You know what you do when you have an award-winning recipe? Why, you share it with others. Yes, the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke did win an award for their chili at a charitable Cook-Off in San Manuel. So, this month, they shared their chili with the good folks of Oracle.

For several years, the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke has partnered with the Oracle Community Center. This local gathering place used to be in desperate need of a kitchen upgrade, central air conditioning, and a few other things. The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke helped the Oracle Community Center with these needs, plus, a whole lot more!

Since the beginning of the partnership, the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke has helped the Community Center with their community programs and needs. This has included the Fourth of July Celebration and other community supported holidays and events. The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke even made cookies and took baskets to Oracle shut-ins during the holidays. If the Oracle Community Center is holding an event, the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke is there helping!

Each month, the Oracle Community Center offers a community lunch. While there are plenty of great cooks in Oracle, once or twice a year, the Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke does the cooking. This last month, the Rotary Club served their award-winning green chili, Barrio Bread, salad and dessert to local residents at the Oracle Community Center. The photo is of the cooking team, but it took teams to set up tables and chairs, cook and clean up! A great time was had by all!

What is Rotary? Rotary is made up of your friends and neighbors who are working to make the world a better place. Rotary is the world’s largest volunteer organization and is found in more countries than the Red Cross, Starbucks, or McDonald’s. Together, with our friends, we are working to make a difference and change lives.

The Rotary Club of SaddleBrooke meets Thursdays at 11 a.m. for lunch at the Ranch House at SaddleBrooke Ranch. Next, we meet in the Ballroom followed by an educational program or speaker. Rotary is open to those who live and work in SaddleBrooke, SaddleBrooke Ranch, and the surrounding communities. For more information, call Wendy Guyton at (520) 404-5712 or send an email to

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