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 - 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. 

WHY I JOINED ROTARY: James “Robby” Robinson

After 20 years in the Marines, I found myself torn between wanting to maintain my relationship with the Corps and a desire to help teenagers in my adopted home of Carlsbad.

I tried public speaking at Camp Pendleton, and that helped fill some of the void in my soul, but it just wasn’t enough.

Every year, the Carlsbad Rotary invites an exchange student to spend a year with us, and arriving at our most recent meeting was Kristyna (Kristy) Fialova, who hails from the village of Jezborice (Population 320), 75 miles east of Prague, in the Czech Republic.

Club Presentations/Information

Meet the Future of Carlsbad

The Carlsbad Rotary Club recently held its Four-Way-Test Speech Contest, designed to encourage high school students to prepare and give speeches that apply the Four-Way Test to everyday activities and issues.

Encinitas Rotarian and Community Resource Center CEO John Van Cleef gave an important and inspiring presentation on CRC, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Headquartered in Encinitas, the organization has opened a center and a thrift store in Carlsbad Village. CRC focuses on domestic violence, feeding the hungry and homeless, and getting people into safe homes and future success through its two central efforts: “Human Need-Professional Interaction-Personal Transformation”; and “Healthy Food-Stable Housing-Safe Homes.” The goal is always healing, recovery, and a path to self-sufficiency.
Our plan is very simple: we’re getting out the word about our club, our members, our stories and our service — and keeping it up for years to come. If you ever wanted to see a combination of Madison Avenue savvy, big-time marketing smarts and a plan for bringing every bit of it into our club, Rob’s presentation did the trick. While he is new to our club, he’s not new to Rotary at all: For 14 ½ years, he was at RB Sunrise Rotary, nine of it as their PR chair. Partially through his marketing and PR efforts, the club went from zero media coverage to plenty of it within six months — and raised $156,000 at their big fundraiser in 2018. He also works with future club presidents at PETS every February.
Our youth program champion, District Officer Joe Ramirez, closed Rotary Youth Services Month by welcoming three current and former students participating in the Exchange Student Program and their families. Beforehand, he gave us some insight on the program, which enables students to live, study and learn in other countries: It began in 1929, and now involves about 9,000 students ages 15 to 18 ½ annually from 80 countries – mostly North American and Eurasian nations. Students can either participate in long-term exchange (the entire school year), or short-term (summer program). Joe also cited the more than a dozen Rotary Club of Carlsbad members who have served as host parents, and gave us a very impressive fact: Of the 32 student exchanges that have taken place in District 5340 in the past four years, 10 have involved Rotary Club of Carlsbad – easily the most of any club. Word is out about Carlsbad!
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.

Rotary Club of Carlsbad

Carlsbad

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Hilton Garden Inn
6450 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92011
United States of America
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District Site
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Upcoming Speakers
Easter
Apr 09, 2020 6:30 PM
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Miquel de Jesus
Apr 16, 2020 6:30 PM
CSUSM - College of Business
Scott McClatchey
Apr 23, 2020 6:30 PM
Day of Giving
Dr Jeff Moses
Apr 30, 2020 6:30 PM
Smiles Update
RYLA Students
May 07, 2020 6:30 PM
RYLA Update
Rick Chatham
May 14, 2020 6:30 PM
10 Tips for Life Efficiency
Memorial Day
May 28, 2020 6:30 PM
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Griff Lewis
Jun 04, 2020 6:30 PM
Club Assembly
Frank Whitton
Jun 11, 2020
Devil Pups
Bill Jensen
Jun 25, 2020 6:30 PM
Demotion/Induction Ceremony
 
 

 A Short Video About Our Club!