Club Brochure


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 a couple times before you consider 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 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 20-21 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 $315 a quarter, which includes about $60 per quarter in voluntary tax-deductible contributions to local charities and to the Rotary Foundation. During the Pandemic social distancing quarterly dues have been reduced since we are not meeting in person.


During the pandemic, we are meeting Thursdays at 12 – 1:30 pm, 12-12:10 is our meet and greet time. We meet virtually on zoom. You are welcome to visit as our guest, please email our President Aaron Gil or Membership Chair Gilda Moshir if you wish to visit and state the date you can visit so we may send you our meeting ID on zoom.

Prior to the pandemic, our club met 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

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

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

Upcoming Events

Club Meeting:Food Law questions for Olive Oil and Honey
Speaker: Michael T. Roberts
Topic: Role of Food Law in everyday consumer products: Olive Oil and Honey. How do we know what's in our plates?
September 24th 2020 12:10 pm
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Club Meeting: New Members Craft Talks
Speaker: Michael Killackey and Evi Darmali
Topic: Craft Talks from new members: Michael Killackey and Evi Darmali
October 1st 2020 12:10 pm
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Club Meeting: Governor Greg Jones Visit
Speaker: Greg Jones
Topic: Club overview and discussion with D5300 Governor Greg Jones
October 8th 2020 12:10 pm
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CSULA - Building A Community of Education
Speaker: Dr William Covino
Topic: State of CSULA and update on CSULA Roteract Club
October 15th 2020 12:10 pm
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