Upcoming Club Events

President Trudi’s Demotion Dinner
Tuesday, June 27th, 6 pm,
Lutheran Church the Place.

August 26, “On the Runway”
New Major Fund Raiser  Save the Date

 

                                         
  • On the Rundway, August 26th 6pm, Paradise Airport

    On the Runway, a new fun and exciting fundraiser for the Northern California and The Rotary Club of Paradise. Held at the Paradise Airport on August 26th this event will feature vintage and classic cars of all makes and years, historic and modern airplanes adorned with beautiful ballerinas. There will be a several no host beverages including great wines, beers and other delights available along with tasty foods and music while guests enjoy the beauty of the Sutter Buttes and the Sacramento Valley in the Distance. Bid on the many silent auction items while sipping on your beverage. Proceeds help the Rotary Club of Paradise provide the many projects and services for our community and world and the Northern California Ballet . Don’t miss this fabulous event. Click this link to purchase your tickets https://www.eventbrite.com/e/on-the-runway-tickets-34131533335 and get ready for this fun and worthwhile event.

  • INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS AND SPONSORS

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    ROTARY CLUB OF PARADISE INFORMATION SHEET FOR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS AND SPONSORS

    Chartered April 9, 1946

     

    1. ROTARY INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION

     

    • Founded in 1905 by Paul Harris
    • 2 million Rotarians worldwide
    • 166 Countries and Geographical Regions
    • 530 Districts in the World
    • 32,000 Clubs in the World

     

    1. OUR CLUB IS GOVERNED BY A BOARD OF DIRECTORS
    • There are six Directors, elected for two-year terms (three directors are elected each odd year and two in even years) plus the Immediate Past President.
    1. AVENUES OF SERVICE
    • Vocational Service – those committees that serve the vocations: Employer/Employee Relations, Career Information, Four-Way Test, Job Shadow, Mentors, Trade and Professional.
    • Club Service – those committees that support club operations and activities: Fellowship, Finance, Historian/Display, Keyway, Membership/Classification/Attendance, Music, Public Relations, Rotary Information, Sergeant at Arms.
    • Community Service – those committees that support our community and youth; Camp Royal, Community Projects, Interact, Student of the Month, Scholarships, Senior Citizens, and Youth Services, Dictionaries for 3rd Graders, Baseball Field Improvements, Bus sheds, Caboose in town park and many more.
    • International Service – deal with club activities on an international scale: Ambassadorial Scholarship, International House Visit, the Rotary Foundation, Youth Exchange and World Community Service.
    • New Generations those committees that recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults involved in leadership development activities, community and international service projects, and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding

    There is an activity or program in Paradise Rotary to which each member can contribute, in some way

    1. NEW MEMBER SELECTION STEPS
    • Candidate is proposed by an existing member (Proposal form completed and submitted to membership team)
    • Proposal is reviewed and approved by the Membership Team.
    • Proposal is acted upon by the Board of Directors.
    • Candidate is “published” for review by the Club’s membership for 7 days. (The prospective members’ signature on the last page of this form grants permission to “publish” his/her name before the Club. Please note that this is not a “blackball” procedure.)
    • Candidate orientation is provided for the prospective members by the Membership Team.
    • The proposed person is invited to pursue membership in the Rotary Club of Paradise.
    • New member is inducted.
    1. FINANCIAL OBLIGATION
    • Dues are $175.00 per year. Billed in two equal parts in November and May
    • There is a one time New Member Initiation Fee of $100.00 which includes a Rotary shirt. Paid at time of proposal submission, refunded if not inducted.
    • Annual recognition or As Agreed Fine assessment is suggested at $150.00 minimum
    • Meals are currently $14.00 each week or you can purchase a 10 meal ticket for $140.00. Most meetings will be at the “The Place”, Luther Drive, Paradise.
    • Missed meetings (not made up) are $14.00 each,
    • Early leavers pay $5.00 for the privilege of leaving the meeting before the program.

    Typical cost for Paradise Rotary Membership

    ANNUAL DUES 175.00
    NEW MEMBER INITIATION FEE- Std 100.00)
    Dual Member, Initiation Fee ($50.00)
    Paid on proposal submission
    100.00
    FINES AS AGREED (MINIMUM)
    Dual Member (No Minimum)
    150.00
    LUNCH @$14.00 X 48 672.00
    TOTAL Std Member $1097.00
    TOTAL, Dual Member $897.00

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    1. What does a member receive for his/her money?
    • Fellowship with leading business, professional & vocational members of the community. The ROTARIAN. Rotary International’s monthly magazine.
    • The E Cone. Paradise Rotary’s electronic newsletter.
    • The Club Directory and access to the Club’s Database
    • Membership, fellowship and the opportunity to serve in a first rate service club with worldwide associations.

     

    1. ATTENDANCE : A Principal Commitment in Rotary
    • Stay through a minimum of 50% of the weekly meetings, including makeup at another club.
    • Making up in Paradise is easy and fun, because there are four clubs in our area.
    • A missed meeting (without make-up) carries a $14.00 fee per meeting. Rotarians have 6 months on either side of a meeting date to make up a missed meeting.
    • Four missed meetings in a row, with no makeup’s, is cause for membership termination, if not excused by the Board of Directors. Leaves of Absence can be granted for illness or other serious situations.
    • Applications for Leaves, for allowable reasons, are made through the Club Secretary in writing.
    • A minimum of 50% attendance is required during each half of the Rotary year, with a minimum 30% attendance being at one’s home club in each half of the Rotary year.

     

    1. MEMBERSHIP NOMINATION

    Now that you have been nominated for membership in the Rotary Club of Paradise, we would like you to read the statement below. If after reviewing the following, you wish to pursue membership, please sign below and return to the presenter. If you wish to take time to further consider member­ship please feel free to do so. The attached may be returned to your sponsor or sent to the Club Secretary within 14 days of receipt.

     

    Club Secretary
    Rotary Club of Paradise
    P.O. Box 820
    Paradise, CA 95967

     

     


     

    1. SIGNATURES REQUIRED

    Candidate:

     

    I wish to pursue membership in the Rotary Club of Paradise. I understand the financial and attendance obligations as outlined in this informational handout.  I hereby grant permission for the Rotary Club of Paradise to publish my name before the membership of the club. (See Item #4).

     


    CANDIDATE’S NAME (Please Print)

    ________________________________________

    CANDIDATE’S SIGNATURE                                                                                             DATE

    _______________________________________                                                      ____________

    As a sponsor, I agree to assist the proposed individual for one year and to accept obligation and responsibility to help integrate the new member into Paradise Rotary.

    SPONSOR’S SIGNATURE                                                                                                DATE

    ______________________________________                                                         ____________

  • Paradise Rotary Donates SCBA’s to Fire Department

    (Paradise, CA) 21 September, 2016) — The Rotary Club of Paradise has purchased 4 new self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) for the Paradise Fire Department. The club is holding a public lunch meeting, Sept 29, 12 noon at the Downtown Park to mark the event . The new breathing apparatus, which cost over $24,000, are used by firefighters in hazardous environments where the air is too hot and or dangerous for the firefighters to breath, such as structural fires, vehicle and wildfires.

     

    Local Rotarians found that many of the SCBA units our firefighters use were out of date and did not meet today’s standards.

     

    Paradise Major Jody Jones and spouse of Rotarian Ron Jones commented “The safety of our firefighter’s is critical as they risk their lives to save our homes.  It is our responsibility to provide them with the equipment they need to do the job.”

     

    Although the Town had updated as many as they could afford  there was still a need for several more to replace old ones and equip the new fire engine purchased with Measure C funds from a recent sales tax increase. The club members saw the need and took action.

     

    The club applied for and received a grant from Rotary District 5160 and Rotary International for $8,500 and along with donations from  Paradise Interact Club, The Willows Rotary Club, The Town of Paradise, and generous local donors matched the over $12,000 in grants and donations to purchase the critical devices.

     

     “ As President of Paradise Rotary I am so pleased and excited that we are able to help our firefighters and our community by purchasing 4 SCBA units with the help of Rotary District 5160 and local contributors and, of course, our own Rotary club.” Trudi Angel,  Paradise Rotary President

     

    The Club raised their portion through local fund raisers such as the  upcoming “Steak and Lobster Affair” Oct 15th, at the Paradise Senior Center and the Paradise Rotary Crab Feed scheduled for Jan 28th, 2017.

     

    The Club is holding a presentation ceremony on Sept. 29, 12 noon at the Downtown Paradise Park, across from the Police Station. The event is open to the public with free hot dogs, chips and drinks. On hand will be Community Leaders, Paradise Fire Department staff, Rotarians and the town’s new fire engine will be on display.

     

    Come celebrate as your community’s firefighters get another tool to keep our town safe from fire.

  • 5th Annual Steak and Lobster Affair

    The 5th Annual Steak and Lobster Affair is jSteak and Lobster top half of ticketsust 4 weeks away. Oct 15, 2016. This year Chef Hobart from the Rolling Hills Casino will be preparing your fabulous meal of tender juicy filet mignon. a large Maine lobster tail prepared to perfection, baked potato, vegetable, and a delicious desert. It gets better because Chef Hobart will prepare a special desert for two lucky winners of the desert auction. Of course there will be a no host bar and great entertainment both before during and after the sumptuous meal.This years featured entertainment is the stand up comedian act,Stephen B. Stephen has performed for over 30 years to Fortune 500 company events and has great reviews.Proceeds from this event enable the Rotary Club of Paradise to help our local community and world. Tickets are $65.00 each from PIP Printing, Wells Fargo Bank Paradise, A Stitch Above Embroidery and any Paradise Rotarian. It is truly a night to remember! See you there.

  • Paradise Rotary Club Adds 15 New Members

    David CooperDespite nationwide trends where service clubs and fraternal organizations are shrinking at an alarming rate the Rotary Club of Paradise is growing. It’s newest member, David Cooper, a longtime Chico accountant was inducted into the club at our last meeting. The Club has added 15 new members in the last 12 months. “With 88 members our Club has the manpower and connections to make a real difference in our local community” said current Rotary President, Trudi Angel.

    David is just one example of why people join Rotary. David moved to Paradise after retiring from a career as an accountant. David is no stranger to giving back to his community. He is a former member and past president of a Chico area Lions Club. David and his wife Trish, the Bank Manager of the Oroville Bank of America, are looking forward to making new friends and serving their local community by joining Rotary.

    Other new members to the club this year include, Travis Barker – Tri-Counties Bank, Vince Clarkson – Hudson’s Appliance, Donna Colosky – PUSD Superintendent, John Gliha – Fundraising Consultant, Ken Jones – Black Bear Diner, Phil Koenig – Retired Hardware Sales, Ann and Bill Martin – WLM Construction, Dina McSpadden – Screen and Window Shop, Andrea Reid – Retired IBM Project Manager, Jack Rockwell – Retired Auto Dealer, Chuck and Patty Rough – Retired Town Manger and John Waterman – Ebay Power Seller.
    Several of the new members joined under the Club’s new Dual Membership Program where two members connected via some sort of business or personal relationship are full members and jointly count as one member for attendance.

    The Rotary Club meets every Thursday, noon at the Lutheran Church on Skyway just above Terry Ashe Park.
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  • Paradise Past Presidents Party

  • Concours de la Chapelle August 27th!

    A fantastic event is happening on Saturday, August 27th – it’s the 8th Annual Concours de la Chapelle!   An elegant evening under the stars featuring classic European Cars, fabulous food, custom cocktails, and magnificent music and art.   This is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Paradise and the Northern California Ballet.  Get your tickets now – www.concourschapelle.com.

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  • Paradise Rotary Refurbishes Bus Stops

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    Paradise students who ride the bus will find newly repaired and painted bus stops when school reopens. With help from their friends, the Paradise Rotary club has cleaned, repaired and painted 14 local bus stops. The Lions club installed the bus stops years ago and contributed funds for the service project. In partnership with local organizations like the Paradise Irrigation District and Pacific Gas & Electric, PG&E and PID helped prepare the bus stops by hosing down the bus stops using their water trucks.

     

    Paradise students also got involved.  The Ridgeview Rangers, a group of students from Ridgeview High School dedicated to community service, and The Paradise Interact Club (Rotary Club for High School Students) helped repaint the bus stop shelters.

     

    Rotarian Bob Di Pietro, who led the Rotary effort said that the project couldn’t have been achieved without the help of the community. The Rotary Club of Paradise meets every Thursday, noon at “The Place”  the Paradise Lutheran Church next to Terry Ashe Park.

     

    Shown from the left are Paradise Interact President Louise Norris-Smith, Rotarian Robert DiPietro, and Rotary Foreign Exchange Student Paulo from Mexico.
  • Paradise Rotary Welcomes a New President

    Trudi Official PhotoTrudi Angel, Artistic Director for the Northern California Ballet recently took the reins of The Rotary Club of Paradise. Trudi has been a member of the club for 17 years and has served on the Rotary Board of Directors, chaired numerous club committees and is a youth leader for the community based Rotary Interact Club (a Rotary Club for High School Kids). Rotary Presidents receive advance training for their year as president and Trudi along with her husband Wayne recently traveled to Seoul Korea for the Rotary International Convention.

    Trudi has big plans for this coming year, July 2016-June 2017, which includes applying for a grant to replace aging breathing apparatus for the Paradise Fire Department, Mini Grants to 1st grade classrooms, and donations to various nonprofit organizations and service to our community and world. The club meets every Thursday noon at the Lutheran Church on Skyway, next to Terry Ashe Park.

  • Paint and Sip Fundraiser

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Lunch Meetings

Thursdays, 12:00

“The Place” Paradise Lutheran Church

780 Luther Drive

Paradise, CA

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Upcoming Programs

6/1   – Sacramento River Preservation Trust

6/8   – Kimberly Flener, Butte County Superior Court

6/15 – Kevin Fullerton, R.N., FRH Cancer Center Director

 
  • Paradise Past Presidents Party

  • Paradise Rotary Refurbishes Bus Stops

    Bus Stop Photo

     

    Paradise students who ride the bus will find newly repaired and painted bus stops when school reopens. With help from their friends, the Paradise Rotary club has cleaned, repaired and painted 14 local bus stops. The Lions club installed the bus stops years ago and contributed funds for the service project. In partnership with local organizations like the Paradise Irrigation District and Pacific Gas & Electric, PG&E and PID helped prepare the bus stops by hosing down the bus stops using their water trucks.

     

    Paradise students also got involved.  The Ridgeview Rangers, a group of students from Ridgeview High School dedicated to community service, and The Paradise Interact Club (Rotary Club for High School Students) helped repaint the bus stop shelters.

     

    Rotarian Bob Di Pietro, who led the Rotary effort said that the project couldn’t have been achieved without the help of the community. The Rotary Club of Paradise meets every Thursday, noon at “The Place”  the Paradise Lutheran Church next to Terry Ashe Park.

     

    Shown from the left are Paradise Interact President Louise Norris-Smith, Rotarian Robert DiPietro, and Rotary Foreign Exchange Student Paulo from Mexico.

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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Paradise Rotary Welcomes New Member, Andrea Reid

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    Andrea was born in New Jersey and grew up in Arizona, Massachusetts, and Alaska in a U.S. Air Force family with a sister and a brother.  Andrea’s first marriage to a school teacher, took her around ...

  • Meet Donna Colosky, One of our newest Rotarians

    Donna ColoskyBorn in Vancouver, British Columbia, the youngest of four children Donna attended neighborhood public schools. Upon High School graduation she attended Community College and then the University of British Columbia where she earned a Bachelors of Music Degree in 1984. She subsequently earned her teaching certificate ...