As we wish everyone a Happy New Year and move forward with planned activities and events for 2023 just a friendly reminder that the Puerto Peñasco Rotary Club meets every Wednesday morning at the Friendly Dolphin Restaurant. We conduct a session from 8am to 9am in English to answer questions and share information about Rotary. The actual meeting is at 9am and is mainly in Spanish. Come to one or both sessions, we would love to have you join our group.

During Christmas our Club was involved in several activities: we prepared lunch for the residents of Casa Hogar and purchased warm jackets for each resident. We also collected warm coats, jackets, and socks, for many individuals in need. Our club also participated in the Young Life fundraiser as well as the Black and White Ball which is a fundraiser for many local charities.

Our Club is now busy planning our annual fundraising event; we call it the Rotary Fish Bowl. This event will take place in The Shrimp Park Plaza the Saturday before the Superbowl which this year will be February 11th. This event showcases many Peñasco restaurants. The restaurants set up tents and booths and prepare their specialty cuisine. The Rotary Club sells tickets which allows attendees to sample various dishes. It is truly a spectacular event and a “Real Taste” of Peñasco. There will also be music, door prizes, special drawings, a 50/50 split the pot, and numerous arts and crafts. Mark your calendar now you won’t want to miss this!!

We as a Club are continuing to meet with the city and health department concerning a cure for rickettsia/Rocky Mt. Spotted fever. In February our sister Rotary Club from Utah will spend a week with us concerning this project. To be successful in the elimination of Rickettsia it will take many organizations and people working together to rid our community of this disease.

Recently our friend and Rotary Governor elect, Rafael de la Rosa from Caborca attended a Rotary leadership conference, he reported that the two outstanding Rotary Clubs in Mexico that were talked about intensively were: a Tijuana Club and none other than the Puerto Peñasco Rotary Club. They were most impressed by our many service projects. So much of this recognition is a result of the support from our community- Thank you so much to each of you!!!

As I have said so often Rotary is a wonderful way to live “Service Above Self”. For more information about Rotary call me; Dr. Sally Downey 480-612-5783 or check out our website: