Encinitas Rotary distributing $121,000 to charities


The Encinitas Rotary will be distributing more than $121,000 in checks to local nonprofits at its Aug. 6 meeting, to be held at 12:30 p.m. at 1393 Windsor Drive in Cardiff.

The checks are the result of the club’s 11th annual Wine & Food Festival held June 7 at the San Diego Botanic Gardens in Encinitas.

The local charities will be represented by board or organization heads and range from the Ecke Family YMCA and Community Resource Center to MAEGA, Los Angelitos of Encinitas and the North Coast Singers. For a full list of beneficiaries, call Festival Chairman and Encinitas Rotarian Richard “Rich” Houk at 760-753-1977 or 760-803-0033.

Encinitas Rotary has now raised and distributed more than $650,000, and 2014’s total is a new record for the club.