Rotarians At Work

In addition to all the programs that the PLRC has generated, the last Saturday of every April is Rotarians at Work Day (RAWD). This RI program began in 2006. It was a joint effort between two Rotary Districts−one in the United States and one in Mexico. 
Club members are asked to donate four hours of their time to various designated projects. See, for example, the installation of the PLRC Rotarian clock at Liberty Station−pictured left, with our club members in their RAWD t-shirts. (See Rotary Clock Tower project described in the above Introduction.)  
Pictured right is the 2015 RAWD work product near the "Hat." That structure on Shelter Island replaced the gazebo paid for by the PLRC in 1979. PLRC workers de-weeded and planted some greenery to improve the otherwise barren land adjacent to the Hat.  Photo by Dave Leedom

The left photo was taken at the Point Loma Correia Middle School in 2006. PLRC members cleaned the school’s north-facing grounds of trash and leaves.

Dave Brummersted (far right) is proudly displaying a momentous “find.” See the dug-up gear wheel which resembles the Rotary wheel in the background Rotarians at Work banner. The young Rotarians in training are former member Byron White's daughters. 
The right photo was taken on the Ocean Beach SeaWorld Drive entrance. PLRC club members worked there over a two-year span (2007-2008) to help beautify that entrance. Former mem- ber Pete Hedley's most helpful grandchildren posed in front of the banner. Both photos were taken by Judy Byram−then Club Photographer and Community Service Director.  

On February 25, 2022, Point Loma Association (PLA) Historian Maureen Summers was  the PLRC Rotary luncheon speaker. She rekindled the PLA-PLRC connection by including
these pictures in her presentation. Club member Dave de Rosier’s wife Kerri penned the
description of the Utility Box Project that she and Dave devised in Summer 2011. The 
following is an edited version of her account (linked here (p.5-6):        
The Point Loma Rotary Club was looking for a new project for its annual Rotarians at Work Day. Kerri asked Dave if the club would consider prepping boxes for the upcoming utility box project−and cleaning existing boxes. That theme morphed into dedicating a box to various area service clubs for their work. PLRC sponsored the box at Catalina and Talbot.
On cleanup/prep day, the PLA divided the individual box sponsors into four teams. Each group proceeded to work with buckets, blue tape, rollers, paint brushes, Goo Gone, Simple Green, scrub brushes, and sponges. Dave and Kerri deliv- ered water to the troops. The teams prepping the boxes had to first clean boxes (several are pictured right), let them dry, then come back and prime them. As Kerri remarked: “They did a terrific job, and we thank them!” Pictured right is the artist, Julia Anderson. Kerri de Rosier took this photograph.