COVID-19
Due to COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place Order, all Carlsbad Rotary Club Meetings will be held via Zoom Meetings until further notice.  Please contact Ava Payne, Club President, for more information at avapayne@me.com
 
During this time, our club continues to donate to organizations that are helping the needs of the community: North County Lifeline, Community Resource Center, Carlsbad High Cafeteria food support, Fill-a-Belly and North County Food Bank.
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)!  We also received the Silver Distinction Citation for 2019.  Come join us and find out why.
 
If you have any questions about Rotary and/or club membership, we are delighted to meet with you in-person.  Better yet, we would be honored to have you as our guest at one of our dinner meetings.  Please contact our Membership Chair, Mr. Pete Rogers at Pete_Rogers@glic.com
 
                          
 

MARINE CORPS GIVE AND TAKE PROGRAM 

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 www.cpcsf.org or email lindasundram1@gmail.com.

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

Watch video on this program:  https://youtu.be/HfyMGMe9ZvU  

Linda Sundram providing warehouse guidance to the 152 people who lined up starting at 6.30 am on July 26,2019
Club Member Spotlights
Why I joined Rotary - Dawn Van Siclen

"Be the change you want to see in the world." This Gandhi quote still echoes through me, and was the impetus for my involvement with Rotary.

13 years ago at a Carlsbad Village mixer, I overheard two men discussing people/communities around the world they were helping.  I was curious, introduced myself, and soon was invited to my first Rotary meeting....and my life has never been the same.

My sponsor missed the initial meeting, but I introduced myself to several people, ate lunch, and settled in for the speaker.  When the PowerPoint began, it showed visions of abused African mothers and children.  Hundreds of children were sent from their homes to live in train stations to survive gang violence. These firsthand accounts shook me to the bone. I contributed to the speaker’s organization, but needed to find out more about Rotary and its effect on the world.

Why I joined Rotary - Joe Ramirez
 

My father worked with Cesar Chavez in Ventura County in the 1960s, arbitrating on behalf of migrant farm workers protesting for better working conditions for the migrant farm workers.

 

I grew up in the Oxnard area, surrounded by those who felt strongly about the need for human justice and treating others fairly, so I got to see a lot of the civic activities they were involved with. For obvious reasons, I quickly learned to appreciate the impact one person could have on the world around him.

Why I joined Rotary - Scott McClatchey
 
Why would a guy whose management career is littered with successes in industries as diverse as Aerospace, Telecommunications, and Finance, want to spend what little free time he’s got giving out food at a homeless shelter?
WHY I JOINED ROTARY: Gale Tweedy

We caught up with Gale Tweedy, one of our newest members, to learn what motivated her to join Rotary International. A state licensed Holistic Health Practitioner/Massage Therapist who has spent her entire life in the Oceanside/Carlsbad corridor, Gale’s bubbly personality and can-do attitude would gladly be welcomed anyplace.  

WHY I JOINED ROTARYJudy Garvey

As a child I remember watching my mother get prepared to go out for the evening. In her jewelry drawer she always had a dozen white envelopes into which she’d slip a few dollars each for donation to a variety of charities. And each week, without fail, she’d give these envelopes out to help those in our community who were in need. 

Rotary Club of Carlsbad

Carlsbad

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Hilton Garden Inn
6450 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92011
United States of America
Upcoming Speakers
Jeff Sitcov
Jul 16, 2020 7:00 PM
Doors For Change
Elaine Swann
Jul 23, 2020 7:00 PM
Closing the Racial Gap
TK Arnold
Jul 30, 2020 7:00 PM
Social At TK's with Trivia
TBD
Aug 06, 2020 7:00 PM
Non-Profit Program 2
Claude Jones
Aug 13, 2020 7:00 PM
Walmat Labs, Carlsbad
Dr. Churchill & Rhodes School Headmaster
Aug 27, 2020 7:00 PM
Current Status of Education in K-12
Labor Day
Sep 03, 2020 7:00 PM
Dark
Erik Bruvold
Sep 10, 2020 7:00 PM
Update on the North County Economy
TBD
Sep 17, 2020 7:00 PM
Trivia 2
Dr. Jack Kahn
Sep 24, 2020 7:00 PM
Updates from Palomar College/CSU San Marcos
 
 

 A Short Video About Our Club!