Tag: Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake

Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake Brings Christmas Cheer with Home Santa Visits in December

Big Bear, CA, November 22, 2015 – Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake Brings Christmas Cheer with Santa Visits in December.  The Santa visit program will be providing Valley youngsters a treat that they won’t soon forget. The visits this year will take place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 17th, 18th, and 19th, 2015.  Santa will visit any child in the Big Bear Valley, bringing age appropriate gifts to each child in the family.  All families, both local and visitor, are invited to call for a Santa visit.  This is a free service provided through the generosity of Rotary Club members, who travel with Santa as his helpers around the entire valley. Santa visits are made in the evening hours on the specified dates, and children will be surprised as they hear the familiar “Ho, Ho, Ho” and the jingle of bells coming up the walk.  Santa will shout out the name of each child as he enters the home and presents each of them with a stocking filled with toys.  Don’t miss out!! Reservations are necessary for each Santa visit and will be taken right up through the week the visits take place.  To arrange a visit from Santa for your little ones, you can call any one of the below-listed phone numbers: Pine Knot Landing (9AM to 5PM) (909) 866-6463 All Protection Alarm (9AM to 5PM)...

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Distinguished Big Bear Residents to Receive ‘Eagle of Excellence’ Awards

Big Bear, CA, May 27, 2015 – The Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake will host its eighteenth annual “Eagle of Excellence” Community Service Awards Ceremony and Dinner on Sunday, June 7th. The dinner and awards ceremony is dedicated to honoring members of the Big Bear community that exhibit a very high caliber of professionalism, enthusiasm, work ethic and commitment to service, not only in their vocational field, but also in how they demonstrate excellence in the personal giving of time, energy and influence on others within the Bear Valley community. Since the Rotary Club began this program in 1998, over 91 individuals, mostly non­ Rotarians, have been honored with the “Eagle of Excellence” award. This year’s honorees include a distinguished group of Bear Valley residents from a variety of professions. The 2015 group of honorees include Renee Wagner, owner of the Barnstorm Restaurant who has volunteered her time with Rotary, Doves, and the Arts Council; Paul Senft, a software designer and IT lecturer who, among other things, has been very involved with the Big Bear Valley Education Trust and the AARP TaxAide Program, providing free tax services to seniors and low income families in Big Bear; Ed Wallace, who serves on the boards of the Sierra Club – Big Bear Group, the Bear Valley Trails Foundation, the Big Bear Valley Education Trust, and Friends of the Big Bear Valley;...

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Dental Screening Day Coming to Big Bear Elementary Schools

Big Bear, CA, February 19, 2015 – The Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake will conduct its annual dental screening program at all three local elementary schools on Wednesday, March 4. The program will be held from 8:00 am until noon at Big Bear Elementary, North Shore Elementary, and Baldwin Lane Elementary schools. All Kindergartners and 1st graders who have not previously attended public school, along with all 3rd and 5th graders are eligible to be screened. Parent permission and information slips have been sent home with students. The program was started in Big Bear by Dr. Bob Davies, a long time Rotarian and a prominent local dentist. Dr. Davies passed away in 2011, and the program is now named in his honor. This year, seven local dentists are donating their time to the program with Dr. Kristine Yoshida coordinating those participating. This free program provided by the Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake easily allows parents to comply with California state law requiring all new kindergarten or first graders to receive a dental screening during their first year of public school. For many students it will be their very first visit with a dentist, and the information derived from each dental screening will be passed along to...

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Big Bear Lake Rotary Presents Check to BVCHD

  Big Bear Lake, CA, October 14, 2014 – At the Bear Valley Community Hospital this morning, the Big Bear lake Rotary Club Foundation and the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District Foundation conducted a ribbon cutting and check presentation to commemorate the completion of three hospital rooms. The Rotary Club raised $30,000 at last year’s first annual Rotary Valentine’s Sweetheart Ball, and were very happy to present a check, along with the BVCHD Foundation, for that amount to Hospital CEO, Ray Hino. The $30,000 check covered the renovation of three hospital rooms at a cost of $10,000 per room. On Saturday, February 14, 2015, the Big Bear Lake Rotary Club Foundation will host the second annual Sweetheart Ball with hopes of raising enough money to renovate at least two more rooms in 2015, completing the ‘Rotary Wing’ with the...

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Leave it to the Pros: All Personal Fireworks are Illegal in Big Bear

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 2, 2014 – The Big Bear Fire Department reminds everyone that all personal fireworks are prohibited in the Big Bear area, even the “Safe and Sane” products. It’s against the law to use any fireworks in a community where they aren’t permitted, and those convicted could be fined up to $50,000 and sent to jail for a year. Personal fireworks can be unpredictable, and they have resulted in severe injuries and numerous fires; if a fire results from fireworks, the violator could be responsible for damages. It can take hundreds of thousands of gallons of water to control a large wildfire–a strain on resources at any time, but especially during an ongoing drought and the peak water demand that comes with an expected 200,000 visitors. With so much at stake, anyone seeing personal fireworks being used is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately. Instead of risking fines and fires, enjoy the world class, professionally produced fireworks display over the lake after sundown today. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Big Bear Lake, the 30-minute show can be seen from many vantage points and is consistently ranked one of the best in California. And KBHR provides music synchronized to the fireworks, so make sure to tune in to 93.3...

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