2019 San Pedro Speech Contest
Jan 24, 2019 7:15 AM
"Be the Inspiration"
Robert Farrell
Feb 07, 2019 7:15 AM
Craft Talk: The Life and History of a former LA City Councilmember
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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,
Are you ready for the greatest 3 1/2 weeks of our club? We're moving at a breakneck speed, but it'll be worth it! Check it out:
  1. This week we have our Students of the Month. Who doesn't love hosting our high school students, giving them a scholarship, and watching their personality come out as they say thanks? 
  2. Next week we have our annual Speech Contest. Building off our Students of the Month, it's going to be a blast watching the kids compete as they display their art of speech and presentation centered around the theme "Be the Inspiration". Join us!
  3. Only 9 days later is our Crab Feed, and we are completely sold out!! Not to worry though, there are many ways to get involved still: 
    1. our dessert auction last year was a major hit, and we're looking to blow last year's records out of the water! Donate your famous bunt cake or peach cobbler, or ask a friend to make those mouth watering lemon bars you're always talking about. Then watch the bidding wars ensue!
    2. We need a couple more baskets of _(fill in the blank)_ for the silent auction! A sport package basket -- with tickets, a jersey, and your favorite memorabilia -- could go a long way to the sports fanatics chomping down our fresh crab. Or maybe a spa gift basket, fitness basket, or "build your own deck in 3 easy steps" basket are more up your alley.. no matter your inclination, your donation will help us continue (and increase) our local and international scholarships and projects. 
Thank you for your dedication and generosity! See you Thursday!
Dear Rotarians,
As evacuation orders are slowly lifted in the burn areas of the wildfires here in Southern California, District 5280 is poised to take action. In this time, when the fires have ravaged so much of our precious homes and land, we need to come together to make this better. That's what Rotary does.
Governor Joe Vasquez has appointed Woodland Hills Rotarian Sheri Polak as our official Rotary contact for wildfire relief efforts. Please contact Sheri for any offer of or request for help. Sheri can be reached at sheripolak@aol.com or 818-635-9139.
We have set up a fund through the District Charitable Foundation that will be joined by other funds. Funds will be directed to where it is needed most. Many of you had trouble with the Donation button. The donation link can be accessed here.
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.
-Joe Vasquez
2018-19 District 5280 Governor


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