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Chamber Celebrates it's 100th Anniversary

APRIL 24, 2024

The Placentia Chamber of Commerce celebrated it's 100th anniversary, AND Placentia Founders Society it's 50th on Saturday April 13. Due to the threat of rain, the festivities were moved to the Backs Building. Congratulations to both entities for their long-enduring contributions to our city!


PPD Sargent Joe Gillis - Peer Support Group

APRIL 03, 2024

On vacation in October 2017 Sargent Gillis attended a concert in Las Vegas now known as the Route 91 shooting. He recognized the need for a peer support group.


PPD Officer Brian Drew Introduces New HOPE Center

MAR. 20, 2024

The new HOPE Center (Homeless Outreach & Proactive Engagement) has created a unified "hub" to align outreach efforts in efficient response to non-emergency situations, addressing welfare, protective custody, and safety concerns.


Update Santa Angelina Apartment Project

MAR. 06, 2024

Teri Neibuhr is a 25-active member of the Episcopal Church of the Blessed Sacrament and Learning School. This the site of the Santa Angelina Apartment Homes. The project includes a new, improved facilities for the church; new parish hall and a new preschool building with a lunchroom for the children.


Rotary Club of Placentia Awards Platform Scholarships to Miss Placentia Candidates

FEB. 28, 2024

The Rotary Club of Placentia's Community Service Initiative awards for those platforms most closely aligned with our Avenues of Service went to 1st place Miss Jillian Marquez, 2nd Miss Alyssa August, 1st place Teen Julianne Rocke, and 2nd Place Teen Jocelyn Barber.


Rotary Sponsors Two Candidates for Miss Placentia / Miss Yorba Linda Scholarship Pageant

FEB. 14 ,2024

We were introduced to this year's pageant candidates for Miss Placentia/Miss Yorba Linda. Each of candidate shared their school and platform.


Rotarian Nelida Mora Nominated Woman-Owned Business of the Year

FEB. 07, 2024

Several community business and persons were recognized at the Chamber's 58th Annual Excellence in Placentia last week, including our own Nelida Mora. Nelida's business, Nelida Mora Real Estate was nominated for Woman-Owned Bussiness of the Year.


Placentia Library is Much More Than Books

JAN. 31, 2024

Jeanette Contreras, an alum of our Rotary Club, is the Director of the Placentia Library. The Library was established decades before the founding of the city. Highlights include the Library of Things - offers items to lend which you can't rent elsewhere and the Memory Lab- where photos and film can be digitized.


Lil Trout Shares How Bikers Help Protect Children

JAN. 24, 2024

Lil Trout has been with Bikers Against Child Abuse for five years. BACA provides support for children who have been abused. BACA has chapters in every county in California and every state.


Rotary Updates and Stocks Blessing Boxes

JAN. 10, 2024

By utilizing tips from the Tamale Festival, the Rotary Club of Placentia was able to supplement District Grant funds and purchase non-perishable food items for the five Blessing Boxes located throughout the town. These sheltered, unlocked boxes are stocked with food to assist anyone in need within the community.


Rotary Hosts Children Decorating Cookies at Whitten Center

JAN. 03, 2024

December was a very busy month for the Rotary Club of Placentia. We collected food for families in Placentia, provided Santa visits at the Tamale Festival, and cookie decorating at the Whitten Center.


Rotary Helps with Thanksgiving Food Distribution

NOV. 29, 2023

Thanks to everyone who donated food for the families in Placentia. It seemed there were many more families than in past years, but the donated food lasted through the giveaway!


Placentia Interact Has Big Plans for School Year

NOV. 08, 2023

Our community Interact board members visited us to tell us about their goals and plans for this school year. They have a full calendar of projects and events planned.


November is Rotary Foundation Month

NOV. 01, 2023

Rotary has been engaged in the fight against polio since the late 70s. Today Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only countries where the wild polio virus is endemic.


Rotary Serves up Another Pancake Breakfast

OCT. 25, 2023

The Rotary Club of Placentia continued our decades long tradition of kicking off Heritage Day with our famous Pancake Breakfast. We were very please to have Denny's and Loaded Cafe' donate sausages, pancake batter, and fixings. Thank you very much.


More Med Pak Backpacks Needed for Ukraine

OCT. 10, 2023

Ward will be making his fourth humanitarian trip to Ukraine. He showed us the First Aid packw we will be sending.


New School Superintendent Updates Club

OCT. 04, 2023

Our new Superintendent of PYLUSD is Dr. Alex Cherniss. He introduced himself to our club and gave us a brief biography of his schooling and previous education leadership rolls in Southern California.


Mayor (Rotarian) Ward Smith Declares September as Service Club Month

SEPT. 27, 2023

The City of Placentia issued a proclamation at the City Council meeting September 19, 2023 declaring September as Service Club Month.


Fire Chief, Jason Dovine Inducted as Newest Member

SEPT. 13, 2023

Our newest member, Jason Dobine, was inducted during our meeting on 8/30/23. Jason is our current Fire Chief and has been with the Placentia Fire Department for 3 years.


Fourth Year Providing Backpacks

AUG. 30, 2023

This was our fourth year of providing backpacks to the students of LOT318. We have seen this project grow from 51 to 76 to 126. This year we provided backpacks at two sites, Cypress Street and the Gomez Center.

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