International Club Projects

Club Projects, with Ciudad de Guzman

Library Expansion, Mobile Dental Clinic, & Clean Water at Schools

During 2014 – 2015, the Garden Grove Rotary Club designated club funds to assist Ciudad de Guzman Rotary Club purchase beds and related materials for a Senior Homeless Center.

During 2012 – 2013, the club received its first International Rotary Foundation Grant to install three water filters at various rural school sites. The water filters are installed by members of the local communities and members of the Ciudad de Guzman Rotary Club. The water is used for food preparation and drinking water for the students.

In prior years, the Garden Grove Rotary Club has financed an expansion of a library in the rural community of Union de Guadelupe. The Garden Grove Rotary Club has also provided a local dentist (member of the Ciudad de Guzman Rotary Club) with portable dental equipment that is used to provide “free” dental care to many of the rural communities that surround Ciudad de Guzman. Club members have visited and participated in some of these projects over the last few years.

Library at Union de GuadelupeLibrary at Union de Guadelupe
Dedication PlaqueDedication Plaque
Two Students and Rotarian in the LibraryTwo Students and Miguel in the Library
Breakfast with our Fellow RotariansBreakfast with our Fellow Rotarians
Members Annan and Gonzalez Ruiz with a New Water FilterPast Presidents of both clubs with a New Water Filter
Boarding School Where the Filter is to be InstalledBoarding School Where the Filter is to be Installed

Ending Polio Worldwide is a Major Theme our Club

Recently the City Council of Garden Grove recognized our club and its work on Polio eradication with a proclamation and a presentation to the club. Polio now only exists in 3 countries in the world. In the past few years, the local theater company at the Gem Theater has annually hosted a performance in conjunction with the Rotary Club to raise funds for the “End Polio Now” Campaign. For more information or to donate go to

Garden Grove City Council recognize Rotarians for their efforts to eradicate polio worldwide.

Garden Grove City Council Presents the GG Rotary Club with a World Polio Day ProclamationGarden Grove City Council Presents Bill Annan, President of the GG Rotary with a World Polio Day Proclamation

Club Projects with Anyang, Korea

In prior years, the Garden Grove Rotary Club has participated as a partner in global grants that have led to the purchase of a mini-bus for both a disabled children’s home and senior’s center in Anyang, Korea.

Many club members have visited and stayed with Anyang Rotarians over the past few years.

Sister City High School Exchange Program – Anyang, Korea

The club also continues to support the Garden Grove Sister City’s High School Exchange program that has been exchanging about 10 students for a week each year since 1990. Some club members have volunteered to be trip chaperones in past years.