The Puerto Peñasco Rotary Club has been busy approving and supporting projects that will benefit our community. As a result of fundraising that took place this year, we are able to support several projects.

We were able to support our local Red Cross with the purchase and donation of a radio repeater. The Red Cross vehicles can now communicate with their home base when they are out and about on calls. We have also committed funding to help the Health Department with the Rickettsia problem; our Utah partner club also donated $2000 USD to this cause.

We have identified an elementary school, that during its closure due to covid, suffered extreme vandalism. Our club will be buying $1000 USD of paint and materials and assisting the parents in cleaning up the school. We are also purchasing and honoring a request from the Police department to buy a water rescue board to help with water/beach rescues. I hope you can see we are putting our fundraising to good use!

Over spring break, we hosted thirty youth from Utah: Rotaract members (a youth affiliate of Rotary). These youth worked all week, involved in several projects. They painted, they cleaned, and enjoyed a special bond with their fellow Rotaract students. It was a “kick” to work with them and observe them as they demonstrated “service above self”.

One of our latest projects is a result of a generous donation from Shutterfly, a company in Tempe, AZ. This technology company: through a Rotary connection in the United States has donated several desks (computer style). They came across the border in parts, so our club has been busy putting them together. These desks will be distributed to our local schools!

A friendly reminder if you are interested in getting more involved in Rotary or visiting a meeting, we meet every Wednesday morning at The Friendly Dolphin Restaurant at 9am. You can also go to our website: or call me, Dr. Sally Downey at (480) 612-5783.