Steve Goldsmith
Nov 15, 2018 7:15 AM
Peace Building in Rotary
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The San Pedro Rotary Club is a part of the the Greater Los Angeles Rotary - District 5280. To visit the district site, click the link below.

Welcome to the Rotary Club of San Pedro !


We are a group of 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.



Join us!

We have weekly meetings and guests are always welcome to attend our meeting, with your meal on us!
Thursdays at 7:15 am
Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel
601 S. Palos Verdes Street
San Pedro, CA  90731
The 4th Thursday of each month at 6:00pm
Venue location changes
Check our calendar for updates


Have a project in mind you want to partner with us on? Interested in coming to a meeting, or becoming a member?

Call our Club President Matt Schauer! 714 486-9037

Stories and News
Dear Friends,
This last week we have been devastated. With the shooting last week and fires raging in several areas of California, there is a lot to grieve. If you or a loved one are needing any help whatsoever as a result of these disasters, please do not hesitate to contact Matt Schauer (714 486-9037) with requests. The Rotary District 5280, among others, are putting together networks and resources to support those in need, and we want to ensure you have the support you require. See below for more details about ways to get involved.
And yet, with Rotary, we have much to celebrate. 
This week we have the pleasure of meeting the third and last of our District grant scholarship recipients. And with Student of the Month upon us once again this week, we have yet another opportunity to meet more of our future community leaders from our nearby high schools.
So it's little wonder we have the honor and pleasure to welcome a new member to our club this week as well. Lisa Williams, the pastor at the San Pedro United Methodist Church, came to our club through Chuck Brisken, and has attended numerous meetings already! She has a great heart, positive and uplifting spirit, and is very excited to join our club.
Please make sure to attend this week's meeting to congratulate our scholarship recipients and welcome our new member. In spite of the devastation, we have much to celebrate and be inspired by. 
See you Thursday!
Dear Rotarians,
Our community has been devastated. A senseless act took precious lives and a natural disaster has taken our homes. We can be certain of this- we are united as one. Rotarians are diverse and compassionate people. Together we see plight where it may lay, and we take action. This is what defines who we are as Rotarians.  
Our community needs us. This is how you can help:
  • Donate lifesaving blood in memory of the victims of the Thousand Oaks tragedy. Encourage others to do so also. There are many places in the Southland where blood can be donated.
  • Advise the District Office by email if you, other Rotarians, or immediate family members have become displaced from homes lost in the fires.
  • Advise the District Office by email if you are able to provide temporary housing in your home to those who have lost their homes in the fires.
  • Donate to the California Fires Fund. The fund established through the District Charitable Foundation will be joined by other funds. Funds will be directed to where it is needed most.
  • Conversations are underway to consider a Rotary community event in the West Valley area to recognize and show gratitude to our first responders. Stay tuned. All Rotarians and clubs can join.
These are difficult times. It is when we Rotarians rise to the occasion and recall our motto, “Service Above Self”. As we approach Thanksgiving, let us be thankful and embrace those in need.



The overall goal of the program is to serve the students reading significantly below their grade level. We will accomplish this goal with group and one on one reading coupled with different fluency activities. 
Reading w/ Friends: 
Tuesday, November 13th 
4:00 PM-5:00 PM
While this project will occur every month, you do NOT need to make a commitment to attend each month - just sign up for the month(s) you wish to volunteer!
Looking forward to seeing you at Barton Hill!
Our casual, boisterously fun, and delicious annual Crab Feed fundraiser is back! Sign up now to save your seat at our all you can eat crab feed meal serving fresh Dungeness crab flown in the day before from San Francisco. The meal also includes unlimited pasta, salad, bread, and a range of beverage options, alcoholic and not, are available for purchase.
Last year we sold out over a month before the event! As a result, we changed locations to be able to serve more people! This year we expect nearly 200 attendees to join in the fun, eating to their heart's content, and bidding on silent, live, and dessert auctions.
And if you're looking to donate something for the silent, live, or dessert auction -- a gift card to your hair dresser/barber, a ride in a hot air balloon, or anything else you can imagine -- thank you! Please fill out this form so we have a description ready at the event. 
                                          GET YOUR TICKETS NOW -- AND WE'LL SEE YOU THERE!!
The Rotary Club of San Pedro's Peace/Buddy bench is continuing to make news!
This month's San Pedro Today showcases the Peace/Buddy benches and provides a link to donate if you'd like to participate in the movement!
Continue reading for even more exciting news about how LA Unified School District is joining the movement!
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