How we support our community.

Benicia Rotarians are INVOLVED in our community -- raising funds for local and international projects, providing local student scholarships, supporting local youth sports programs, promoting school horticultural programs, and recognizing outstanding teachers in our community.  We are also involved with other Benicia programs -- helping out and having fun, too.  Scroll down to see various events and projects in which our club participates.

Jack Bell Merit Awards

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May 2022
Benicia High School

June 2022
Liberty High School

Annually, our club presents this award to deserving graduating seniors.  This year, our club selected five students — three from Benicia High School and two from Liberty High School.  

 

Jack Bell, who is an active member of our club here in Benicia, was the founding president of our club in 1966.  This annual award is presented in Mr. Bell’s honor for his years of community service above and beyond.  Students who apply and are selected for this merit award are presented this award based on qualities such as academic achievement, community service, leadership abilities, or need, and who also plan to attend either a two-year or four-year college.  

 

Besides recognition and a certificate, there is also a $500 cash award to be used by each recipient for whatever they need.

Support of Local Sports' Teams

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March 2022
Benicia High School Soccer Teams

Our Annual Golf Tournament is our club's greatest annual fundraiser.  As part of the manpower needed to support the actual day of the event, both the BHS Soccer and BHS Golf teams help our club members with the logistics of such a tournament.  Some of the money we raise at the tournament is presented to these sports team for their use throughout their athletic season.  Thank you, BHS Soccer and BHS Golf, for your annual help!

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March 2022
Benicia High School Golf Teams

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Solano County Nights of Honor

Twice a year, the Rotary Clubs of Solano County present a Night of Honor to recognize the Officers of the Year from Solano County Law Enforcement Departments (fall) and Solano County Fire Departments (spring). It is a great night of recognition and honor for those members who serve in these roles in our communities.  

October 21, 2022

Other Supported Endeavors 2021-2022

The Rotary Club of Benicia also supported these needs this past year:

$5000 donated to Unkaine International Humanity

$5000 to District 5160 International Ten For Girls Project (hygiene products)

$1000 to the Rotary Wheelchair Foundation

$1000 Kentucky Tornado Relief

$2500 Benicia Historical Society Pioneer Western Exhibit

$1800 Community Action Council during Thanksgiving & Christmas

$500 Benicia High School Debate Team

August 13, 2022

This outdoor event began in 1963 with a few collectible and antique stores displaying their items on tables outside St Paul’s Church. It has grown into 300 select antique and collectible dealers from all over the country and the thousands of loyal fans. We now span the entire 11 Blocks of First Street in the historic town of Benicia with beautiful views of the Carquinez Strait. The show offers connoisseurs and new collectors alike an opportunity to examine and purchase items that include period furniture, decorative antiques, vintage textiles and fashion, pottery, porcelain, pink and blue depression glass, paintings, prints, jewelry, clocks, watches, treen and much, much more. The fair gives the public a rare opportunity to ask questions from knowledgeable dealers and witness firsthand the rare history of our great country. 

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July 30 & 31, 2022

The popular summer event is back with a splash! Benicia celebrates its picturesque waterfront locale with two days of live music, microbrew tastings, arts & crafts marketplace, delectable gourmet foods, and kids’ activity area.

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