Judith Norton
Dec 13, 2018 7:15 AM
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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,
As we continue enjoying each other through this holiday season, take a moment to count the blessings we all have and cherish: families and friends that love us, warm homes we can return to each night, fresh food that is plentiful and easily available, and opportunities to gather with organizations like Rotary. While we inherently strive to push for continued progress, surely we can be thankful for all we have now.
In that spirit, our club's annual gift exchange is scheduled for December 20th. Please bring a wrapped $25 gift to give as we enjoy and remember the blessing of having each other. 
A couple quick reminders of service opportunities still available to participate in:
  • Reading With Friends is today from 4-5pm at Barton Hill! Join the kids as they learn to read!
  • Salvation Army is having their bell ringing with our club on December 15th at 25th & Western. Stop by to join the fun!
  • San Pedro Methodist Church is having their Children's Shopping Spree for Parents event also on December 15th from 9am-12pm. Let Lisa know if you want to help the kids shop 'til they drop! 
  • The 5th Annual Great Crab Feed, set for February 2nd, has sold more than half the tickets already! If you plan to sell a table, do it now!
Have a wonderful week! 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


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