Past Events 2017 - 2018
Fellowship: Night out at Petco Park!
Our fellowship events are not only for our members, they are open to friends and family too! A couple of our Rotaractors and friends attended a Padres' game! To end the night on a good note, the Padres won!
As the weather begins to get warmer, our Rotaractors want to spend more time outside! For our fellowship event of the month, some of our members headed to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve for a hike!
Service: Creek to Bay Cleanup
In April, a few of our Rotaractors worked alongside other community members to take part in I Love a Clean San Diego's Creek to Bay Cleanup! Our members worked hard to clean up dumping at Auburn Creek. This event brings together over 5,000 volunteers to clean up over 100 different sites all over San Diego. Its great to know that our efforts are part of something great!
Our awesome Rotaractors worked very hard at an annual favorite service event! Since 1995, FaceLift has been a community-driven event, incorporating local non-profits, corporate sponsors, community leaders and hundreds of volunteers to remove more than 1,500 tons of trash from City Heights’ streets, and renovate more than 550 single-family homes. Our Rotaractors can’t wait 'til next year for the next FaceLift!
Fellowship: Mini Golf!
For the fellowship event of the month, a few of our members got together for our mini golf at Boomers! Even though, most of our members had never played before everyone had a great time hanging out and playing a round of mini golf!
Fellowship and Service: Valentine's Day Card Making
Members of our club and the Pacific Beach Rotaract Club joined forces for a day of fellowship and service! We hand crafted personalized Valentine’s Day cards for students at the Monarch School, a school for students who are homeless, at risk of being homeless, or impacted by homelessness. This event is a reminder that a little gesture can brighten anyone's day! Special thanks to the Fellowship committee for making this event possible.
Getting our members together outside of business meetings is essential for friendships and bonds to grow. Members get to know each other and see other Rotaractors in a more relaxed setting. In January, our members enjoyed a Sunday afternoon of bowling.
Service: City Heights Tour
Our Rotaractors kicked off the year by getting to know their community a little more. SDSU Geography Professor Tom Herman took our members on a tour, in which he discussed historical and current highlights of City Heights. Members also had the opportunity to ask questions. Not only did our members get to know the community better, but they also had the opportunity to report any issues they spotted in the community via the Get it Done app!
Fellowship: White Elephant
To end the holiday season, our members gathered for one of the funniest events of the year! Members brought interesting and unexpected gifts! To say the least, White Elephant never fails to make us laugh until we cry!
Service: YMCA Toy Wrapping and Holiday Party
The two weekend service event at the Copley-Price YMCA has been a member favorite since 2015! Members will first take part in wrapping hundreds of gifts alongside other community members and volunteers, all which are wrapped in record time! For the second part of this service event, members return to the YMCA for a holiday party in which they get to hand out gifts to kids who live in the community, help with face painting and arts and crafts. This service event is sure to bring out the holiday spirit in everyone!
Our Rotaractors welcomed the holiday season by getting together for "Friendsgiving!" Our amazing advisor Marge Cole, prepared the turkey for us and our members all brought side dishes. The fellowship committee did a great job decorating and organizing a night full of fun for everyone!
Service: Ride the Point
Ride the Hidden, Unridden, and Forbidden Point Loma in San Diego, CA! For the third year in a row, our members have enjoyed volunteering and cheering riders on at this event put together by the Point Loma Rotary Club. Ride the Point was inspired by Jim Krause, who was a bicyclist and Rotarian! He dedicated his life to finding a cure for pancreatic cancer, this event is dedicated to Jim and his passion for life.
Big West Rotaract Conference
For the second year since the chartering of our club our Rotaractors had the opportunity to attend a weekend long conference, Big West Rotaract Conference. This event is the largest gathering of Rotaractors on the West Coast of the United States. 15 of our members had the opportunity to network on a cruise with other Rotaractors, attend workshops and hear from many Rotarians! It was a weekend full of learning and most importantly fun in Long Beach, California!
International Service: Project Mercy Baja Challenge
Our Rotaractors participated in the first international service project of the year, Project Mercy Baja Challenge. Project Mercy's goal is the improvement of basic living standards and quality of life for impoverished families in Tijuana, Mexico. A total of 16 houses were built in one day!
Fellowship: Happy Hour
Our Rotaractors enjoyed a great night at Blind Lady Ale House along with new friends and other Rotaractors from District 5340. It was a fun night with good drinks and pizza and even a game of Apples to Apples!
Service: Coastal Clean Up Day
For the first time, City Heights Rotaract co-captained Costal Clean Up Day at Swan Canyon with community leader Becky Modesto. CHR had the opportunity to work alongside Cardinals Interact and SDSU students from Alpha Pi Sigma and Sigma Lamda Beta. Good work, everyone!
Fellowship: End of Summer Bonfire
Our Rotaractors gathered for the second year in a row to reminisce about summer and enjoy a night out by the water while enjoying s'mores. Getting together at De Anza Cove has become a great tradition for our members!
Service: Hoover Beautification Day with Hoover Alumni Association
For the third year in a row, our Rotaractors joined the Hoover Alumni Association to help beautify the Hoover campus before the start of the new school year. This year, our Rotaractors were in charge of organizing approximately 600 yearbooks!
After a storm drain stenciling event in June, our Rotaractors felt there was a lot of cleaning up to do in the streets of City Heights. This event kicked off the new Rotaract year! It was even more special because we were joined by a few community members!