South Pasadena-San Marino
Corazon House Build

2019 Corazon House Build

April 13, 2019

Corazon Instructions – Signups – 2019

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  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

April 13, 2019

In the marginalized communities in Tecate, Mexico, many families live in shacks and improvised shelters, often with no paved flooring. About 40 Rotarians from San Marino and South Pasadena, their family members and friends traveled together on April 13, 2019 to the hamlet of Valle de Las Palmas to build a solid, substantial colorful house 16×20 foot for a needy family with the assistance of the non-profit organization Corazon.

 

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Corazon House Build – April 28, 2018

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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.

Due to the COVID-19 Epidemic the club is temporarily meeting on-line via Zoom.  Contact Aaron Gil, President to find out how to log into Zoom.   agil73@gmail.com or 626-688-6047

Upcoming Events

Club Meeting: Rotary on the Town
May 6th 2021 12:10 pm
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Club Meeting: Community Grants
Speaker: Michellle Cox
May 13th 2021 12:10 pm
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Club Meeting: Jack Lau, JP Mainguy Craft Talks
Speaker: Jack Lau, Jean-Pierre Mainguy
Topic: Craft Talks
May 20th 2021 12:10 pm
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Club Meeting: REMEMBERING MEMORIAL DAY
Speaker: Wendy and Garret Glazier, former Marines
May 27th 2021 12:10 pm
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Club Meeting: ANNUAL SALUTE TO OUR ACADEMY APPOINTEES
Speaker: Major Justin Padua
June 3rd 2021 12:10 pm
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