By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)–Seven days in the week, seven wonders of the ancient world. There were seven dwarves in the story and seven years in Tibet. James Bond’s secret agent number was 007 and there are seven continents.
This week, seven gained a new significance as the Rotary Club of the High Desert welcomed seven new members to their ranks. Seven may not seem like a big number, but for new members Nolan and Tamara Dick, Lacey Kerns, Trent Sumpter, George Lopez, Angela Mazzella and Laura Richey it means becoming part of the world’s oldest service organization, 1.2 million members strong in over 200 countries.
That’s seven more young professionals dedicated to “Service Above Self,” to eradicating polio, to providing wheelchairs for the disabled, to building homes for the homeless. Membership in the club means a commitment to volunteerism: locally, regionally and abroad. Club members have built a house in northern Baja Mexico, assisted low income seniors with “Honey-Do” projects in Hesperia, taken needy children shopping in Victorville and funded three cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries for children in Guatamala.
This year the club is working to fund wheelchairs for the disabled through the “American Heroes Dance” on Friday, September 16, at the Percy Bakker Community Center in Hesperia. Tickets are currently available through www.HDRotary.com. Tickets are $50 for an individual or $90 per couple. Current and past members of the military, firefighters, police, teachers, emergency personnel and municipal employees qualify for a 10% discount with ID. The “American Heroes Dance” will feature a live band, door prizes, drawings, a cash bar, and a tribute to our men and women in uniform. For more information call (760) 954-7571.
The Rotary Club of the High Desert welcomes new members of all ages and professions Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. at Los Domingo’s in Apple Valley. Dues are $25 per month. Those interested in joining are always welcome to stop by for a meeting or contact the club through www.HDRotary.com, http://www.facebook.com/rotaryclub.highdesert or by calling the membership chair Nicole Alonzo at (760)912-1424.