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The Rotary Club Of Westlake Village Sunrise participates in multiple service projects each year in and around the greater Conejo Valley and surrounding communities; some with our members exclusively and others with other Rotary Clubs or non-profits in the Conejo Valley.
All of these carry great meaning to our organization as most were brought to our Club from, and initiated by members who have a passion for a particular non-profit, charity or outside organization, and have found yet another way to give to that group by introducing their Rotary family to their “passion”.
These meaningful projects allow Rotarians to engage in fellowship while allowing for diversity with integrity and have the pleasure of being leaders in the community by displaying “Service Above Self” and constantly reinforcing The Four-Way Test.
Featured News & Events
Westlake Village Sunrise Rotary Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week
Westlake Sunrise Rotarians gathered together at the beginning of their Rotary meeting at Los Robles Greens and assembled over 353 Teacher Appreciation bags filled with goodies and sweets to thank the teachers for their hard work during this COVID-challenged school year. Our President Elect and Community Service Chair, Michelle Ramsey, supervised the assembly process and helped us assemble the bags.
Once the bags were assembled, WLV Sunrise Rotarians delivered them to a number of schools in the Conejo Valley and surrounding area. We delivered these packages to Westlake High School; Oak Park High School; Westlake Elementary School and Westlake Hills Elementary School.
We thank the teachers and administrators for their hard work and dedication to our kids!
The two pictures reflect the great experience and good will that came out of this project ( both Rotarians and School Staff) . In one picture, President Jim Wisdom is with Lauri Looker of Westlake High School. Lauri has been instrumental in helping the WLV Sunrise Rotary Club find potential RYLA students for the District 5240 RYLA program for many years.
Holidays in the Village
Rotarians are asked to serve their communities using their skills, strengths, and talents. Westlake Village Noon wanted to create Holidays In the Village (HITV), a European style Christmas Market, as an annual community event in early December that was family friendly. It was too big a challenge and needed more skills than they had in their Club. Solution – partner with Westlake Village Sunrise and the City of Westlake Village!
We pulled it off! On Sunday, December 12, 2021, HITV was an amazing success with thousands of attendees! The overwhelming feedback from attendees: We had a wonderful time! Please tell us you are doing it again next year! Well – we are! The second annual HITV will be on December 4, 2022.
Success required months of planning, organizing, designing, procuring, prepping, and promoting. It required follow through and last-minute problem solving the weekend of the event to make it happen. It took over 250 volunteers from our two clubs and the community. The skills, strengths, and talents needed included: leadership, project management, logistics, budgeting, construction, carpentry, scenic art, entertainment, food service, purchasing, communication (PR, social media, and print), printing, fund raising, vendor support, legal services, insurance and risk management, health and food safety, traffic and security. Whew! Ultimately, we succeeded through trust, commitment, and service above self!