The Arroyo Grande Rotary Club recently purchased and presented new US and California State flags to 13 Lucia Mar Unified School District schools. With funds raised by AG Rotary's annual fundraiser, the club was able to afford to replace all the tattered flags at 12 schools and the District Office: Grover, Oceano, Dorothea Lang, Harloe, and Dana Elementary Schools, Mesa, Paulding and Judkins Middle Schools and Arroyo Grande, Nipomo, New Tech, and Lopez High Schools.
A staff member at Grover Elementary brought the need for new flags for the school to a Rotarian's attention. The school budget didn't allow for funds to replace the tattered flags. Upon research, AG Rotarians discovered 12 more schools needing new flags and at that point decided to take action.
Since 1945 the Rotary Club of Arroyo Grande has united business, professional and civic leaders for the common good both locally and around the globe. Arroyo Grande Rotarians are well-known for their various philanthropic and community activities including the annual Rotary Fish Fry during the Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival (September 23rd), the Rotary Relays for local Junior High athletes which occurs each May and the annual Christmas and Holiday Sing-Along show (December 18th) at the Clark Center. The club also funds international service projects and provides over $12,000 in college scholarships yearly. Rotary International is the world's largest and most notable philanthropic service organization. The motto of its 1.2 million members is "Service Above Self."
Additional information concerning the Arroyo Grande Rotary Flag program, please contact AG Rotary member, Janet Wood at 805-489-0864. For more info on the Arroyo Grande Rotary Club see: See the next article for more information on the Club's 2nd Annual Harley Fundraiser Raffle.
Flag Presentation at Oceano Elementary School
AG Rotary Club members flank 4 Oceano students left to right:
Drew Johnson, Cynthia Ramirez, Cristian Camacho and Jonathan Cervantes
School Principal Michele Johnson is to the immediate left of the students.
Photo Credit: Chris Garey
Margie Drube
RC of Arroyo Grande