Posted by Renee Richardson
Oceanside Rotary is a leadership organization made up of local business professionals and civic leaders.  We meet regularly, to get to know each other, form friendships and through that we are able to get things done in the Oceanside Community.
 
Our Club generally meets on Fridays at noon, at El Camino Country Club located at 3202 Vista Way, Oceanside CA 93056.  The meetings begin at 12:30, but you are encouraged to come at noon for some great networking opportunities.  Members are not just limited to Fridays luncheons.  Please check out our event calendar and you will see that we engage in other activities such as after work socials, barbecues, Moonlight theater performances, work parties, international projects, fundraising and so much more!  If you are interested in networking and building friendships in the Oceanside Community, Oceanside Rotary is the club for you!
 
The Motto of Rotary is "Service Above Self", and we take this to heart with all of our activities!
 
Our club embarked four years ago on a multi-year project under the direction of Rotarian Larry Hatter, to help bring meaningful, positive change to an area of our city that has been notorious for gang violence - Crown Heights.  We have entered into a partnership with Life Line that provides services to the target area and with the Oceanside Unified School District.  A team of dedicated Rotarian's volunteer to take youth out of this area and expose them to basketball games, Padres games, museums, theater, music concerts, tours of Camp Pendleton, and the Oceanside Harbor.  Funding for this project is raised by members of the Oceanside Rotary Club and enhanced by a matching grant from Rotary District 5340.
 
Oceanside Rotary supports a variety of local and international projects.  Through Rotary International, we support the international efforts of Rotary to eradicate polio world-wide!  Rotary and the Gates Foundation are determined not to let Polio make a come back!
 
If you feel compelled to make a difference in your community please join the 1,230,399 like-minded Rotarians who feel the same!
 
Please contact me at rotaryrenee@cox.net