Thomas A. Patronite
My Rotary service is both fulfilling and fun. On becoming a Covina Rotarian in 1980 I loved the interchange of ideas and my learning from its mature members. Today, I enjoy the same experiences, but from its young members. For certain, Rotary moves at a faster pace now - and I’m enjoying the ride.
Youth Service DirectorWhy Rotary?
I can recall as a young child seeing the Rotary emblem throughout the city, but never knew exactly what Rotary was until recently. I joined Covina Rotary to be a part of the awesome service projects around my community that impact the lives of so many.
President-Elect 2020-2021Why Rotary?
Rotary provides the opportunity to make a difference in lives of those in our local community! I have met some of the most incredible people both in the members and in those we serve.
Sergeant at ArmsWhy Rotary?
To give back to the community by serving others and get to know people in our community.
Wayne ParteeWhy Rotary?
To be able to combine with like minded people in the community to help make a difference.
2004-2005 Past President
Opportunity to make our community and world a better place to live.
Rotary believes in helping those who are not as fortunate as us and that thus does much for the less fortunate. Such as giving toys and clothing to children, both in the USA and Mexico as well as helping adults with blankets and other necessities.
Past President 2014-15Why Rotary?
Rotary is a wonderful organization full of great people. I look forward to getting together each week and focusing on ways we can help our local communities.
Past President 2013-14Why Rotary?
I became a Rotarian to do community service in my town. Being a Rotarian brings you closer to your town and community you live in. I was raised to volunteer which gives me purpose in my life.
Sergeant at Arms
Past President 2010-11
I enjoy the community involvement and working with high caliber people.
Past President 2015-16Why Rotary?
The world is a better place when we all help each other out.
Past President 2018-19Why Rotary?
Rotary allows me to serve the people of my community in ways that I cannot do by myself. Giving back to the area that you I grew up in makes it an even greater pleasure. Another great benefit is working side by side with great people that are true leaders and citizens of the community.
Patricia SerioWhy Rotary?
To give back
Dr. Edwin WuWhy Rotary?
“ I joined rotary because I wanted to be more involved in my community. In Covina Rotary I found a group of like-minded community leaders who felt like a family that I wanted to be part of.”
Past President 2017-18Why Rotary?
I joined Rotary because it gave me the opportunity to be involved with community and international projects. Making a difference in the world and service above self is a motto that I live by. Rotary allows me to not only make a difference in the world but also to share my skills, have fun, make new friends and be part of something amazing. Where else can you get all this but by being a Rotarian.
2019-2020 Club PresidentWhy Rotary?
I love the feeling of giving! Rotary has been, and continues to be the perfect avenue.
Robert CurryWhy Rotary?
Camaraderie with fellow Rotarians and participation in community service.
Dave SinghWhy Rotary?
Rotary provides a unique opportunity to work with charitable, creative people to provide value to the community through service.
Community Service Director
2018-2019 Rotarian of the Year
I joined Rotary to meet like-minded individuals. Professionals with great intentions who come together to serve the community.
2006-2007 Past President
1997-1998 Past President
Past President 2007-2008 & 2009-2010