Upcoming Club Events

9/23/15 – Theatre On The Ridge – “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof” Fundraiser.

9/26/15 – Rotary Club of Paradise STEM Lab at Ponderosa Ribbon Cutting.

10/10/15  – Steak and Lobster Dinner

1/30/16 – Crab Feed

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    The Rotary Club of Paradise is part of a very large District extending from the Oregon Border to Berkeley.  It is one of the largest districts in terms of both geographical size and number of Clubs.  It boasts membership of seventy one (71) Clubs.  Each year, around this time, the District holds an Awards Dinner, where outstanding Clubs and individual Rotarians are recognized for their efforts during the past year.


    The top honor that any Club can receive is the Cliff Dochterman Spirit of Rotary Award, named after Cliff Dochterman, a living legend in Rotary, whose name alone represents all that Rotary stands for, locally, and globally.  It is a perpetual honor bestowed on a Club each year which emulates all that Rotary represents.  The Club receiving this award has displayed the best of “Service Above  Self”, the Rotary motto, as well as friendship, fellowship, and displaying the highest of ethical standards with Peace and Understanding locally and around the world.


    This year, that award was bestowed upon The Rotary Club of Paradise.  Under the leadership of Dean Fender,  President for this past year, the Club made several major contributions to our local community, as well as internationally.  It started with the Bille Park children’s playground renovation.  This was a $50,000.00 project in partnership with the Paradise Recreation and Park District, under the leadership of Mike Trinca, himself a Rotarian.  Rotary, locally, and with the assistance of a District grant, contributed $20,000.00 to the project and assisted in the final stages.  The children’s park has been renamed The Paradise Rotary Playground.


    In the past, Rotary provided each third grader, with a beautiful hardbound dictionary.  With the advent of the computer world, the dictionary became less effective, and so we combined the cost of that project with funds we used each year for limited teacher grants, and this year were able to give each 5th grade classroom, funds to purchase something useful for the classroom.  The funds had to be spent on something tangible, sustainable, and for direct student use.  This will be an ongoing project yearly, this next year devoted to the 4th grade and on down each successive year.

    On an international level, Paradise Rotary has partnered with The Chico Rotary  Club and several other district clubs in an international project in Tanzania, to provide potable water to its inhabitants.  This is a several year and thousands of dollars project, in which Paradise Rotary has  been financially very supportive.


    Further, Paradise Rotary took a leadership role in raising money for District Governor Laura Days’ Kenya Smiles project, where, with the help of funds raised, is purchasing and providing Kenya children with dental packets and hands on instruction on how to care for their teeth.


    A Paul Harris Fellow is an honor bestowed on a Rotarian who has contributed $1000.00 toward the Rotary Foundation.  It is rare to see a Rotary Club with 100 per cent Paul Harris membership.  Under the leadership of Kathy Maxwell and Bob DiPietro, both very active members of Paradise Rotary, this Club reached 100% Paul Harris Fellows this year.  This represents approximately 80 Rotarians who have reached this level.


    Paradise Rotary is extremely proud of receiving the top award, represented by a traveling banner, which will remain with Paradise Rotary and prominently displayed for the entire year at its meetings, and, perhaps in years to come as well, depending on how well we do in the future.  Paradise Rotary is composed of community leaders, who don’t  know the word “failure”.  It is for that reason that Paradise Rotary is so well known for having so much fun while serving the local and global community.


Lunch Meetings

Thursdays, 12:00

“The Place” Paradise Lutheran Church

780 Luther Drive

Paradise, CA

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Upcoming Programs

9/3 – Paradise Chamber Commerce

9/10 – SHOR Update

9/17 – North Valley Animal Disaster Group

9/24 – TBD


  • Concours de la Chapelle Classic European Car Show

    concourse flyerTickets are now available at our ticket outlets in Chico and Paradise and on-line at www.concourschapelle.com
    The Concours de la Chapelle Classic European Car Show is THE place to be on Saturday, August 29th!
    Cars! Art! Adult Libations! Fine Cuisine! Music! Carlos Reyes! … and more!!!

  • PHS Student wins 2014 Paradise Rotary Speech Contest

    Speech contest winners 2014

    Paradise High School senior Rachel Kling won the 2014 Rotary Club of Paradise “4-Way Test” speech contest on Tuesday, April 8th. The guidelines were to give a 5 to 7 minute speech applying the Rotary 4-Way Test to the topics of leadership, service, and life experiences.

    The 4-Way Test reads:
    – Is it the truth?
    – Isit fair to all concerned?
    – Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
    – Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

    Kling’s topic centered around the Special Olympics. Paradise High School seniors Morgan Borck and Kayla Lewandowski finished second and third. The winners received cash prizes in the amount of $250 for first place, $150 for second place, and $100 for third place.

    The Paradise Rotary Club was founded in April 1946. Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. More than 1.2 million business and professional men and women make up the membership of these clubs. We give our time and effort to help others through service in our local communities.

  • Paradise Interact Club donates food to local food Pantry


    Paradise-interact canned food donation

    Paradise Interact, a youth organization sponsored by Paradise Rotary Club collected and donated more than 600 non perishable food items along with $200.00 cash to Wendy’s Cupboard, a food pantry operated by the Family Resource Center on Skyway. The donation made shortly before Christmas helped the pantry meet the many needs of the family’s they serve. Paradise Interact lead by President Hailee Cronin is also very active in the community in other ways, such as monetary donations to community non profits, volunteering as servers at local fundraisers and working at fundraising booths. The club which meets every Monday at the Northern California Ballet building at 5:30. For more information call Vickie Perez at 530-872-0813 or Trudy Angel at 530-871-1719


  • Rotarians Clean Up Egleson Field

    egleson field sign

    Paradise Rotarians spent last Saturday morning cleaning up the outfield fence line at Egleson Field where Paradise Little League plays. The area along the outfield fence (known as the warning track) is kept grass free so outfielders will knowThe Crew when they are getting close to the fence when catching baseballs.

    The Rotarian work crew included members of Dana Gajda’s (Dana’s Devils) team, from the left Joe Almeida, Gene Clark, President Elect Justin Miley, Dave Gajda, Cheryl Almeida, Dana Gajda and Rotary President John Rank, Arthur Pollock (photographer). This is just one of many projects The Rotary Club of Paradise is planning this year.




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