Riders leave Liberty Station for the Second Annual Jim Krause Memorial RIDE THE POINT bike ride on Saturday, November 9, sponsored by the Point Loma Rotary Club and Moment Cycle Sports. Some rode a "metric century," 62 miles, others the 25-mile course, and a few minutes later the ten-mile Family Ride departed and cycled along the bayfront as far as the San Diego Maritime Museum. Even more successful than last year, with a perfect fall day, more than 450 riders participated and enjoyed every minute. The Club was backed by more than 100 volunteers, numerous generous sponsors and the goodwill of the entire community.
Among our riders, Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Chief of Police Shelley Zimmerman, with members of the San Diego Yacht Club Cycling Team and our own Dick Thorn. Riders pass our symbol, the historic lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument.
Enjoying German and local brew, bratwurst, barbeque and happy times in the lovely Point Loma gardens of Shannon and Ken Osborn
For more than 65 years, Point Loma Rotary Club has provided support for community projects in Point Loma and the greater San Diego area, including the Cabrillo, Ocean Beach, and Robb Field Recreation Centers, both Boy Scout Troops and Sea Scout units, local Cub Scouts, the Peninsula YMCA, the Point Loma Concert Series, the Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library, A Reason to Survive (ARTS), two Auxiliaries of Rady Children’s Hospital, the Alpha Project, the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, the Wounded Warriors, Holiday Helping Hands, the Rescue Task Force, the San Diego Humane Society, Meals on Wheels, Reality Changers and the Barnes Tennis Center. And many others. We have sponsored students of Point Loma and High Tech High Schools, to develop leadership and public speaking skills through speech contests and leadership seminars. We support the educational and outreach activities of the Cabrillo National Monument. Among our lasting legacy projects are the Rotary Clock at NTC Park on Liberty Station, the sycamore trees along Canon St. and the inspiration for and partial funding of Pacific Portal on Shelter Island.
Internationally, Point Loma Rotary Club has funded ShelterBox survival kits for the disasters in Haiti, Turkey, and Australia, established a project for earthquake preparedness; supported elementary schools in Mexico and Ecuador and provided funding for the eradication of polio. We are now embarked on a marvelous project to sustainably provide fresh water to families in the outlying islands of the Republic of Fiji.
The Point Loma Rotary Club Endowment Fund, Inc. is an IRS Sections 501(c)(3) tax-exempt and 509(a)(2) public charity; donations are tax deductible.