Community Service
Ursula Monaco-Sweeney
Chairperson, Community Service Committee
The Community Service committee is one of the most visible and active committees in the club.  It conducts and funds numerous events throughout the year in the name of "service above self".  
 
Club Community Service Projects
 
Brother Benno's Homeless Shelter
- Each Third Thursday of the Month 6:00AM
Club members regularly gather at the homeless shelter and help serve breakfast to those who are in need.  In addition we contribute financially to Brother Benno's to provide financial assistance for sustainment of their critical operations.
 
Rotarians at Work (RAW) Day
- Last Saturday of April Each Year
Rotarians at Work day was launched in 2006 as a joint effort between two Rotary Districts, one in the United States and the other in Mexico, and has since become a global effort. Each year, clubs around the world identify a hands-on project that all members can participate in to help their community. The Rotary Club of Carlsbad celebrates this day as a shining example of how Rotary adds and gives back to its community.
 
Camp Pendleton Assistance
Our club has a large contingent of retired members of the military and show its appreciation to our military servicemen through its regularly assistance to the 1st Battalion, 4th Marines and other divisions at Marine Corps Base-Camp Pendleton.
 
Charitable Donations
Last year the Carlsbad Rotary Club raised over $35,000, with all the net earnings donated to local charities, exemplifying the Rotary spirit of "serving others" by giving and building our community.  Below is a partial listing of our beneficiaries:
  • Carlsbad Police & Fire Explorer Post 781
  • Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation
  • North County Health Services
  • Caring Residents of Carlsbad
  • US Marines OutreachKids Christmas Party
  • Carlsbad Christmas Bureau
  • Christmas Tree Lighting
  • Boy Scout Troop 743
  • New Village Arts
  • Carlsbad Senior Landscaping
  • Rotary Youth Leadership
  • 8th Grade Leadership Program
  • Assistance League
  • Brother Benno’s
  • La Posada Men’s Shelter
  • MiraCosta Scholarships
  • Four Way Test Speech Contest
  • LEAD Leadership Program
  • Mitchell Thorp Foundation
  • Veteran’s Day Celebration
  • Woman’s Resource Center
  • The YMCA
  • Polio Plus Eradication Program
  • Thousand Smiles: Cleft Palates and Cleft Surgery
  • Shelter Box Program
  • Matching Grants
  • International Student Exchange Program
  • Water for Mori, India