The Rotary Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Foundation is dedicated to helping the community
FAIRFIELD — Members of the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Charitable Foundation and its Rotary Club prepare for the eighth annual Lobster Boil fundraiser on September 24.
This is just one of many fundraising events hosted by the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club that helps the club’s foundation benefit the community.
Some of the community outreach activities the club and its foundation have done over the years include working with the Fairfield Police Activities League, St. Marks Food Pantry and Fun on the Run.
Ricky Lindsey, chairman of the foundation, said he is looking forward to another successful fundraiser for Lobster Boil because there is so much need in the community. He is one of the founding members of the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club, which established its charitable arm shortly after its inception.
This year, members are excited to support local military through Operation: Comfort and Care, as well as other community needs.
The Twilight Rotary Club Foundation, along with its counterparts at the Fairfield-Suisun Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Cordelia, provide financial and mentorship support to students entering college at Solano College.
“Each student receives a laptop, while other financial aid includes tuition as needed, food stamps and bus passes, and books and supplies,” Lindsey said.
Club members have also taken advantage of hands-on projects to help the community, such as helping the Contra Costa Food Bank and Solano’s Fairfield Warehouse by packing food and adopting a Dunnell Nature Park in Fairfield.
“We may be small in membership, (but we) can still do great things for the community,” Lindsey said. “We are lucky to have people who care about us and who work together to make a difference.”
It is a matter of service above self.
“We’re always looking for new opportunities to help out,” said this year’s club president Ken Frank.
The projects aren’t just here in Solano County; some are worlds apart.
“We have projects in Mexico to help the needy and plan to help families in the Philippines,” Frank said.
The club is always welcoming new members.
The Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club meets at 6:10 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month at Wooden Valley Winery, located at 4756 Suisun Valley Road in Suisun Valley. The club is dark most holidays.
For more information, go to Facebook and search for the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club or call 707-427-6927.