On April 28, 2018 all five Clubs of Escondido will be working at San Pasqual Academy.  There is something for everyone to do, from weeding to building paper boxes for seedlings.  Also, they are asking for Inspirational Sayings to be painted on rocks for the Meditation Garden.  We will be treated to Coffee and Donuts, and a T-Shirt at 8.00 am.  After finishing up, we will be treated to a BBQ Lunch.


Escondido Shines is proud to help support I Love A Clean San Diego as a sponsor of this year’s Creek to Bay Cleanup, one of San Diego County’s largest volunteer cleanup events of the year! On Saturday, April 21st from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Join with Escondido Shines at Felicita, Grape Day, Mountain View and Kit Carson Parks! Online registration at


Felicita Elementary School is looking for community volunteers to join its “Everyone A Reader” program. The program pairs volunteers with students who need extra help with reading. Everyone A Reader volunteers tutor children, providing them with strategies to improve their reading skills. Volunteers will be trained to work one-on-one with first-, second- and third-graders. No tutoring experience is needed. Contact Jay Grossman for more information.


The Friends of the Escondido Library are library lovers who formed this non-profit organization in 1970. Friend volunteers operate the Friends Book Shop, selling books, audio books, magazines, videos, CDs, DVDs and more, largely donated by the public. The inventory in the book shop is constantly changing. Funds raised by the Friends of the Library help support many programs of the Escondido Public Library. Right now, the Friends nees volunteers for the Book Shop or in the Work room sorting and pricing the donated books that will be sold in the shop. Contact Elmer Cameron if you can help in any way, or to get more information.

The Great Waldo Pizzeppi flew Drone Mission VIII to Kit Carson Park recently.  By doing so, he captured more outstanding aerial footage of this park’s natural habitat. There’s no doubt very few people have ever viewed Kit Carson Park from this perspective, but once they have, it should be understandable why the “We Are Kit Carson Park" Facebook group continues to try and protect this magnificent park. You will notice the recently ‘named’ Rotary Way, and the Rotary Monument at the end. This is there THE Walking Rotarians walk every morning.

Read more: We Are Kit Carson Park