The United Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County awarded The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise (RCSBS) with the Volunteer of the Year Award for their work at Camp Whittier. President Bill Boyd accepted this award on behalf of the club from Debi Hite, Camp Whittier Director, at the January 26 Annual Awards Dinner. The award acknowledged the Rotary members for “their leadership, dedication, and outstanding contribution to Camp Whittier”. Last year the RCSBS members and family constructed a new stage/porch which was used extensively by the campers as well as a landscaped, irrigated hillside with steps which made access to camp activities easier. Debi stated both these projects had a big impact on a successful camp program.
The RCSBS has been supporting the Camp for the past 14 years providing construction, tree trimming, road maintenance, pool area improvements, fencing, painting, and landscaping services at an annual spring work day. Camp Whittier is a Boys and Girls Club camp in the Santa Ynez Valley.
Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise meets at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the Santa Barbara Club, 1105 Chapala Street (www.clubrunner.ca/santabarbarasunrise).