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Community Leaders Dinner and Awards
Come one, come all as our Club celebrates some of the most influential individuals in our community over the past year! Tickets are $65/each and can easily be purchased on Eventbrite here.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Community Leaders Dinner and Awards 2017-04-11 07:00:00Z
Vision To Learn at Dana Middle School
Rotary is a proud partner and sponsor of Vision to Learn, a California-based nonprofit that tests and distributes glasses to low income students free of charge.

Pictured below is San Pedro Rotarian Arlene Dickey at a Vision to Learn eye screening at Dana Middle School. They discovered another 70 students that need glasses in order to perform in the classroom and be successful in their lives. Way to go Arlene, and two thumbs up to Vision to Learn for all the good you do across the country!

Vision To Learn at Dana Middle School 2017-03-15 07:00:00Z
2017 Community Reading Day
Hi Everyone!!

Our 2nd annual Community Reading Day is rapidly approaching!! Saturday, March 11 at 2pm is our special day to distribute backpacks full of age-appropriate books to low income students. We'll also have children's books authors Annabeth-Bondor Stone and Connor White telling (and performing) their zany story "Shivers - the Pirate who is afraid of everything!" Join us at the LA Public Library on Gaffey St and have some fun connecting with families and ensuring they understand the importance of reading!
2017 Community Reading Day 2017-03-03 08:00:00Z

2017 Speech Contest

A HUGE congratulations to our high school speech contestants this year. We saw some talented and inspiring speakers, and it was so refreshing to have a tone of optimism and positivity to start off our morning!! Keep up everything you're doing students, and we can't wait to see what the future holds for each and every one of you!
2017 Speech Contest 2017-02-15 08:00:00Z

2017 Community Leaders Dinner

Every year the Rotary Club of San Pedro celebrates extraordinary men and women who contribute to the life and vitality of our community.  We celebrate them at our annual Community Leaders Dinner. Our next celebration will take place Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Pedro.
If you would like to make a nomination for a volunteer or business of the year, please download the appropriate form and submit it to RotaryHeroes@gmail.com by March 7, 2017. Thank you for your contribution and recognition!
Tickets for the San Pedro Rotary Community Heroes Dinner are not available for purchase at this time, but stay tuned for updates! Please save the date and join us.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at RotaryHeroes@gmail.com
2017 Community Leaders Dinner 2017-02-15 08:00:00Z

A Big THANK YOU To Our Crab Feed Sponsors!

Our Rotary Club has a long list of community sponsors, and we are so grateful for their continued support! See here for all the good our local businesses are doing to support all the great service organizations we have in our local and international community!
A Big THANK YOU To Our Crab Feed Sponsors! 2017-02-12 08:00:00Z
Join us to package meals for "Stop Hunger Now"
Join us to package meals for "Stop Hunger Now"
Join us to package meals for "Stop Hunger Now" Andrew Sheng 2017-01-04 08:00:00Z
Crab Feed Tickets, Now on Sale!
Crab Feed Tickets, Now on Sale! Linda Klingner 2016-12-11 08:00:00Z
Breakfast With Santa 2016
We had a great time at the YWCA serving these kids pancakes and presents this last weekend! Come join us next year for this heartwarming and super fun morning serving some great families!
Breakfast With Santa 2016 2016-12-05 08:00:00Z
2016 Interact Youth Conference
Know a high school student destined for greatness? Get 'em in Interact, the high school equivalent to Rotary! Better yet, get 'em to attend this year's Interact Conference where we've arranged speakers and workshops designed to mold and shape them into better leaders!
2016 Interact Youth Conference 2016-09-27 07:00:00Z
Bob Klein District Breakfast
Had a great time listening to former tight end LA Rams Tight End AND Rotarian Bob Klein! Join us next time on October 11!
Bob Klein District Breakfast 2016-08-29 07:00:00Z

Imagine Rotary - A Message from District Governor Greg O'Brien

One of the best things about attending a Rotary International convention is the opportunity to meet Rotarians from around the world.  At Rotary’s most recent convention in Seoul, I struck up a conversation with a Rotarian from the eastern U.S.  We have so much to be proud of that I suggested that Rotary should spend more money on public awareness.
My fellow Rotarian disagreed.  “I like to think of Rotary as the quiet organization that no one knows about yet does so much good in the world” she said brightly. 
I found her comment puzzling.  Just days earlier, our opening session had featured addresses by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Republic of Korea president Park Geun-hye and the prime minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe.  Indisputable, the world’s leaders know Rotary. 
On the other hand, my follow Rotarian may have a point. Individual Rotary clubs often fail to get recognition for much of the good work we do within our own communities.   I think part of the reason for this is that “news,” as the name implies, usually involves something new.  If you want publicity, it can’t be the same story as last year. 
As past RI president Cliff Dochterman says, “There is no Rotary club in the world that cannot be improved.”   Are our service projects fresh and newsworthy, or are they solid but no longer of reader interest?  Is our fellowship creative?   Do our meetings tend to recycle the same themes, such as local government and public utilities?   When was the last time your club program was a talent show, a comical fashion show, a partnered event with the Chamber of Commerce, with another Rotary club, or—dare I say it?—a joint meeting or project with another service club in your city?
Variety is the spice of life.  When we think outside the box, we wake up our members and attract public attention.  Happy members bring guests to Rotary.  Take a look at your club.  Is anything stale?  If so, change it or at least give it a new paint job.  Use your creativity. Imagine Rotary!  Build it and they will come.
Imagine Rotary - A Message from District Governor Greg O'Brien 2016-07-19 07:00:00Z
District 5280 Strategic Plan District 5280 Strategic Plan 2016-07-19 07:00:00Z
Community Heroes Dinner 2016
Every year the Rotary Club of San Pedro celebrates extraordinary men and women who contribute to the life and vitality of our community.  We celebrate them at our annual Community Heroes Dinner, which will take place this year on Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Pedro. Register here.
Community Heroes Dinner 2016 2016-04-27 07:00:00Z
Community Reading Day -- Sun, 4/17 2-4pm
Community Reading Day -- Sun, 4/17 2-4pm 2016-02-07 08:00:00Z
2nd Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser -- Jan 23 5-9pm Cabrillo Beach Youth Camp
2nd Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser -- Jan 23 5-9pm Cabrillo Beach Youth Camp 2015-12-17 08:00:00Z
Where Do Wild Animals Go When They Need To See A Dentist?
Attendees of our Annual Crab Feed bid on and won a trip to watch the vets and dentists care for these animals. KCBSTV's Joy Benedict reports:
Where Do Wild Animals Go When They Need To See A Dentist?
This story on KCBS features one of our club's very own, Steve Holmstrom. Holmstrom is the lead certified veterinarian dentist caring for all the animals supported by the Peter Emily Dentist Foundation. This video features the LA Wildlife Waystation and two vets, Astrid and Silvio, with nearly 40 collective years of experience between them. All the animals know all their caregivers by sight...and smell!
Where Do Wild Animals Go When They Need To See A Dentist? 2015-10-04 07:00:00Z
Flashback - A Rotarian's Responsibility to His Club
Whether Rotarians realize it or not, they assume a number of responsibilities, and one of these is to their club as is pointed out in the Ottawa, Illinois Weekly Letter.
"Real Rotarians get acquainted without waiting for introductions.  They try to know each other.  They arrive at the meeting place rather early than late, and sit beside a different member at each meeting.  Rotarians draw those who are not participating in the conversation, such as new members, and draw them in.  Cordial attention will make new members and guests feel at home.
"Each Rotarian owes it to his club to promote the fellowship and association which give Rotary its personal appeal.  A Rotarian owes it to his or her club, at all times, an interest in a tolerant attitude toward their fellow man."
Some things never change.  This was taken from a 1928 San Pedro Rotary Log and 87 years later, it still rings true.
Steve Cole, Club Historian
Flashback - A Rotarian's Responsibility to His Club Stephen Cole 2015-08-18 07:00:00Z
Community Advocates, Inc.

Community Advocates, Inc. (CAI) is a nonprofit organization that advocates innovative approaches to human relations and race relations in Los Angeles city and county. CAI was founded on the idea that while we do not live in a perfect world, there has been steady and continuing progress in the arena of race and human relations.

CAI works from the premise that while Los Angeles city and county residents generally interact in positive ways, the region's geography makes sustained, large-scale interactions across racial, ethnic or religious lines rare. Los Angeles suffers not from hatred or animosity between different groups, but from a lack of understanding based in part on a lack of opportunities for mixing in a positive setting. Unlike the residents of New York or Chicago, Angelenos don't tend to walk the streets or ride public transportation together. The freeway system allows people to travel in hermetically sealed cars that whisk them over and around unfamiliar or "dangerous" neighborhoods. Therefore, CAI's challenge is to develop an awareness of interests and common ground that transcends one's race, ethnicity or religion — an objective that is counter to the prevailing strategies of identity-based politics and advocacy.

Community Advocates, Inc. Rica Viola 2015-08-18 07:00:00Z
Rotary Club of San Pedro 2014-15 Slideshow
Check out all the different ways the Rotary Club of San Pedro impacted our community and had fun this last year in a great slideshow. And feel free to join us at any of our Thursday meetings!
Rotary Club of San Pedro 2014-15 Slideshow 2015-07-09 07:00:00Z
Installation Ceromonies 2015-2016
The installation of the new Board was held on June 25, 2015 at the Ports O'Call Restaurant.  Anthony Vulin was our charismatic Master of Ceremonies.  PDG Dave Moyers had a tough act to follow, but once again, did not disappoint!   With much pomp and circumstance  he thanked the outgoing Board, welcomed then new one, and knighted incoming president, Val Hatley, hereinafter to be referred to as "Sir Val."
Installation Ceromonies 2015-2016 Rica Viola 2015-07-07 07:00:00Z
The GREAT San Pedro Crab Feed
Buy Your Tickets to the San Pedro Rotary Club's First Annual Crab Feed now!
The GREAT San Pedro Crab Feed 2015-02-27 08:00:00Z
THE FOUR WAY TEST OF THE THINGS WE SAY AND DO James McNair 2013-08-24 00:00:00Z

See a video of our 2009 Mystery Trip here:

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2009 MYSTERY TRIP Sanni Wehbe 2013-07-01 00:00:00Z

A ROTARIAN is a person who:

  • Digs wells from which they will never drink
  • Vaccinates children they will never meet
  • Restores sight for those they will never see
  • Builds houses they will never live in
  • Knows real happiness, which can only be found by serving others
  • Educates children they will never know
  • Plants Trees they will never sit under
  • Feeds hungry people, regardless of color, race or politics
  • Makes crawlers walk half  a world away

Rotary is the world's oldest and most important service organization exceeding 1.2 million members with more than 34,000 clubs in over 200 countries.

Rotary provides clean water to those without it, feeds the hungry, battles crippling, debilitating and disfiguring diseases and helps people learn to read and write so they can compete in the modern workplace.

Rotarians are business and professional leaders who aspire to the highest ethical standards in their vocations and who not only help those in need in their own communities but who also seek to advance the cause of peace, understanding and goodwill worldwide through scholarships, youth and adult exchanges and humanitarian projects."



WHAT IS A ROTARIAN? James McNair 2012-08-02 00:00:00Z