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.
Special Event
Christmas Tree Lighting

One of Carlsbad’s most popular annual traditions returns to the heart of the coastal town’s downtown “village” on Sunday, December 2, 2018. The Rotary Club of Carlsbad’s 34th annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place from 2 to 4:45 p.m. in the south parking lot of the Carlsbad Village Faire shopping center at 300 Carlsbad Village Drive.

 A Short Video About Our Club!

Club Presentations/Information
Robby Schiller and Ray Ocampo, U.S. Border Patrol Officers, to give us on-the-ground perspective and updates on a very hot topic throughout this decade, especially the past few years. While Schiller’s love of hiking, tracking and his years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Namibia led to him joining the Border Patrol, Ocampo’s story touches the core of the debate: he is a naturalized U.S. citizen from the Philippines who came here as a young child, grew up in Chino Hills, became a citizen in 2010, and joined the Border Patrol. 
Bruce Bandemer spoke about our Carlsbad Rotary Foundation. The total portfolios value as of 9/30/18 is $431,763.
The current allocation is: 58% equities, 42% cash & fixed income. Due to our long term 10+ year horizon we are going to move carefully to a 65% equity exposure and 35% cash & fixed income allocation.  Investment products utilized: Actively managed Mutual funds (purchased at NAV) as well as Index funds and selective ETF’s. 
Carlsbad City Manager Scott Chadwick opened the program by recalling lessons learned from his great aunt, San Diego native Florence Chadwick, who became globally renowned as the first woman to swim the English Channel in both directions in 1950-51. Scott is the former San Diego City Manager and COO, and a city government wonk, telling us, “I love city government, municipal codes, administrative policies, everything about how government works – and finding better ways to run it more effectively.”
Nick Schuler is a Carlsbad resident and Deputy Chief of CAL FIRE. Nick has one of the busiest and most critical jobs in the world: overseeing California firefighters’ response to the state’s wildfires. He’s been with CAL FIRE for more than 20 years, in charge of South San Diego County and statewide air operations, and on a task force with California Highway Patrol and other agencies to respond to disasters. His responsibility covers 31 million acres in California.
Frank Silva introduced Sean Haggerty. Sean served for 11 years as a Navy SEAL, traveling to 13 countries across three continents. Over a span of 15 months, Sean participated in 116 operations to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. After his deployments Sean returned to be a SEAL instructor where he instructed and trained 1,023 students through mentally and physically demanding training. He also organized 503 employees for 660 hours of training and led 650 training events, and was awarded Instructor of the year in 2012.

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
Nov 22, 2018 6:30 PM
R. Christian Hulbert
Nov 29, 2018 6:30 PM
National Conflict Resolution Center/Youth Support
Julie Moss
Dec 06, 2018 6:30 PM
Crawl of Fame
Bill Jensen
Dec 13, 2018 6:30 PM
Kid's Christmas Party
Bill Jensen
Dec 20, 2018 6:30 PM
Club Christmas Party
Dec 27, 2018 6:30 PM
New Years
Jan 03, 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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