Major Henry Graciani
Apr 04, 2019 7:15 AM
The Salvation Army's Adult Rehabilitation Center
Mark Friedman
Apr 11, 2019 7:15 AM
The LAMI Youth Crew reducing ocean plastic pollution
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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 week we are meeting at the Crown Plaza's Crown Ballroom. Make sure you follow the signs to get to the right place! 


Our 4th annual Community Reading Day is right around the corner! On March 30 2-4pm at LA Library on Gaffey St, Annabeth and Connor, two published children's book authors, will perform part of their book "SHIVERS - The Pirate Who is Afraid of EVERYTHING!" You will NOT want to miss it!

San Pedro's first annual anti-human trafficking event is also right on our heels! Our club is a sponsor of the "See it End it" Film and Arts Festival taking place at the Warner Grand Theater and the Grand Vision Annex on March 29-30 to bring awareness to this pernicious form of evil. Check out the festival's website for more details or buy your tickets here.

Save the Date! Our annual fellowship event will take place on May 4th this year and will be a progressive dinner! We'll have drinks and appetizers at two different member houses -- different themes at each house, of course -- and then head to King's Fish House in Long Beach for dinner. Looking forward to the fun but concerned about driving? We have you covered! We'll provide a bus so you don't have to worry about drinking and driving!

Thank you for your commitment and dedication to our community. See you Thursday!
Know a local leader that deserves our recognition? Nominate them to be showered with our adoration at our 2019 Community Leaders Breakfast Bash!
This year, we are recognizing the Teacher, Nonprofit (or Volunteer), Coast Guard, and Port Police of the Year on Thursday, April 25th at 7:15am at Think Cafe (302 W 5th St)! If you have an incredible individual that our community and club need to be introduced to, make sure to send Jan Stenstrom your nomination by April 1
In your nomination email, make sure to include the nominee's:
  • full name
  • business/organization name
  • contact information (phone and email address)
  • a short explanation of the contributions the nominee has made to the betterment of San Pedro through his or her business or philanthropic endeavors
Jan can be contacted at <janstenstrom@yahoo.com>.
The Rotary Club of San Pedro is proud to announce the opening of four competitive scholarships targeting a variety of student types. 
The application period for these scholarships is now open. Attached are the applications for each scholarship type, as well as a master list describing each scholarship. The application period closes May 1st at 5:00 PM and the winners will be announced by the end of May. Please share the scholarship opportunities so the most deserving students are aware and will apply to them. 
If you would like to be on the Scholarship Committee, please contact Harry Jacobs by March 1. Upon the closing of the appliation period, the committee will have 30 days to review and select the winners of each scholarship, and will be able to do so in the comfort of their home and at their own pace. It is sure to be a treat reading each student's application.  
Thank you for your commitment and dedication. 
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