The Rotary Club of Carlsbad is a leadership organization made up of local business professionals and civic leaders.  We meet regularly, to get to know each other, form friendships and through that we are able to get things done in the Carlsbad, North San Diego County and the International community.
We are proud of the philanthropic work that we do locally in Carlsbad, and we are fortunate to very active members involved in international projects in Mexico, South America and South Africa.
In 2018, our club received the Best Club in the District Award (mid-sized category)!  Come join us and find out why.


The Carlsbad Rotary Club request the donation of used but useable furniture, appliances, kitchenware, electronics, bedding, linens, etc. to young Marine Corps and Navy families at Camp Pendleton.  Your donations will help these families establish and/or upgrade their homes. Your donations will be given directly to those families in need, or warehoused until families are identified as having a need.  Items donated will not be sold and those families receiving item(s) are obligated to return the item(s) given when no longer needed so others can use them.  Mrs. Linda Sundrum, Pendleton Community Service Fund, Camp Pendleton will schedule a pickup date, convenient to you.  Personnel will be provided to move all items.  If you’d like to donate household goods, food or make a cash donation, please go to or email

The Pendleton Community Service Fund is a 501c (3) California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation for charitable and public purposes.  Your donations are tax deductible


 A Short Video About Our Club!

Club Presentations/Information
Imagine, in this interconnected time, being a high school junior that goes to a weekend gathering and knows no one – then gets teamed immediately with ten students in the same boat — and adult facilitators and alumni you’ve never seen, either.
Dr. Professor Jeffrey Moses presented his personal story. In 2003, he retired as an active surgeon and founded Smiles International Foundation. This is a national and international organization, which organizes and provides international charitable surgical care for underprivileged children who are afflicted with cleft and craniofacial deformities, allowing excellent optimal growth and development for the children served. 
Air Force signals intelligence veteran and novelist Roger L. Liles gave a great historical presentation of the circumstances and realities of the 49-year occupation of Berlin after World War II. This included the 94-mile Berlin Wall, Berlin Blockade (275,000 relief supply missions, half of which were to drop heating coal) and Berlin Crisis that took us within a gunshot of World War III. He cited numerous great statistics — 200,000 people fled East Germany annually until the wall was closed in 1961; only 30,000 of 105,000 who attempted to flee after that made it to West Germany before the wall came down in 1989. The others spent an average of five years in Stasi prisons, “Which make our worst prisons look like a picnic,” Roger said. During his presentation, he also showed the human impact, including a slide of two small girls, trapped in East Germany the second the wall closed, waving to their grandparents in West Germany. The separation would last 28 years.
Domestic violence is one of the most serious problems and darkest stains on our society. The statistics are stunning: 3 million to 5 million women are in abusive relationships today. Nearly 20,000 are killed — and for each killed, there are 8 to 9 murder attempts. Furthermore, it takes the average DV victim nine to eleven attempts to permanently break away before they successfully do so – for those who are successful. Adds WRC’s Laura Horst, “And all of these issues are incredibly under-reported, due to victims’ fear of being caught by their abusers, so the actual numbers are much higher.”
Prior to forming LVDI International, Dr. Andy Phillips was the Deputy and Acting Director of Research and Conservation at San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, which was previously Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species. Dr. Phillips was responsible for developing and administering numerous field conservation and research programs in Africa, Central and South America, Australasia, and Asia. Before retiring early to pursue his passion for conservation education, Dr. Phillips established the Institute’s Conservation Education Laboratory.

Rotary Club of Carlsbad


Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Hilton Garden Inn
6450 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA  92011
United States
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Upcoming Speakers
Memorial Day
May 23, 2019 6:30 PM
Arthur Vieillevoye
May 30, 2019 6:30 PM
Exchange Student Update
Dave Saviage
Jun 06, 2019 6:30 PM
Vocational Program
Bill Jensen
Jun 13, 2019 6:30 PM
Club Assembly
Kevin Clark
Jun 20, 2019 6:30 PM
Bill Jensen Demotion
Craig Turner
Jun 27, 2019 6:30 PM
Club BBQ
Independance Day
Jul 04, 2019 6:30 PM
As of June 2016, there were only 16 cases of wild poliovirus in the world.  We are very close to eradicating this disease!
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