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JULY 2021-

JUNE 2022 

SERVICE PROJECTS

Building Our Community, One Step At A Time

 

WAYS WE HELP

Meaningful Work. Unforgettable Experiences.

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VOTED BEST SERVICE CLUB 2021

2021

Thank you to our community who voted us The Best Service Club!

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MCHS HOMECOMING MOVIE 2022

June 18th

Purchase tickets under "Upcoming Events" Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Rotary Club of Mariposa Yosemite thanks all our Sponsors, Artists, Wineries, Food Vendors, Cars and Volunteers for a magnificent day. The weather outdid itself, and many came to enjoy a grand day out. 
Through hard work, loaded with fun and laughter, we were enabled to raise funds that we can pour back into our community. Do look through our website and see all the many ways we build up all those around us. 
Enjoy the video.

 
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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGHSCHOOL STUDENTS

May 19th 2022

We gave out scholarships this year to 6 outstanding students, totaling $22,000.
The future looks bright with all this talent and hard work!

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BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL PARKING

April 23rd and 24th

Butterfly Festival parking came twice in one Rotary year this time. So we donned our yellow shirts and safety vests and parked cars for both days.

 
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CLUB MOVIE DEBUT

April 23rd and 24th 2022

Standing at our booth at the Butterfly Festival, brochures in hand, we talked to many people sharing the news about our club whilst our movie played. You can view it on our homepage.

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GUATEMALA ROTARY PROSTHESIS PROJECT

April 7th 2022

The April 7th DINNER meeting was especially wonderful, due to our special guests from Guatemala and Sacramento. Dr. Chuck Mosher brought his friend Steve Herrick and Rotarian Manolo (Manuel) Saenz from Rotary International District 4250 in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Our Rotary District 5220 Governor, Tim Madden welcomed everyone, too, from all the Central California clubs.  Our visitors told of what they hope will become an international project between our two clubs, to provide prostheses to young mountain children and the upkeep of those devices for 15 years. The video presentation displayed Guatemalan beauty as well as told the stories of several youngsters who have already received artificial limbs.

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TIER I-TRANQUILITY BASE

Helping Veterans March 2022

Rotary Club of Mariposa Yosemite President Elect, Eric Weihe, presented a check for $4467.36 to Steven Kuryla (aka Sam Hill). This donation represents proceeds from Lowe's film, "Veterans’ Unforgotten Memories." The Rotary Club will match this amount and donate it to Steve's non-profit organization Tier I-Tranquility Base. 
Kuryla says, "Where is your money going to go? To men and women who stepped up and went to WAR for this country."

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CLUB FILM PRODUCTION

February 26th 2022

After moving the shelter and a hearty breakfast, we set to making our club film. You can view it on our home page of this website. Hope you enjoy it!

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MYSTERIOUSLY MOVING BUS SHELTER

February 26th 2022

The bus shelter at Silva/Carlton and Triangle was a bit forlorn and no longer used. With permission from the property owner and school district, Rotarian Jim Wittkoph and crew in the early Saturday morning, moved it to Lushmeadows. Eric Weihe then set a paint brush to it and nailed up the Rotary logo, it is now good as new and enjoyed by children catching the bus to school.

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DICTIONARIES FOR ALL 3RD GRADERS

Yearly event

Each year, we purchase colorful dictionaries for every 3rd Grader in Mariposa County. We know students love and enjoy them as they send us beautiful thank you letters! 
From left to right, Walter Wall, Superintendent Jeff Aranguena and Elaine Seymour

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“BREATHING LIFE”

Helping Fight COVID-19 in India January 20th 2022

We sent $2,697 to the Breathing Life project, thus becoming a partner in with many other donors to provide a breathing machine for those in the town of Coimbatore, India, breathe with the latest COVID-19 wave. For the full story, visit our "Rotarians In Action Page".

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SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING

December 17th and 18th 2021

This Year, we rang the bells for 2 days  to help raise funds for The Salvation Army. Braving the cold we managed to collect the record amount on one of the days!

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EMERGENCY FOOD AND CLOTHING NEEDS FOR SCHOOLS

December 16th 2021

We learned last minute that some children in the schools would be going home for the holidays with limited access to food and warm clothing. The Service Committee jumped into action, raising over $600 immediately. We went out and purchased food and warm clothing, delivering them just in time.

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MARIPOSA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHRISTMAS PARADE

December 11th 2021

We joined in our local Christmas Parade organized by the Mariposa Chamber of Commerce. There were 28+ floats, cars and walkers, creating a spectacular show for the local community. Our display consisted of The Presidents of Christmas Past, Present and Future leading our club in service to our community.

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VETERANS' UNFORGOTTEN MEMORIES MOVIE

November 13th 2021

Movie produced by Bill Lowe, had 3 screenings on November 13th in honor of Veterans. May we never forget.
If you missed the show, dvd's can be purchased at Steve Sportsman Café, Mariposa Visitor Center, Mariposa Museum and History Center, The Market Place and The Company Store.

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DEDICATION OF THE VETERANS MEMORIAL

November 13th 2021

A joint venture with other service clubs, we came together to dedicate the newly built Veterans' Memorial, honoring those who gave everything for our freedom. A hotdog lunch was served to over 200 people.

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TRUNK OR TREAT

October 31st 2021

We participated in Trunk or Treat, organized by Mariposa Safe Families. Thank you to the community for voting us first place for best trunk. Picture by Joanna Ransom.

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DONATIONS TO HERITAGE HOUSE AND MANNA HOUSE

Supporting local Entities

Supporting our local Heritage and Manna House, who provides emergency assistance to those in need. Providing a check through community giving and collecting food to help towards the holidays.

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BUS SHELTER REPAIRS

A never Ending Project!

We are out and about, maintaining and repairing the bus shelters for the school children. This is a year round job, replacing floors, painting, new roofs and cleaning them out 3-4 times a year.

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CLUB LOGO

September/October 2021

We took the time to develop our club logo, designed by a local artist. keep a look out for it!

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GOLF TOURNAMENT

September 18th 2021

We had a beautiful scholarship golf tournament!  Thanks to our golf committee chaired by Eric Weihe, to our generous donors, to River Creek Golf Course for a wonderful day and to every single Rotarian who helped out.

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COUNTY FAIR CAR PARKING AND BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL CAR PARKING

Twice a Year!

We were out and about on Fair day and at the Butterfly Festival, helping park the cars. There was a great turnout of people from all over, enjoying themselves.

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COVID CLINICS

Tuesdays; Thursdays and Saturdays 2021

The county called for our help, we stepped up and helped out at the local clinics, weekly and bi-weekly. Helping our county stay safe.

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DEVELOPED OUR OWN NEWSLETTER

Produced Monthly

Want to know what's going on? Take a look at our newsletters found under "Rotarians in Action" tab on our sites main menu.

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SIGNAGE

July-December 2021

Where are we? Working on our signage, working with other service clubs to update old signs & developing new banners. Don't follow these signs in the picture!!

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HELPING OUR LOCAL SCHOOLS

Many Occasions

Need comes in all shapes and sizes, new shoes, food and other items have been provided for our local schools on many occasions.

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MOUNTAIN CRISIS WISH LIST

August 11th 2021

We provided many items for Mountain Crisis, from food to art supplies, bathroom products and other items.
A "drive for supplies" from our own generous club members from July 15th-August 5th, delivering them on August 11th.

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ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY

Undertaken 3-4 times a year

Working in conjunction with Kris Casto and Main Street Mariposa, we donned our high visible vests and hats and set to cleaning up the streets of Mariposa.