The San Marino Rotary Club was founded on April 12, 1939, by a group of San Marino business and civic leaders interested in serving the community. The club’s activities have ranged from rationing foods and guarding the skies during World War II to promoting leadership, raising funds for communities less privileged to building homes in Mexico, building bathrooms in Uganda and much more. There’s always time for fun, too, with relaxed and informative meetings and social occasions.


Rotary, the world’s first service club organization, was founded by Paul Harris in 1905 in Chicago, Illinois. This Chicago club grew into a world-wide movement which now has about 1,200,000 members and more than 29,000 international clubs in 162 countries.

Members of Rotary Clubs are business and professional men and women. They join in community, vocational, and international service projects. The motto is, Service Above Self. The Rotary emblem, a gear wheel represents civilization and movement


First, we welcome you to visit with us and get to know our club and our members, you are welcome to visit up to 3 times as our guest if you plan on becoming a member.  We want you to know you’re among individuals who are active in their local and international communities and want you to become familiar with the many projects we support either financially or through “hard work”.

If you got an invitation from one of our ambassadors to come and learn who we are and how we impact the world – we will find you a sponsor. If you were invited by a Rotarian friend of yours, they can become your sponsor and/or find you a sponsor

Once the prospective members application has been received, it is reviewed by the Club. Rotary looks for members willing to serve the community and the world.

New members in San Marino Rotary become Yearlings for a period of several months. Yearlings perform a variety of activities designed to hasten their assimilation into the club. For more information, please contact the 21-22 Membership Chair, Gilda Moshir at or (818) 807-6060.


Regular attendance at club meetings and events is encouraged. Active participation by all members make completion of Club projects easy for everyone.


Spouses of Rotary members are encouraged to participate in club events. They are welcome at weekly meetings and at all social events and projects. They share in the rewards of service to others.


The cost of Rotary membership includes a one-time initiation fee, dues and prepaid meals. Members pay about $290 per quarter, which includes about $60 per quarter in voluntary tax-deductible contributions to local charities and to the Rotary Foundation.


We are excited to resume our meetings in person at our venue the 1st 3 Thursdays of the month at the San Marino Community Church Fellowship Hall at 1750 Virginia Road San Marino, CA 91108.  Reach out to club President JP Mainguy and/or Membership Chair Gilda Moshir if you wish to visit and state the date you can visit so we can confirm meeting day and location.  The last Thursday of the month we will conduct a meeting in the evening with a venue TBA.

Our club meets on Thursdays at 12:10 p.m. in 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 The meetings always conclude by 1:30 p.m.


The Rotary International Website has additional information for prospective members.

Membership Proposal Forms

Membership Proposal

Membership Proposal  (Fill in using Adobe Acrobat)

Meeting Information

Thursdays at 12:10 PM

San Marino Community Church, Fellowship Hall

1750 Virginia Road
San Marino, CA Map It

We meet on the first 3 Thursdays of the month at the Community Church.  Our meeting location occasionally changes.  Click “More info” in the Upcoming Events section below to confirm the location.

Guest lunches are $20.00

On the last Thursday of the month we meet at a venue to be announced – in the evening from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Upcoming Events

Club Meeting: Tori Kelly, Tom Sawyer Camp
Speaker: Tori Kelly
Topic: Tom Sawyer Camp
August 5th 2021 12:00 pm
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Club Meeting: Elizabeth Haralambos Anguilli, SMHS Cheer Coach
Speaker: Elizabeth Haralambos Anguilli
Topic: San Marino High School cheer team
August 12th 2021 12:00 pm
More info

Club Meeting: Nicole La Porte, Moguls, Movies and Dreamworks
Speaker: Nicole La Porte
Topic: Moguls, Movies and Dreamworks
August 19th 2021 12:00 pm
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San Marino Motor Classic
August 22nd 2021 9:00 am
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Club Meeting: Evening meeting
Topic: Meeting with San Gabriel Valley NewGen Rotary Club
August 26th 2021 5:00 pm
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Club Meeting: San Marino High School Football
Speaker: Coach Ray Torres
Topic: San Marino High School Footbal
September 2nd 2021 12:00 pm
More info


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