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 also Rotary Clock Tower project, described in the above PLRC Sightings link.)  
The 2015 RAWD work product appears near the Shelter Island "Hat" (pic- tured left). That Shelter Island structure replaced the gazebo paid for by the PLRC in 1979 (see the former gazebo it in the PLRC Sightings link). PLRC workers de-weeded and planted greenery to improve the otherwise barren land adjacent to the Hat.                                        Photo by Dave Leedom
This 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 (therein standing on the 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 other photo (right) was taken on the Ocean Beach SeaWorld Drive entrance. PLRC club members work- ed there over a two-year span (2007-2008) to help beautify that en- trance. Former member 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 Rot-  ary luncheon speaker. She rekindled the PLA-PLRC connection by including various pictures in her
presentation. Club member Dave de Rosier’s wife Kerri penned the description of the Utility Box Pro- ject that she and Dave devised in Summer 2011. The following is an edited version of her account: The PLRC 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 up- coming utility box project−and cleaning existing boxes. That theme morph- ed into dedicating a box to various area service clubs for their work. PLRC sponsored this 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 delivered 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.           Photo by Kerri de Rosier 

 2024: The PLRC has planted trees, cleaned public
 spaces, and performed needed maintenance for 
 our community, at the selected locations on this   webpage.

 This annual labor of love has been a robust event   that has spawned the re-emergence of our spring   revitalization of the PLRC, recruitment of new 
 members, and the generation of positive publicity. 
 Pictured above right, Debra works while Dick and Gus supervise.
This year, on International Rotarians At Work Day
(April 27, 2024), our club president invited us to join
Rotarians around the world to roll up our sleeves for a community service project. We built backpack-holding racks for Point Loma's Cabrillo Elementary School students.
All photos by Margaret Varrisimo & Bill S  We put the backpack hooks in place; and screwed in the hooks. We measured and marked the boards; drilled holes; held the backpack hooks in place; and screwed in the hooks.  Above right, carpenter extraordinaire Lloyd prepares to drill a point home to Margaret.                                         
On the right, you can observe the finished product. In due course, all the newly hooked boards will subse- quently be mounted in a classroom at the school.                                                                   
All photos by Margaret Varrisimo & Bill S