“Art breaks down barriers, teaches us to celebrate both our differences and similarities, makes us comfortable with ambiguity, teaches us to take risks and allows us to communicate in a universal human language, where words often fail,” Mellos said in the release.
Mellos’ journey began with her involvement with the Hands of Peace organization, an interfaith organization that brings young people together from Palestine, Israel and America and empowers them to raise their voices as leaders of change. Through the power of dialogue, these teens partner in regular workshops to pursue peace, equality, freedom and justice.
“I first became aware of Hands of Peace when Scott Silk, San Diego Site Director of Hands of Peace, spoke at the Encinitas Coastal Rotary Club four years ago.” Mellos explained. “I immediately decided to get involved in this peace process and offered to conduct an art workshop for the young attendees.”
Another great example of Rotary being active in our community. The ECR sponsored Interact club were busy on a beautiful Saturday morning - doing a beach clean up. Thank you so much, we all love having our beautiful beaches looking pristine for everyone to enjoy!
We have successfully concluded another summer program and want to thank all of our supporters, participants, host families, staff, and volunteers who make this program run year after year.
The Encinitas Coastal Rotary Club held its annual Golf Ball Drop May 7 to raise funds and support the Navy SEAL Foundation and other local charities.
The event was held at the Encinitas Ranch Golf Course.
A fun gathering (with drinks, appetizers and dessert) was held at the clubhouse overlooking the hole where a helicopter dropped the purchased golf balls.
The three participants who purchased numbered/color coded golf balls that were closest to the flag (or in the hole) won cash prizes.
The Encinitas Coastal Rotary Club is using crowdfunding to raise funds to provide clean water to working families in the Dominican Republic. We are working with both local Rotarians there and with Aqua Clara International – a Michigan non-profit that has developed hollow membrane filters which can be attached to a 5 gallon bucket, and which produce water which is 99.999% pure. A single filter system will provide a family with clean water for ten years – for a total cost of $75! Check out our website:
If you’d like more information, contact one of our International Service Co-Chairs. To learn more about some of our other community projects, have a look at the photo albums on the left side of this web page.