Chris R
President Chris Ruzicka |  2018 – 2019

Who We Are

The Rotary Club of Clayton Valley/Concord Sunrise is located 30 miles east of San Francisco in Northern California and consists of about 50 members. We meet each Thursday at the Oakhurst Country Club for 7 a.m.  breakfast, 1001 Peacock Creek Dr, Clayton. Clayton Valley Rotary is part of a worldwide organization of more than 33,000 Rotary clubs in 168 countries around the world. Rotary is an important non-governmental, non-religious, non-political service organization serving humanitarian goals in the world.

More than 1.2 million business and professional men and women make up the membership of these clubs. We provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and build good will and peace throughout the world. The Rotary motto, “Service Above Self” encompasses what we are all about. We give our time and effort to help others through service in our local communities. We also assist in projects throughout the world by supporting Rotary International, our parent organization.

We invite you to visit us, join in the fellowship and support our community and world wide service activities.

What Do We Do

The Rotary Club of Clayton Valley/Concord Sunrise was chartered in May 1987 and locally serves  the Town of Clayton and the Clayton Valley area of Concord. The club is involved in many projects around the world but also has projects that are important in the local community as well.

Adopt-A-Family Program
  • Our club supports several needy families with gifts and food items for the Christmas holidays.
Camp Royal (youth leadership)
  • Camp Royal is located in the Trinity Alps near Hayfork, CA. It is a week long, summer camp, leadership training experience for juniors (to be seniors) high school students. It invites several motivational speakers and community leaders to speak and teach during the week. Speakers are flown in and out of the Hayfork airport by volunteer Rotarian pilots.
Camp Venture (business/entrepreneurship)
  • Camp Venture is a 4 day, summer camp, entrepreneur experience for juniors (to be seniors) high school students. It is designed to help teach the students how to run their own businesses after graduation. It is held at a Bay Area educational facility.
Clayton Library Foundation
  • Each week the regular speakers at our club sign and donate a book that is donated to the Clayton Library in lieu of a speaker’s gift. The club provides the books at the direction of the Clayton librarian then completes the process by giving the book to the library.
Dictionary Project (dictionaries provided to local 3rd graders)
  • We provide a  quality dictionary to 3rd graders in several schools in the area. This dictionary distribution is part of the Rotary Literacy Program.
Contra Costa County Food Bank
  • Our club members have worked every Tuesday morning at the Food Bank, sorting donated food items.  As we unload barrels of donated food products, we check them for expiration dates, and then box them in specific categories  so they may be distributed to the needy in Contra Costa & Solano Counties
Junior Optimist Baseball League
  • We donate money to the league and they provide surplus or out dated equipment and uniforms that we in turn donate to our Twin Club project in San Felipe, Baja, Mexico.
Local Park Programs and Street Improvements
  • Markham Park, Concord, is a 4 year old environmental project where We  help restore the plants and the grounds in the gardens of Markham Park, Concord’s arboretum by the donation of labor and money.
  • Via Concord’s “Adopt-A-Block ” program, we do litter pick up on Clayton Road between Ayres and Ygnacio on a quarterly basis.
  • We have “adopted” the Cabin Trail in Mt Diablo State Park and provide routine maintainence on a regular basis.
Rotary International Polio Eradication Program
  • Since its beginning in 1987, our club has been donating to The Rotary Foundation for the world-wide eradication of Polio. Each member has pledged to donate as least $100 a year and so far has donated over $145,000. We are nearing our goal!
We Care Center
  • Has been a project of one type or another for many years. We have provided everything from diapers and school supplies to playground equipment, and have completed a Rotary Community Grant of $5000 for the restoration of a classroom in the complex.
International Vision Volunteers
  • Support of a Rotarian run Eye Hospital in Zambia, Africa treating thousands of eye patients annually.

The Rotary Club of Clayton Valley/Concord Sunrise has something for everyone. This will give you an idea of some of the local projects that we are involved in. We also have some regional and several international projects as well. If you are interested in getting involved in a fun loving group that enjoys helping others Rotary might be for you. Our Club President, Secretary and the entire club invite you to come visit us. For more information contact Membership Director Joan D’Onofrio at joandonofrio@aol.com

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