South Pasadena-San Marino
Corazon House Build

The Rotary Clubs of San Marino and South Pasadena join forces each year, to build a house in a day for a deserving family in Tecate, Mexico. Participants travel to El Cajon and spend the night in a hotel. They meet at a shopping center parking lot at 6 AM on Saturday morning and travel 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 construct 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 return to El Cajon where a celebratory fiesta was held.

Thirty to fifty volunteers are 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 jpmainguy@gmail.com or South Pasadena Coordinator Dan Watson at danielbwatson@aol.com

About the Project – Registration

What to Expect 

Corazon House Build Press Release 4/12/17

April 28, 2018

Corazon House Build – April 28, 2018

April 8, 2017

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

Margie Dolinski: CARES
Speaker: Margie Dolinski, Development Director
Topic: Accomplishment and Needs: A Difference Maker in Our Own Backyard
September 20th 2018 at 12:10 pm
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Board of Directors Meeting - San Marino Rotary Club
September 20th 2018 at 1:35 pm
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Ice Cream Social
Topic: Ice Cream Social. An afternoon of mingling and getting to know who Rotarians are and why joining Rotary will change your life.
September 20th 2018 at 4:00 pm
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A Weekend Retreat at the Hung Vinyard
Sep 21st - Sep 23rd 2018 at 12:00 pm
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Annual Police & Fire Luncheon at the San Marino Center
Speaker: Sandra Troup, San Marino Chamber of Commerce President
Topic: Annual Police & Fire Luncheon at the San Marino Center.
September 27th 2018 at 12:10 pm
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Will Bortz - Director, Brand Partnership at Taco Bell
Speaker: Will Bortz - SMHS Alum - Director, Brand Partnership at Taco Bell
Topic: Taco Bell Marketing
October 4th 2018 at 12:10 pm
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