The Desert Hot Springs Rotary was formed in 1945. We have worked on many projects throughout the years –  fundraising and developing city parks, helping families here in DHS and in Mexico, local youth programs and community projects.

Rotary is the world’s premier international humanitarian service organization. We are a diverse global network of community, business, and professional leaders who address relevant social causes to change lives and build goodwill and peace at home and abroad.

Rotary’s 1.2 million members are part of 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.

The Desert Hot Springs Rotary was formed in 1945. We have worked on several projects – including fundraising and developing city parks, helping families in Mexico, and community BBQs. We are currently working on a community garden to provide education for families to grow their own gardens at home.

Desert Hot Springs Rotary meets Every Thursday at 12:00pm
at Las Palmas 11349 Palm Dr

Community Service

Happy Healthy Halloween
DHS Rotary holds its annual Halloween event for our cities children and adults. Safe and fun is the name of the game.

DHS Appreciation Day
Held in the summer at the local aquatic center, Rotary organizes this annual fun event with free food, prizes, give-a-ways and music.

Big Heart Awards
DHS Rotary’s annual event celebrating our communities leaders, both in service and business. A huge banquet is held to honor and thank these individuals.

Community Garden
Several years ago, land was purchased so that our city would have a local garden. Rotarians both young and old help take care of this garden, providing education and fun for all.

 

Club:

Our club meets for lunch weekly.  We have a speaker visit at most of these meetings discussing such topics as social services, local government, education, health and general interest. At our meetings we share good food and friendship.

A Board of Directors are elected to run our club.  These individuals organize all of our meetings, projects and day to day operations.

All work and no play makes a dull day.  Working together on various projects and committees makes for close relationships.  We socialize together at monthly Fireside Potlucks and events.

DHS is part of a larger District of regional clubs, as well as our international family.  There are many conferences and classes held regionally and internationally.

 

Youth Programs:

Interact Club

Both at the High School and Middle School level, Rotary has youth clubs.  These clubs teach students the basics of volunteerism and service above self.  They help with Rotary events, attend educational and recreational activities and participate in Leadership Camps.

EarlyAct

Elementary School level Rotary Club.  Even at this very young age, we teach children how to think about their community and the world around them.

Emergency Kits

These kits are donated by Rotarians and distributed to our 5 local Elementary Schools.  We provide emergency supplies, such as clothes, school supplies and sundries for those students lacking.

RYLA  and PRYDE are both leadership camps for local students . Funds are raised throughout the year to send more than 30 children from our jurisdiction, all expenses paid, for a once-in-a-lifetime weekend experience.

Four Way Speech Contest is held annually with cash prizes for best presentation.   Students write about any issue and present it in a public speaking forum.

 

International:

As part of Rotary International, we partner with other clubs locally and nationally to visit, raise funds for and provide community service to countries around the world.

DHS Rotary has had a history of visiting Mexacali, to the south of us, to bring much needed supplies for children – clothes, toys, sundries and school supplies – to name a few things.  We have volunteered to paint, repair and clean up a school, in the past two years. We look forward to returning shortly.

A part of our dues and individual donations are used for international  projects – Polio eradication, water and sanitation and peace building throughout the world.

On a local level, we collect eyeglasses to send to Uganda, collect money for Polio and some donate individually towards international programs. 
Vocational:

Vocational Service calls every Rotarian to : aspire to high ethical standards in their occupation; recognize the worthiness of all useful occupations and; contribute their vocational talents to the problems and needs of society.

We come from all fields of study, business and professions.  Each of us has something to contribute to our community and those we serve.