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Vallejo Rotary Club International Service

The Rotary Club of Vallejo has had a long standing friendship and spirit of cooperation with our Sister Club of Patzcuaro, Mexico. We are proud to be continuing this tradition during the 2004-2005 Rotary year. A brief history of our past and present projects follows.

In 1970 the service clubs of both Vallejo and Patzcuaro (in central Mexico) begin exchanging communication when George Yim served as President of the Vallejo Rotary Club.

In 1972 The Vallejo Rotary together with District #5160 Clubs donated $10,000 cash, as well as books, and printing equipment to The Patzcuaro Rotary Club for a new children's library to help many youngsters build their reading skills.  Everett I. Rolff, Vallejo Rotary Club President (1971-¹72) and a delegation of Rotarians from our District made a trip to Patzcuaro to witness a ³grand opening² ceremonies of ³La Biblioteca Intantil² -Children¹s Library. See the original Vallejo Times Herald story by clicking on this link.

In 1992 with the help of Vallejo Rotarian, Mike Diaz, a formal "sister Rotary Club" relationship was established between service club organizations. Since then the following humanitarian projects have occurred between clubs: