About our Club
The Rotary Club of San Marino was chartered on April 12, 1939. Our Club has 100 members. We sponsor Interact Clubs at San Marino High School and Southwestern Academy.
The City of San Marino is approximately 9 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and is the home of The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Many or our local programs and activities support the San Marino Unified School District.
Our club meets on Thursdays at 12:10 pm at the San Marino Community Church, Fellowship Hall, 1750 Virginia Road, San Marino, CA 91108. Parking is available in the lot south of the church. Map
About Rotary International
For more than 110 years, Rotary members have been addressing challenges around the world.
Grassroots at the core, Rotary links 1.2 million members to form an organization of international scope. It started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships, and give back to their communities.
Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of its members.
Watch this video on the early history of Rotary