Our local Rotary Club has been very busy planning the May district conference. As we anticipate many visitors from all over Mexico, as well as the United States we are putting the finishing touches on a spectacular event. As we line up guest speakers and fun activities. We remain cognizant that many of our participants will be visiting Rocky Point for the first time and we want this conference to leave a lasting great impression so that our first-time visitors will come back often. The conference titled “Two Countries and One Rotary” will be held at our local convention center from May 2nd through May 5th.

  • We recently had an opportunity to host 60 young people all members of RYLA, which is a high school organization, supported by Rotary where leadership and citizenship responsibility is taught. The event was held at CEDO and a great time was had by many. Our club is also working with a RYLA group of youth from Utah. This group comes to Rocky Point every year to do service projects. They have painted houses they have cleaned up areas and have gone door-to-door on occasion to deliver information and medicine to individuals in need. Every year they work with our club to come up with needed service projects, this year we hope to work together to do some much-needed painting at our local hospital. These young people spend their spring break giving to our community… how great is that?

Hopefully you’ve been noticing some of the newly painted handicap accessibility ramps around town. This is an ongoing project for our club to make sure that our handicapped citizens are respected and have easy accessibility to our parks and public facilities.

The Puerto Peñasco Rotary Club continues to work on projects that make life better for everyone in Rocky Point. Every time I see the water truck that is taking drinking water to all of our schools, I think to myself, job well done. Before our rotary club, there wasn’t a way to assure that water would be delivered to all the schools so we had to find enough money to build a purification plant so that we could make sure our students had clean drinking water. We formed partnerships and solicited district grant money and made this a reality.

If any of you are interested in learning more about Rotary, please join us at one of our weekly meetings. We meet every Wednesday morning at 9 AM at the restaurant at Playa Bonita. If you have any questions, give me a call at 480-612-5783/Dr. Sally Downey.

“Service Above Self”… what a great way to live!