Hemet and San Jacinto service clubs dine out to support local businesses

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Members of Hemet Rotary Club and San Jacinto Lions Club meet for dinner at El Patron in Hemet, Aug. 7. Valley News/Courtesy photo

HEMET – Hemet Rotary and San Jacinto Lions teamed up to dine out at local restaurant, El Patron, 2524 E. Florida Ave., in Hemet, Friday, Aug. 7,. Thirty members of the two clubs met for dinner. The club plan to meet several times for meals throughout the coming months.

“The service clubs in this valley are passionate about our local small businesses, and anything we can do to help during this crisis, we are willing to do it. We will make every effort to keep our businesses alive and help our community thrive,” Rotary president Dan Cortese said.

The clubs want to support local businesses with a cash mob, which means on a given day and time everyone comes to that business to buy something.

Hemet Rotary will post their next event on Facebook @HemetRotary, and everyone is welcome to become part of the cash mob. Anyone who can’t make the event was encouraged to on their own and support the business.

Members of Hemet Rotary Club and San Jacinto Lions Club dine out at El Patron in Hemet. Valley News/Courtesy photo

Rotary is an international service club that believes “Service Above Self.” Previously the club met at 5:30 p.m. at the Diamond Valley Arts Center on Harvard Street. Because of COVID-19, they are now meeting virtually on Zoom. They have a different speaker every week. Anyone is welcome to join the meeting; check their Facebook page @HemetRotary to join the meeting.

Submitted by Hemet Rotary.