethics Essay Contest
Christmas baskets. Electric bills paid and food donated.
International Youth Exchange -
High school students spend three weeks in a foreign country and then return with the foreign student for three weeks here.
International Youth Exchange -
Juniors or Seniors spend an academic year in the foreign country of their choice. We adopt students from other countries for their academic year here, 3-
Sister Club -
Fellowship, skills and aid are shared with selected international Rotary clubs. Christmas baskets for the poor.
Vocational Service Team
A group of Rotarians and/or non-
A worthwhile project overseas is identified -
Scholarship through District or Global grants.
Overseas study with a service component.
A partnership with District 5300 and “Project Corozon” To build homes in Mexico where Rotary is building a community and “changing lives”.
Publicize club events to the media and publish weekly club bulletin -
An evening of fellowship where Rotary information is presented in a social setting.
Events designed for leisure and relaxation. Enjoy a Maverick’s game, a film, a show, dinner or a mystery trip. How about a day or overnight off-
Wine Jazz and More
Major Fund Raiser for our Club, September 6th, 2014.
This funds on-
Paul Harris Fellow
$1,000.00 over and above dues, fines, etc. to the Foundation in unrestricted funds. ($500.00 matched by Victorville Rotary will make you a Paul Harris Fellow). Receive a Paul Harris pin and certificate.
Sustaining Paul Harris
Give at least $100.00 per year to the Foundation. Goal: Paul Harris Fellow. Funds matched by club subject to availability. $500.00 can gain you the international recognition of a Paul Harris Fellow.
Paul Harris Benefactor
Make the Foundation a beneficiary of your life insurance policy and annuity.
Paul Harris Society
Become a member of this prestigious society by giving at least $1,000 a year to the Rotary Foundation. Members wear a distinctive gold and blue “ribbon” on their Rotary pin; and receive invitations to special district events.