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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
Jul 26, 2018 6:00 PM
Anda Leonard
Aug 02, 2018 7:15 AM
Anda's Wellness - Wellness Program for Locals
Arturo Munoz, Ph.D.
Aug 09, 2018 7:30 AM
Rand Corporation

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
Greetings Friends!
  1. No meeting this week folks! We will be heading to the Hollywood Bowl Thursday evening to see Mozart and Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto performed by the LA Philharmonic. It's going to be magnificent!  Here's the itinerary:
    1. Check with Helene if you're not sure if you signed up. Bring $20 cash per person to pay for your ticket and food.
    2. Meet at Averill Park at 4:30 pm on the 14th Street side. Park across from the park to avoid parking limits.
    3. We’ll have a picnic in the park. Bring your own drinks; we provide the food.
    4. We’ll hop on a private bus and head to the Bowl at promptly at 5:45 pm.
    5. We'll return to Averill Park just after 11:00 pm.
  2. EXCITING NEWS!! We have a membership Proposal for Jen (Pronounced “Yahn”) Stenstrom, a former Rotarian from New York and New Jersey! We first met Jen at our Community Leaders Luncheon, and he has attended several meetings since. He is a civil engineer, and has lived in San Pedro for many years now.
    1. If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to Matt before July 27 12pm for clarification.
    2. If there are no objections before this time, we will install invite Jen to be installed at the next available club meeting. 
  3. Our first service event will be cleaning up the Boys & Girls Club on August 4. Please join us, and bring a friend! More details below.
  4. Your participation in club functions is critical! If you have something you'd like us to take on, please connect with Matt or any of the board members now so we can try to pursue it!
Thank you all, and see you Thursday!
714 486-9037
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