Catalina Island News

Rotary Club of Avalon Receives Grant to Assist Community Needs

Rotary Club of Avalon

The Rotary Club of Avalon is pleased to announce that they have received a matching grant in through Rotary District 5320 in the amount of $5,000. This grant will assist low-income community members with the cost of boat transportation for medical or surgical services that are not available on the island. The Rotary Club of Avalon provides $2,500 and that amount is matched by Rotary District 5320, which covers Orange and Southern Los Angeles Counties.

Members of the Avalon Rotary club have generously donated to the Rotary Foundation making the club eligible for grant applications. For the past several years, this grant has provided round trip boat tickets and in some cases commuter books to many appreciative community members.

Local residents with a medical/surgical necessity on the mainland will be screened by the social services and business office departments at Catalina Island Medical Center for eligibility. For additional information please contact Jenea Dominguez or Cristina Grain at the Medical Center at 310-510-0700.

Avalon Rotary actively contributes to the betterment of our Island community by donating to local community charities. Avalon Rotary raises money through its fundraisers to contribute to local residents for Thanksgiving and Christmas meals; offers local Avalon High School students' scholarships; and supports projects at the Catalina Island Museum, the Avalon Schools, the Avalon Veterinary Clinic and the Catalina Island Medical Center. A new additional grant is also assisting the Avalon Meals on Wheels program to provide meals to senior citizens now 7 days a week. In addition, Avalon Rotary Club supports international aid to Mexico and supports Rotary International's End Polio Now Campaign.

Avalon Rotary is a vibrant group of community leaders and business people united in their belief that working together, they can make the world a better place. We meet on Wednesdays, at noon, at the Canyon Resort, to enjoy fellowship, extraordinary food, informative guest speakers and plan our community and international service projects. Visiting Rotarians are always welcome. Rotary is the world's premier international humanitarian service organization with 1.2 million members in over 200 countries. All share a mission of advancing world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.