Hesperia's noon Rotary club, officially named the Rotary Club of Hesperia Community, held its first pancake breakfast fundraiser at Applebee's Restaurant in Apple Valley.


According to club president Chuck Wolf, the event was a sweet success with many community members enjoying all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, juice and coffee. Guests were served by members of Hesperia's newest Rotary club, which meets every Wednesday at noon at Los Domingos Restaurant in Hesperia.


The event was held on Saturday Nov. 1 from 8 to 10 a.m., before the restaurant officially opened to the public that day. Applebee's is available for similar pancake breakfast fundraisers for service groups and local churches.


Several hundred dollars were raised for the club's programs that benefit the Hesperia and neighboring communities, Wolf said.


Greeting guests was member Russ Blewett. Serving the food were members Mert Endriga and Peter Day. Keeping the tables clean as busy busboys were members Bob Mosley and Wolf. Member Sandy Hirth and Mosley's wife, Maria, kept the drinks flowing.


Overseeing the service was Applebee's manager Robin, who trained the Rotary members on basic restaurant service procedures and health code requirements.


During a recent club visioning meeting, the Rotary club identified numerous ways it can help the community. Club members anticipate implementing programs and scholarships to support those pursuing local trades. The pancake breakfast was the first of many fun, family events the club is planning to hold.