Sunrise Rotary of Covina

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Mardi Gras 2024 a Success!

Fundraisers • Nov 1st, 2023 • (updated: Jun 11th, 2024) • 0 Comments

May 18, 2024 from 6pm to 10pm! That's when CSR held its most recent major annual fundaiser! This year the new theme was Mardi Gras in May and, as usual, we did everything we could to make it a major party as were the Boots, Booze & Boogie events. Attendees were invited to wear their most glitzy and glamorous attire and costumes in spirit of the theme. The event was held once again at the Covina Womans Club on San Jose Street in Covina and featured all the great things CSR is known for: great...(read more)

Sunrise Rotarians & Interactors package 15,000 meals for local distribution thru the Outreach Program!

Interact and Rfutures • Jul 13th, 2022 • (updated: Mar 6th, 2024) • 0 Comments

For yet another year, the CSR Outreach Food Program held in February 2024 at Covina HS was a huge success!  Sunrise Club members alongside Covina HS Interact & Key Club, Las Palmas MS Interact, and students from Northview HS and Charter Oak HS plus a handful of Boy Scouts packaged 15,000 nutrition packed meals of Rice & Beans in just under 2 hours.  Recipients of the meal packs are food banks: Project 29:11, Sacred Heart Church, Elim Community Food Pantry & Shepherd's Pantry.

This was such a great event, not only providing nutritious, protein packed meals to...(read more)

Boots, Booze & Boogie Redux

Fundraisers • Mar 21st, 2023 • 0 Comments

The 2023 Boots, Booze & Boogie fundraiser will be held on April 29, 2003 as we pass our 40th anniversary year. The event will be held at the Covina Woman's Club on San Jose Street in Covina starting at 5:30pm. There will be the usual auction items, free beer & wine, great food from several of Covina area restaurants, casino room and the fabulous $1000 Cash Tornado for you to win! Tickets are $75 from any CSR member or at the door. Dress code: Western Boogie!

Las Palmas MS Interactors in action!

Interact and Rfutures • Feb 23rd, 2022 • (updated: Mar 4th, 2022) • 0 Comments

On Wednesday, February 16, proud CSR mentors, Robert Avila and Shannon Hidalgo, attended LP Live at Las Palmas Middle School.  Our newly formed Interact club greeted visitors with a tour of different stations layed out to showcase what Interact is all about! This is their second club event held at Las Palmas Middle School.  Their first was a fundraiser at the school's Tailgate Party.  They also participated in Stockings for Troops alongside Covina HS Interact Club and Sunrise Rotary of Covina members last November.  Keep up the good work  LP...(read more)

Holiday Breakfast 2021

Member News • Jan 9th, 2022 • (updated: Feb 17th, 2022) • 0 Comments

Sunrise Rotary had its 2021 Holiday Party in December and Santa Claus came and a good time was had by all. For some unbeknownst reason our regular meeting location was locked up when we arrived for our annual Christmas Breakfast. With some lightning quick thinking and some good restaurant friends we were able to relocate to Millie’s Restaurant for our Holiday Bash. The kids were worried that Santa Claus would not be able to find us but lo and behold he showed up with a big bag full of presents....(read more)

Stockings for Troops Project

Interact and Rfutures • Nov 28th, 2021 • (updated: Jan 5th, 2022) • 0 Comments

Stockings, stockings and more stockings --- Christmas stockings for the Troops that is. On November 19th, 2021 Covina Sunrise Rotarians gathered early in the morning to fill and prepare 220 Christmas Stockings for Troops stationed overseas. Together with the Interact Club at Covina High and our brand new Interact Club at Las Palmas Middle School we filled and packaged 220 Christmas stockings. The Interact Students and Rotarians donated Granola Bars, Candy, Chocolate, Sunflower Seeds, lip balm, and many other items to fill the stockings. We finished the stockings in just over...(read more)

Covina National Night Out 2021

Uncategorized • Oct 12th, 2021 • 0 Comments

CSR proudly supported our city at Covina's National Night Out on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.  It was fun to interact with Covina Police Officers, Community Representatives and Covina Residents!  

Annual Chili Cook Off

Fundraisers • Aug 16th, 2021 • (updated: Oct 5th, 2021) • 0 Comments

Covina Sunrise Rotary had a great Chili Cook Off on Sunday, October 3, 2021 from 2 to 5 pm at Azo Vino Wine Bar.  We had 15 entrees into the contest and all the chili was delicious.  We had a great turnout and there was a lot of comradery seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Everyone enjoyed the jazz band and the wonderful atmosphere throughout the afternoon. After much debate and tasting the Judges Choice was awarded to Craig Borak, while the People’s Choice went to Keith Gilliland, both...(read more)

CSR commits to support the Juticalpa Water Project

Member News • Aug 16th, 2021 • (updated: Oct 5th, 2021) • 0 Comments

Covina Sunrise Rotary has submitted a Letter of Commitment to support the Juticalpa , Bay Islands, Honduras Water Project.  The project is spearheaded by Roatan  Rotary Club and Fair lawn Rotary Club.  Here is the link if you would like to lean more about this worthy project.



CSR donation to YWCA SGV Wings

Member News • Aug 16th, 2021 • 0 Comments

Covina Sunrise Rotary proudly donates $1,000 to YWCA SGV Wings program to support women and children affected by domestic violence!



Stockings for the Troops

Member News • Feb 17th, 2021 • 0 Comments

Covina Sunrise Rotary prepared 144 Stockings for troops stationed overseas to be received in time for Christmas 2020. The holiday-style stockings were filled with socks, beanies, gloves, candy, beef jerky, gum, chips, soup, Nutrigrain bars, cookies and hand sanitizers, The soldiers, currently stationed in South Korea, were very appreciative as can be seen in the below photos. Covina Sunrise Rotary has been involved with the Stockings for Troops program for several years now and it has been very well received by the troops, especially this year...(read more)

CSR supporting our community volunteers during the pandemic!

Member News • Nov 9th, 2020 • (updated: Dec 28th, 2020) • 0 Comments

Since March, Covina Sunrise Rotary has been showing our support for community volunteers and essential workiers by providing lunches to these very deserving community heros!

Lunch recipients include the Nursing staff at Citrus Valley Health Center, Officers of Covina Police Department and the Volunteers assisting  in food pick up and distribution Fridays at Project 29:11 Food Bank.  CSR has also been a large contributor of goods as well as volunteers at the Project 29:11 food bank in Covina.

OSC still providing clothing to kids in need.

Operation Santa Clothes • Nov 9th, 2020 • 0 Comments

OSC is still activley clothing kids! 

Recently, OSC provided shoes, pants and shirts to a family of seven kids.  Also, OSC assisted a homeless mother with 2 children- provided a motel for them to stay in for a week while they were getting their housing situation resolved.   

CSR to hold our first Silent Auction online!

Fundraisers • Nov 9th, 2020 • 0 Comments

We are in the process of setting up our first Silent Auction to be held on Black Friday and Saturday, November 27 & 28.  The auction will take place via our Facebook Group, Covina Sunrise Rotary Auction so head on over to Facebook and request to join the group.  All details regarding the auction will be posted on the group page.  A preview of items for auction coming soon.....

CSR does a Karaoke Kickout!

Member News • Jul 20th, 2020 • (updated: Aug 24th, 2020) • 0 Comments

On June 27, 2020, incoming CSR president Cicero Salmon opened the kickout party hosted at Robert Avila's house. Social distancing was suggested and it offered "...Libations, food, entertainment, jokes, prizes and more. An enjoyable casual get-together to celebrate the end to Bill Higleys presidential term." Although masks were optional, it appears that all came through without a single Covid-19 case!

During these difficult times, CSR has continued its philanthropic activities, the latest being strong support for the Project 29:11 foodbank in Covina.  And practicing measures to protect our members, our weekly...(read more)

CSR DARK - Corona Virus!!!

Member News • Mar 15th, 2020 • (updated: Aug 5th, 2020) • 0 Comments

It is with heavy heart, we must report that starting on March 18, 2020, the mighty Covina Sunrise Rotary Club will not be having its regular meetings for the foreseeable future. Furthermore, it has been decided that our upcoming events, including the Disco At The Barn (May 16th) are now cancelled.

It was inevitable. In the first few months of 2020, CSR was off to a great start, planning events, inducting new members, having a great time... then it happened: The world started going insane from a microscopic visitor from Wuhan,...(read more)

2020 Chili Cookoff Event

Fundraisers • Feb 15th, 2019 • (updated: Mar 17th, 2020) • 0 Comments

The annual CSR Chili Cookoff was held on March 1, 2020 this year at the Azo Vino Wine Bar at 678 S Citrus Avenue in Covina. The event started at 1:00pm and ran through 5:00pm. Prizes were awarded for Judges Pick and the Peoples' Choice in addition to having the winner's name inscribed on our perpetual trophy. This year Barbara Brusca took Peoples' Choice Award with her spicy concoction. And the Judges Award was inscribed with the name of Cherri Walsh, who took the Judges...(read more)

President Shannon Kicked Out!

Member News • Jul 2nd, 2018 • (updated: Jul 5th, 2018) • 2 Comments

June 30, 2018 marked an end of the line for the Sparkle Princess. A year of life at the top of CSR had come to completion for president Shannon Hidalgo at a spectacular kickout party in her honor. The event was held on the last day of her reign so as to celebrate every last drop of the year she has so magnificently presided over. Shannon ended the year in the same infectious spirit that she started it with. Every meeting was pervaded with her unlimited enthusiasm and sparkling manner....(read more)

The Passing of a Great Man

Member News • Jun 12th, 2018 • (updated: Jan 30th, 2020) • 2 Comments

On June 8th, 2018, Covina Sunrise Rotary suffered a monumental loss - one of our own, Hugh Ledford, left us peacefully in his sleep. Although Hugh has been fighting for his life at City of Hope for several years, his time had come to pass. Hugh has been a Charter Member of CSR from its origin in 1982 and was a keystone of its existence ever since. [download slideshow] He became Club President in 2000 and served many years on the Board of Directors in many capacities....(read more)

2018 Country Fair Success!

Fundraisers • Mar 14th, 2018 • (updated: Jun 12th, 2018) • 0 Comments

The 2018 Country Fair was held at 6:00pm on Saturday, May 19th this year. It was the 25th year CSR has held its major annual fundraiser. The event primarily provides funding for our Operation Santa Clothes and the Tex Everson Humanitarian Endowment. As has been the rule for the past few years, we held it at the Hurst Ranch in West Covina. This year's Fair followed the successful lead of past years with the return of 25 local restaurants, free beer and wine bars, the great Big Band Theory...(read more)


Latest News


New Members

Our newest member is Ms. Nancy Leal. She has been a Member of CSR since 2023, working on our projects and attending meetings. She joined Covina Sunrise because of her desire to help the less fortunate people in our community. She also appreciates the fellowship and social interaction that our club provides. Welcome aboard, Nancy!

Checkout our our digs!

We have a great home right here in Covina! We meet every Tuesday morning at 7:15 at the Covina District Field at 220 W Puente (west of Citrus). Our meetings are held in the new Conference Center, on the 2nd floor in the South Hills room. If you'd like to join us for a free breakfast there, we'd be happy to show you what we're all about. Just drop us a note on the Contact page!

Free Reading Program for Kids!


We are a proud sponsor of a new, online FREE Reading program for kids in K-6. The program is compatible with most Internet browsers used by desktop and tablet computers. Anyone can easily sign up for the program free through our website. Just click on the logo above to get to the login page for the program.

The goal is to enhance the literacy skills of English language learners of all grade school ages. The FREE reading program will help improve English reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary and much more! Currently there are over 110,000 kids enrolled! If you have or know children of grade school age, check out the program - we believe it can really help improve literacy in our youth.

Operation Santa Clothes

Our flagship Operation Santa Clothes program has clothed over 35,000 kids with new clothes! We have also been able to provide over $50,000 in scholarships in seven high schools. OSC began in 1994 serving 73 children from one Covina school. The project focuses not only on provided clothing, but giving self esteem, character development, and a sense of caring to these kids. You can help with a tax deductible donation here. See our Santa Clothes page to make a donation or for more information.

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