Upcoming Club Events

12/12/15 – Christmas Party

1/14/16 – Chamber of Commerce Business Networking Mixer

1/30/16 – Crab Feed

2/7/16 Paradise Rotary Foundation Super Fun Superbowl Party

  • Paradise Rotary Crabfeed, 30 Jan 2016, 5:30pm

    Rotary Crab Feed 2016 outlets


    Save the date, Jan 30, 2013, 6pm, for the world famous, at least in here in Paradise, Paradise Rotary Crabfeed. This years super fun party features all you can eat fresh dungenous crab, shrimp, tri-tip, salad, bread, desert and a no host bar to keep the party going. There will be a silent and live auction, 50/50 raffle and live music after the feast.

    Costumes are optional but if you want to have even more fun, this years theme is Flower Power so put on your hippy costumes and bring your friends for a great time.

    Tickets are$60.00 but if you purchase them before 31 December you save $5.00. Tickets are available from PIP or Wilson Printing, Wells Fargo Bank-Paradise, A Stitch Above and any Paradise Rotarian.

    Last years party sold out so don’t wait. get your tickets now and don’t miss out on this year’s party.

  • Travis Barker, Tri Counties Branch Manager, Joins Paradise Rotary


    Travis Barker was born in Paradise, CA at Feather River Hospital in 1978.  He is a Third Generation Paradise Resident with his Grandmother being in the first graduating class at PHS.  He attended Paradise Public schools and graduated from Paradise High School.   He then went on to Butte College and Chico State, majoring in Social and Behavioral Science.He married his wife Amy at age 23 and has been married for 14 years.  They love to travel and spend quality time together and with family.  They became foster parents 6 years ago and fostered 7 children in their home during that time.  Travis and Amy were  given the opportunity to adopt their first son, Joseph, from foster care last year.  They are currently in the adoption process of adopting their second Son, Noah, which will be finalized in November.

  • Paradise Interact Club Donates to Ponderosa Elementary Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Lab.

    Interact donating to Stem Lab at Ponderosa

    This past Tuesday the Interact Club of Paradise donated $500.00 to the Ponderosa Elementary STEM Lab. The newly renovated classroomnow laboratory was created with a $20,000 grant from the Rotary Club of Paradise and local businesses. The new lab, features hands on experiments and exercises in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics areas.

    Accepting the donation from the Club is the Ponderosa Elementary Principal, Tom Taylor. The Paradise Interact Club is a Community based youth group sponsored by the Rotary Club of Paradise. For more information about the Interact Club contact Vickie Perez at Wells Fargo Bank or Trudi Angel, at the Northern California Ballet.

Lunch Meetings

Thursdays, 12:00

“The Place” Paradise Lutheran Church

780 Luther Drive

Paradise, CA

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Upcoming Programs

11/19 – Danielle Moskowitz; Shop with a Cop

11/26 – DARK, Happy Thanksgiving!

12/3 – Paradise High School Chorus

12/10 – Feather River Hospital – 65 years in Paradise

12/17 – Santa!

  • John Gliha Rejoins Paradise Rotary Club

    John Gliha


    John was “taken under the wing” of the Bainbridge, New York Rotary club in his teen years after both his parents passed on. The Club guided him to Interact where he learned his most valuable life lesson. As John puts it, “I learned from them the value of community service, the value of how an organization can make a change in one person’s life and how that can have a ripple effect throughout vast areas.” His career path was directly influenced by an awareness of and a focus on how fund raising has a huge impact.

    John began his journey by wanting to become a violist. He studied with the principle violist of the Philadelphia Symphony and Joseph Ingle. Even before college he began to develop neuropathy in his hands and feet. His secondary education started at Oswego State, he moved to ASU, then Iowa State University studying Music History. His thesis was to be on the acculturation aspects of tracing the Asian Haiku across the land bridge into Native American music. He became a music librarian, but through his work was drafted into the Capital Development Office during ASU’s transition from a teacher’s college into a research institution. While there, he worked on a 5 year, $75M capital campaign. After only 4 years it was completed and had raised $135M. At that point he learned that when a capital campaign is completed, you’re out of a job.

    Next John moved on to ISU to work on a campaign that closed with $150M. Then he was recruited by Marts & Lundy, a professional fund-raising consultancy, where he worked for 5 years. He determined his pay (too low) was not on par with his productivity, so he moved on. He did more capital campaign work, sold insurance (AFLAC), and ended up at Butte College to head the Butte College Foundation.
    Today he’s a Rotarian, Mason, President of the Paradise Scholarship Foundation and is Past President of PPAC. He also works with the Butte Community Action Agency, the Scottish Society, and Paradise Symphony. John feels that all that has come before in his life can be attributed to his first Rotary experience from a local Rotary Club.

  • Donate to the Paradise Rotary Foundation with Amazon Smile

    Paradise Rotary Foundation announces an easy way to donate. Signing up for Amazon Smile is easy by clicking this link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-2754805 or going to http://smile.amazon.com  and choosing the Paradise Rotary Foundation as your charity of choice. Then every time you purchase something from http://smile.amazon.com a portion of the purchase price is donated to the Foundation. Its easy, it’s free and it helps our Local Rotary Club Foundation provide  for our local community.

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