“Service Above Self” is Rotary’s guiding light, together with its Four Way Test for business ethics. Rotarians are motivated by a desire to give back to their community as well as to uphold high standards in their business relationships.
As the oldest service club in the community, Chino Rotary has a long history of involvement and financial support for local programs particularly supporting young people, their physical and organizational activities and their school achievement.
Much of its charitable budget, administered by the Foundation of the Chino Rotary Club, is raised by an annual dinner and auction. Other funds, such as international projects, come from wine tasting parties and other events.
Physical projects of benefit to the community have been the flag poles presented at the opening of the Chino Civic Center, Centennial Square at Central and Washington Avenues, picnic tables at the Yorba-Slaughter Adobe, the clock on the city-Chaffey College tech building downtown and replacement trees at Chino High.
Service projects for young people include annual speech, music and essay contests, scholarships, achievement awards, leadership training, YMCA and scouting support, leadership and service awards at Boys Republic and the Chino schools’ foundation.
Numerous mini-grants have been provided to classroom teachers.