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

Bike Distribution
Topic: Bike Distribution
December 13th 2018 at 7:00 am
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His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas
Speaker: His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas
Topic: Human Trafficking
December 13th 2018 at 12:10 pm
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Board of Directors Meeting - San Marino Rotary Club
December 13th 2018 at 1:35 pm
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RCSM Annual Holiday Party
Speaker: Dr. Jan & Stephanie Duncan - 2018 Holiday Party
December 14th 2018 at 6:00 pm
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DARK - HOLIDAY
December 20th 2018 at 12:10 pm
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DARK - HOLIDAY
December 27th 2018 at 12:10 pm
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