Reflecting on the Success of This Year’s RC Rotary Track Meet

On a splendid Saturday at Alta Loma High School, over 300 kids brought their energy and spirit and laid it all on the track. The Rancho Cucamonga Rotary’s Signature Track Meet was a huge success.

Students from the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades across the Alta Loma School District, enjoyed a day filled with athletic achievement and friendly competition.

Events kicked off with the much-loved “Parade of Athletes,” a procession around the track, followed by the National Anthem.

Our young athletes showcased their talents across a variety of track and field events, including sprints, long jumps, and relays. Competing teams and individuals shared laughs, cheers, and encouragement, while supporters cheered them on from the stands.

Thank you to all the students, parents, teachers, and volunteers who made this year’s track meet an occasion to remember.

As we reflect on the success of this year’s event, we are reminded of the power of community and the importance of nurturing the talents and dreams of our youth. Here’s to continuing this wonderful tradition and seeing even more smiling faces next year!

Leadership and Vision: Reflections from PETS 2024

Rancho Cucamonga President, Rick Gomez had the privilege of representing our club at the Presidents-Elect Training Seminar (PETS), alongside other Rotary leaders.

The seminar was an opportunity to deepen our understanding of Rotary’s mission and to connect with fellow Rotarians. It was a moment to advance knowledge and skills and set new goals and objectives for our club’s future development and success.

Take a good look at this photo to see next year’s President. Stephanie Ulrich is a distinguished member of the Rotary Club of McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA, and the nominee for President of Rotary International for 2024-25. She brings a vision of resilience and a focus on regionalization to lead Rotary in addressing today’s challenges and advancing service and peace.

Armed with new knowledge and goals, we’re energized for a successful 24-25 that will make a real impact in our community and beyond.

Supervisor Jesse Armendarez Inspires at Rotary Club of Rancho Cucamonga Meeting

The Rotary Club of Rancho Cucamonga recently welcomed a special guest, County of San Bernardino Second Supervisor, Jesse Armendarez, to our meeting. Supervisor Armendarez, a passionate advocate for community service, shared his experiences and dedication to improving Rancho Cucamonga and the District.

Our Rotary Club was commended by Supervisor Armendarez for our many community projects, especially those benefiting local children. His enthusiasm for our “Signature Projects” and his commitment to collaborate with us is inspiring and brings added excitement for our future projects.

This meeting reinforced our shared values of community service. We look forward to working with Supervisor Armendarez to make a difference in our community.

2023 Girl’s Tea

This year our event was held at a charming venue, ‘The Olde Magnolia Tea Room’, in Upland. Alta Loma High School, Etiwanda High School, Los Osos High School and Rancho Cucamonga High School counselors all selected girls to attend the event. The purpose of the event was for the girls to hear inspirational speeches from successful young professionals at a fun and memorable location. The speakers were young women who currently work in various careers such as fire service, law enforcement, journalism, dentistry, social work, and local government. The speakers shared about life experiences, the value of education and the importance of goal setting, despite the reality of possible failures. The girls were attentive and interacted well with the speakers all while they enjoyed their lovely afternoon tea treats. Ultimately, our goal is for the counselors, speakers and Rotarians to communicate with each other concerning the progress of each girl for the remainder of the school year, because they may need mentorship and additional guidance, in order to achieve their educational and career planning goals.

An Honored Visit: Welcoming District Governor 2023-24, Michael Soden, to Rancho Cucamonga Rotary!

We had the privilege of hosting the esteemed District Governor Michael Soden from Rotary District 5300. With a rich Rotary history dating back to 2003, he’s been a driving force in fostering fellowship and community impact.

Thank you, Governor Soden, for gracing us with your wisdom and passion for service. Your visit inspires us to reach greater heights in the name of Rotary.

Happy Feet Helps These Students Take Steps Toward Their Future

Rotary Club of Rancho Cucamonga recently hosted its much-anticipated annual event, “Happy Feet.” With the mission to bring smiles to the faces of children and alleviate some of the burdens that families may face, the Rotary Club partnered with local organizations to provide new shoes, socks, and essential school supplies to 65 children in need within the community. This event not only ensures that children have proper footwear but also sets them up for success in the upcoming school year.

Here are some photos from the fun-filled day:

Celebrating Community & Fellowship: Highlights from the RC Rotary Signature Track Meet

The Rotary Club of Rancho Cucamonga partnered with Alta Loma High School to put on its “Signature” Track Meet on Saturday, April 8, 2023!

We hosted just under 300 students in 4th, 5th and 6th Grades from the surrounding Alta Loma School District.

The Track Meet began with its traditional “Parade of Athletes” around the track, the playing of our National Anthem and the resounding cheers from parents, family and friends!

The athletes competed in a number of track events including running, jumping and relays. The excitement by the athletes was tremendous and definitely shared by their parents, friends and family!

All the athletes shared such a fellowship with each other and the teams they were competing with. The laughter, cheering and excitement was simply contagious by all the athletes!

The Rotary Club of Rancho Cucamonga and Alta Loma High School look forward to 2024’s “Signature” Track Meet!

Rotary International Wins Princess Trophy at Rose Parade

On December 17th the Rancho Cucamonga Rotary Club and the Los Osos Interact Club volunteered to work on the Rotary International Rose Parade float.

Rotary has a long tradition of entering floats into the Tournament of Roses Parade. Since 1980, the club has proudly presented a float at each parade to bring our message of “Service Above Self” to over 40 million viewers annually.

The theme of the 134th Rose Parade was “Turning the Corner”. Rotary International produced this beautiful float named “Serving with Imagination and Hope”.

This years Rotary International was awarded winner of the Princess Trophy for Most Outstanding Floral Presentation among entries 35 feet and under.

The float, almost ready for the main event.

Presenting Certificates

Awarding our ALHS Interact Club President Victoria Reynoso & Rick, our Club President, the Senior Interact Certificates and their Interact Pins.

Rick awarding Vaishali (Missy) Mehta her Certificate for coming in 1st Place at our Club Level for the 4-Way Speech Contest

Her dad Arvind with daughter Missy and Rick