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Selfless Service

Local Community Service Groups Giving Back

Saint Francis of Assisi said it perfectly. When we give, we believe we are helping someone or something else and it's true. We make a difference by offering time, money or energy, to whatever cause or individual we support. But equally true (and too often unrecognized) - we receive as well. 

In this Gratitude Issue, we’re proud to highlight the good work of local service clubs and recognize the individuals who give so much. Here are six community service groups we would like to thank.

The Laguna Niguel Historical Society

Preserve the past, enrich the present and promote the future is their motto. Formed in 2010, members document Laguna Niguel's rich history from the Native American bands who lived in Aliso Creek canyon, to the Spanish land grants and ranches, to the arrival of the first development in 1959. They work diligently to archive documents, photographs, oral histories while developing educational materials and community programs for future generations. lagunaniguelhistoricalsociety.org

Laguna Niguel Rotary Club

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders who dedicate their time and talent to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Its members are passionate about community service and friendship and becoming a Rotarian connects members with a diverse group of professionals who share a drive to give back. Since 1979, they’ve immunized billions of children and worked to eradicate polio. New members are by invitation only. lagunaniguelrotaryclub.org

Laguna Niguel Lion’s Club                                                                                     

Lions share a core belief – to serve their community. Founded in 1917, they are an international nonpolitical nonreligious community service organization with more than 1.7 million members. Fighting blindness is the main cause (at the request of Helen Keller in 1925) and last year, the local Lions collected over 14K eyeglasses. Other projects include feeding the hungry and aiding the less fortunate, seniors, and the disabled. New members are always welcome. eclubhouse.org

Laguna Niguel Senior Citizens Club                                                                    

Dedicated to assist, advocate and provide for all local seniors, this nonprofit group understands the changing needs of seniors vary as the age cycle expands. They provide activities for a mature lifestyle that promote health, social involvement, and volunteer opportunities to contribute to a more productive life. This all-volunteer group welcomes any person over 50 years of age. Their mission is to help seniors and having fun along the way. lagunaniguelseniorcitizensclub.com

Laguna Niguel Woman's Club

This longtime service club combines making new friends while making a difference. Their framework of board and committees matches the needs of the community with members’ personal abilities and interests in a wide variety of charitable and social endeavors. Causes span issues related to arts and culture, environment, education, health & wellness, and both local/civic and international causes and are open to all. lagunaniguelwomansclub.org 

Knights of Columbus, St. Timothy Council                                                                    

The world’s foremost men’s Catholic fraternal benefit society, Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 and has 1.8 million members and over 13,000 councils worldwide. Locally, the St. Timothy Council actively supports a number of charitable causes while hosting food, recycling, and e-waste drives and they prepare meals for the community’s underserved. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it’s serving the community, supporting the parish, and enhancing faith. st-timsrc.org

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