Benoit to Speak at Palm Desert Rotary Tuesday
PALM DESERT – Supervisor John J. Benoit will share a county update with the Rotary Club of Palm Desert on Tuesday, March 17.
The Rotary Club of Palm Desert will meet at noon at Desert Falls Country Club in Palm Desert, 1111 Desert Falls Parkway. Guests are welcome to attend the lunch, which costs $15 per person. To RSVP, contact Meegan Sullivan, president of the club, at 760-902-1906.
“Palm Desert Rotarians continue to be very active in assisting the residents of the east valley, and I am tremendously grateful for their great partnership,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit. “I am pleased to visit the Rotary club of the year and share an update on projects we’re working on.”
Founded Nov. 12, 1948, the Rotary Club of Palm Desert has demonstrated 66 years of service to the Coachella Valley and to the world. Though the Palm Desert Rotary Foundation, members have contributed thousands of hours of volunteer involvement and more than $2 million to the local community, scholarship programs and international service.
Three years ago, the Palm Desert Rotary united clubs in the valley behind efforts to improve living conditions in the eastern Coachella Valley. This has resulted in the renovation of the Galilee Center in Mecca, a nonprofit that provides food, clothing and other basic needs to low-income families.
Rotarians have maintained a weekly volunteer commitment to serve meals at the Galilee Center’s food distribution program. Other Rotary projects have included the donation of computers for children at Mountain View Estates, the installation of water filters at dozens of mobile homes and the recent donation of a truck for the Galilee Center.
Today, the Rotary Club of Palm Desert has the largest membership among 60 clubs in Rotary District 5330. In 2014, it was named club of the year at the district’s annual conference.