April at Chino Rotary: Honduras Water Project, Stepping Up for Boys, Teacher Mini-Grants, Craft Talks and Big Brothers Big Sisters

The Chino Rotary Club had an amazing April as we helped to support a Honduras Water Project, hosted our Stepping Up for Boys program, gave $2,500 to Chino Valley Unified School Teachers via the Mini-Grant program, had four craft talks, Arianna Fajardo shared her experience so far with Big Brothers Big Sisters and CP Phan created an amazing video from his experience at RYLA.

WASH in Schools Target Challenge

Our club is excited to be supporting the San Pedro Sula Rotary Club in Honduras on Rotary International’s pilot project WASH in Schools. The San Pedro Sula RC and other four clubs in Honduras were awarded a total amount of $500,000 as a global grant in order to provide hydrosanitary infrastructure, drinking water and education training for health for 31 schools in Honduras! You can read more about the project at  https://my.rotary.org/en/wash-schools-target-challenge

Part of the challenge in this grant was to include international clubs to support raise a total of $75,000 towards the project, with the objective that Rotarians unite to benefit schools in needy communities. Our Chino Rotary member, Linda Perla, is a former Rotaractor of San Pedro Sula. With a desire to expand on Chino Rotary’s engagement on international projects, she presented the WASH project to our club so we could be a part of it. We are delighted to be supporting this project and also glad to know that other clubs like Pomona, Rancho del Chino, and District 5300 have also joined us in contributing to this pilot project.
Stay tuned to follow how this project develops and see Rotarians in action! Chino Rotary values our partnership with clubs, internationally and locally, to multiply the impact Rotarians can have when we work together. We are elated to further our partnerships and serve the needy worldwide!

Stepping Up for Boys

I believe this is the third year the Chino Rotary Club has sponsored the Stepping Up for Boys program and it was a tremendous success. On April 21, more than one hundred 6th grade students attended the Stepping Up for Boys program which helps young students transition from elementary school to junior high school.

The program has been a phenomenal success. Thank you to everyone who was involved and thank you to everyone participated.

$2,500 in Debbie Wilson Teacher Mini-Grants

On April 25, the CHINO ROTARY CLUB awarded $2,500 to Chino Valley Unified School District teachers via the Debbie Bentley Wilson Teacher Mini-Grant program. Below is a list of teachers and the projects they planned to use the funds for:

2018 Debbie Wilson Teacher Mini-Grant Award Winners

2018 Debbie Wilson Teacher Mini-Grant Award Winners

Congratulations to:

Patrick Wood – Students will engage in model rocket testing and engineering as part of a unit capstone project that teaches Conservation of Momentum and Energy, Newton’s Laws of Motion, and Engineering Practices (NGSS).

Rebecca Reger & LauraLee Zuber – All third grade students will fully engage with science phenomena by participating in hands-on activities in order to deepen their understanding of grade level science standards. Students will witness the birth and development of baby chicks, butterflies, tadpoles, and ladybugs (NGSS standard 3-LS1,2,3). We have already purchased incubators and acquired fertile chicken eggs. Students will candle eggs at day 7 and day 14 to observe signs of life and movement. Then they will begin to witness signs of hatching around day 21 (peeping and pecking). They will observe the chicks as they hatch and grow into mature chickens, observing and noting heritable traits. Students will document and make models of different animal life cycles, including butterflies and tadpoles as they metamorphis into their adult stages. Throughout these lessons, students will analyze the similarities and differences between different animal species, including ladybugs. Students will design and perform experiments with magnets, including magnetic slime (NGSS standard 3-3PS2). Students will be amazed as they use magnetic forces to make a paperclip levitate or observe their magnetic slime “eating” a neodymium magnet while simultaneously learning about reactions within the slime. At this time, the state of CA has no adopted science curriculum to support the new Next Generation Science Standards. These materials will provide hands-on experiences for students with the newly adopted standards.

Jason Davis – Students will use the Lego Education MINDSTORMS EV3 Space Exploration Set to enhance and extend their understanding of robotics. By adding this set to our existing robotics program, students will simulate a mission to explore the harsh surface of Mars – right in the classroom!

Brianda Reyes – I want to integrate more hands on activities for all subjects. I want to be able to purchase or create learning activities for my students to become motivated to learn.

Chuck Pope – Each year we invite over 100 Veterans to attend an Oral History Day with th whole Junior Class. The students conduct interviews of one Veteran over a 3 hour period. They then must write a thank You Letter and an essay report on the experience.

Tracy Buss – The students have been learning about the life cycle of plants. We also researched plants and what types of fruits and vegetables will grow in our area during each season. Students have planted various winter lettuces and leaf vegetables. We want to harvest our vegetables and create recipes using our vegetables. We will then create a restaurant with the recipes. We will use the money skills we are learning in math to create a menu with prices. Students will make the food and serve it to the parents. We have already harvested and frozen butternut squash for soup and lemons for lemonade. We are going to create a soup and salad menu. The problem is that our irrigation system is in dire straights. Skateboarders damaged the sprinkler system in our garden. We have the basic irrigation system, but need to have the sprinklers repaired.

Ashley Rist – I would like to create a mobile green screen “kit” to provide our school with green screen technology. Green screens are used to super impose images into a background, and combined with additional pictures, animations, and media. The use of green screen tech is easy for teachers to use and teach the students to help them create engaging and fun 21st century technology for all elementary school students!

Paula Stow – With a Breakout EDU kit, I can turn my classroom into an academically-focused escape room and facilitate games where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked box.

Laura Grissom – The following information will be distributed to the class in some way (there is a printable document included in the file). It could be a PowerPoint slide. The purpose of the background story is to just to add a fun element. If you elect to, you could even decorate the room to correspond to the zombie theme. I’ve even thought about making a SAW like video or recording to add a sinister feel to the experience.

A former AP student, who is disgruntled from having received a 2 on the English Language and Composition Test in 2012, has locked you all into the room you are now in and has released a virus into the ventilation system. (Here you could elect to trigger a fog machine if you have one). If you do not find the cure in approximately 50 mins (this of course can be altered depending on adding or subtracting steps), you will all turn into brain-dead, Brussel-sprout-eating zombies who will score no higher than a 1 on your upcoming test. Good luck.

Step One: Take the Gatsby AP test to obtain the combination to the key lock. (I shorted the original test (also include in the file) for time sake. Any test could work here.) I’ve assigned each answer a point value. I then used the added points to create a combination for my number lock (ordered from Amazon).

Step Two: Use the correct combination to unlock key (realtor) lock (somewhere in the room) in order to obtain the key.
You could of course use the key to anything in the room that locks.

Step Three: Use the key to unlock the locked cabinet/drawer that hides the combination to the locked tool box, which contains an encrypted message. The real combination is written with a black light marker and then masked by shaded pencil numbers. I’ve taped this clue to the bottom of my empty file cabinet drawer. The clue says “hides” and a black light flash light is in the drawer with the combination, but I’m allowing the students no other clues than that for this step.

Step Four: Use the combination (158) to unlock the tool box lock and decode a question. The answer to that question is the password to a computer file found on the classroom computer desktop. The question is written in WWI code (just the first letter of each word). You can use any combination lock/box combo.

Step Five: Locate the computer document and access it via the password discovered in Step Four. The computer document contains literary term questions. If you can successfully answer the questions using the blank spaces provided, the special spaces will reveal a word. This word is the password to the cure – its use will ensure success in getting a passing score on the AP exam. I placed a key icon shortcut directly on my laptop desktop and labeled with the word “zombie.”

Step Six: Use the antidotal word to unlock the word lock to obtain the cure. Please administer the cure to each student in the room to eradicate the virus and prevent it from spreading to your loved ones outside these walls. Again, good luck. The antidote could of course be anything, but I am electing to use candy.

Roseann Graff – I would like to purchase materials to create a weekly Creativity Lab in my classroom using STEM, STEAM, and Makerspace.

All of which received $250 Debbie Wilson Mini-Grants. Thank you for sharing your projects with us and making such a positive impact in the lives of youth in our community.

Four Craft Talks:

This month we had craft talks from Gene Hernandez, Chris Foster, Al McCombs and Rick Bui. Loved learning about the lives of these remarkable human beings. Want to know why Rotary is the best of the best? Look at these folks.

Chris Foster and Gene Hernandez from the Chino Rotary Club

Al McCombs Craft Talk

Rick Bui Chino Rotary Club Craft Talk

 

Arianna Fajardo and Big Brothers Big Sisters:

Arianna Fajardo joined Big Brothers Big Sisters during one of her first meetings attending the Chino Rotary Club. She’s now been a Big Sister for over a year and her Little Sister and her decided to create a video about their experience in Big Brothers Big Sisters so far. We’re so proud of Arianna for the impact she’s making through the Chino Rotary Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Watch the video here –

Arianna Fajardo from the Chino Rotary Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters

CP Phan’s RYLA Video:

Lastly, CP Phan and Linda Perla attended RYLA in March and CP Phan created this amazing video for the event. Everyone in Rotary talks about how impactful the RYLA program is and CP decided to document it. Check out CP’s video here –

CP Phan video of RYLA for Chino Rotary Club

 

 

Zeb Welborn Reviews Top 10 Books Read in 2017

Someone once asked Elon Musk how he learned to build rockets. He answered, “I read books.”

As an entrepreneur I try to learn as much as possible. Many of you have asked about books I’d recommend reading and so I thought I’d give you a list of all the Top 10 non-fiction books I read in 2017.

They’re ranked in the order in which I found them to be most valuable to where I am currently at in my life and business.

Below, I’m including a link to the books in Amazon and a brief description from their Amazon page.

They were all valuable and had great insights, so don’t read too much into my rankings…

As J.K. Rowling once said, “Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you cannot expect a genius to look out.”

The Like Switch: An ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Influencing, Attracting and Winning People Over by Jack Schafer and Marvin Karlins

From a former FBI Special Agent specializing in behavior analysis and recruiting spies comes a handbook filled with his proven strategies on how to instantly read people and influence how they perceive you, so you can easily turn on the like switch.

Extreme Ownership: How US Navy Seals Lead and Win by Jacko Willink and Leif Babin

Combat, the most intense and dynamic environment imaginable, teaches the toughest leadership lessons, with absolutely everything at stake. Jocko Willink and Leif Babin learned this reality first-hand on the most violent and dangerous battlefield in Iraq. As leaders of SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser, their mission was one many thought impossible: help U.S. forces secure Ramadi, a violent, insurgent-held city deemed “all but lost.” In gripping, firsthand accounts of heroism, tragic loss, and hard-won victories, they learned that leadership―at every level―is the most important factor in whether a team succeeds or fails.

Smarter, Faster, Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity by Charles Duhigg

At the core of Smarter Faster Better are eight key productivity concepts—from motivation and goal setting to focus and decision making—that explain why some people and companies get so much done. Drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics—as well as the experiences of CEOs, educational reformers, four-star generals, FBI agents, airplane pilots, and Broadway songwriters—this painstakingly researched book explains that the most productive people, companies, and organizations don’t merely act differently.

The 10x Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cardone

While most people operate with only three degrees of action-no action, retreat, or normal action-if you’re after big goals, you don’t want to settle for the ordinary. To reach the next level, you must understand the coveted 4th degree of action. This 4th degree, also know as the 10 X Rule, is that level of action that guarantees companies and individuals realize their goals and dreams.

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini

Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say “yes”—and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book.

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

Creativity Inc: Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace

Creativity, Inc. is a manual for anyone who strives for originality and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation—into the meetings, postmortems, and “Braintrust” sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about creativity—but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, “an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible.”

TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking by Chris Anderson

Since taking over TED in 2001, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience’s worldview; it can be more powerful than anything in written form.

The 1-Page Marketing Plan: Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand Out From The Crowd by Allan Dib

To build a successful business, you need to stop doing random acts of marketing and start following a reliable plan for rapid business growth. Traditionally, creating a marketing plan has been a difficult and time-consuming process, which is why it often doesn’t get done.

The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage by Mel Robbins

Throughout your life, you’ve had parents, coaches, teachers, friends and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears.  What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?

 

Zeb Welborn’s Live Speaking Engagements in 2018

Social media is influencing our world like never before and we’re helping to prepare business owners to make 2018 their best year ever.

President of Welborn Media, Zeb Welborn is speaking more than a dozen times in Southern California with the San Bernardino Workforce Development Board, the City of West Covina, the University Club of Pasadena, the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.

Zeb Welborn spoke at the District 5300 Rotary International Peace Conference at the Huntington Library in Pasadena.

San Bernardino Workforce Development Board

Here are my upcoming speaking engagements with the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board. You can see their complete listings of workshops here – https://www.eventbrite.com/o/san-bernardino-county-workforce-development-board-13945919839

March 22 – Building and Leveraging Your Audience on Social Media

10am – Noon

Upland Carnegie

123 East D Street

Upland, CA 91786

Reserve Your Spot Here – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-media-building-and-leveraging-your-audience-on-social-media-tickets-42365004870?aff=erelpanelorg

April 26 – Creating a Unique Voice on Social Media

10am – Noon

High Desert AJCC

17310 Bear Valley Road

#109

Victorville, CA 92395

Reserve Your Spot Here – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-media-creating-a-unique-voice-on-social-media-tickets-42365579589?aff=erelpanelorg

May 24 – Social Media Tactics to Grow Your Following

10am – Noon

East Valley Employment Resource Center

658 East Brier Drive

#100

San Bernardino, CA 92408

Reserve Your Spot here – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-media-tactics-to-help-grow-your-following-tickets-42366274668

June 7 – Analyzing Success on Social Media

10am – Noon

High Desert AJCC

17310 Bear Valley Road

#109

Victorville, CA 92395

Reserve Your Spot Here – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-media-analyzing-success-on-social-media-tickets-42366399040

Zeb Welborn Speaking at the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Inland Empire Small Business Development Center

  • Wednesday, May 16 | 9 am-12 pm | Internet Marketing Strategies | Carnegie Cultural Center, 123 D Street, Upland 91786
  • Wednesday, August 8 | 9 am-12 pm | Internet Marketing Strategies | Ontario Chamber of Commerce, 3200 Inland Empire Blvd, Ontario 91762
  • Thursday, October 18 | 9 am-12 pm | Internet Marketing Strategies | Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce, Address TBD

Reserve Your Spot Here – https://inlandempiresbdc.org/calendar/

Zeb Welborn speaking in Ontario with the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center.

 

Want to hire Zeb Welborn to speak on how to market your business better using the Internet?

Click here to read get Zeb Welborn’s Speaker Bio and to learn more about the topics he can present on to you and your organization – http://welbornmedia.com/speaking/

Chino Rotary Dinner & Auction, 2 New Members, 4-Way Speech Contest and Foundation Gala

February is always the busiest month of the year for us Rotarians as we plan and execute our annual fundraising event the Chino Rotary Dinner & Auction. The Dinner & Auction helps raise fund which we use throughout the year to make a positive impact in our community. In addition, we also hosted the 4-Way Speech Contest, added two new members, and attended President’s Advance and the Foundation Gala.

Chino Rotary Dinner & Auction

Our Chino Rotary Dinner & Auction was a huge success. Our goals were to double our sponsorships, attendance, donations and money raised. Although we didn’t double these efforts we substantially increased all of these efforts from our 2017 Dinner & Auction.

Last year we had 75 in attendance and this year we had more than 120 and increased the money raised from around $17,000 last year to somewhere between $20,000 and $24,000 this year. (We’re still calculating)

Great work Chino Rotarians on making our Dinner & Auction a huge success.

2018 Chino Rotary Dinner & Auction

Two New Members Added to Chino Rotary Club

We added two new members to the Chino Rotary Club this month. Delinia Lewis and Jon Monroe became our newest members. Delinia Lewis is the Community Resource Manager at the California Institution for Men and Jon Monroe works with the Chino Police Department.

Congratulations to Jon Monroe and Delinia Lewis on becoming members of the Chino Rotary Club.

Two New Members Added to Chino Rotary Club

Hosted 4-Way Speech Contest

We were excited to partner with the Rancho del Chino Rotary Club this year to host our 4-Way Speech Contest. We had an amazing speaker who will be representing us beyond our club. We’re very proud to be represented by such an amazing young lady.

Attended Foundation Gala and President’s Advance

Chino Rotarian Dale Bright was honored at the District 5300 Foundation Gala at the Queen Mary as the Chino Rotary Foundation Member of the Year. Congratulations to Dale Bright and thank you to Melinda Robbins, Linda Perla, Rick Bui, Chris Foster and Anthony Verches for attending to show your support for Dale.

Dale Bright is Rotary Foundation Member of the Year for 2017 - 2018

Chris and I also attended the President’s Advance on the Queen Mary so we could set up a strong succession plan for the Chino Rotary Club moving forward.

New Members, Taxes, Books, Leadership, Escape Room & Dinner & Auction Preparation

In January, the Chino Rotary Club:

  • inducted Regina & Eric Price from ReMax Champions
  • learned everything there is to know about taxes in 2018 from Jeff Werner
  • received 600 donated children’s books from Anne Kruse
  • attended the Rotary Leadership Institute
  • tried to escape from a room
  • prepared for the annual Chino Rotary Dinner & Auction

Induction of New Members

Congratulations to Regina & Eric Price on becoming Rotarians yesterday. Past District Governor Gene Hernandez presided over the installation of our newest members and Rick Bui sponsored them.

Regina & Eric have a passion for service and helping others. We are excited to have them join the Chino Rotary Club.

Induction of Regina Price and Eric Price to the Chino Rotary Club

 

Jeff Werner on Taxes

Chino Rotarian Jeff Werner shared everything there is to know about the new tax laws for 2018.

 

Children’s Books Donated by Anne Kruse

Rick Bui helped secure a donation of 600 children’s books from children’s author, Anne Kruse.

Anne Kruse Donates 600 Children's Books to Chino Rotary Club

Rotary Leadership Institute

Several members or our team attended the Rotary Leadership Institute in January. The District 5300 Rotary Leadership Institute trains new leaders in Rotary. Thank you to Linda Perla for getting involved in Rotary Leadership.

Linda Perla at District 5300 Rotary Leadership Institute

 

Chino Rotary Tries to Escape Room

In an effort to be more social and participate in team building exercises, the Chino Rotary Club visited an Escape Room in Pasadena. The people at the Escape Room were very impressed with our deductive skills and although we didn’t escape we had a lot of fun and got to connect with one another on a more personal level. Thank you for organizing this CP Phan.

 

Chino Rotary Club Visits Escape Room

 

Chino Rotary Dinner & Auction

Our Chino Rotary Dinner & Auction is only 17 days away. Please help us secure sponsorships, donations and attendees for our annual event.

Visit and share our Chino Rotary Dinner & Auction Eventbrite page – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chino-rotary-dinner-and-auction-2017-tickets-42677068260?aff=eac2

2018 Chino Rotary Dinner & Auction Flyer

 

District 5300 Rotary International Peace Conference:

In November, I spoke at the District 5300 Rotary International Peace Conference at the Huntington Library to hundreds of Rotarians on The Impacts and Uses of Social Media on Peace Building.

During the talk I shared insights on:

  • How to Personally Use Social Media for Peace Building
  • 3 Tips to Promote Peace through Social Media
  • Social Media Success Stories from my Chino Rotary Club

Among other things.

If you have a chance to watch the video I’d love your feedback on the talk and the insights I shared on how impactful social media is in our world today.

Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/H5vSQsTU_CM

Zeb Welborn Speaking at District 5300 Rotary International Peace Conference

 

2018 Chino Rotary Board Selected, CVUSD Recognition, Rose Parade Float and More

The Chino Rotary Club finished 2017 on a high note. During the month we selected our 2018/2019 Board of Directors, were recognized by the Chino Valley Unified School District, helped build the Rotary Tournament of Roses Parade float, and assisted Isaiah’s Rock for the food giveaway and for their holiday giveaway.

2018/2019 Chino Rotary Club Board Selected

Congratulations to everyone who was asked to serve on the 2018/2019 Chino Rotary Club Board of Directors.

  • President – Chris Foster
  • President-Elect – Rick Bui
  • Secretary – Arianna Fajardo
  • Treasurer – Linda Perla
  • Director – Ray Marquez
  • Director – Gene Hernandez
  • Director – Mike Faherty
  • Past President – Zeb Welborn

Chino Rotary Club Recognized by the Chino Valley Unified School District

The Chino Valley Unified School District recognized the Chino Rotary Club for all the work we did for our community in 2017. Looking forward to helping more local youth in 2018.

Chino Valley Unified School District Recognizes Chino Rotary Club

Chino Valley Unified School District Recognizes Chino Rotary Club

Chino Rotary Club Assists Isaiah’s Rock

We helped distribute food to needy families for Isaiah’s Rock on December 20 and helped them by cooking food for volunteers at their toy giveaway on December 23.

Chino Rotary Club Assists Isaiah's Rock Toy Giveaway

Chino Rotary Club Assists Isaiah’s Rock Toy Giveaway

Holiday Luncheon

We invited the Chino Rotary Club, Chino Kiwanis, Rancho del Chino Rotary Club and Soroptimist International of the Chino Valley to attend our Holiday Luncheon on December 13. We loved spending time with other groups who are doing amazing things in the Chino Valley.

One of the coolest things about our Holiday Luncheon was having Kevin Sullivan reach out to many past-Presidents of the Chino Rotary Club to attend our Luncheon. It was great seeing these leaders who have helped impact our community in a substantial way.

Past Presidents of the Chino Rotary Club

Past Presidents of the Chino Rotary Club

Rose Parade Float

Several members of the Chino Rotary Club assisted on the Rotary Tournament of Roses Parade Float. It was a lot of fun creating the float for the 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade.

9 New Members, Blue Star Boxes & Steven’s Hope at Chino Rotary Club

The Chino Rotary Club accomplished a lot in November. We inducted nine new members, put together Blue Star Boxes for veterans, attended a Steven’s Hope Luncheon, hosted a Thanksgiving event for local service clubs and sponsored a play for students at Lyle S. Briggs Fundamental School.

9 New Members Added to Chino Rotary Club

On November 15, our club added nine new members sworn in by District Governor Raghada Khoury and Past District Governor Gene Hernandez. Our new members were:

Chino Rotary Club adds nine new members

Chino Rotary Club adds nine new members

  • Keith Malespin – Opus Bank Senior Relationship Banker
  • Anthony Verches – Owner of The ESV Group
  • Lea Fellows – Assistant Superintendent at Chino Valley Unified School District
  • Daniel Bozart – West Coast Regional Manager at Valbruna Stainless Inc
  • CP Phan – Business Director at Creative Squeeze
  • JV Cuasito – Real Estate Expert at Keller Williams Real Estate
  • Narvee Intarachote – Financial Advisor at Edward Jones
  • Linda Perla – Spanish Medical Interpreter at Certified Languages International
  • Ray Marquez – Chino Hills Councilman and Broker Associate at Advantage Real Estate

Blue Star Boxes Put Together by Chino Rotary Club

On November 8, the Chino Rotary Club got together to put together Blue Star Boxes for Veterans at the Chino Community Building.

Watch the video created by new member CP Phan about the Blue Star Boxes – https://www.facebook.com/ChinoRotaryClub/videos/10156631349213840/

Blue Star Boxes organized by Chino Rotary Club

Blue Star Boxes organized by Chino Rotary Club

Attended Steven’s Hope Luncheon

On November 2, several of our members visited the Steven’s Hope Luncheon. Steven’s Hope’s mission is:

To support the families of seriously ill or injured children

during  a child’s extended treatment and care.

Chino Rotary Club attends Steven's Hope Luncheon

Chino Rotary Club attends Steven’s Hope Luncheon

Thanksgiving

We celebrated Thanksgiving with the Rancho del Chino Rotary Club and the Chino Kiwani’s Club. You can see the brief video we created for the Thanksgiving Luncheon here – https://www.facebook.com/ChinoRotaryClub/videos/10156670465818840/

Thanksgiving Lunch at Chino Rotary Club

Thanksgiving Lunch at Chino Rotary Club

The Magic Treehouse Night at Dawn Kids Play at Lyle S. Briggs Fundamental School

Earlier this year we gave out $5,000 via the Debbie Wilson Teacher Mini-Grant program to 15 different teachers in the Chino Valley Unified School District. One of those teachers used the funds to help put on a play at Lyle S. Briggs Fundamental School called The Magical Treehouse Night at Dawn Kids.

Chino Rotarians Attend Zone Institute in Reno

President Zeb Welborn and Past District Governor Gene Hernandez were invited to the Zone Institute as a representative of District 5300. Zeb is helping the District with Public Relations and Gene is attending as a Past District Governor.

Zeb Welborn, Louise Hernandez and Gene Hernandez at the Zone Institute in Reno, NV.

Zeb Welborn, Louise Hernandez and Gene Hernandez at the Zone Institute in Reno, NV.

RIP Dave King, Isaiah’s Rock, Peace Conference, Business Expo and Big Brothers Big Sisters

RIP Chino Rotarian Dave King

October was a productive, yet sad month for the Chino Rotary Club. We lost member Dave King who passed away due to pancreatic cancer. The Chino Champion wrote a great article about the impact Dave and Charlene King have made on the Chino Community which I encourage you all to read here – http://www.championnewspapers.com/news/article_43cdcb28-b5cf-11e7-a8ce-c3d23fc8244c.html

Dave and Charlene King from Isaiah's Rock and the Chino Rotary Club

Chino Rotary Club Feeds Needy Families with Isaiah’s Rock

Our Rotary Club was fortunate enough to visit Dave, his family and Isaiah’s Rock one last time before he passed and donated $2,000 to the organization. Our club worked at Isaiah’s Rock on Wednesday, Oct. 11 to provide food for needy families in the Chino Valley. It’s amazing how many lives Dave and Charlene King have impacted because of their kind and giving hearts.

You can watch this video of us helping needy families with Isaiah’s Rock – https://youtu.be/xISNjIEI6Lw

Chino Rotary Club helps serve needy families with Isaiah's Rock

Chino Rotary Club Attends Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Expo

Dale Bright, Lorraine Sacca and Melinda Robbins set up a booth at the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and met lots of new potential Rotarians.

Gene Hernandez Moderates and President Zeb Welborn Speaks at Rotary District 5300 Peace Conference

Zeb Welborn was chosen as one of the speakers at the District 5300 Peace Conference where he spoke on the Impact and Uses of Social Media on Peace Building – Read the speech Zeb Welborn gave at the Huntington Library here – http://welbornmedia.com/the-impacts-and-uses-of-social-media-on-peace-building/

Zeb Welborn's Speech on the Impact and Influence of Social Media on Peace Building at the Rotary District 5300 Peace Conference at the Huntington Library

Chino Rotary Club Supports Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters came to the Chino Rotary Club to share how they are helping make young peoples lives better by providing mentors to them. Chino Rotarian Chris Foster is on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and Arianna Fajardo became a Big Sister last year when Big Brothers Big Sisters came to speak to our organization.

We gave $500 to help support Big Brothers Big Sisters on October 4 during our regular Chino Rotary Club meeting.

Chino Rotary Club Donates $500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters

Arianna Fajardo Wins Putting Contest and a Bottle of Chardonnay from Los Serranos Country Club and Kevin Sullivan

Our Meet & Greet was held at Los Serranos Country Club on October 25 where we held a putting contest, thanks to Kevin Sullivan, for a bottle of Chardonnay. Arianna’s putt was the closest and she took home the bottle for her efforts.

Congratulations Arianna!

Arianna Fajardo Wins Chino Rotary Club Putting Contest