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Our Events and Projects

The Sunset Rotary holds several events throughout the year to help raise funds for various organizations.  A few of our annual events:

Phalaenopsis Orchids

Desserts Galore

Dessert Soiree

April 15, 2024

Enjoy multiple desserts to your hearts content.  This is the 'sweetest' fundraiser of the year.  Every year Sunset Rotary selects a different charity to partner with to provide an enjoyable time, while raising funds for good causes.  Last year we raised enough money to purchase a much  needed portable ventilator for Morongo Basin Ambulance.    
 

Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

December 9, 2023

Come out on a crisp December evening to enjoy the light parade held every December in conjunction with the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce..  Santa will be on hand for the kids.  This fun family community event will warm your heart and soul.   

 

Would you like to have a float in the parade?  Click here for an application.

 

Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship Pageant

Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship Pageant

February 10 , 2024

Contestants go through an intense four month training period.  Shadowing female business leaders in the Morongo basin. Volunteering at community events.  Learning leadership skills and poise. Writing essays of their experiences   

$2000.00 scholarship is awarded to the 2024 Queen  $1,500 scholarship is awarded to the first princess Sponsored by Gubler Orchids.  The 2nd Princess receives a $1,000 scholarship. 

 If you are interested is sponsoring a scholarship or

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Morongo Basin Orchid Festival

October 5 & 6, 2024

Over a dozen various charitable organizations benefit from the annual festival which has raised a over $38,000.00 last year.  A fun-filled weekend that helps bring all the desert communities together.  

The Festival offers free greenhouse tours, orchid classes, an  judged orchid show, wine and cheese tasting, craft beer , games for the kids, good food, live entertainment and music.  Bring your friends and enjoy the fun!

Most Improved Scholarship

Scholarship Distribution

Late May, 2024

Sunset Rotary presents scholarships to high school senors that have turned their academic life around.  We award four to six scholarships to the most improved students at Yucca Valley and Black Rock High Schools,   

 

Helping Marine Families

50 Holiday Baskets for Marine Families.

December 16, 2023

 

The 29 Palms Marine Base is the pride of the Morongo Basin.  Many Marine families are separated from their loved ones while on duty overseas.  Sunset Rotary plays a small part in helping these families have a brighter Christmas.  Hams, mashed potatoes, assorted veggies, fruits, and of course a desert are distributed to families through the help of the Armed Services YMCA just before the Christmas Holiday.  

Desserts Galore

Rotary Fellowship Trip

Member only trip

Spring 2024

We are planning a Fellowship trip down to the wine country of Temecula.  This is an RV experience at Pachanga resort, Hotel accommodations available for those non RV members. We have a special seafood broil and share stories and good times.

 

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