SAN MARINO ROTARY
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.
WHAT IS ROTARY?
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
HOW CAN I BECOME A MEMBER?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (818) 807-6060.
IS ATTENDANCE IMPORTANT?
Regular attendance at club meetings and events is encouraged. Active participation by all members make completion of Club projects easy for everyone.
HOW DOES MY SPOUSE FIT IN?
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.
WHAT IS THE COST?
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.
VISITING A MEETING
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 email@example.com or Membership Chair Gilda Moshir firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (Fill in using Adobe Acrobat)