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It seems as though service clubs like Rotary & Kiwanis always have their hand out asking you to dig deep into your pocket and give us some of your hard-earned loot. Well, we do, and for good reasons. We’re “service” clubs, which means we serve others. In fact, Rotary’s motto is “Service Above Self” and we mean it!

Many of you may not know that these service clubs reach out into the communities in which we live and offer their help, not just financially, but also personally.

Valley of the Moon Rotary has contributed to many, many local non-profit organizations in need of help, especially during the last few “Covid” years. The main problem, however, was that, due to Covid, we were not able to put on a fundraising event where you would receive something in return for forking over your dollars. The community rallied around Rotary and showed their support in spite of that.
Here are a few of the local groups VOM Rotary helped financially, in addition to many international projects:
Redwood Empire Food Bank
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
SAY (Social Advocates for Youth)
St. Joseph’s Mobile Health
Catholic Charities
Boys & Girls Clubs
WRS (Women’s Recovery Service)
The Living Room (serving at-risk or homeless women & their children)
SR Youth Symphony
Oakmont Volunteers
Meals on Wheels
Council on Aging
Rincon Valley School District Student of the Month
10,000 Degree (scholarships for low-income students to attend college)
Parent/Child Institute Diaper Bank
Earle Baum Center of the Blind

One year, Valley of the Moon Rotary aided Oakmonters who needed help installing smoke detector batteries and heater filters. Twice a year, club members wash the lovely benches around Oakmont that VOM Rotary commissioned ArtStart to custom paint to represent scenes indicative of Oakmont specifically.

Now that Covid has somewhat subsided, Valley of the Moon Rotary is in the planning stages of its biggest fundraiser, the Crab Feed, which is tentatively planned for February 25, 2023. Our hands will once again be out asking for your support. This is an event that has been very successful in the past, as contributors get the pleasure of not only consuming delicious crab and all the fixings, but a chance to win fun prizes in the raffle, plus an auction of locally contributed items such as weekend getaways. Of course, it’s also an evening of fun camaraderie, which perhaps a lot of you have been missing during the last few years of staying isolated.

Maybe you’d like to attend one of our meetings to see first hand what we’re all about. Meetings are held at the East Rec Center most Thursday mornings at 7:45 a.m. Join us for coffee, a light breakfast and some friendly conversation. If you know someone in Valley of the Moon Rotary club, let them know you’d like to attend. If not, call or e-mail Art Fichtenberg at 707-484-1051, e-mail afichtenberg@aol.com. We would really like to meet you and we hope you will


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