Michael Buckley Chino Rotary Club Member

Melinda Robbins (Past-President)

Gene Hernandez Director Chino Rotary Club

Eren Cello (Secretary)

Jeff Werner Director
Melinda Robbins Past President of Chino Rotary Club
Dale Bright Chino Rotary Club
Al McCombs Chino Rotary Club

Chris Foster (President-Elect)



Mike Faherty (Director)

Lorraine Sacca Chino Rotary Club
Arianna Fajardo Chino Rotary Club Member
Eren Cello Secretary Chino Rotary Club
John DeMonaco Director Chino Rotary Club

Art Plourde

Zeb Welborn Chino Rotary President Welborn Media

John DeMonaco (Director)

Kevin Sullivan Sergeant-at-Arms Chino Rotary Club

Gene Hernandez (Director)

Rick Bui Chino Rotary Club Treasurer

Al McCombs

Dave King

Lorraine Sacca

Art Plourde Chino Rotary Club Member
Dave King Chino Rotary Club Member
Chris Foster President-Elect for Chino Rotary Club

Zeb Welborn (President)

Kevin Sullivan (Sergeant-at-Arms)

Michael Buckley

Mike Faherty - Chino Rotary Club Director

Dale Bright

Rick Bui (Treasurer)

Jeff Werner (Director)

Arianna Fajardo

2017/2018 President's Message

Chino Rotary Club President Zeb Welborn plans on "Making a Difference" in the Chino Valley during the 2017/2018 year. Throughout the year he will be updating his President's Message on his Welborn Media website. Zeb's first post is the speech he gave at his installation. 

Making a Difference with the Chino Rotary Club

​July - Charity Golf Tournament, Softball Tournament, District Governor Visit at the Chino Rotary Club

August - Journalism, United Way and $14,400 Distributed at the Chino Rotary Club

​September - CARE Closet, $61,000 Student Scholarship & Chino Day at the Fair

October - RIP Dave King, Isaiah’s Rock, Peace Conference, Business Expo and Big Brothers Big Sisters

November - 9 New Members, Blue Star Boxes & Steven’s Hope at Chino Rotary Club

December - 2018 Chino Rotary Board Selected, CVUSD Recognition, Rose Parade Float and More​

January - New Members, Taxes, Books, Leadership, Escape Room & Dinner & Auction Preparation

​February - Chino Rotary Dinner & Auction, 2 New Members, 4-Way Speech Contest and Foundation Gala


The Chino Rotary Club was founded in 1925, twenty years after, the first club was established in Chicago, IL by four men seeking ways to foster business-social relations. That club grew into Rotary International, which today has 1.2 million members in 34,200 clubs around the world.

The Pomona Rotary club wanted to sponsor a club in Chino. Meetings were held during December of 1924 and January 1925 and the Chino club was chartered on the night of February 6, 1925 with 19 members.

The first president was Robert Condee of the Boys Republic. School Superintendent. B. McCall Aldridge was the second president and a chief organizer. The first meetings were held at Odd Fellows Hall at Seventh and D Streets and later moved to the Legion building at 10th and B, now the Community Building, where the club meets today at 12:00 p.m. Wednesdays.

“Service Above Self” is Rotary’s guiding light, together with its Four Way Test for business ethics. Rotarians are motivated by a desire to “give back” to their community as well as to uphold high standards in their business relationships.

As the oldest service club in the community, Chino Rotary has a long history of involvement and financial support for local programs particularly supporting young people, their physical and organizational activities and their school achievement.

Much of its charitable budget, administered by the Foundation of the Chino Rotary Club, is raised by an annual dinner and auction. Other funds, such as international projects, come from wine tasting parties and other events.

Physical projects of benefit to the community have been the flag poles presented at the opening of the Chino Civic Center, Centennial Square at Central and Washington Avenues, picnic tables at the Yorba-Slaughter Adobe, the clock on the city-Chaffey College tech building downtown and replacement trees at Chino High.   

Service projects for young people include annual speech, music and essay contests, scholarships, achievement awards, leadership training, YMCA and scouting support, leadership and service awards at Boys Republic and the Chino schools’ foundation.

Numerous mini-grants have been provided to classroom teachers. The club supports community assistance agencies such as Neighborhood House and Isaiah’s Rock, and needy family services. Internationally, it has provided wheelchairs and helped with clean water projects, livestock for impoverished farmers, scholarships for girls in third world countries and homes for poor Mexican families.