Rotary brings together people like you —from all walks of life — who want to use their expertise for good. People whose sense of responsibility inspires them to give back to their communities. At Rotary, we connect for good — and form lifelong friendships in the process.
Together, we empower youth, improve health, promote peace, and advance our communities in all corners of the globe. With 1.2 million members in 34,000 clubs worldwide, our global community’s impact has never been greater —and it continues to grow.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Belonging to a Rotary club provides members with an opportunity to give back to their communities and to connect with like-minded leaders and friends.
People join Rotary for many reasons, including community involvement, personal development, professional networking, and camaraderie. But perhaps the most important benefit is the satisfaction you gain from making a real difference in your community and in the world.
Our club gives you an opportunity to join leaders to take action on important issues affecting our community, our nation, and the world. We also have a lot of fun — whether we’re socializing or working together on service projects.
Members of our Rotary club connect at weekly meetings and learn from business experts, political and civic leaders, and entrepreneurs, who help us stay informed on topics that are relevant to our community.
Together, we are make great things happen. We have a structure that focuses on action and positive results.
For over 37 years, our club has provided service to our community with funds raised from our annual Truck Party. Years ago, we gave away a brand new truck, but now our winner leaves with $5000 in cash. Please join us on Friday, October 4th for an evening of live music, "Blackout Bingo" and our reverse raffle. We have over $7000 in prizes to give away. Only 250 tickets are sold, so you have good odds of taking home a prize!
For over 40 years, the club has provided a hot Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings to those in need. This year we will be serving lunch from 11am to 1pm on Monday, November 25th at the Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church, 13300 Indian Street (at Dracaea) in Moreno Valley.
In April, we held out 2nd Annual Hero Run at the Lake Perris State Recreation Area. Over 125 runners participated in our 5K or 10K events. Look for our 3rd annual event with a tentative date of Saturday, April 18th.
Each year students from each Moreno Valley high school participate in the 4 Way Test Speech Contest and compete for a cash award. The winner of the club level contest advances to our district level and has a chance to win $1000.00!
Over 50 students compete for the $1000 scholarships awarded to a graduating senior of each Moreno Valley High School. Additional $1000 scholarships are awarded to one student who participated in Interact (the high school version of Rotary) at Valley View or Moreno Valley High School. In 2019, our club awarded $10,000.00 in scholarships to help local kids advance their educations.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a three-day Leadership Conference for high school juniors.
Personal Rotary Youth Development Experience (PRYDE) is a two-day leadership conference for 7th graders.
The camps are held at a beautiful retreat in our local mountains for outstanding youth to further develop their leadership skills. Sponsored by the 60 Rotary Clubs in District 5330 (San Bernardino & Riverside counties), the camps combine training in a casual, relaxed atmosphere with social and fun time to provide a fast-paced and memorable leadership experience. Ask your school counselor for a camp application.
Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 30 years, and we’ve made incredible progress in the fight to rid the world of it forever. As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've helped to reduced polio cases by more than 99.9 percent. It’s crucial to eliminate polio from the last three countries where it remains endemic and to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.