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Salvation Army Bell Ringing Albertson's South
Dec 20, 2014 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Club Board Meeting Packwrap Business Center
Jan 06, 2015 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Wine and Cheese Social TBD
Jan 16, 2015 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Club Board Meeting Packwrap Business Center
Feb 03, 2015 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Club Board Meeting Packwrap Business Center
Mar 03, 2015 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Club Board Meeting Packwrap Business Center
Apr 07, 2015 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Club Board Meeting Packwrap Business Center
May 05, 2015 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
President Boom-Boom Boster
President-Elect Bill Brown
Past President Wade Tallman
Treasurer Elsa Hennings
Secretary Rick Ferris
Club Bulletin Chair SheDevil of China La Girod
Club Historian SheDevil of China La Girod
Club Awards Chair Dan Kus
Sergeant at Arms Bob Gould
Club Service Mary Meyer-Lundstrom
District Awards Chair Mary Meyer-Lundstrom
Family of Rotary Mary Meyer-Lundstrom
Club Programs Chair Patty Wharton
International Service Steve Bjornstad
International Serv Forrest Lloyd
Community Service Jim Hoover
Community Service Wade Tallman
Vocational Service Pamela Smith
Youth Service Julia Morse
Dollars for Scholars Auction Barbara Butler
Youth Service Barbara Butler
Interact Chair Barbara Butler
RYLA Coordinator Barbara Butler
Membership Dan Kus
Public Relations Steven Goad
President's Advisor Wade Tallman
Rotary Foundation Chair Steven Goad
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901 North China Lake Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555-3151
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Posted by Steven Boster

The Rotary Club of China Lake will continue the annual competition with the local Kiwanis Club to see who can raise the most money in a day of bell ringing.  This year the Kiwanis Club will be in front of Walmart and our club will be at the Albertson's South on China Lake Blvd.  Rotarians will be ringing the bell from 9:00am to 4:00pm on December 20th.  We need everyone to volunteer for this great fundraiser.....and we have keep our winning record going.

Posted by Sharon Girod

We have uploaded some of the photos from the Installation Dinner held at the Springhill Suites.  If you have more photos, please forward them to Sharon Girod and they will be added to the album.  Here is a link to the page or just click on the photo album list at right.

Posted by Mary Meyer-Lundstrom

June 27th is an important date for the Rotary Club of China Lake.  It is the 63rd Birthday of our club!  And it is the annual installation dinner at the Springhill Suites.  We will be joined by world traveler, BMX bike legend and friend of the club PDG Wade Nomura and his equally impressive wife, Roxanne Nomura.  This is a great social event to share our accomplishments of the year and to look forward to another great year for the Rotary Club of China Lake.  This is a great club and is made strong by the contributions of each and every member.  Register today for this fun event.  

Posted by Barbara Butler on May 14, 2014

On May 14th at the Carriage Inn, The Rotary Club of China Lake hosted it's annual Scholarship Luncheon.  Barbara Butler, New Generations Director, and members of the Scholarship Committee welcomed 115 guest to the luncheon. The program included the presentation of 28 scholarships to some very deserving young ladies and gentlemen. 

This amazing scholarship program is possible, in part, due to the community's support of our Annual Dollars for Scholars Auction and Dinner. This club projects  will make an impact on the lives of 28 scholars today and has the potential to make the world a better place in the future.  

Posted by Steven Boster on Apr 19, 2014


On April 19th, the Rotary Club of China Lake will be holding it's annual 1040 Party hosted at the home of Jim Hoover.  This event is a great opportunity to spend time with your fellow Rotarians and friends.  Jim Hoover will be making his famous pizza in the backyard pizza oven.  

Please bring a bottle (or six pack) of your favorite adult beverage and a potluck appetizer or dessert to share.

The Club will provide plates, utensils, etc. and soft drinks.

Cost - $5.00 per person.

Dress is casual. 

Please bring you spouse or significant other to the party. 

And this is a great chance to invite some one as a guest and introduce them to Rotary and  the China Lake Rotarians. 


Posted by Steven Boster on Feb 06, 2014

The Annual Dollars for Scholars Auction and Dinner is March 8, 2014. 


The 14th annual event  will be held at the Kerr McGee Center with social hour beginning at 5:30pm and dinner being served at 7:00pm.  The Rotary Club of China Lake sponsors this annual event which raises funds for scholarships for our local students attending college.  On a yearly basis, the club awards over $17,000 in scholarships to attend CCCC and major universities around the country.  Tickets are $30 per person.  This fun filled event is open to the public.  The auction items this year include wine baskets, art by local artists, jewelry, and more.  Please contact any Rotarian for further information or to purchase a ticket to the event.

Tickets on Sale Now!

Posted by Steven Boster


What are you doing on Sunday, February 9, 2014.  Please join members of the Rotary Club of China Lake for an impromptu social gathering at Charlie's Pub on Sunday.  This is a casual gathering of Rotary friends and their spouses.  

Food - individuals will order off the menu.  You can have a late lunch or an early dinner or just some snacks with your beverage.

You can bring your own bottle of wine - there will be a corkage fee.  Or you can order from the bar. 

Dress - casual

Who - all club members, spouse, significant other, friends, potential new Rotarians......

Purpose - to enjoy the company of our friends in Rotary.

You do not have to RSVP but you can if you want.......drop ins welcome....we will be at Charlie's from 3:00pm to 6:0pm.


Posted by Steven Boster on Jan 23, 2014


The Rotary Club of China Lake will be moving the location of our weekly lunch meeting to the Carriage Inn.

The first meeting in February 2014, the 5th, will be held in the Conference Rooms at the Carriage Inn located at 901 N. China Lake Blvd.  


Posted by Steven Boster on Jan 22, 2014

Image1-27-14  Update - check your house assignments - we had to split the group at Forrest Lloyd's up among the other three houses.  

The January 29th meeting will be dark due to our annual Fireside Chats scheduled that night.  This meeting counts as a regular club meeting.  If you miss and are trying to have 100% attendance, you will need a make-up if you do not attend.

Members have been broken out into four groups.  Each group will have a Facilitator who will help keep the discussion on track.  There will also be someone taking notes to make sure the feedback goes back to the board.  This is one of the ways we have to make sure your voice is heard and you have ownership in our club.

If you are not on a list - please contact Steve Boster to get an assignment. 

Spouses are invited to attend and share their ideas.   If you are unable to attend the assigned house - please call the Host Rotarian and let them know you won't be attending.  There will be beverages and light snacks and the Host Rotarian needs to have an idea of how many to expect.

Posted by David Saint Amand on Jan 08, 2014

The Rotary Club of China Lake is proud to welcome three new members.  They join our 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.  Rotary is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  For more information about Rotary, call Wade Tallman at 760-382-0030.

Story and photo by Mary Lundstrom.

L to R:  Jim Hoover, Pam Smith, Club President Wade Tallman, and Steve Bjornstad.
Posted by Steven Boster on Dec 22, 2013

The Rotary Club of China Lake regular meetings will be dark on December 25, 2013 and January 1, 2014.

We will meet again on January 8, 2014, in Victoria's at the Heritage at Noon.

The first two meetings of 2014 will be held at Victoria's at the Heritage at Noon.

Beginning January 22, 2014, the Rotary Club of China Lake will move it's regular meeting place to the Banquet Rooms at the Carriage Inn, 901 N. China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest, CA 93555.

Posted by Steven Boster on Dec 10, 2014


December 13th, 6:30pm at Avalos' home at 135 E. Monte Vista

Steak/Chicken and drinks provided

Please bring a salad or dessert

Bring a gift (value $25) for a wild gift exchange

Call Mary @ 382-1991 to RSVP


It is that time of the year ........time for the Rotary Club of China Lake's Christmas Party and Gift Exchange for members, family and friends. 

Please RSVP with Mary Lundstrom.  Please bring your spouse or significant other.

The wild gift exchange is our club's annual tradition.  Bring a wrapped present to participate in the gift exchange.  If your spouse or guest will be participating, bring a wrapped present for them too.  The gift value should be about $25.

This is an adult party and attire is holiday or cocktail or if you really must...your holiday pajamas.  You might even be rewarded if you have on an ugly Christmas sweater!

Please RSVP or decline with Mary Lundstrom. 


Posted by Robert Gould

October 19th - 20th - Relay for Life 

ImageAs is our club's tradition, we have signed up to participate in the local Relay for Life.  We need volunteers to walk in the Relay and to man our booth.  We will be selling tickets for our raffle for the $400 of Casey's BBQ in our booth.  We will be located beside the Ridgecrest HOGS group again.  We need lots of help because many of our club's leadership team will be in Santa Barbara for the Rotary District 5240 District Conference.   Contact Bob Gould to sign up for the event or to get tickets.

Posted by David Saint Amand on Aug 12, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013
At the Bakersfield Marriott Courtyard
3601 Marriott Dr. (off Camino del Rio, Hwy 58 West, near Doubletree Hotel)

This event is free for the attendees.  There is no cost to their clubs.

What is a Membership/PR/Foundation Giving Seminar? 

District Membership, Public Relations,  and Foundation officers, and trainers will present a half-day program devoted to Membership, PR and Foundation Giving.
It will focus on the most essential information, priority goals, and next steps.

After the Seminar, you will be better able to:

-  Share with your Club the best practices to attract and retain members

-  Tell Your Rotary Story in your Club and Community

-  Raise More Funds for your Club and The Rotary Foundation

Come and learn how, through membership growth and foundation contributions, you can Engage Rotary and Change Lives.

Any Rotarian who is interested is encouraged to attend.  Foundation, PR, and Membership Chairs should definitely sign up.

The Schedule
  • 8:00 am     Check-in and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 am    Foundation Giving
  • 10:00 am   Break
  • 10:15 am    Membership/PR –
  • 11:45 am    Following up in the Clubs
  • 12:00 noon  Adjourn 

To register, go to the District website: On the left hand side of the home page under District Events you will see the seminar.  Click on that link and follow the instructions regarding registration.

Posted by Patty Wharton on Feb 26, 2013


Don't miss out on the Annual Dinner Auction! This is the one event of the year where Rotarians and Community gather to raise funds for the Scholarships given to deserving High School Seniors. This year donated items from several of our Local Artists are being featured.

Starts at 5:30PM on MARCH 9,2013 at Kerr McGee Center. See any Rotarian for tickets to this Great event!

Posted by David Saint Amand on May 09, 2012

ImageGet on the Bus is collecting Teddy Bears and Lap Blankets to give to the children of prison inmates.
Posted by Sharon Girod

Please visit our club's Facebook page.  We having been using the site to share information about the club and our special events like our Dollars for Scholars Auction, the Community Dinner.

The Rotary District 5240 Facebook page is available for us to join as are many Rotary information groups, RYLA pages, and other club pages. Join today and make new friends in our Rotary family.

Posted by David Saint Amand

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