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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.
Upcoming Events
Sandra Rascon
Sep 06, 2018 7:15 AM
Toberman Neighborhood Center
District Governor Joe Vasquez
Sep 13, 2018 7:00 AM

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
Has your summer come and gone far too quickly? Perhaps.
But have you thoroughly enjoyed it nonetheless? I know I have!
Our Rotary Club has already donated 63 hours of volunteer service since July 1, we've inducted one new member, and we're gearing up for a slew of projects and programs to get involved in. It's an exciting time to be part of it! Thank you to everyone for contributing to the effort!
Many, many important things to mention, but first:  NO morning meeting this week! Our evening fellowship gathering will be at club member Manny Jimenez's new Black Knight Patrol office! It's literally next door to our morning Crown Plaza Hotel meeting location -- 255 W. 6th Street, San Pedro. Check out Leon Nixon's message to the club about the festivities that are planned for the evening:
This month’s 4th Thursday theme is Back to School.

I'm thinking, if you want, bring your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors, protege’, etc.

Why?  Well, 1) it gives the babysitter the evening off, 2) we want you and them to feel comfortable bringing them to Rotary events, service projects, etc., and 3) they can meet other young, future Rotarians. Everyone is encouraged to bring back-to-school supplies to give away. If no future Rotarians come, we'll donate the school supplies to a local school.

Now, this is for the bold among us.  If you dare, bring an old photo of yourself.  It could be a school photo, or maybe just a photo of you in younger days.  You know the photo -- the one of you with longer hair on that motorcycle, or you wearing those cool shorts in that themed t-shirt the day you learned to drive. 
How cool would that be to see our members as yesterday’s version of today’s “student of the month.” 
It will also show our future Rotarians (you seen the theme here), that we were young once. I remember as a kid, looking at pictures of my family in younger days, and thinking, "Wow!" That never gets old.

Wanna be young again?  Think young. See you Thursday!
The District Picnic is also this week, Saturday evening 5-9pm. Everyone's favorite beach party and cardboard boat race is back! It's fun for the entire family -- fabulous food, chili competition, music, and a karaoke contest! Check the event's page for more information!
Lastly, remember to wear your Rotary pins! Wear it to work, wear it to your meetings. Wear them in the house, wear it on your blouse! As Rotary International President Barry Rassin says -- Be The Inspiration! We do a lot of good in San Pedro and globally. Let's keep our visibility and presence up.
And, as always, if you have a project you think our club should get involved in -- even if we've never done it before -- suggest it to one of the board members! We'd love to hear about it, and the project will help keep us meeting our goal of two service projects per month!
See you Thursday!

Dear Fellow Rotarians,

This year we are excited to be working with Peru’s two Districts: 4455 and 4465.  Working with the Peru Districts and clubs, we have jointly selected 11 Global Grant projects that meet 5 of Rotary International’s Areas of Focus, and 2 projects that meet needs at the district level.  We have also selected 2 unforgettable adventure options for post trips (choice of one or the other) after covering our Humanitarian Service projects in Lima:  Cusco/Machu Picchu and Iquitos Amazon Cruise.  Please join us for our first visit to Peru and first trip south of the Equator.  Registration is on a first come first serve basis, so please send in your Registration Form and Deposit as soon as possible to be part of this amazing experience.
Yours in Rotary,
Karen Greenberg
2018-19 Humanitarian Trip Co-Chair, Rotary District 5280
Member of the South Bay Sunrise Rotary Club
Go to the trip's homepage for more information (including the projects you can support!
I am so proud of the work our club does in the San Pedro community, and even more proud of the changes we effectuate on an international level. So I am both surprised and saddened when people haven't heard of Rotary or know what our mission is. 
To do our small part, let's start wearing our pins, necklaces, and other Rotary "bling" both to meetings and out in the community. It's a tiny step to make inroads on a huge awareness obstacle, but we'll be raising awareness nonetheless. Most important, it gives each of us another opportunity to talk about what we love and spend so much time on, and to share our positive experiences and friendships. 
If you need a new pin, the Greeter will have some available at our Thursday morning meetings for $5.00.
Additionally, for your own edification and enjoyment, we will have copies of Rotary's guiding principles -- the 4 Way Test -- printed on card stock, as well as the History of the 4 Way Test, available at no charge to you. Rotary's incredible work locally and internationally, in one-time projects and through sustained, recurring programs, has the 4 Way Test as the common denominator.
Join me in raising the visibility of Rotary in our community.
Harry Jacobs
Vocational Director
Rotary Club of San Pedro
Buddy Benches are now springing up on playgrounds at elementary and middle schools throughout Southern California.
Rotary Clubs across District 5280 have fallen in love with the buddy bench. Check out the April 2018 newsletter for details (pgs 10-12).


“I have worked with many other clubs,” commented Arlene [Dickey, San Pedro Rotarian], “Redondo Beach, Historic Filipinotown, Wilshire, Lawndale, and Gardena. By the end of 2019 there will probably a buddy bench at many LAUSD schools. Many clubs across the District have committed to funding at least one bench, and Arlene is raising funds to install benches at all San Pedro schools."
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