South Pasadena-San Marino
Corazon House Build

Spring 2018 – Corazon House Build

The spring is coming soon and with it the return of our house build project in Tecate on Saturday April 28 with Corazon. This is a kind reminder for the San Marino team and friends that you need to register with Corazon and call the hotel to reserve your rooms.

  • Friday: Travel to Chula Vista and check into hotel
  • Saturday: Cross border to Tecate and build the house
  • Return to Chula Vista late afternoon and meet for dinner
  • Sunday: Morning drive home


  • To register with Corazon as a new volunteer, go to:
  • Click on “Get Involved”
  • Click on “Volunteer”
  • Click on “Sign up for Construction Project
  • Click on “New Volunteer Profile” and answer the questions. Once approved you’ll be notified. This usually only takes a day or two.

To sign up for our project, follow the above instructions, but click on “Volunteer Login”

Fill in the “Month-Year” boxes for April 2017 and click on “filter.”
Note that there are several projects scheduled for that day. We are the “South Pasadena Rotary” sponsored project. Click on “sign up” and you’re done!

To book your hotel room:

La Quinta hotel in Chula Vista, a block of rooms has been reserved by Dan Watson for our Rotary group.
Tel: (855) 823-4661

Questions: or 626-347-0752

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The Rotary Clubs of San Marino and South Pasadena joined forces on April 8, 2017, to build a house in a day for a deserving family in Tecate, Mexico. Participants traveled to El Cajon on Friday, April 7 and spend the night in a hotel. They met at a shopping center parking lot at 6 AM on Saturday morning and traveled across the border where they met the family that has volunteered hundreds of hours to earn the house along with building materials. Under the supervision of experienced lead builders with Corazon, Inc, the participants constructed a 16X20 house which includes a loft, kitchen counter, windows and a door. There is no plumbing or electrical. The house was finished at 5 pm and the keys were turned over to the family in a short ceremony. The participants returned to El Cajon where a celebratory fiesta was held.

Thirty to fifty volunteers were needed for these projects. Construction skills are not necessary!  Participants must be at least 12 years old. This is a great opportunity to introduce children, grandchildren, and Interact students to the world of Rotary and hands on service projects. For those that have never participated in a project like this, it can change your life!

For more information, contact San Marino Coordinator Jean‐Pierre Mainguy at or South Pasadena Coordinator Dan Watson at

About the Project – Registration

What to Expect 

Corazon House Build Press Release 4/12/17

April 8, 2017

Building Community Across Borders Video by Georg Eittinger

Meeting Information

Thursdays at 12:10 PM

San Marino Community Church, Fellowship Hall

1750 Virginia Road
San Marino, CA Map It

Our meeting location occasionally changes.  Click “More info” in the Upcoming Events section below to confirm the location.

Upcoming Events

March 29th 2018
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April 5th 2018
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April 12th 2018
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Board of Directors Meeting - San Marino Rotary Club
April 13th 2018
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April 19th 2018
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