To our Yorba Linda Lobsterfest Friends and Supporters

Posted on Aug 13, 2020
Here is a message from our club president, Cindy Freeman:
Dear Lobsterfest Supporters:

During this unprecedented time of crisis, I am reaching out to you with gratitude for supporting our previous Yorba Linda Sunrise Rotary Club Foundation’s Lobsterfest events. The 33rd Annual Lobsterfest, our one and only fundraiser, was canceled due to the world pandemic. In three-plus decades, the Lobsterfest event has raised over $1.8 million with all net proceeds used to fund local charities and worthy international projects.

To support this effort, the Board of Directors has accepted a challenge from three major donors (all members of the YL Sunrise Rotary Club), to match up to $20,000 if their fellow Club Members, and Lobsterfest supporters can raise the same amount or more in the next few weeks. This campaign runs from July 17 to August 21, 2020. To accomplish this, every member of the Yorba Linda Sunrise Rotary Club has donated toward this campaign! Hoping to surpass this, our goal is to raise $40,000!

As a supporter and/or friend of Yorba Linda Sunrise Rotary Club, would you help us with this challenge by considering a donation to our Foundation?
Below is a pledge form, along with the 501(c)3 community organizations and international projects that shared in the net profit from the 2019 Lobsterfest fundraiser which totaled over $89,000. Again, please consider donating so that in turn, we can support many of these charities.

Thank you in advance for your support. The YL Sunrise Rotary Club Foundation is a tax exempt, nonprofit, nonsectarian, nonpolitical, all volunteer, philanthropic organization with its sole mission to carry on charitable work within the local and international communities. All net profits from this campaign go to support our Foundation (Tax ID #721618522).

You can download our Official Letter by clicking here
You can download our pledge sheet and list of charities by clicking here
Thanks for being a past supporter of Lobsterfest and considering helping again this year.
Club President
Yorba Linda Sunrise Rotary Club
To our Yorba Linda Lobsterfest Friends and Supporters 2020-08-13 07:00:00Z 0

OCSD's Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

Yorba Linda Sunrise Rotary did a drive up celebration in honor of Deputy Hana Robertson as the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.  We presented the Deputy with her individual plaque as well as a perpetual plaque that will be on display at the station house.  Congratulations to Deputy Hana Robertson and thank you to all the officers for the work they do.
OCSD's Law Enforcement Officer of the Year 2020-07-07 07:00:00Z 0

33rd annual Lobsterfest has been canceled

It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of this year's Lobsterfest. 
Our concern is for the safety and health of everyone.
We want to thank and celebrate all of you that have come to support us in the past and we look forward to celebrating with you next year in May of 2021.
33rd annual Lobsterfest has been canceled 2020-05-07 07:00:00Z 0

1,000 Face Shields delivered to the community

Our club made a financial contribution of $2,000 to support this project, which ultimately led to the assembly of nearly 70,000 medical quality face shields.  We received 1,000 of these shields to distribute to medical facilities that we as a club felt might need them the most.  
The following facilities received shields from Yorba Linda Sunrise.
  • 200 shields went to City of Hope Cancer Center in Newport Beach
  • 250 shields went to Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)
  • 250 shields went to Placentia Linda Hospital
  • 100 shields went to the Brookdale Senior Living and Memory Care center on Imperial Highway
  • 75 shields went to ActivCare Memory Care center on Valley View Ave
  • 50 shields went to Sunrise Assisted Living center on Lakeview Ave
  • 50 shields went to Eastern Star Senior Living center on Bastanchury Road
  • 25 shields went to Yorba Linda Food for Families
    • While YLFFF is not a medical center, we felt that their volunteers who interact with the community in such a critical way with their food distribution efforts required some additional protection the same as those serving in the medical care fields
Thank you to everyone who helped with the assembly of the shields.  This was a wonderful project that started with an idea from a Fullerton Rotarian and it has taken off around the world.
1,000 Face Shields delivered to the community 2020-05-01 07:00:00Z 0

Yorba Linda Sunrise Rotary's FIRST Zoom call

Due to the pandemic and quarantine orders, Yorba Linda Sunrise Rotary club decided to hold our very first successful Zoom meeting!
Yes, we stuck with the sunrise time of 7am.
There were about 27-30 of us and we couldn't all fit on one screen!
It was wonderful seeing everyone, catching up, checking in and hearing about the projects that are still continuing (with social distancing in mind).
Yorba Linda Sunrise Rotary's FIRST Zoom call 2020-04-17 07:00:00Z 0

District wide Rotary project - Personnel Protective shield assembly

Posted on Apr 03, 2020
Mike Shanahan assembling face shields for medical personnel
Friday April 3, 2020 was the start of the district wide project - assembling face shields for our medical workers at the frontline of fighting the Corona Virus pandemic.
Our very own Mike Shanahan and Ian Hicks (pictured above) took to the challenge on this first day and volunteered their time with other Rotarians in District 5320. According to Shanahan:
"Each protective shield takes about 2-3 minutes to assemble but the work is easy to do. Everyone working on the project was wearing protective gear and we each had a work station several feet apart. The goal is to assemble 25,000 shields to deliver to the hospitals on Monday. Each of the 5 assembly centers in OC are hoping to build 5,000 face shields each."
If you are interested in participating or donating, please go to this site:
Thank you to all of our healthcare workers for their courage and thank you to everyone who is doing their part in keeping themselves and their loved ones safe.
District wide Rotary project - Personnel Protective shield assembly 2020-04-03 07:00:00Z 0

Presentation - Love Yorba Linda

Cindy Scott came to present Love Yorba Linda, a movement that encourages the community of Yorba Linda to come together and make a difference.
In tandem with other Orange County cities, on April 20, 2020, Love Yorba Linda is kicking off an event that includes fence painting, tree planting, and shrub removal and replanting. There are other projects also being considered for the event as well as an expectation of 400-500 volunteers.
Bobby Batistic presented Cindy with a check to help further this great initiative for the city of Yorba Linda!
Presentation - Love Yorba Linda 2020-02-28 08:00:00Z 0

Presentation - Adonai Sports Academy

Vasanth and Selvina James came to the Yorba Linda Sunrise Rotary club to speak on their non-profit organization Adonai Sports Academy.
Their mission is to help children of underprivileged and poorer sections of a community globally to reach their highest potential in sports and athletics by encouraging them and providing them with coaching camps and tournaments. The children are also given nutritious food, sports jerseys, shoes, socks and other sports necessities.
In holding sports camps and tournaments, it encourage the community to come together and participate and work towards a higher goal.
President Elect, Cindy Freeman, presented Adonai Sports Academy with a check from the club to donate to their wonderful cause!
Presentation - Adonai Sports Academy 2020-02-21 08:00:00Z 0

7th Annual Rotary Housebuild with Bathroom and Septic System

Saturday, February 15, 2020 was made special by a group of 100 Rotarians, in partnership with Corazon, who chose to put their busy lives on hold for one day in order to improve the lives of people they had never met in dramatic and life altering ways. Improvements in their living conditions, their health, their self esteem and their security. Improvements that will have positive effects immediately and for generations yet to come. 
The Rotarians who participated in the 7th Annual Rotary Housebuild with Bathroom and Septic System did something all too rare in the world at large. They gave their sweat, time and treasure in a selfless act that held no promise of return other than helping other fellow human beings who are in great need.
7th Annual Rotary Housebuild with Bathroom and Septic System Stefanie Huynh 2020-02-18 08:00:00Z 0