Rotary chapter celebrates 25 years

La Jolla Sunrise Rotary just celebrated the 25th anniversary of its June 1984 chartering. In that time, the club has finished the Firehouse 13 (Nautilus Street) renovation project and hosted the Litchfield Swim and Paddle Fest - coming up on its 17th event on Aug. 22. This event benefits San Pasqual Academy for foster teens (

), while other activities support charities such as global Microcredit projects, Rotary’s global eradication of polio and Gift of Life, which does heart surgeries on babies who otherwise would not have that opportunity. The group meets at 7 a.m. Thursdays at the La Jolla Shores Hotel.