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The Great Western Trail

DEC. 8, 2021

Paul shared his love of horses and history of the old west.


Club Assembly

DEC. 01, 2021

Hugh chaired a discussion of club leadership roles for 2022/23. He asked that we think of stepping up as opportunities for greater service to both the club and the community.


Youngest Member Maverick Shuck, Gives Craft Talk

NOV. 24, 2021

At nineteen years old Maverick is the youngest member that we have ever had in the eighty five years our club has been around. Maverick is in his first year at Chapman University. He entered college as a sophomore, excelling in scholastic efforts just as we have seen him do in everything else does.


Zoot Presents Oral Biography of Rotary Founder Paul Harris

NOV. 17, 2021

Zoot Velasco, President of Fullerton Rotary Club gave an entertaining and enlightening view into the early life of Paul Harris. We heard familiar things and new things about the Founder of Rotary.


Fisher House Southern California | Supporting America's Military

NOV. 10, 2021

The Fisher House Southern California Program is a 25-year-old unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in a time of need. Fisher House Foundation builds comfort homes where military and veteran families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is receiving medical care at military and VA medical centers.
These homes are located at military and VA medical centers around the world. As November 2020, there are 91 Fisher Houses located on 25 military installations and 40 VA medical centers in the U.S., Germany and the United Kingdom.


Community Prayer Breakfast November 18th

NOV. 03, 2021

Come join us for our annual breakfast of fellowship and thanksgiving. Entertainment provided by Valencia high school choir. Keynote speaker: Fred Ouderkerkein
Sponsored by the Placentia Round Table Women's Club and the Rotary Club of Placentia


Weekly Fines Raise Funds for Local Projects

OCT. 27, 2021

Roy Redman, our fine master for October good naturedly fleeced our members for silly infractions such as birthdays, not wearing a pin or not knowing an obscure date in history. It is all in good fun as the members donate to local beloved projects.


Placentia Interact Donates to Polio Plus

OCT. 20, 2021

Interact President Ethan Ly presented a check for $336.50 to Polio Plus. The Interactors raised the funds through donations at the recent Heritage Day Festival. This money will used to help eradicate the last vestiges of Polio world wide.


Venture Academy Maximizes Students' Potential

OCT. 13, 2021

Bill Greenfield Director of the of PYLUSD Venture Academy Adult Transition Program. Bill is a former Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow from South OC. Venture Academy encourages students to be as independent as possible in the community. The level of support each student receives is based on individual needs. Venture students are adults, but we encourage parent involvement in helping them complete their education.


Guatemala Literacy Project to be District's Largest Global Grant

OCT. 06, 2021

Our district is honored to have been selected to be the sponsoring district (with Yorba Linda Sunrise as the sponsoring RC) of Global Grant 2124415, also known as The Guatemala Literacy Project (GLP). This Global Grant is expected to be in excess of $525K, which makes it the largest GG yet sponsored by D5320. It is our intent to make this a true D5320 project with 100% of our clubs participating.


Big Development for Placentia

SEPT. 29, 2021

Joe Lambert is the Director of Development Services, Gives an update on the city's plan for development and on the many city projects happening now!!


Zone Director Selection Process

Sept. 22, 2021

Jim Paddock, Club Treasurer, explains the process by which Rotary selects our Zone Directors. The Director is selected to a 2 year term and will serve Zone 26 and Zone 27. Each zone consists of 16 districts and covers an area north to Modesto and east encompassing NV, CO, AZ & West TX.


Cowabunga is in 3 Days!

SEPT. 15, 2021

The Banner is up and we are in the final stages of planning our Annual Fundraiser. The band is set. The food is set We are all going to be there.


District Governor Cisca Stellhorn makes her official visit.

SEPT. 08, 2021

Cisca Stellhorn became a Rotarian in 1991 with the Rotary Club of Irvine. During her time in Rotary, she has participated in over 29 International Service projects, including leading the Dental and Eye Clinics in Mexico. She has held numerous positions in her club. “I have found that being Secretary gave me the best insight into the workings of my club. It prepared me the best for being President”, said Cisca.


Rotarians Celebrate One Year Support of Veteran's Center

SEPT. 01, 2021

Rotarian President Kathi Baldwin and Past President Ward Smith attend the One Year Anniversary of Veteran's Village. The Rotary Club of Placentia has raised over $4,000 to help furnish household and personal items for Veteran's Village.


Tree Planting at Bradford House

AUG. 25, 2021

For our environmental project for August President Kathi Baldwin and Rotarians Turgut Cakiraga, Alice F. Shiozawa, Glenn Baldwin, Dottie Rogers, Nate Forest, Maverick Shuck along with community members Alicia Forest, Maria Cakiraga, Kathy Frazee, and President Tina Maraj-Tovar planted a purple plum tree at the Bradford House. We then provided some yard clean up, both appreciated by the Placentia Founders Society.



AUG. 4, 2021

The rebirth of Placentia Rotary’s Cowabunga promises a mix of nostalgia and upgrades from years past. More food and drink choices and a return to the city center, boasting a lineup of entertainment rivaling the fantastic local fare on hand. Tickets on sale now.


Youngest Member Receives Paul Harris Award

JULY 28, 2021

Foundation Chair Jim Paddock presents a Paul Harris Award to Andrea Mosqueda in recognition of Andrea donating $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation. Her money will come back in three years to benefit local charities as a Foundation Grant.


Rotarians at Network Lunch

JULY 21, 2021

Club members (l tor) Robert Gabler, Kathi Baldwin, Alice Shiozawa, Nel Mora, and Debye Payne support member, Nel Mora speaking at the Placentia Chamber of Commerce Networking luncheon.


Rotarians at Yorba Linda Community Center

JULY 14, 2021

Rotarians at Yorba Linda Community Center
Rotarians gathered at Yorba Linda Community Center for a fundraiser for HIS House. Pictured are left to right back row: Margie, Brown, Steve Brown, Glenn Baldwin, Michelle Cummings. Front row: Kathi Baldwin, Dottie Rogers, Al Shkoler, Ward Smith