On behalf of the Rocky Point Rotary, I would like to wish you a Happy New Year and best wishes for a more normal 2022! As you have crossed the border, I am sure you have noticed the white tent where individuals have been receiving COVID vaccinations. With the help of the United States Government and a coordinated effort with the Pima County Health Department much needed COVID vaccinations are being provided to Rocky Point residents. Buses have been transporting residents to the border and Rotarians have been helping with the process. This is so important as we all work together to make our community a safe place to live and visit.

December activities that Rotarians participated in included: delivering eyeglasses to 140 youths, a Christmas lunch served to Casa Hogar residents along with donations of cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items. On December 16th our Rotary district governor, Octavio Sanchez Ramonetti from Ensenada joined our members for a dinner hosted by Las Palomas/Maria Restaurant. Our district 1400 now covers the entire state of Sinaloa, Sonora, Baja California, and Baja California Sur.

Our club was also instrumental in overseeing a huge container that was loaded in Phoenix with lots of medical supplies including equipment and medications. This container crossed the border in early December and was distributed to area hospitals including Rocky Point. This is the second such container that has been distributed in our area and is a result of an international grant secured by our club. The two containers have a value of over $800,000 dollars.

Now, for a date that I hope you will all mark on your calendars The date is February 5th, and the event is the “The Fish Bowl”. Rotary hosts and sponsors this event and encourage all the local restaurants to have a booth at the Shrimp Park where they provide samples of their individual cuisines. This is a fun, fun, fun event with great food, great music, and a chance at a 50/50 cash drawing. There will be lots of other prizes and maybe even some live auction items! Be there or be square!!! We need your support, and we promise you a good time!

As always, if you are interested to learn more about Rotary, you can visit our website at clubrotariopuertopenasco.org and email us at clubrotariopuertopenasco@gmail.com or you can call me, Sally Downey at (480) 612-5738 or attend a meeting every Wednesday morning at 9:00 AM at the Friendly Dolphin.

“Service above Self” What a great way to live!!!