Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary (LSR)
Rotary clubs are autonomous, each with its own culture. Though every Rotary club is unique, we all share the same purpose: to bring innovative, sustainable change to improve communities worldwide. While our locality is Lamorinda, we also make an impact in other parts of Contra Costa County and outside the U.S. - mainly Central America. We gather every Friday at 7 AM at the Lafayette Veterans Memorial Building, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd. You are always welcome to join us. To learn more about us, please visit our website.
Our Focus On Middle School Programs That Support Wellness
Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary members recognize the crisis in mental health and self-esteem among younger people. The club’s Youth Services Committee has chosen to target middle school-aged children to reach this younger, underserved, and vulnerable community. LSR has supported the Wellness Center at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School through funding for audio-visual equipment and the training of a support animal for the center. We also support workshops for counselors and students at the school by individuals and agencies with expertise in the field of teen mental health and wellness.
This year, LSR sponsored a Good Character Awards program at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School. Teachers, faculty, and staff nominated students who had exhibited good character traits, especially those most closely aligned with the Rotary values of Truthfulness, Fairness, Kindness, and Service to others.
LSR plans to expand these programs to more schools next year. In addition, we are seeking new ways to involve young people in positive and constructive behaviors that promote good mental health and wellness. An example of this is our plan to support reestablishing a woodworking curriculum next year at a local middle school.